2021 Academic Research Symposium Call for Papers

Online Submission Period Begins: March 1, 2021
Hard Deadline (no extensions this year) for Submissions: June 1, 2021

You are invited to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professional's (CSCMP’s) 2021 Academic Research Symposium (ARS), which will be held on Sunday, September 19 in Atlanta, Georgia, in conjunction with the CSCMP’s annual conference, EDGE. This conference provides an excellent opportunity to meet with colleagues and share new research with top academics in the supply chain management discipline. In addition to the opportunity to reconnect with and confer with your colleagues, there are many additional ways to participate in this event. For instance, you might submit a full-length research or teaching paper to be considered for symposium awards and full-length presentation. You might also submit an abstract to report on teaching innovation or supply chain management research that is in progress. These abstracts will be considered for presentation at our expanded Poster Session. We also seek volunteers to develop and moderate expert panel sessions on timely and important topics that affect the supply chain management community at large. Finally, we can always use help reviewing submissions. Please find more details on these opportunities below. Thank you for your involvement in the 2021 CSCMP ARS. We look forward to connecting with you in Anaheim!


Research submissions are encouraged in the form of:


(1) Award Competitive Papers

(2) Teaching Innovation Papers

(3) Research Abstracts for Poster Presentation.


The full-length (20 pages or less) Award Competitive Papers should report basic findings and contributions of the research endeavor. All research submissions will be evaluated on originality, clarity, research design, and theoretical and practical contribution. Accepted papers will be invited to present in a full session at the ARS and will be considered for the E. Grosvenor Plowman Award. Authors of full-length papers not accepted for presentation might be invited instead to present their research as a poster.


• Teaching Innovation Papers should also be no longer than 20 pages in length. These papers might include reporting of pedagogical techniques or methods, applied teaching case studies, experiential description of the use of new tools, or other innovative teaching methods. Teaching submissions will be evaluated for originality, clarity, and value of discussion of learning outcomes and will be considered for the Innovative Supply Chain Teaching Award. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their research in a full session at the ARS. Authors of full-length papers not accepted for presentation might be invited instead to present their research as a poster.

• Authors who are unlikely to have findings ready to present by the conference are highly encouraged to submit their work in progress (Research or Teaching) as a Research Abstract for Poster Presentation. These Abstracts should be five pages or less in length and include at least one figure that helps to describe critical ideas behind the research in progress. Consistent with the 2017 ARS, this year’s ARS will host dedicated poster sessions during the day of the symposium. Considering the overall positive feedback about the value of last year’s poster sessions, we are expanding this part of the conference as a means to improve how we share our research and solicit feedback. There will be a greater proportion of posters vs. full paper presentation this year compared to last Top posters will be considered for display during the CSCMP EDGE conference.


To submit an abstract, please create an account, then proceed to the 'Your Submission' page to complete the application process.

The ARS Symposium Committee is in search of suggested expert panels of scholars, managers, and to discuss important topics of interest to the supply chain management community. Contact the ARS chair, David Swansonor any member of the ARS Conference Committee to propose your idea.