Submissions


Invited Session Proposals – Deadline September 8, 2020

Opens: July 16, 2020
Closes: September 8, 2020
Decision Due: October 9, 2020

Participation Limitations

To submit an invited session proposal, you will need the following:

  1. Session Type (Invited)
  2. Session Subtype (Paper or Panel)
  3. Sponsor (Outside Organization, ASA Committee, ASA Section, Sponsoring Society, ASA Journal). A pull-down screen with a pre-approved list is provided; select no more than three.
  4. Session Title
  5. Session Description. Please provide any of the following information:
    • Short description of session, including focus, content, timeliness, and appeal
    • List of invited speakers/panelists, including affiliations and email addresses for each and tentative title for each presentation
    • Format of session (e.g., chair, three speakers, and discussant)
  6. Session organizer, including affiliation and email address
  7. Session chair, including affiliation and email address
  8. Discussant (if any), including affiliation and email address

Submitted proposals will be available for editing July 16–September 8, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). To edit a session, you will need the confirmation number and password.

Topic-Contributed Session Proposals – Deadline December 10, 2020

Opens: November 12, 2020
Closes: December 10, 2020
Decision Due: January 6, 2021

Participation Limitations

To submit a topic-contributed session proposal, you will need the following:

  1. Session Type (Topic-Contributed)
  2. Session Subtype (Paper or Panel)
  3. Sponsor (ASA Committee, ASA Section, Sponsoring Society). A pull-down screen with a pre-approved list is provided; select no more than three.
  4. Session Title
  5. Session Description. Please provide any of the following:
    • Short description of session, including focus, content, timeliness, and appeal
    • List of invited speakers/panelists, including affiliations and email addresses for each and tentative title for each presentation
    • Format of session (e.g., chair, four speakers, and discussant)
  6. Session organizer, including affiliation and email address
  7. Session chair, including affiliation and email address
  8. Discussant (if any), including affiliation and email address

Submitted proposals will be available for editing November 12 to December 10, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). To edit a session, you will need the confirmation number and password.

Contributed Abstract Submissions – Deadline April 29, 2021

Presentations may be given on any topic of statistical interest; however, authors are encouraged to submit abstracts on the theme set by 2021 ASA President Rob Santos, “Statistics, Data, and the Stories They Tell.” Additionally, abstracts with a primary focus on statistical applications are encouraged.

Opens: March 16, 2021
Closes: April 29, 2021
Decision Due: May 17, 2021

Participation Limitations

To submit a session abstract, you will need the following:

  1. Session Type (Contributed)
  2. Session Subtype (Speed)
  3. Primary Sponsor (ASA Committee, ASA Section, JSM Sponsoring Society). A pull-down screen with a pre-approved list is provided.
  4. Abstract Title
  5. Abstract Text (1,200-character limit)
  6. Abstract Keywords
  7. Presenting author and co-author contact information. Please note, there can only be one presenting author. Accurate and unique email addresses are required for all authors or records may be merged.

For JSM 2021, presenters are able to use the following formats:

Speed Presentation

After You Submit

The presenting author listed on each abstract will be notified via email by May 12, 2021, of the following:

  • Session number
  • Date and time of session in which abstract has been programmed
  • Contact information for session chair
  • A web link to the preliminary online program
  • A web link to where you can edit your abstract
  • A web link to detailed information about your responsibilities as a JSM organizer, chair, discussant, speaker, panelist
  • Draft manuscript deadlines
Revisions

You may revise your abstract text, title, and keywords or add coauthors from March 16, through April 14, 2021, and June 15–30, 2021.

Registration

All session participants must confirm their involvement by registering for JSM by June 15, 2021. The registration fee is nonrefundable.

Proof of Progress

All presenters must send proof of a paper in progress to the appropriate JSM session chair by July 1, 2021. Proof of a paper in progress can be a draft manuscript, detailed outline, PowerPoint slides, etc. If you do not send the required proof, your paper may be deleted from the program and become ineligible for publication in the JSM Proceedings. This requirement applies to all contributed and topic-contributed speakers and invited sessions with discussants.

Proceedings – Deadline October 8, 2021

The 2021 JSM Proceedings will be published digitally. Authors will submit their papers electronically to a web collection site between 12 p.m. EDT September 1 and 11:59 p.m. EDT October 8. Submit early. The deadline is firm, and you can expect delays due to heavy volume around that time.

You may publish in the JSM Proceedings if you orally presented your paper or poster at JSM 2021 or one of the following ASA-sponsored conferences*:

2021 Conference on Statistical Practice (ASA)
February 17–19, 2021
Virtual Event

2020 ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Regulatory-Industry Statistics Workshop (BIOP)
September 22–25, 2020
Virtual Event

2021 ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Regulatory-Industry Statistics Workshop (BIOP)
September 21–24, 2020
Virtual Event

Sixth International Conference on Establishment Statistics (ICES)
June 14–17, 2021
Virtual Event

2021 Symposium on Data Science and Statistics (ASA)
June 2–4, 2021
Virtual Event

2020 Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference (ASA)
September 30 – October 2, 2020
Virtual Event

AAPOR 76th Annual Conference (SRMS)
May 13–14, 2021
Virtual Event

ENAR 2021 Spring Meeting (BIOM)
March 14–17, 2021
Virtual Event

2021 Quality and Productivity Research Conference (Q&P)
July 26–29, 2021
Hybrid: Tallahassee, Florida, and Virtual

Check back, as this list will update periodically.

*Authors wishing to submit a paper orally presented at a conference other than JSM are required to pay a $100 publication fee by filling out this form.

Copyright notice: Authors retain copyright of individual papers published in the JSM Proceedings. Eligible presenters are not prohibited from publishing in the JSM Proceedings as well as other publications; authors are advised to consult journal exclusivity agreements for restrictions.

Paper Format and Page Limits

JSM Proceedings will be published in electronic format only. To maintain a uniform and professional look, all papers must conform to the formatting requirements. To help in this endeavor, the ASA has created a Word template and LaTeX template (asaproc.cls, template.tex) for you to download and use.

Following are basic formatting guidelines:

  • 8.5 x 11
  • Margins: 1 in. top and bottom; 1.5 in. left and right
  • Single-spaced
  • Fully justified (figures and tables centered)
  • 11-point Times New Roman
  • Color graphics are acceptable
  • Single column
  • One space between sentences
  • No page numbers (they will be determined later)
  • Tables and figures may come within your text or at the end of your paper
  • No page limits

You must upload a nonsecured PDF file to the submission site; no other formats will be accepted.

Publication Fee

To offset the cost of producing the 2021 JSM Proceedings, the ASA hopes you will consider paying an optional $90 publication fee. You may pay this online when submitting your paper or by filling out this form and faxing it to (703) 684-8069, ATTN: Joyce Narine.

Referencing Your Proceedings Paper

Following is a sample of the standard format for referencing your paper:

Freund, R. J., A. Baker, and J. Hunter. 2021. An example of prediction with regression. In JSM Proceedings, Statistical Computing Section. Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association. 1121–1131.

Key Dates

    Attend
  • May 17, 2021 11:00 AM
    Registration open
  • June 15, 2021
    Early registration deadline
  • June 16, 2021 12:01 AM - July 15, 2021 11:59 PM
    Regular registration (increased fees apply)
  • July 16, 2021 - August 12, 2021
    Late Registration (increased fees apply)
  • August 8, 2021 - August 12, 2021
    2021 Joint Statistical Meetings
  • Program Participants
  • July 16, 2020 - September 8, 2020 11:59 PM
    Online submission of invited session proposals open
  • September 30, 2020
    Online submission of Continuing Education course proposals deadline
  • October 8, 2020 - October 28, 2020 11:59 PM
    Online submission of invited session abstracts open
  • November 12, 2020 12:01 AM - December 10, 2020 11:59 PM
    Online submission of topic-contributed session proposals
  • January 6, 2021 12:01 AM - February 2, 2021 11:59 PM
    Online submission of topic contributed, roundtable and invited poster abstracts
  • January 15, 2021
    Online submission of Computer Technology Workshop (CTW) proposals deadline
  • February 22, 2021 - April 30, 2021 11:59 PM
    Online submission of JSM Meeting & Event Requests
  • March 16, 2021 12:01 AM - April 29, 2021 11:59 PM
    Online submission of contributed abstracts
  • April 7, 2021
    Deadline to request registration extension for government agencies
  • June 15, 2021
    Speaker Registration Deadline
  • July 1, 2021
    Draft manuscript deadline