2019 Submission Guidelines

ACR 2019 is accepting the following types of submissions:

Competitive Papers
Papers representing completed research and dealing with substantive, methodological, or theoretical consumer research issues are invited as Competitive Paper submissions. Consistent with the conference theme,we also encourage submission of conceptual and review papers. Guidelines for Competitive Paper Submissions

Special Sessions
Special sessions are expected to be 75-minutes long and intended to provide opportunities for spotlighting topics of broad interest. A special session should include four presentations of research papers.  The session may include one or more conceptual/review papers, where appropriate. Consideration will be given to special sessions that explicitly address the conference theme of Becoming Wise. Guidelines for Special Session Submissions

Working Papers (co-chaired by Derick Davis and Rhonda Hadi)
Submissions detailing ongoing research on substantive, theoretical, or methodological aspects in consumer research are sought for the Working Paper session.This session provides the opportunity to present preliminary results and receive feedback and ideas from session attendees. Authors are expected to prepare a poster for display during the session. Guidelines for Working Paper Submissions

Videography (co-chaired by Joonas Rokka and Ekant Veer)
The videography track advances videographic consumer research and knowledge about consumers. Videographic submissions that address the audiovisual character of consumer research phenomena or innovative video-based approaches that advance the field in new directions are particularly encouraged. Guidelines for Video Submissions


Knowledge Forums
Knowledge forums are intended to focus on a specific topic or issue, but are deliberately structured to be open-ended to encourage new ideas and insights. These forums are an opportunity for a group of researchers to discuss cutting-edge research ideas and/or technical issues (e.g., eye tracking, field experiments, etc.), generate new ideas,develop collaborative relationships, and share their interests with the broader ACR community. Forum proposals should clearly demonstrate and lay out an organized approach (roundtable, panel, workshop, seminar, set of short presentations, and so on) to a particular topic or set of related topics of interest. Forums are designed to complement the more formal presentations in Competitive Papers and Special Sessions. Guidelines for Knowledge Forum Submissions

Dates & Deadlines

  • Monday, January 14, 2019: Submissions open.

  • Monday, March 11, 2019, 23:59 CST (Central Standard Time): Submission Deadline for all tracks and sessions.

  • Monday, May 13, 2019: Notification of contingent acceptance for the Videography Track submissions. The contingently accepted submissions will have until Monday, June 10, 2019 to submit the film with changes and will receive final acceptance by Monday, June 17, 2019.

  • Mid-June 2019: Notification of acceptance of Special Sessions, Competitive Papers, Working Papers, and Knowledge Forums.

  • Early-July 2019: Submission deadline for revised entries for publication in the Proceedings.

  • Mid-August 2019: Preliminary program posted on ACR website.

  • Late August 2019: Conference registration (as well as registration for Doctoral Symposium, ACR Workshops, and social events) begins on the conference website.

  • Monday, September 2, 2019: Submission deadline for trailers of Videography acceptances.