AMCIS 2013 Track/Minitrack Guidelines & Timeline

AMCIS 2013 is the first conference that will be using the new AIS review system, Bepress. We appreciate your patience and help as we transition to the new system
Tracks must have at least two minitracks to be retained as a track for AMCIS 2013
Minitrack chairs cannot submit papers to their own minitrack, but can submit to other minitracks within the same track or another track
Track chairs cannot submit a paper to their own track, but can submit research to other tracks
At least one track chair form each track and one minitrack chair from each minitrack should plan to attend AMCIS 2013

Please see attachments at bottom of page

Date Role Activity
Fri, Jan 4, 2013 Paper submission officially begins
Sat, Jan 5, 2013 Minitrack Chairs Begin identifying potential reviewers (at least 8) for your minitrack. Ask potential reviewers if they would be willing to review 1-3 papers for AMCIS 2013 for your minitrack.
Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -

Fri, Feb 22, 2013

Track Chairs During this period, weekly reports will be distributed to track chairs that identify the papers currently submitted to each track and minitrack.

Track Chairs should forward information to Minitrack Chairs as needed. If additional reviewers are needed based on the number of submissions, Minitrack Chairs should identify potential reviewers as quickly as possible.

Fri, Feb 8, 2013 Minitrack Chairs Share reviewer names, emails, and affiliations using the Reviewer Spreadsheet available on the AMCIS 2013 website.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013
AMCIS 2013 Paper Submission Deadline: 11:59 PM Central Standard Time
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -

Sun, Feb 24, 2013

Program Chairs Each manuscript will be assigned to the designated Track Chair and Minitrack Chair based on the minitrack selection as identified by the reviewer.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 -

Thur, Feb 28, 2013

Track Chairs Track chairs assign papers to Minitrack Chairs based on the minitrack designated by the author.

Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -

Wed, Mar 6, 2013

Minitrack Chairs All papers submitted to your Minitrack must be assigned to reviewers no later than March 4, 2013. Note that all reviews are due no later by April 2, 2013.

The period of time from the submission deadline and the date that reviews are due is short. To avoid a bottleneck, suggest reviewers for manuscripts as soon as you receive manuscripts in the system.

Thur, Mar 7, 2013 -

Fri, Mar 8, 2013

Program Chairs Program chairs confirm that the minitrack chairs have assigned at least three reviewers for each paper and issue formal requests to each reviewer in Bepress.

If reviewers have not been assigned by the Minitrack Chair, the Program Chairs will contact the Minitrack Chairs via email and will copy the Track Chairs to keep them apprised of the situation.

Thur, Mar 7, 2013 -

Fri, Mar 29, 2013

Minitrack Chairs

Confirm that reviewers have accepted review requests during this period. If reviewer denies review request or does not respond, the Minitrack Chair needs to suggest a new reviewer.

Track chairs will need to regularly log into Bepress to issue requests to reviewers as they are assigned.

Fri, Mar 15, 2013 Program Chairs Program Chairs will inform Track Chairs of the number of sessions they can accept to their track based on a) number of submissions to the conference; b) number of submissions to the track; and c) conference hotel capacity. Track chairs can assign 3 or 4 papers per session.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013
Reviews completed

Thur, Apr 11, 2013 -

Wed, Apr 17, 2013

Minitrack Chairs

Complete recommendations for paper acceptance for papers in your mini-track.  Typically, this is 60-65% acceptance rate.  Updates to this rate based on number of submissions and capacity will be communicated to Track Chairs during the review process.

Ideally, each paper should have three (3) reviews with a minimum of two (2) reviews.  If for some reason, there is only one (1) review for a paper, the Minitrack Chair needs to fully review the paper and provide a full review in the Minitrack Chair report.

Minitrack Chairs will submit their recommendation to Track Chairs using the Review function in Bepress.  The Minitrack Chairs will assign themselves as a reviewer of the manuscript and will complete their Minitrack Chair report via the review.  Use the template provided on the Bepress and AMCIS 2013 website to complete the Minitrack Chair report for each submission.

Once report is completed, the Minitrack Chairs then re-assign manuscripts to Track Chairs to allow the Track Chairs to view the manuscripts in their track.

Thur, Apr 18, 2013 -

Wed, Apr 24, 2013

Track Chairs

Track chairs evaluate reports from Minitrack Chairs as well as reviewer comments to determine the manuscripts to be accepted, revised, and rejected.

By this date, submit to the Program Chairs your recommendations for sessions for your track.  This should include a) grouping of papers for each session; b) session title; c) confirmed session chair.  To the extent possible, these recommendations will be used when developing the conference program.  Some adjustments may need to be performed to reconcile scheduling conflicts.

Alternate papers (i.e., marginal papers) should also be identified to allow the program chairs to see if these papers can be accommodated in the program.

Also, send nominations for Best Paper Awards at this time to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Thur, Apr 25, 2013 -

Sun, Apr 28, 2013

Program Chairs Program Chairs review recommendations for each track. If there are marginal papers or additional papers to be considered, Program Chairs evaluate how to address or accommodate these papers.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 -

Fri, May 3, 2013

Program Chairs Track Chairs Notify Authors of Paper Acceptance via Bepress on behalf of the Program Chairs.
Wed, May 15, 2013
Camera-ready Copy of Accepted Papers Due
Thur, May 16, 2013 -

Sat, May 18, 2013

Track Chairs Examine revised, camera-ready copies of manuscripts. Finalize acceptance decisions in Bepress or work with authors to complete their revisions.
Mon, May 20, 2013 Track Chairs All papers need to have final decisions registered in Bepress (i.e., accept or reject).
FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (AMCIS2013_AuthorRevisions.pdf)AMCIS2013_AuthorRevisions.pdfSubmitting a Revision1071 Kb
Download this file (AMCIS2013_ReviewerInstructions.pdf)AMCIS2013_ReviewerInstructions.pdfReviewer Instructions1002 Kb
Download this file (AMCIS-ReviewerReport.txt)AMCIS-ReviewerReport.txtReviewer report to authors1 Kb
Download this file (AMCIS-MinitrackChairReport.txt)AMCIS-MinitrackChairReport.txtMinitrack chair report - will appear in cover letter section in Bepress0.4 Kb