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Diversities Reconsidered: Politics and Political Science in the 21st Century

APSA and the 2015 program committee invite you to submit a proposal to the 111th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, September 3–6, 2015, in San Francisco. The theme for 2015 Annual Meeting is "Diversities Reconsidered: Politics and Political Science in the 21st Century." Visit the 2015 Annual Meeting site for more details. Submit your proposal through the new submission system by December 15 to be considered.

Please adhere to the following guidelines and submission rules as established by the APSA Council and Committee on the Annual Meeting. Electronic submissions will be accepted in October.

The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2014

Proposal Submission Procedure

APSA accepts paper, organized panel proposals, and chair and discussant proposals.

  • Paper Proposals

Paper title, abstract of no more than 500 words, co-author information, and first and second division choice.

  • Organized Panel Proposals

Panel title, panel abstract, presenter information including paper titles and abstracts, chair and discussant information, and first and second division choice.

  • Chair and Discussant Proposals

Please indicate your affiliation, CV, and your first and second division choice.

To use the online submission system, you need a valid e-mail address, a MyAPSA account and Internet connectivity. To submit your proposal, log into your MyAPSA account and click the Call for Papers link in the Annual Meeting section. If you do not have a MyAPSA account,you may create one for free at www.apsanet.org.

Submission Rules

The following submission rules were established by the APSA Committee on the Annual Meeting:

  • Submit up to two sole-authored papers or two organized panel proposals. Additional proposals from the same author or organizer will not be accepted.
  • Submit each proposal to no more than two Divisions.
  • All paper proposals will be considered for poster presentation.
  • All submissions must be received electronically by December 15, 2014, at 12 midnight PDT.

Confirmation of Proposal Submission

All electronic proposal submissions will receive a unique ID number and email confirmation. Please save confirmation email and ID number for future reference. Contact APSA at [email protected] if you do not receive an email confirmation of yoursubmission within 24 hours. You can view, edit, or delete submissions until the call for papers deadline through your MyAPSA account at www.apsanet.org.

Acceptance Notification

In March 2015, you will receive an acceptance or rejection e-mail from the division chair for each proposal you submitted. If accepted for a panel or poster presentation, the e-mail will indicate the division for which you are accepted. If your proposal is not immediately accepted for a panel or poster, you may be contacted at a later date to present if spaces become available on the program. You will receive additional detailed information regarding your panel or poster session from the division or panel chair.

If their paper or panel presentation is accepted, individuals will be required to formally indicate their willingness to participate in the annual meeting.

Participation Rules

When submitting panel and individual paper proposals, please follow the following four participation rules that were developed and maintained by the APSA Council.

Rule 1: Participation Limitation

Participation in the Annual Meeting is limited to two (2) appearances on sessions organized by the APSA Program Committee, Organized Sections, and Related Groups. An appearance may take the form of paper or roundtable presenter, discussant, or chair. Appearances in pre-conference workshops, poster sessions and panels sponsored or co-sponsored by the Annual Meeting program chair(s) do not count against the participation limit.

If a person is appearing during a panel session as a paper giver, roundtable presenter, or discussant, serving as chair of the same session does not count as an additional appearance. A person may appear on the program only once as the sole author of a paper unless one of his/her single-authored papers is on a panel organized by Division 9: Teaching and Learning in Political Science or Division 10: Political Science Education.

Rule 2: Pre-registration

The APSA Council requires all program participants to pre-register by June 1, 2015. Participants who do not pre-register by June 1 will not be listed in the Preliminary Program. All participants must pre-register for the conference or they will be dropped from the program.

Any special requests regarding registration should be sent to the following email: [email protected].

Rule 3: Paper Delivery

As a paper presenter, you have two important obligations:

  1. to ensure that the members of your panel, especially discussants, receive your paper in time to read it carefully prior to the meeting;
  2. and APSA will have a new conference system as of October 2014. This new system permits conference attendees to upload their papers to the conference website. All paper presenters are encouraged to submit their papers to this conference website.

Rule 4: Panel Schedule

Panels are scheduled in time slots beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday and concluding at 12:00 noon on Sunday. Participants are expected to be available for any of the time slots. If your schedule is limited by a teaching or travel constraint, inform the division chair or panel organizer before your acceptance as a participant, on or by April 1, 2015.

Please note that due to the large number of panelists on the meeting program, scheduling requests are not accepted.


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