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2015 ATA Midyear Meeting
Inaugural Teaching and Curriculum Conference

Calls for the ATA Midyear Meeting

The 27th annual American Taxation Association (ATA) Midyear Meeting will be held in Washington, DC on February 27-28, 2015. 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
Teaching and Curriculum Conference – Call for Proposals

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


Call for Papers
2015 JATA Conference

The 21st Journal of the American Taxation Association Conference will be held in conjunction with the ATA Midyear Meeting in Washington, DC on February 27-28, 2015. Original papers addressing interesting and relevant tax issues will be considered for the conference.Submitted papers will not automatically be considered for publication at JATA. Authors are free to submit the papers to any journal. A paper under review (or being revised for resubmission) at another journal as of the Conference submission deadline, however, should not be submitted. Authors can submit papers to be considered for publication at JATA as well. Papers submitted to JATA will be given some preference in the conference selection process. Authors will be notified of the Conference selection decision by December 15, 2014.

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.

Manuscripts must be submitted through the Manuscript Submission and Peer Review System for JATA, located at http://jata.peerx-press.org. 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 during the Midyear Meeting.

To be considered, papers must be received no later than November 1, 2014. Contact Professor Ken Klassen by email at jata@uwaterloo.ca if file compatibility or electronic submission presents a problem. The submission fee of $150 for members of the American Taxation Association (ATA) and $200.00 if none of the co-authors are members of the ATA in U.S. funds should be paid by credit card following instructions provided on the AAA web site (http://aaahq.org/Research/AAA-Journals/Information-for-Authors).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 Kenneth Klassen at jata@uwaterloo.ca.


Call for Papers
2015 JLTR Conference

The annual Journal of Legal Tax Research Conference will be held in conjunction with the American Taxation Association (ATA) Midyear Meeting in Washington, D.C., from February 27-28, 2015, with the presentation of papers being on Saturday, February 28.  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:

  • Identify, describe, and illuminate important current tax issues including the history, development, and congressional intent of specific provisions,
  • Propose improvements in U.S., state and local, or foreign tax systems and unique solutions to tax or fiscal problems,
  • Critically analyze proposed or recent tax law changes from both a technical AND a policy perspective,
  • Discuss improvements in tax compliance, tax complexity, or tax policy
  • Provide critical discussions for strategically structuring transactions, considering tax and non-tax ramifications,
  • Critically analyze recent or proposed legislative or regulatory changes, or
  • Critically analyze similarities and differences between tax accounting and financial accounting issues.

To be considered, papers must be received no later than November 1, 2014 December 15, 2014. 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 by checking the appropriate box that the paper is being submitted for the Legal Research Conference. There is no cost for submitting to the Conference only. 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 Dr. Blaise M. Sonnier by email at bsonnier@uccs.edu.

Note: Although manuscripts are submitted through the JLTR manuscript submission system, authors need to check the appropriate box indicating whether the manuscript is being submitted for the Legal Research Conference only or for both the Conference and publication consideration in JLTR. The JLTR submission fee of $50 in U.S. funds should be paid by credit card following the instructions provided on the AAA web site (http://aaahq.org/Research/AAA-Journals/Information-for-Authors).  Decisions for the Conference and JLTR will be independent of each other. 


Call for Research Submissions
New Faculty/Doctoral Research
Working Papers
2015 ATA Midyear Meeting

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.

  • 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 2011-2012 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).
  • 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, 2014
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 inJATA unless authors separately submit the paper to the journal and pay the submission fee.


Call for Teaching Submissions
2015 ATA Midyear Meeting

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, 2014. 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 Megan McInerney Burke (megan.burke@tamuc.edu).


Call for Proposals
ATA Teaching and Curriculum Conference
February 26, 2015

The inaugural ATA Teaching and Curriculum Conference will be held prior to the upcoming ATA Midyear meeting in Washington, DC.  The planning committee is soliciting proposals for a session exploring tax teaching tips and techniques.  This session will feature a number of teaching ideas that can each be shared, including related materials, illustrations, instructions, etc., in a relatively short presentation. If you have developed a unique exercise, case, active learning exercise, online tool, or other pedagogical innovation you’d like to share, this session is for you!

Proposals related to any and all substantive and pedagogical issues are welcome.  Ideas related to the following would be particularly interesting. 

  • Tools to enhance online courses
  • Ideas for enhancing the value of online homework packages
  • Techniques used to flip the classroom
  • Techniques for incorporating ethics into the tax course
  • Strategies for preventing, detecting, and/or dealing with academic dishonesty
  • Tips for enhancing student interest in taxation

Proposals should include a brief (1-2 page) description of the idea.

Submissions must be completed by November 1, 2014. To submit your proposal, 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 Conference and fulfill their responsibilities for the session for which their submission is accepted.

For further information, contact Julia Camp at jcamp@providence.edu.

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