Revision Instructions

All authors of conditionally accepted submissions must prepare and submit the revised version of their contribution according to the guidelines below.

Quick Links

  1. Find revision submission template here. 
  2. Access Precision Conference ICIS 2020 System upload revised paper and check the status of your paper



All authors have already signed the AIS Author Agreement. As a reminder, papers accepted to ICIS 2020 must be original; papers cannot have been published or accepted in a journal or conference proceedings. 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, which is different than the initial submission template. 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 the Precision Conference ICIS 2020 System. The paper (including title, author information, abstract, keywords, text, figures, tables, references, and acknowledgements (if any)) should be submitted as a single file in Adobe PDF format and must use the revision template provided on the ICIS 2020 website.

Any submission that deviates from the formatting requirements will be rejected without review of the revision.


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
  • References
  • Acknowledgements
  • Appendices


  • 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 submission template for your initial submission.
  • Track Changes Feature Must Be Off: Be certain to accept all changes and turn track changes “off” before uploading your PDF paper to the ICIS 2020 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 2020 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. Please see the two examples below to appreciate 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

Submission TypeNumber of Pages
Completed Research Papers17
Short Papers9
Practitioner Paper9
Panel Proposals9
Teaching Case Submissions*Teach Case: 15 pages

*Note about Teaching Case Submissions

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, instructions for obtaining the teaching note (e.g., through emailing a contact author).


  • Authors Revisions Due Date: Authors must have their final revised submissions submitted in the proper format to Precision Conference ICIS 2020 Systemby September 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m., New York (Eastern) Time.
  • 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 September 30, 2020 regarding if 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 (following the guidance provided by the AE and track chairs) in their first revision, and that the authors comply fully with the formatting guidelines.
  • Author Registration Due Date: At least one authorof every accepted submission and all members of every accepted panel must register for the conference by the end of early-bird registration.


  • 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 2020 Submission Guidelines.
  • Presentation at the conference:At least one author of every accepted submission and all members of every accepted panel must attend ICIS 2020, which will be held virtually. Authors should be prepared to present their papers or participate in panels at any time during the conference (Monday, December 14 to Wednesday, December 16, 2020). Failure to comply with this requirement will result in the removal of papers or panel overview from the ICIS 2020 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 2020, 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 2020 Proceedings in the format of AIS’ choosing (CDs, e-Library and printed proceedings) under an established ISBN number for ICIS 2020.


  • Submission system:All submissions are to be made via the
  • Submission process:To submit your revised manuscript, log into the Precision Conference ICIS 2020 System and select “submissions in progress,” where you will find your submissions and decisions. You will see a link to “submit the final version.” This action will take you through a process, similar to your original submission process.
  • For the revision, you had been requested to submit three documents:
    1. The revised manuscript, which conforms to the formatting guidelines and requirements for ICIS proceedings as described in this document and the paper revision template;
    2. A point-by-point response document to the comments by the Associate Editor and the reviewers. In order to expedite the processing of the revised manuscript, be as specific as possible in your responses to your review team. For changes you have not incorporated as requested by the Associate Editor or the Reviewers, please provide a clear and compelling rationale in the response document.
    3. The revised manuscript, either (a) with track changes showing the changes from the previous submitted version, or (b) highlighting the changes made.
  • You will also see the author agreement information. It is required that you click the box indicating that you have read and agree to these items. All final versions must be in PDF format and the revised content and format will both be checked.
  • 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 namesthat you had entered earlier in the Precision Conference ICIS 2020 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. Please note that the author list should remain the same as the original submission. You are not allowed to add or remove authors at this stage.
  • Correct Metadata:The metadata you enter directly into the Precision Conference ICIS 2020 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 the 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 submitted, it is final. One can, however, upload a manuscript on to the submission site and then wait to actually submit it. Manuscripts can be altered and re-uploaded until they are submitted. To be presented at ICIS 2020 manuscripts must be submitted by the deadline listed below.