Please note:

  • Please read the revision instructions below carefully.
  • Failure to comply with these instructions may lead to rejection of your manuscript.
  • Once submitted, it is not possible to make any changes.

Contents of this Page

  1. Find final submission templates here (please note: the template is updated to reflect the page limitations correctly)
  2. Access ScholarOne’s ManuscriptCentral system to upload revised paper and check the status of your paper

Revision Requirements

Originality: All authors have already signed the AIS Author Agreement. As a reminder, papers accepted to ICIS 2016 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 at the moment of submission of the revised (final) manuscript.

Proceedings Templates: Because papers are published in the digital ICIS Proceedings, all submissions must use the revisions template. Please note these are NOT the template used for initial submission and we strongly recommend you start fresh with this one. 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 ScholarOne. The body of the submission (text, figures, tables, and references) should be stored in one file in Microsoft Word .DOC format, Microsoft Word .DOCX format, or Adobe PDF format and must use the revision template provided on the ICIS 2016 website. Any submission that deviates from the formatting requirements will be rejected without review.

Length Requirements

For all types of papers, the maximum number of pages detailed below must include:

  • Title
  • Authors
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Paper’s body
  • Any figures and tables
  • Appendices

References are not counted towards the page limitations. This means that you should count from Title up to, but not including the references.

Completed Research Paper Page Limits: Completed research papers must not exceed seventeen (17) single-spaced pages and must conform to the ICIS 2016 revision template as per the instructions document. The 17 pages must include all of the following: the title, author names, abstract, keywords, all text, figures, tables, and appendices, but not the references.

Research-in-Progress Page Limits: Research-in-progress papers must not exceed nine (9) single-spaced pages and must conform to the ICIS 2016 revision template as per the instructions document. The 9 pages must include all of the following: the title, author names, abstract, keywords, all text, figures, tables, and appendices, but not the references.

Teaching Case Page Limits: The teaching case must not exceed seventeen (17) single-spaced pages and the teaching note must not exceed six (6) single-spaced pages. Both the teaching case and teaching note must conform to the ICIS 2016 revision template as per the instructions document. The page limits must include all of the following: title, author names, abstract, keywords, all text, figures, tables, and appendices for the teaching case and teaching note. References do not count towards the page limit. 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.

Panel Page Limits: The panel statement must not exceed six (6) single-spaced pages. The page limits must include the title, author names, keywords, all text, figures, tables, and appendices, but not the references.

Preparation Guidelines

  • Figures: All figures and illustrations must be inserted into your main document file as either JPG or GIF format (other formats or embedded graphic objects may not convert to PDF correctly). For more instructions regarding figures, please see the revision template.
  • Track Changes Feature Must Be Off: Be certain to accept all changes and turn track changes “off” before uploading your paper to the ICIS 2016 Review System.
  • Convert All Fields and Links to Plain Text. Be sure that all field codes and link codes, such as figure number cross-reference codes and citation management codes (e.g., EndNote), are converted to plain text in the document before uploading your paper to the ICIS 2016 Review System.
  • Author identification: Authors should now include their names, institutions, sponsors, references to unpublished work, and acknowledgments in revisions.
  • References formatted in Georgia Typeface! PLEASE do not forget to format the references using the built-in “style” named “References” – when using a reference manager such as EndNote it is quite common that references are formatted in Times New Roman, with far too much indentation of “hanging” text. See the two examples below to see the difference: the image on the left-hand side is an example of correct formatting; the image on the right-hand side is an example of incorrect reference formatting.
Correct reference formatting
Incorrect reference formatting (different font, too much indentation)

How to Submit Revisions

Submission system: All submissions are to be made via the ICIS 2016 submission system at ScholarOne’s ManuscriptCentral.

Submission process: To submit your revised manuscript, log into ScholarOne 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 re-submission 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 spelling and the order of the author names that you earlier entered in the ScholarOne 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 metadata BEFORE finally submitting your revision.

Correct Metadata: The metadata you enter directly into the ScholarOne 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 metadata fields. Also, please also do not abbreviate your institution’s name. This will help 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 through the submission site. Such manuscripts can be altered and re-uploaded until they are submitted. To be presented at ICIS 2016, manuscripts must be submitted by the deadline listed on this page.

Important Dates

Author Notification Date: Authors will be notified as to whether their submission was accepted, conditionally accepted, or rejected by Monday, August 8, 2016.

Authors Revisions Due Date: Authors must have their final submissions submitted in the proper format to by Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 11:59 p.m., CDT (Friday, September 9, 2016 at 4:59 a.m. UTC/GMT).

All author names and affiliations must be included in the metadata during the revision process. If author information is missing, it will not appear within the program. Please make certain that the presenting author is identified.

Author Notification of Accepted Revisions Date: Authors will be notified by Wednesday, September 22, 2016 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 the end of early-bird registration, Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

Author Agreement

Scholarly integrity: 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.

Original material: 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 2016 Submission Guidelines.

Presentation at the conference: At least one author of every accepted submission and all members of every accepted panel must present at ICIS 2016 in Dublin. Authors should be prepared to present their papers or participate in panels at any time during the conference (Sunday, December 11 to Wednesday, December 14, 2016). Failure to comply with this requirement will result in removal of papers or panelists from the ICIS 2016 Proceedings.

Distribution: 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 non-exclusive license and all copyrights remain the property of the author.

Copyright Note: For all papers accepted into ICIS 2016, 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 2016 Proceedings in the format of AIS’ choosing (CDs, e-Library and printed proceedings) under an established ISBN number for ICIS 2016.