TRANSACTIONS AUTHOR GUIDELINES
Detailed instructions for preparing a paper for the
Transactions, including all templates, forms (copyright release form, etc.) that must be
submitted along with the paper.
To present a paper at AACE International's Annual
Meeting, an abstract of the proposed paper must be submitted on the abstract form (below)
with this call for papers. Papers for the technical program are selected based on the
abstract, and in the case of previous speakers, also on evaluations of prior
Also use this form to request a place on the
program for panel discussions, forums, technical subcommittee meetings, or any other special
event that may not have a prepared paper.
The deadline for submitting the abstract
is August 31, 2012. EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
If you have any questions, please call 800.858.COST /
+1.304.296.8444, or send us e-mail at email@example.com.
A brief abstract of 100-175 words must be submitted on the form provided
below. If possible, develop the abstract by addressing the major aspects of
your paper as described below.
Description of the paper: summarize the scope and nature of the work upon
which the paper is based. Note the relative emphasis of components such as
field data, laboratory data, design, analysis, operations, research, or system
development. Note differences from other past or current work in the area. If
your paper is a review paper, carefully state the extent of the coverage.
Application: describe the possible
application of knowledge provided in the paper to a particular area of cost
engineering. If the paper describes a case history of a particular
application, point out the general value to be gained from the work.
Results, observations, and conclusions:
describe the results presented in the paper and state specific conclusions of
your work. Describe how these differ from results or conclusions of previous
work on the same or similar subjects. If your paper describes hardware or
operations of a system or describes an event, state the specific new
information. Also, say whether or not results of field data, laboratory test
data, or calculated work are included.
Carefully review this document! Authors
should note that a manuscript for inclusion in the 2013 AACE International
Transactions is required for each paper accepted for the meeting program.
Deadline for receipt of manuscripts is January 31, 2013: All
papers submitted for the Transactions will be peer reviewed. If your
abstract has been accepted you are required to pass the peer review in order
to be accepted for the Technical Program. Please refer to the “Technical
Paper Evaluation Criteria” located in the “Author Guidelines” section.
Detailed author guidelines may be downloaded here.
The Technical Program Committee will base its initial review solely on the
basis of the information submitted in the abstract, therefore it is very
important that you take the necessary time to fully develop a coherent and
Any expenses incurred by authors for travel, lodging, food, meeting
registration fees, or other incidental expenses are solely the
responsibilities of the authors.
Authors of all papers for the technical program
will be notified by e-mail about the status of their submissions.
English language manuscript is required for each technical paper selected for
the meeting. The manuscript, including tables, figures, and references, should preferably not exceed 5,000 words. Papers must meet a 3,500 word minimum criteria. If selected, the paper will be included in the
International Transactions for the meeting. You must provide high-quality copies of
any figures or tables (preferably 300 dpi if in electronic format). Illegible
illustrations will not be used.
We use Microsoft Word for Windows. We can convert other word processing files saved as ASCII or Rich
Text Format (RTF). All files must be PC-compatible.
If your abstract is accepted,
you should download and carefully examine the
Guidelines. An electronic copy of the manuscript, including all illustrations,
signed and notarized publications agreement must be received at Headquarters before the specified dates above.
In addition to the written paper, a PowerPoint slide presentation is
required (this is due by March 31, 2013). The official AACE slide
template MUST BE used! The presentation should be one hour in duration (45 minutes for the presentation; 15 minutes maximum for questions). To obtain a copy of
one of the
official AACE PowerPoint Templates,
The following guidelines are observed by
AACE's Annual Meeting Technical Program Review Committee when initially selecting papers.
The paper must not have been published or circulated previously--this includes publication in trade periodicals or other professional/technical journals.
The paper should contain new knowledge or experience in some field of cost engineering and total cost management.
The paper must be technically correct and should be of interest to a reasonable number of people working the field. It may be theoretical or may present the results of studies, or it may state or analyze a problem. The paper may also be a review-type paper, but it must be of significant value to the technical field it addresses.
You need to get company clearance before you submit the abstract. Prospective authors should provide information on any clearance problems when the abstract is submitted.
Theoretical papers and application papers presenting solutions to problems will be selected from various fields. Program time is limited,
so when weighing its decision, the Technical Program Committee will emphasize
the quality of the contribution and its value to the cost engineering field.
Commercialism: while it is appropriate at times to mention commercial trade names, language that is commercial in tone must not be used. Using such terms in an abstract may result in a negative review by the Technical Program Committee. Excessive commercialism in the text of papers submitted for the meeting and the
Transactions is cause for removal of the paper from the program.
Copyright: AACE International Transactions is published in the United States. Therefore, in accordance with US copyright laws, AACE International must receive and maintain on file a notarized publications agreement, signed by all authors of the papers. Government employees must also submit a publications agreement form to AACE to guarantee that the paper is an original work, but the form need not be notarized, and submittal of the form by government employees does not transfer copyright to AACE if the paper were prepared in the course of government employment. For authors in countries where there are no notaries, you must include a publications agreement that includes the signature of a witness who verifies your signature.