Submission/Paper Modification Guidelines

Regular Paper Submission Guidelines

After the September 1 abstract deadline and until the end of review process the following things cannot be changed:

  • contact author name and email — if there is an exceptional circumstance (e.g., unforeseen job change) kindly send AAAI chairs an email at aaai21chairs@aaai.org.
  • subject areas

After the September 1 abstract deadline and until September 3 the following things can be changed

  • list of authors
  • author order

After the September 1 abstract deadline and until the September 9 paper submission deadline, the following things can be edited, but should not be substantively changed.

  • title of the paper
  • abstract of the paper

What is a substantive change? Rephrasing for clarity is fine. If the Program Chairs determine that an abstract or title has been changed to the extent that it describes qualitatively different research, the paper will be rejected without review.

After the September 1 abstract deadline and until the September 9 paper submission deadline, the following things can be changed:

  • submitted paper

After the September 9 paper submission, and until the September 16 supplementary material deadline, the following things can be changed:

  • technical appendix
  • multimedia appendix
  • code & data appendix
  • appendix for resubmissions of substantially improved, previously rejected submissions

After the September 16 deadline and before notification NOTHING can be changed, including author order.

(IMPORTANT NOTE: Submissions that have “placeholder” (test, xyz, etc.) titles or abstracts (or none at all) will be deleted. Authors of such vacuous submissions will be notified that their abstract has been deleted and will not be allowed to submit a full paper.)

NeurIPS/EMNLP FastTrack Paper Submission Guidelines

After the September 29 abstract & paper submission deadline and until the end of review process the following things cannot be changed:

  • contact author name and email — if there is an exceptional circumstance (e.g., unforeseen job change) kindly send AAAI chairs an email at aaai21chairs@aaai.org.
  • title of the paper
  • abstract of the paper
  • subject areas
  • list of authors
  • author order
  • submitted paper
  • appendix for resubmissions of substantially improved, previously rejected NeurIPS-20 or EMNLP-20 submissions

After the September 29 paper submission, and until the October 6 supplementary material deadline, the following things can be changed:

  • technical appendix
  • multimedia appendix
  • code & data appendix

After the October 6 deadline and before notification NOTHING can be changed, including author order.

(IMPORTANT NOTE: The Program Chairs reserve the right to reject the paper if the submission (a) did not accurately disclose any of the information related to their previous EMNLP-20/NeurIPS-20 paper (either by modifying it or by failing to disclose it, in whole or in part); (b) failed to name any of the authors listed as part of the original submission as authors of the AAAI submission (when appropriate, new author names can be added to AAAI submissions); (c) used a previous NeurIPS/EMNLP submission as a “placeholder” to enable late submission of a materially different AAAI submission.)

Paper / Paper Data Changes after Acceptance and in Preparation for Submission to AAAI Press

After notification and until the preprint deadline, authors may request to modify their paper title by emailing AAAI at aaai21@aaai.org. Note that authors cannot be added or deleted under any circumstances, nor can the author order be changed.

After the preprint deadline and until the camera-ready deadline, the title, author order or list of authors can no longer be changed.

Paper / Paper Data Changes after the Final Camera-Ready Copy (CRC) Deadline

  • Nothing can be changed, including author order, on submitted final CRC copy.

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