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Home > Paper Revisions
Paper Revisions

  • Overview

    This web site provides revision instructions for conditionally accepted completed research papers, research in progress (RIP) papers, teaching cases, and panels.   Authors must comply with these requirements for their papers to be accepted for presentation at ICIS and for publication in the ICIS Proceedings.

    Please read and follow all the instructions on this page to ensure your revision meets all requirements.  This page contains:

    A) Important dates for authors
    B) Revision requirements for completed papers, RIP papers, and teaching cases
    C) Revision requirements for panels
    D) Invitation to upload presentation videos
    E) Author Agreement

  • A. Important Dates for Authors

    Author Notification Date:

    Authors will be notified regarding whether their submission has been conditionally accepted or rejected by Saturday, July 30, 2011.

    Author Revisions Due Date:

    Authors must have their final revisions submitted in the proper format to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/icis2011 by 11:59 pm US Pacific time, Thursday, September 8 (7:00 am UTC/GMT, Friday, September 9), 2011.

    Author Notification of Accepted Revisions Date:   

    Authors will be notified by Saturday, September 30, 2011 regarding whether their revision was accepted or not.  Due to time constraints, we will not be able to invite a second round of revisions, so it is vital that authors address all the required content changes identified by track chairs, AEs, and/or reviewers in their first revision, and that the authors comply fully with the formatting guidelines.

    Author Registration Due Date:

    At least one author of every accepted submission and all members of every accepted panel must register for the conference by October 31, 2011.

    Author Presentations at ICIS 2011:

    At least one author of every accepted submission and all members of every accepted panel must present at ICIS 2011 in Shanghai.  Authors should be prepared to present their papers or panels at any time during the conference (Monday, December 5 to Wednesday, December 7).  Failure to comply with this requirement can result in removal of papers or panelists from the ICIS 2011 Proceedings.

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  • B. Revision Requirements for Completed Papers, RIP Papers, & Teaching Cases

    Originality: 

    All authors have already signed the AIS Author Agreement.  As a reminder, papers accepted to ICIS 2011 must be original; papers cannot have been published or accepted in a journal or conference proceedings, nor presented at another conference. Further, papers must not be currently under consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere.

    Proceedings Templates:   

    Because papers are published in the digital ICIS Proceedings, all submissions (except panels) must use the revisions template. Panels use the panels revision template. Please note these are not the template used for initial submission and we strongly recommend you start fresh with this one. Instructions for using the templates are provided on the ICIS 2011 instructions document. Files submitted in other word processing formats or that do not use these templates will not be accepted for publication in the ICIS Proceedings.

    Revisions Formatting Requirements: 

    Authors enter the submission title, abstract, keywords, and author information in the menus prompted by Manuscript Central as well as in the body of the revised manuscript.  The body of the submission (including text, figures, tables, and references) should be stored in one file in Microsoft® Word .DOC format or Microsoft ® Word .DOCX format and must use the appropriate ICIS revision template. Files submitted in other word processing formats or that do not use an ICIS revision template will not be accepted.  Any submission that deviates from formatting requirements will be rejected without further consideration.

    Length Requirements: 
    The maximum page limits for revised completed research papers, RIP papers, and teaching cases are larger than they were for original submissions.  The reason for this is that most reviewers ask for more information and most submissions were already at their maximum limit.

    For revisions:

    • Completed Research Paper Page Limits:
    • Completed research papers must not exceed sixteen (16) single-spaced pages and must conform to the ICIS 2011 revisions template as per the instructions document. The 16 pages must include all text, figures, tables, and appendices. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.

    • Research-in-Progress Page Limits:
    • Research-in-progress papers must not exceed 8 single-spaced pages and must conform to the ICIS 2011 revisions template as per the instructions document. The 8 pages must include all text, figures, tables, and appendices. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.

    • Teaching Case Page Limits:
    • The teaching case must not exceed sixteen (16) single-spaced pages.  The teaching case must conform to the ICIS 2011 revisions template as per the instructions document. The page limits include all text, figures, tables, and appendices for the teaching case. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from these page limits.  Please note:  Only the teaching case will be published, not the teaching note.  PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT THE TEACHING NOTE IN YOUR REVISION. However, please DO indicate in the teaching case which author instructors should contact to obtain the teaching note.

    How to Submit Revisions:

    All revisions are to be made via the ICIS 2011 system at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/icis2011.  
    To submit your revised manuscript, log into http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/icis2011 and enter your Author Center, where you will find your manuscript title listed under "Manuscripts with Decisions." Under "Actions," click on "Create a Revision."

    This action will take you through a 6-step process, similar to your original submission process. As part of this process, you can respond to the review team’s comments in a space provided on the screen; you can use this space to document any changes you made to the original manuscript. In order to expedite the processing of the revised manuscript, be as specific as possible in your responses to your review team. When you get to Step 5 of the process, you will need to delete your original submission and upload your new submission (as a camera-ready document). Once you complete the whole resubmission process by "Submitting" after Step 6, your manuscript number will be appended with R1 to denote a revision and your manuscript will be ready for the track chairs.

    Number and Order of Authors:

    During the submission of your revised manuscript, you will have a last chance to verify the author names and order, etc. that you earlier entered in the Manuscript Central system. These names and affiliations will be used to create cover pages in the Proceedings. Please note that these are separate from the Word document you submit. So, please make sure you have double checked the author information and other manuscript meta data BEFORE submitting your revision.

    The meta data you enter directly into the Manuscript Central system will be used to create the paper and online versions of the conference program; therefore, any information you enter will be reproduced EXACTLY in those documents. In addition to ensuring the proper author order, please make sure that all names are spelled properly and that you do NOT use all capital letters or all lowercase letters for your names, university affiliations or your paper titles in the meta data fields.  Also, please also do not abbreviate your institution’s name. This will help to ensure that all of your data will show up properly in the Itinerary Planner and printed conference program.

    Please note that once a manuscript has been submitted to the online submission system it CANNOT be altered, amended, changed, corrected, edited, or revised. Once a revision has been made, it is final. One can, however, upload a manuscript and then wait to actually submit it. Such manuscripts can be altered and re-uploaded until they are submitted. To be presented at ICIS 2011, manuscripts must be submitted by the deadline listed above.

    Figures:

    All figures and illustrations must be inserted into your Word .DOC or Word .DOCX file as either JPG or GIF format (other formats or embedded graphic objects will not convert to PDF correctly).  For more instructions regarding figures, please see the revisions template.

    Other Visual Media (e.g., video clips):

    As with original submissions, the visual media portion of the submission should be no more than 15 minutes (in total) for a complete research paper and 7 minutes for a research in progress paper and should be hosted outside the review system.  For revised papers, anonymity is no longer required, so authors no longer need to use pseudo user names on their open access provider accounts.  It is still critical that the visual media portion of the submission be playable in a generic Internet browser.  Please fine tune for Firefox.  Once again, please verify that all links to visual media work as expected in the system-generated PDF prior to submitting the paper to Manuscript Central.  Do not change your online media after submitting the paper to Manuscript Central.  As noted earlier, we recommend using Creative Commons Licenses for the visual media portion of the submission.

    Track Changes Feature must be Off:

    Be certain to accept all changes and turn track changes “off” before uploading your paper to the ICIS 2011 Review System.

    Author Identification:

    Authors may now include their names, institutions, sponsors, references to unpublished work, and acknowledgements in revisions.

    Copyright Note:

    For all papers accepted for ICIS 2011, authors of accepted papers will retain copyright. However, by submitting a paper, authors do agree that AIS can publish and reproduce any accepted papers in the ICIS 2011 Proceedings in the format of AIS' choosing (CDs, e-Library and printed proceedings) under an established ISBN number for ICIS 2011.

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  • C. Revision Requirements for Panels

    A five page panel statement is published in the ICIS Proceedings.  Please be sure your panel statement conforms to the formatting requirements found in the panels revision template.

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  • D. Invitation to Upload Presentation Videos

    Authors of accepted papers or panels are welcome to load a 10 minute video of their presentation to the AIS web site, http://network.aisnet.org.

    Step 1:  Create a video:

    • The file must be smaller than 100 Mb.
    • Video should not be longer than 10 minutes.
    • Only the following format is supported: mpg, mpeg, avi, divx, mp4, flv, wmv, mov, asf

    Step 2:  Create an account:
    Go to http://network.aisnet.org. After a user authenticates through the AIS site, please create an account on the social network in order to use it and upload videos.

    Step 3: Upload the video:
    Authors of accepted papers or panels may either create a LINK to a video or they may directly upload a video from their hard drive.  The site can provide links to the following video providers: YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo Video, MySpace Video, Flickr, Vimeo, Metacafe, Blip.tv, Dailymotion, Break, Live Leak, and Viddler.

    For technical assistance, please contact Andrew Schwarz, Vice President of Technology for AIS, at aschwarz@lsu.edu.

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  • E. AUTHOR AGREEMENT

    Scholarly integrity is a core value in our discipline. Scholars submitting papers to this conference thereby attest that they have read the AIS Code of Research Conduct and the work submitted is in accordance with the Code in all appropriate respects. Editors of AIS conference proceedings who receive allegations of plagiarism or other scholarly misconduct may inform the AIS President who may refer the matter, at their discretion, to the AIS Research Conduct Committee.

    The author(s) verify that this paper (or substantial portions of it) is not under review, accepted, or published elsewhere. They further verify that they have read and followed the ICIS 2011 Submission Guidelines, available at http://icis2011.aisnet.org/Revisions.html.

    If this submission is accepted, the author(s) also agree that at least one author of this submission will register and present at the ICIS 2011 conference. If a panel is accepted, all panelists must register and present at the ICIS 2011 conference.

    Submission of a paper to the conference represents the author's agreement to allow AIS to publish the paper in any written or electronic format for distribution to all interested parties in perpetuity with or without compensation to AIS and without compensation to the author. The parties understand that the author is granting a nonexclusive license and all copyrights remain the property of the author.

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