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2014 SME Annual Meeting Author Information  

We Want You.... Submit an Abstract for the 2014 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit
Call for Papers: Abstract Site





Sessions and Chairs for the 2014 Annual Meeting. For information only. Abstracts for consideration MUST be submnitted through abstract central at the above blue button.


** Preprint Manuscripts 
Due November 1, 2013.


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2014 SME Annual Meeting Author Information 

The 2014 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit will be held February 23 - 26, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Your role in this meeting is integral to its success.  We look forward to working with you.  Following is information regarding submitting an abstract and preprint manuscript.


Abstract Submission:

Abstracts for consideration to the 2014 SME Annual Meeting are due no later than August 1, 2013.  To submit an abstract:

  • Please click on the above blue button.
  • Setup an account in the abstract site.  This is NOT related to the SME site.  You will need to create an account here regardless of if you had an account in previous years and regardless of your SME website account status.
  • Submit your abstract to the session that best suits your abstract. 

Notice to authors of those accepted or otherwise will be emailed in September. If you are accepted, final manuscripts are due November 1, 2013.

Information on preparing a 2014 preprint Manuscripts can be found on this page along with information on peer review and the preprint contest.

We look forward to your participation in the 2014 SME Annual Meeting program.

Preprint Manuscript Submission Requirements

  • SME will be featuring 2014 preprints on USB drive.  In order to be eligible for inclusion on the preprint proceedings, preprints must be submitted no later than November 1, 2013.  Please DO NOT put your manuscript into pdf format.
  • Please format your manuscript to the specifications in the preprint guidelines. SME will not, under any circumstances accept e-mailed manuscripts.

For Papers Requesting a Peer Review:

  • If your paper is prepared only for the Preprint USB, and you are not requesting peer review, follow the preprint format directions above.
  • If you wish the paper to appear on the preprint USB and be peer reviewed for SME periodicals, you will need to submit it twice, once for the USB (follow instructions above under preprint format) and again onto the Scholar One Manuscripts peer-review website. Online peer-review procedure for SME periodicals can be found at

SME 2014 SME Preprint Competition

Following are the eligibility requirements and general competition outline.

  • A first prize of $10,000 and a second prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the two divisions with the highest and second highest percentage of pre-prints accepted by SME staff in time for inclusion on the pre-print USB. 
  • The full amount of prize money received by the winning divisions will be paid into a scholarship fund of the winning division's choice.
  • To be eligible, a SME Division or Committee must have programmed at least five sessions (and a minimum of twenty papers) for the 2014 Annual Meeting. Paper pre-prints must be received by the SME staff in time for inclusion of the pre-print USB.



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