Submission Information for
ABWIC 2017 Nashville

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Papers in all traditional areas of business as well as any of the reference disciplines are solicited, with particular emphasis on papers in the early development stage and papers involved with non-traditional paradigms.

Abstracts and Presentation Outlines

While Abstracts and Presentation Outlines are acceptable for presentation at the conference, they cannot be considered for publication in any of the journals.

Submission Deadlines


May 8, 2017
May 8, 2017
Abstract-only submissions may be converted to full-papers at any time (even a year after presentation at our Conference)

Review Process

Papers will be blind/peer reviewed and will be judged as Accept, Revise and Accept, and Reject. Authors will normally be notified of the status of their paper within 2-weeks of submission.


Each presentation will be allotted 15-20 minutes.

Online Submission

All papers must be submitted online

File Format

Microsoft Word

Paper Format

The original submission must be in MS Word format (.doc or .docx). Please do not use Rich Text Format (.rtf). Once accepted the paper must conform to the following guidelines.:


Do not rely on color as all papers will be converted to black and white.

Paper Length

The length should be appropriate for a 15-minute presentation. Anything over 20-pages (inclusive of title page, reference list, and appendices) is probably too long.


1" all margins
First Page Only the Paper Title, Author information, and Abstract should appear on the first page--and should not extend to the second page.


Please provide, on the first page, the following information for each author:

Full Name
Academic Rank or Title
Department, School, or College
University, College, or Organization
City, State, Country, Postal Code
Email address


12 pt Times Roman Italic, Block
500 words or less. Do not include any special formatting, figures, tables, etc.

Body 12 pt Times Roman Normal, Left Justified, Block paragraphs--do not indent the first line.
Level 1 Heading 14 pt Arial Bold, Centered
Level 2 Heading 14 pt Arial Bold, Left
Level 3 Heading 14 pt Arial Normal, Left
  Level 4 and higher Headings Please do not use more than three heading levels.
References 12 pt Times Roman Normal, Hanging Indent (Use APA style for references) Please do not force a line break or use spaces or tabs within a reference.


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Academic Business World Conference

May 24-26, 2017

Holiday Inn Vanderbilt

Nashville, TN