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Author Guidelines

General guidelines for abstracts

All abstracts must be written in English.

Use Arabic numerals for all numbers except at the beginning of a sentence where they should be written out.

Use standard abbreviations and symbols. Keep abbreviations to a minimum and define each one when it is used for the first time.

Do not include any figures or tables in abstracts, and do not submit attachments, slides, or any reference materials with the abstracts.

There are specific submission instructions for the different formats of presentations that can be found via their corresponding heading under submissions.

  • Oral presentation
  • Poster presentation
  • Symposia / Round table
  • Workshop

 

Abstract Formatting

Oral and poster presentations

An oral presentation is proposed to present research findings or innovative practices on a given theme or subtheme. Papers should report on recent developments in applied educational or school psychology in relation to the theme or a subtheme of the conference. Individual papers will be grouped into thematic sessions, which usually consist of three oral presentations, each 30 minutes long including questions from participants (totaling 90 minutes). On acceptance of the proposal, detailed information and guidelines for presentation will be provided.

A poster presentation is proposed to present research data in a visual way on a given poster space about any topic related to the main theme or subtheme of the conference (research findings, evaluation, intervention, prevention programmes, education and school psychology data, national and international, etc). According to topic posters will be grouped into thematic sessions. Sessions will last 90 minutes during which the paper will be displayed and the authors of posters will be invited to participate in discussions regarding their papers. On acceptance of the proposal, information will be provided on the size of the display and how to mount it.

ABSTRACT FOR ORAL OR POSTER PRESENTATION SHOULD INCLUDE:

Title. Provide a title of your presentation no longer than 150 characters (with spaces). The title should be clearly indicating the contents of the abstract.

Presenting author details. First name(s) followed by surname(s); Institution of affiliation, address; E-mail address

Co-author(s) details. First name(s) followed by surname(s); Institution of affiliation.

The body of the text should be no longer than 250 words and include:

  • The primary objectives of the presentation, including the main discussion/research questions, aims or theoretical framework issues.
  • The indication of the type of presentation: Practice, Theory or Research
  • If applicable, the description of the design, participants and measures of the study.
  • The main results obtained (if it is an empirical study), or the major points to be made.
  • The conclusion and/or some discussion questions of the presentation.
  • Please do not include a list of references at the end of your abstract.

Keywords: Provide 3-5 the main keywords of your presentation (not more than 150 characters; with spaces)

 

Symposia / Round table

The symposia or round table is proposed to discuss on a theme, topic, or an issue that is of importance for practical or scientific purposes and discuss it from various points of view. The symposia or round table is a group presentation on a single theme, and must include a convenor and presenters. The convenor is the chair and organizer and is responsible for submitting abstracts for the overall symposium / round table as well as for the inviting presenters to speak. The symposia or round table usually consists of up to four oral presentations, each 20 minutes long, from different authors on a related theme (totalling 90 minutes).  The presentations of symposia or round table might be followed by a general discussion among presenters or have a discussant which summarises the presented ideas (in that case the convenor is responsible for selection and invitation of a discussant).

NOTE: The convenor must submit the symposia / round table details (see below), symposia or round table overview abstract, and the timetable indicating the running order of the sections. The convenor also has to collect all abstracts from the symposia / round table participants (presenters), and upload them via the conference abstract submission system. Symposia or round table should include at least one convenor and three presentations. If applicable, the convenors should select and invite a discussant and provide the discussant details. The convenor will be the chairperson.

ABSTRACT FOR SYMPOSIA OR ROUND TABLE SHOULD INCLUDE:

  • Title. Provide a title of your symposia or round table no longer than 150 characters (with spaces). The title should be clearly indicating the contents of the symposia / round table discussion.
  • Convenor details. First name(s) followed by surname(s); Institution of affiliation, address; E-mail address. There can be one or maximum two convenors, but only one has the responsibility of the symposia or round table.
  • Discussant details (If applicable). First name(s) followed by surname(s); Institution of affiliation; Address; E-mail address.
  • Symposia / Round table overview abstract should be no longer than 250 words and include:
  • Aims: four or five points that summarise what you expect the symposia / round table discussion to achieve.
  • Rationale: explaining why it is important to discuss this issue at this year’s conference.
  • Summary outlining the symposia / round table as a whole and integrating the individual contributions.
  • Timetable indicating the running order of the sections.
  • The indication of the type of symposia / round table: Practice, Theory or Research.
  • Please do not include a list of references at the end of your abstract.
  • Abstracts of symposia / round table presentations by providing the following information (no longer than 1120 words):
  • 1st presentation: title, authors, body of the text and keywords (follow submission guidelines for oral or poster presentation)
  • 2nd presentation: title, authors, body of the text and keywords (follow submission guidelines for oral or poster presentation)
  • 3rd presentation: title, authors, body of the text and keywords (follow submission guidelines for oral or poster presentation)
  • 4th presentation: title, authors, body of the text and keywords (follow submission guidelines for oral or poster presentation)

 

Workshop

A workshop is proposed to enable a practitioner, researcher, or other educational professional (or their group) to present specific new techniques, methods and tools for psychologists from practical point of view in relation to the conference theme. Workshop will last 90 to 180 minutes, involving interactive and co-operative activities and discussions among a limited number of participants. In some instances, the participants may need to register in advance.

ABSTRACT FOR WORKSHOP SHOULD INCLUDE:

Title. Provide a title of your presentation no longer than 150 characters (with spaces). The title should be clearly indicating the contents of the abstract.

Presenting author details. First name(s) followed by surname(s); Institution of affiliation, address; E-mail address

Co-author(s) details. First name(s) followed by surname(s); Institution of affiliation.

The body of the text should be no longer than 250 words and include:

  • The primary objectives of the workshop, including the main aims or theoretical framework issues.
  • The specific skills to be taught.
  • The expected learning outcomes for the participants.
  • The expected time for your workshop (90 minutes or 180 minutes).
  • Please do not include a list of references at the end of your abstract.
  • Keywords: Provide 3-5 the main keywords of your presentation (not more than 150 characters; with spaces).

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another conference for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Director).
  2. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Conference.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:
a) Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial presentation at this conference.
b) Authors are able to waive the terms of the CC license and enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution and subsequent publication of this work (e.g., publish a revised version in a journal, post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial presentation at this conference.
c) In addition, authors are encouraged to post and share their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) at any point before and after the conference.

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