Guidelines for Submitting Papers for the ACPA Annual Meeting in the Fall of 2015
Deadline for Submissions: 2 April 2015.
Please note that we now ask you to submit your paper electronically, as an email attachment.
1) The theme of the 2015 meeting is “Analyzing Catholic Philosophy.” However, papers on all topics are welcome.
2) Papers must be received no later than 2 April 2015, at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Submissions must be received through email. Please save your paper in Microsoft Word (docx preferred) or PDF. (Other formats are not acceptable.) Send your paper as an email attachment to us at email@example.com. The text of your paper should not exceed 15 typed, double-spaced pages, 12 pitch (30 minutes reading time). The paper must begin with a short abstract (150 words), suitable for inclusion in the conference program. (The abstract will not be counted against the overall length of your paper.)
4) The format of the paper should be appropriate for blind reviewing, that is, nothing in the paper itself should reveal the author’s identity. (We will take care that your paper is not identifiable in the way it is saved by us, as blind review is one of the strengths of our conference papers and our proceedings.)
5) In the body of your email, please include:
Complete postal address,
Home/cell phone number,
Work phone number,
E-mail address that will be good from 2 April 2015 through 1 September 2015.
(If you use more than one email address, please include all of them.)
6) It is understood that, by submitting material for possible presentation at the 2015 Annual Meeting, authors agree that, should the paper be accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting and publication in the annual Proceedings, they will deliver the paper in person at the 2015 ACPA Conference, and they agree to allow the ACPA to hold the copyright to their paper published in the Proceedings. If the paper is accepted, you will be asked to sign a publication agreement with us.
7) Those authors who wish to have their papers considered for the ACPA Young Scholar’s Award (scholars 35 years of age or younger, regardless of academic position, are eligible) should indicate as much in the body of their email.
8) We will acknowledge receipt of your paper by email, shortly after it is submitted. If you do not hear from us within one week of submitting your paper, please contact us by email. Then between 1 and 15 July 2015, we will inform you if your paper has been accepted for the conference, and for publication in the ACPA Proceedings.
9) If you would like to comment on a paper or to chair a session, please let the ACPA Secretary know by sending a separate e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to the ACPA’s National Office. Be sure to provide your e-mail address, as well as your fax, home, and work telephone numbers, and your area of philosophical expertise.