Session/Paper Submission Instructions

Directions for Submitting Session
1) Access our member portal: “MSSA Online Marketplace”
2) Enter your email address
3) Enter Password (if this is your first visit, select the link to set your password – from the registration page you will be promoted to enter your personal information)
4) From the Member Management Portal click  “Submit a Paper or Session”
5) In the “Organized Sessions” section, select “Add New”
6) Select “Session Type”: Paper Session, Roundtable, Panel, or Workshop
7) Enter your Session Title
8) From the “Presentation Modality Preference” menu, select your presentation preference:  Virtual or On-Site.
9) Submit a session abstract.
10) Select up to 4 keyword topics that represent your session theme.
11) Select “Next”: If you names of session participants enter them here. If you do not you can skip this step and add them in at a later time.
12) Select “Next” to see your Session Summary where you can choose to edit your session or submit by selecting “Finish”.

Directions for Submitting Paper
1) Access our member portal: “MSSA Online Marketplace”
2) Enter your email address
3) Enter Password (if this is your first visit, select the link to set your password – from the registration page you will be promoted to enter your personal information)
4) From the Member Management Portal click  “Submit a Paper or Session”
5) In the “Papers” section, select “Add New”
6) From the “New Presentation” page enter your: presentation title and abstract.
7) From the “Submission Type” drop down menu, select your (1) preferred: Paper, Poster, or Roundtable
8) From the “Presentation Modality Preference” menu, select your presentation preference:  Virtual or On-Site.
9) Choose whether you give permission to have your abstract published after the conference in an edition of Sociological Spectrum.
10) Select if you want your paper to be considered for either the  Graduate or Undergraduate Paper Awards.
11) Select up to 4 keyword topics that represent your submission.
12) Select “Next” to add author/presenter information.
13) Select “Next” to see your Submission Summary where you can choose to edit your session or submit by selecting “Finish”.

You will be notified when your paper has been accepted.  You will need to register for the conference before your presentation.

If you prefer, you can send your paper to: meredith.dye@mtsu.edu

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Contact MSSA:
Shelly McGrath, President
smgrath@uab.edu