American Taxation Association

Calls for the ATA Midyear Meeting

The 26th annual American Taxation Association (ATA) Midyear Meeting will be held in San Antonio, TX on February 21-22, 2014. (Click here for information on the ATA 2014 Midyear Meeting.) We invite submissions to the following research and teaching sessions. Details about each session along with specific submission requirements are included below.

JATA Conference - Call for Submissions
JLTR Conference - Call for Submissions
New Faculty/Doctoral Research Session - Call for Submissions
Working Papers Session - Call for Submissions
Teaching Sessions - Call for Submissions

The ATA New Faculty Concerns Committee has also compiled a list of of Working Paper and Research Conference Opportunities.

Call for Papers
2014 JATA Conference

The 20th Journal of the American Taxation Association Conference will be held in conjunction with the ATA Midyear Meeting in San Antonio, Texas on February 21-22, 2014. Original papers addressing interesting and relevant tax issues will be considered for the conference. Papers submitted to the conference will not automatically be considered for publication in JATA. You are free to submit the paper to any journal. A paper under review (or being revised for resubmission) at another journal as of the conference submission deadline, however, may not be submitted.

All research methods (including, but not limited to, archival, analytical, behavioral, experimental, and field studies) will be considered. Contingent on suitable revisions in accordance with JATA’s normal review procedures, papers submitted to JATA and accepted for the conference will be published in a regular issue of the journal, along with discussants’ comments. Conference papers will be made available to conference participants in advance of the midyear meeting through the ATA web site. Papers submitted to JATA but not accepted for the conference will be treated as regular submissions to JATA. Authors will be notified of the conference selection decision by December 13, 2013.

Manuscripts must be submitted through the Manuscript Submission and Peer Review System for JATA, located at http://jata.allentrack.net. The site contains detailed instructions regarding the preparation of files for submission. To ensure anonymous review, please note that the article title page (with author names) must be in a separate file from the manuscript text. All manuscripts must comply with the JATA editorial policies and style guidelines. Please indicate in a letter to the editor that the paper is being submitted for the Conference and whether you are also submitting the paper for publication in JATA by checking the appropriate boxes on the submission website. In addition, at the author's election, papers not accepted for presentation at the JATA Conference will be considered for presentation in one of the research sessions held on Saturday during the midyear meeting.

To be considered, papers must be received no later than November 1, 2013. Contact Professor John Phillips by email at jata@business.uconn.edu if file compatibility or electronic submission presents a problem. The submission fee of $75 in U.S. funds should be paid by credit card following instructions provided on the AAA web site (http://aaahq.org/pubs/author.htm).The submission fee is only required if the paper is to be considered for publication in JATA. Questions about the submission process may be emailed to John Phillips at jata@business.uconn.edu.


Call for Papers
2014 JLTR Conference

The annual Journal of Legal Tax Research Conference will be held in conjunction with the American Taxation Association (ATA) Midyear Meeting in San Antonio, TX, from February 21-22, 2014. Original papers addressing interesting and relevant legal tax research issues along with associated applied tax policy will be considered for the conference. A paper under review (or being revised for resubmission) at another journal as of the conference submission deadline may not be submitted.
We encourage creative and innovative manuscripts that employ legal research methodologies and that logically and clearly:

To be considered, papers must be received no later than November 1, 2013. Manuscripts must be no longer than 25 – 30 double spaced pages and must be submitted through the Manuscript Submission and Peer Review System for JLTR, located at http://jltr.allentrack.net. The site contains detailed instructions regarding the preparation of files for submission. All manuscripts must comply with the JLTR editorial policies and style guidelines. To ensure anonymous review, please submit the article title page (with author names) in a separate file from the manuscript text. Also, please indicate that the paper is being submitted for the JLTR Conference. If file compatibility or electronic submission presents a problem, you should contact Professor Tony Curatola by email at curatola@drexel.edu. If you have questions specifically regarding the JLTR Conference itself, please contact Professor Robert Gardner by email at gardner@byu.edu.


Call for Research Submissions
New Faculty/Doctoral Research
Working Papers

We invite submissions of research papers. We encourage submission across a wide variety of topics and methods. We welcome new topics, new research methods, and new data sets, in addition to traditional domains.

Eligible research papers fall into the following categories.

(1) New Faculty/Doctoral Research: For a paper to qualify in this category, at least one author on the manuscript must have started their first tenure-track faculty position during the 2010-2011 academic year or later, or must be a doctoral student. Doctoral students are invited to submit papers based on their dissertation or other working papers. The ATA will partially support doctoral students who have papers accepted for the New Faculty/Doctoral Student Research session (the registration fee will be waived and one night's lodging at the hotel will be provided).

(2) Working Papers: For a paper to qualify in this category, the manuscript must be sufficiently developed to allow informed feedback (e.g., well developed background and theory, clearly stated hypotheses, and planned statistical analysis). We encourage submission of a variety of papers including those that examine new topics, or new or seldom seen methods of research, new data sets, etc. that might appeal to our audience of tax enthusiasts. The aims are to provide authors with relevant and timely feedback and to provide the audience exposure to cutting edge research.

As part of the submission process, you will be asked to direct your paper to one or both of the above categories and to indicate whether your submission should be considered for inclusion in the research forum.

Submissions must be completed by November 1, 2013. To submit your paper, please CLICK HERE to access the submission system using your AAA member ID and password. If you have forgotten your AAA member ID/password, click here to retrieve them.

If you do not have a member ID/password, click here to obtain AAA login credentials. Then, use your AAA login credentials to create a new account in the submission system.

If you have questions, please contact Sean McGuire (smcguire@mays.tamu.edu) or Stacie Laplante (slaplante@bus.wisc.edu).

Note: Papers submitted to the ATA Midyear Meeting will not be considered for publication in JATA unless authors separately submit the paper to the journal and pay the submission fee.


Call for Teaching Submissions

Innovations and Challenges in Teaching Tax Session:
The Teaching Resources Committee is sponsoring a session focused on innovative teaching in tax. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the use of social media in tax courses, assignments requiring students to apply and enhance their Excel skills, and coping with the challenge of teaching tax courses when the permanence of many tax provisions is uncertain. The session's format will include a 5-8 minute presentation of each accepted submission, after which the presenters will be available to further discuss their ideas with interested audience members.

Effective Learning Strategies Session:
The Teaching Resources Committee is sponsoring a session similar to the Effective Learning Strategies (ELS) sessions at the AAA annual meeting. A submitter may choose to submit directly to the ELS session or to have his or her submission considered for this session if not accepted for the Innovations and Challenges session.

Submissions:
All submissions 1) should describe the idea, resource, teaching strategy, or innovation that supports learning in tax, including the key issues and concepts that will be addressed and 2) should include learning outcomes (what will participants learn from your presentation or poster?).

Submissions to the Innovations and Challenges session should consist of manuscripts (paper of 5-10 pages, excluding figures and tables).

Submissions to the ELS session may consist of manuscripts or shorter documents (approximately 200 words)

Submissions must be completed by December 1, 2013. To submit your paper, please CLICK HERE to access the submission system using your AAA member ID and password. If you have forgotten your AAA member ID/password, click here to retrieve them.

If you do not have a member ID/password, click here to obtain AAA login credentials. Then, use your AAA login credentials to create a new account in the submission system.

Authors of accepted submissions will be expected to attend the ATA Midyear Meeting and fulfill their responsibilities for the session for which their submission is accepted.

For further information, contact Susan Anderson (andersonse@appstate.edu).

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