Individual Paper Proposals

Paper proposals must be submitted online before the deadline. To submit an abstract, please refer to the section below, “Accessing the Submission System”. Please pay very close attention to the instructions for formatting your profile and your abstract.

To submit your paper proposal

For the paper submission form, you will need:

Be sure to review "accessing the system" for the submission website and the login instructions.

Login to the system – After logging in, the screen will say “My Submissions” (if not please click “My Submissions”), then click “Create Submission”.

1. Title Tab

  1. Title - This is the title of your paper. Please enter it as it should appear in the program with proper title case. Please DO NOT submit your title with all capital letters. 
  2. Submission Type – Select “Paper Submission”. If you have already submitted a paper submission, the “Paper Submission” option will not be available to select. Participation is limited to presenting one paper, being an Author in one AMR, OR participating in one roundtable (other than those organized by the Program Committee).
  3. CRN Sponsorship – If your submission is sponsored by a CRN, please select which CRN (by number) from the dropdown menu. Do not make a selection if your submission is not associated with a CRN. If your submission is sponsored by a WG or IRC, the session organizer will note that in the title of the session.
  4. Click “Save”
  5. After the page is saved, please click the “2. Participant(s)” tab.

2. Participant Tab

  1. Are you the presenter (Y/N)
  2. You may add a “Presenting Co-Author” or a “Non-Presenting Co-Author”. Both co-authors roles will be included in the official Printed Program. Please be certain to designate whether your Co-Author is presenting during the Annual Meeting.
  3. If adding a Co-Author, click the “add” button. Using the search field, please enter your Co-Author’s first or last name.
    • Select the name from the search list. Click “Add”
  4. If your Co-Author’s name is not found, the Required Fields to enter their profile is:
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Institution
    • Title
    • Email
    • Student (Y/N)
    • Years teaching, or does not teach
  5. Your co-author will automatically receive email that they have been added and will need to “confirm” their role before your submission may be finalized.
  6. Click “Save”. After the page is saved, please click the “3. Proposal” tab.

3. Proposal Tab

The proposal must be in English. Add your paper abstract to the text box. There is a 2000 character maximum for this field.  This will not be in the printed program but will be available online.  If your paper is not part of a pre-organized session, this information is used by the Program Committee to place your paper into an appropriate session. If your paper will be in an early stage of development, it is most appropriate for a Salon. Please add WIP (Work in Progress) to the beginning of the abstract description. Or if you simply prefer the Salon setting to discuss your paper, please add "Salon Preferred" to the beginning of your abstract description. Click “Save”. After the page is saved, please click the “4. Keywords” tab.

4. Keywords Tab

Please select up to 2 Keywords. First select your Primary Keyword by clicking the box next to “add”. If adding a second keyword, scroll down to select the Secondary Keyword by clicking the box next to “add”.  Then scroll to the bottom of the page and click “save”.

5. Preview Tab

Please review your paper proposal prior to submitting.  You may return to any of the tabs to edit at this time. Your submission cannot be edited after being finalized in the next step. Next click the “6. Finalize” tab.

6. Finalize Tab

If any required information or role approvals are not completed, you will not be able to “Finalize” your submission – this means your proposal has NOT been submitted. Any missing information will be listed in a red box on this tab. If you are offered a checkbox to click “Finalize” – congratulations, your submission is complete! Be sure to finalize your submission by clicking on the checkbox and then click “Finalize.”

Once your paper has been finalized, you WILL NOT be able to edit your proposal. If you need to edit your submission prior to the deadline, please contact Melissa King at the LSA Executive Office at to remove the finalization of your submission. If the finalization is removed, whether or not edits are made to the proposal, you will need to click the "Finalize" button and save the submission again – otherwise your submission has not been submitted. If the finalization is removed, to edit your submission first login, then click on the "My Submissions" link at the top. Then select the submission to edit and make the changes to your submission. Follow the instructions above to move between the tabs of the submission.

To withdraw your proposal prior to the deadline, login to the submission site, select "My Submissions" link at the top and click on the withdraw link for the appropriate proposal.

See the Requirements for All Paper Presenters

! Important – to Withdraw your Submission !

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