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AMS/SMT Minneapolis 2020 CFP: FAQ

The Call For Papers page offers carefully-prepared guidelines for proposal submission. Further questions will be answered at this web page as they arise. If you have a question that is not addressed here yet, please send it to the AMS Office.


  1. I want to submit a proposal for a roundtable, workshop, or film. Can I also submit a normal paper proposal?

    No. Roundtable, workshop, and film session conveners (organizers) are considered the equivalent of a session organizer. 

  2. I participated in a Formal Session (or Alternative Format Session, or Seminar, or Evening Panel) in 2019. Can I also submit a proposal for 2020?

    No; session participants (as well as session organizers) are to take a one-year hiatus from submitting proposals.

  3. I'm submitting a Session proposal. Where do I include the name of the proposed session chair or respondent? Should I include participant names?

    Please include the name of your proposed session chair or respondent as the last line of the summary, e.g. "We propose _______ as session chair." Names of participants are collected in the online form when one submits each proposal. Please do not include participant names in the body of the summary text; the proposal read by the committee should be anonymous.

  4. May I submit a proposal even if I am not a member?

    Yes.


  5. If I presented a poster in 2019 may I submit a proposal in 2020?

    No. Poster presentations are the equivalent of presenting a paper or organizing a session.

  6. I am worried that my electronic proposal will be garbled. Should I submit both paper and electronic proposals?

    No. It merely creates clerical confusion. You will receive an email receipt after submitting your proposal, assuring that it is in hand. If there is any question regarding your submission the office will communicate with you.

  7. I prefer email: can I just email a document to you?

    No. Emailed proposal submissions will not be considered.

  8. Can I submit a paper proposal and also participate in a roundtable?

    No. An individual may participate in any one of the presentation formats included in the CFP and appear one other time on the program as a chair/organizer of a session or as a respondent. No one may appear on the program more than twice.

  9. May I submit two paper proposals if they are on entirely different subjects?

    No. You may, however, submit one proposal to the SMT and another proposal to the AMS. (Please do not submit the same proposal to both committees.) If you do this, you must specify which is to take precedence should both proposals be accepted. You may not present both. 

    Only one proposal per person is permitted. You may not submit a paper proposal and another proposal for a different format, including as a participant in a three-paper organized session.


  10. Are proposals read anonymously (i.e., with the names of participants hidden from the committee)?

    Mostly. Roundtable and Workshop proposals are read openly, and all the names of participants are given to readers (and should be included in the proposal). But individual proposals and sessions are read anonymously until the final stages of the committee's work.

  11. My proposal has more than one author; how do I indicate that in the online system?

    Those submitting individual proposals and poster proposals may add additional author(s). See the submission form: enter names at the "Additional author(s)" field located in the "Your Information" box.

  12. I was a participant in an Alternative Format session in 2019. Can I also submit an individual presentation proposal or participate in a panel in 2020?

    No. Those who participated in any of the seven presentation formats at the 2019 AMS meeting may not submit proposals for the 2020 meeting.


  13. I am organizing a Study Group proposal. How do I submit this for Program Committee consideration?

    Study Group session proposals are not vetted by the Program Committee.

  14. When submitting an Workshop or Roundtable proposal: does the word limit include the proposal title? The participant names?

    The word limit includes the participant names, but not the proposal title.


  15. I am concerned about the word count. Should I email a copy, just in case?

    No. If there is a problem with your submission's length, we will contact you.

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