Submission Guidelines

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Paper Sessions

Individual papers will be grouped in paper sessions according to their themes and keywords. Paper sessions consist of three papers, each of which will be presented within 20 minutes, followed by a short discussion of no more than 10 minutes. We welcome both empirical and theoretical papers. For empirical papers, it is important to include at least preliminary results in order to be accepted. Research which is at an earlier stage is suitable for round table sessions, as they provide a platform for in-depth discussions on research designs and methodologies.

Submission guidelines for individual papers:

Paper submissions consist of an abstract (max. 250 words) and an extended summary of the paper (max. 1000 words). References, tables, and figures may be included and do not feed into the word count. Please make sure to provide information on the following points:

  • Title of the paper
  • Author(s): Name, affiliation, address, and email address
  • Abstract (max. 250 words): The abstract should describe the paper concisely and must be self-contained.
  • Keywords: Indicate 3-5 keywords that describe the paper.
  • Extended summary (max. 1000 words): Please describe the paper with respect to:
    • Objectives and purposes
    • Theoretical framework and background
    • Research questions and/or hypotheses
    • Data, methods, and modeling approaches
    • Results and discussion
    • Significance of the study

 

Symposia

Symposia provide opportunities to present papers that coherently address one research topic. A symposium comprises three thematically grouped papers, each of which will be presented in no more than 20 minutes. After the paper presentations and a few minutes for questions, a discussant will synthesize and review the papers (10-15 minutes). The symposium is concluded by an open discussion with the audience (10-15 minutes). Each symposium lasts 90 minutes and is led by a chair person.

Submission guidelines for symposia:

Symposia submissions consist of a short abstract (max. 250 words) and an extended summary (max. 500 words) which describe the session as an ensemble. Moreover, for each paper, an extended summary (max. 1000 words) is provided. References, tables, and figures may be included and do not feed into the word count. The names of a session chair and discussant must be submitted. There are no restrictions regarding the affiliations of authors. Please make sure to provide information on the following points:

  • Title of the symposium
  • Chair: Name, affiliation, address, and email address
  • Discussant: Name, affiliation, address, and email address
  • Abstract (max. 250 words): The abstract should describe the symposium concisely and must be self-contained.
  • Session summary (max. 500 words): Please describe the session with respect to:
    • Objectives and purposes of the session
    • Overview of the presentations
    • Significance of the topic
  • Keywords: Indicate 3-5 keywords that describe the session.
  • Extended summary of each individual paper (max. 1000 words): Please describe the papers with respect to:
    • Objectives and purposes
    • Theoretical framework and background
    • Research questions and/or hypotheses
    • Data, methods, and modeling approaches
    • Results and discussion
    • Significance of the study

 

Round Table

Round table sessions provide opportunities for researchers to present and discuss work in progress. Specifically, research outcomes, designs, research methodologies, and future directions can be discussed. As the set-up of round table sessions is very open, allowing for open discussions on research topics related to the conference theme and the domains of the EARLI SIGs 18 and 23, they will serve as platforms for active discussions rather than paper presentations. A round table session lasts up to 90 minutes and focuses on a specific topic for discussion.

Submission guidelines for a round table session:

  • Round table submissions outline an agenda for discussing a specific research topic and provide information on the following aspects:
  • Title of the round table session
  • Chair(s): Name, affiliation, address, and email address (optional)
  • Abstract (max. 200 words): The abstract should describe the round table session concisely and must be self-contained.
  • Keywords: Indicate 3-5 keywords that describe the session.
  • Extended summary (max. 600 words): Please describe the session with respect to:
    • Objectives and purposes
    • Problem statement: Description of the issues authors came across in their research. Depending on the issues raised, authors may want to use figures, tables, and illustrations to clarify the issues at hand.
    • Specific questions or issues for discussion: Please provide specific questions or issues (relevant to your topic) you would like to discuss in the round table session.
    • References, tables, and figures may be included and do not feed into the word count.