Any session can be designated as a scholarly paper session. To be designated as a scholarly paper session in the Forum program book and online listing, a scholarly paper of academic nature must be uploaded by March 25, 2016.
High quality draft versions are acceptable (though outlines, PowerPoint presentations, or speaking notes are not). The authors retain all copyright to the paper and are free to submit the final version to an academic or practitioner scholarly journal. Scholarly papers typically are 8-30 pages in length and contain research questions, methodologies, literature reviews, and findings (though variations are acceptable). Only .PDF, .DOC, and .DOCX formats can be uploaded.
All scholarly papers and authors will be highlighted in a special section of the AIR Forum program book and on the Forum website if uploaded by the deadline. Forum presenters who upload scholarly papers will be prompted to list the names of all authors when the paper is uploaded. Forum attendance is not required for authors to be recognized in Forum materials for the contribution to the field of IR scholarship. All scholarly papers presented at the Forum are eligible for the 2016 Charles F. Elton Best Paper Award.