Guidelines

2017 ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE MARKETING EDUCATORS PROCEEDINGS

Important Notes for Accepted Papers:

Contact your track chair before you submit your paper to the editor. In some cases, you will have to submit your paper to your track chair instead.

Your paper or extended abstract must be submitted to the 2017 ACME Proceedings Editors Kishwar Joonas (kajoonas@hotmail.com ) or  Turkan Kilic (tkilic@mail.wtamu.edu), by January 15, 2017. In addition, at least one author must register for the conference by January 15, 2017 to be included in the proceedings.

For more information about the conference and registration please go to  www.fbdonline.org.

GUIDELINES TO AUTHORS OF ACCEPTED PAPERS

The 2017 Proceedings will be published in a digital format. Papers or extended abstracts must be sent as an email attachment no later than January 15, 2017, to the Proceedings Editor. Any paper not received by this time may not be included in the proceedings. Please follow the guidelines exactly so that the final publication will be consistent and professional in appearance. As we have a tight production schedule, paper submissions well before the deadline would be greatly appreciated.

Proceedings production staff reserve the right to make any format changes deemed necessary to any submission. Editorial changes, such as correcting grammar and spelling, will not be made. Please use spell check and proofread your final paper carefully before it is submitted.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR FULL PAPERS AND ABSTRACTS

  1. Papers should be e-mailed as a file attachment in a Microsoft Word format (.doc and .docx formats) to the proceedings editor. Successful receipt of your paper will be acknowledged by an email. Please include your telephone numbers in the email so that you can be contacted if needed.
  1. At least one author for each paper must pre-register and pay the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators (ACME) Conference registration fees. Please register and pay by January 1, 2017.
  1. You may view sample 2015 proceedings papers here.
  1. Do not use page numbers, footnotes, endnotes, the Word markup or auto-format features, or any extraneous formatting. Do not use any document-level commands that would interfere with the combination of your paper with other papers in a common file.
  1. The paper must start with the full title, centered, in capitals, bold print, underlined, and in 16 point Times New Roman font. Following a space, each author and university affiliation must be shown in Times New Roman 12 point bold font, and one author per line. No titles (Dr., Mr., Mrs., etc.) are to be used, nor should rank be indicated. One space must follow the last author’s name. Then, draw a line across the page. Please, do not use type-styles other than the ones specified.
  1. After the line that appears below the last author’s name, double space and type the heading ABSTRACT, centered in Times New Roman 12 point bold, and ALL CAPS. All full papers must have an abstract of no more than 100 words in Times New Roman 12 point. The abstract paragraph is not indented and should be right and left justified. Double space and then draw another line.
  1. Authors choosing the extended abstract option should follow the same format guidelines as a full paper, except for headings. The words EXTENDED ABSTRACT should be used in place of ABSTRACT and no other headings are required. Extended abstracts are limited to two full pages including references.
  1. After the line that appears below the abstract, double space and type the heading INTRODUCTION, centered in Times New Roman 12 point bold, and ALL CAPS. All major headings must follow this format. Secondary headings must be in bold print left justified, first letter capitalized then lower case, with a space above and below each heading.
  1. Use 12 point proportional font Times New Roman, for the body of the paper and all headings. Single space the text. Double space between paragraphs and indent the first line five spaces using the tab key. Use full justification for the text (right and left justified). Use 1″ margins all around. Do not put the paper in columns.
  1. When citing references within the text, please use (parenthesis), e.g., (Johnston 2004).
  1. Tables, figures, and charts should be produced using Word, if possible. Use the Word table function format, or use tab settings and NOT spaces, for table set-up. Place all tables, graphs, and figures in the body of the text where you want them to appear (not at the end).
  1. The final heading is REFERENCES. A complete list of references is required at the end of the paper. “References available upon request” or similar phrases are not acceptable. Use Journal of Marketing referencing style throughout the paper, including the reference section. Please consult any ACME 2015 paper for a sample acceptable reference. Use Times New Roman 12 point type. Use (parenthesis) to enclose the year and month. Make sure that you have all your references cited and included in your list of references. Only references cited in the body of the paper should appear.
  1. FULL PAPER submissions must be limited to 20 single-spaced pages, including references.
  1. Spell check before sending your paper and correct all grammatical errors. Also, edit the paper to address the comments and suggestions of the reviewers.
  2. Submissions not following the above instructions will be returned to the author for corrections. Please follow the instructions in these guidelines so that we will have an attractive and readable proceedings publication, and a smooth process in producing it.