Friday, February 19, 2010

Instructions for Submission of Proposals for 2011 and 2012 Annual Meetings

It is now possible for members to submit proposals and reports for review by the APA Program Committee at its April meeting. By action of the APA Board of Directors, all submissions listed below must be made electronically through the web site of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) and are due no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, March 12. Instructions for the submission of individual abstracts (which will be due in May) will be posted in April. The submissions now being accepted are

A. Proposals for an At Large Panel, Committee Panel, Seminar, or Workshop

B. Proposals for a Roundtable Discussion Session

C. Reports on Sessions Organized by a Previously Chartered Affiliated Group or Organizer-Refereed Panel

D. Application for a New Organizer-Refereed Panel or a New or Renewed Affiliated Group Charter

See the Program Guide at

This document contains much of the information that used to appear in the Program Guide insert (yellow pages) of the October Newsletter. Please examine the General Requirements section of this document closely before beginning the submission process. Note in particular that members wishing to make a submission

  • must obtain a free account from SSRN,
  • must be in good standing (i.e., have APA dues paid through 2010),
  • and must have a working password for the members only section of the APA web site.

The paragraphs entitled "SSRN Registration" and "APA Membership" of the Program Guide explain how to register with SSRN and resolve membership or web site access problems and give contact information for SSRN and Johns Hopkins University Press staff who can assist with these tasks.

We are very pleased to offer this online submission facility this year and welcome suggestions for improvement next year.