Submission Requirements

March 21-24, 2013, San Francisco
Host School: California College of the Arts
Co-chairs: Ila Berman, California College of the Arts; Ed Mitchell, Yale University


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Call for Papers - Submission Requirements

All papers will undergo a blind peer review process. Session Topic Chairs will take into consideration each paper’s relevance to the topic and the evaluation furnished by the three peer reviewers.
Authors may submit only one paper per session topic. The same paper may not be submitted to multiple topics. An author can present no more than two papers at the Annual Meeting. All authors submitting papers must be faculty, or staff at ACSA member schools, faculty or staff at  ACSA affiliate schools or become supporting ACSA members at the time of paper submission.
Papers submissions (1) must report on recently completed work, (2) cannot have been previously published or presented in public except to a regional audience, and (3) must be written in English. Submissions should be no longer than 4,000 words, excluding the abstract and endnotes.

Submission Process

The deadline for submitting a paper to a session for the Annual Meeting is September 19, 2012. Authors will submit papers through the ACSA online interface. When submitting your paper, you will be guided with the Web interface, through the following steps.
1. Log in with your ACSA username and password.
2. Enter the title of your paper.
3. Select the Session Topic for your submission.
4. Add additional authors for your paper, if any.
5. Upload your paper in MS Word,  RTF, or PDF formats. Format the paper according to these guidelines.
* Omit all author names from the paper and any other identifying information to maintain an anonymous review process.
* Do not include an abstract in the file.
* Use endnotes or a reference list in the paper. Footnotes should NOT be included.
* No more than five images may be used in the paper. Images (low resolution) and captions should be embedded in the paper.
7.  Click Submit to finalize your submission. Note: Your paper is not submitted unless you click the Submit button and receive an automatic email confirmation.

Paper Presentation

All submissions will be reviewed carefully by at least three reviewers. Official acceptance is made by the session topic chairs. Selection is based on innovation, clarity, contribution to the discipline of architecture, and relevance to the session topic. All authors will be notified of the status of their paper and will receive comments from their reviewers.
Accepted authors will be required to complete a copyright transfer form and agree to present the paper at the Annual Meeting before it is published in the proceedings.
Each session will have a moderator, normally the topic chair. Session moderators will notify authors in advance of session guidelines as well as the general expectations for the session. Moderators reserve the right to withhold a paper from the program if the author has refused to comply with those guidelines. Failure to comply with the conference deadlines or with a moderator’s request for materials in advance may result in an author being dropped from the program, even though his or her name may appear in the program book. 
In the event of insufficient participation regarding a particular session topic, the conference co-chairs reserve the right to revise the conference schedule accordingly. Authors whose papers have been accepted for presentation are required to register for the Annual Meeting. 


April—Call for Papers announced
July 2—Paper submission site opens
September 19—Paper submission deadline
October—Accept/reject notifications sent to authors with reviewer comments. Accepted authors revise/prepare papers for publication
November 28—Final revised papers and images due
January 16—Paper presenter registration deadline and copyright forms due

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Questions about paper submissions:
Eric W. Ellis
ACSA Director of Operations & Program