Submission Guidelines

Manuscript Type

PACIS 2018 accepts both regular (complete) research manuscripts and research-in-progress manuscripts.

Completed research manuscripts should have completed analyses, documentation of results, and discussion of implications. Completed research manuscripts are usually close to journal submissions, but shorter. Authors of accepted papers in this category will present their study in one of the oral presentation sessions.

Research-in-progress manuscripts report research that is promising but incomplete. They are usually at the theorizing or analysis stage. Consequently, they generally include either no data analysis (for studies at the theorizing stage) or preliminary data analysis (for studies at the analysis stage). Authors of accepted papers in this category will need to prepare and bring poster-size presentations (in Large Type format) for discussion at an interactive session. Guidelines for poster presentation will be announced after the notification of paper acceptance.


These guidelines are for initial submissions for review only. Guidelines for the final submission of camera-ready manuscripts and presentations will be announced after the notification of paper acceptance. Submissions that do not follow the guidelines will be rejected without review.

Language: All manuscripts must be in English.

Length: Completed research manuscripts must not exceed fourteen (14) single-spaced pages and research-in-progress manuscripts must not exceed eight (8) single-spaced pages. The page limit includes everything – the cover page (which contains the title, abstract and keywords), all text, figures, tables, references, and appendices.

Author Information: The manuscripts submitted for review MUST NOT contain any author information, as the review process is double blind. A manuscript that not anonymous will be rejected without review.

Page Numbering: Please include page numbers in manuscripts submitted for review. Page numbers should be removed from the final, camera-ready version of accepted papers.

File Format: Manuscripts submitted for review should be in the pdf format. Make sure that your manuscript is formatted as required by PACIS 2018, by downloading and using the word file which could be used as a template.

Manuscript Template: Click to download

Review Criteria

  • Topic of the paper is relevant to the track to which it is submitted.
  • The paper addresses an interesting or a current IS phenomenon.
  • The objectives of the paper have been clearly described.
  • The paper has been well organized to enable the ideas presented to flow logically.
  • The paper contains an appropriate review of relevant literature.
  • The paper thoroughly describes the research method it employed (only if relevant).
  • The paper provides a proper analysis of its data (only if relevant, as RIP papers may not have data analyzed).
  • The paper discusses the theoretical and practical implications of the findings (RIP papers may discuss the potential implications of the study).

Submission System:

All manuscripts should be submitted electronically using the conference’s online submission system (

The system will be available from 2 January 2018 onwards. The submitted manuscript should not have been submitted for review, accepted for publication, or already published.

When submitting a manuscript, you must select a track. If your study seems relevant to more than one track, choose the track that you believe would value your study’s contributions most. See the list of tracks here.

If you have any questions regarding manuscript submission, please contact the review coordinator.

Notification of Acceptance

All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Notification of acceptance will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author after 16 April 2018. Authors can also check the result by logging into the submission system.

Each accepted paper must be accompanied by one unique conference registration by 16 May 2018. Otherwise, the paper will be automatically withdrawn from the final program.