Submission Guidelines

Abstract submissions are open to members and non-members of ISPA through the electronic submission system from November 15th 2019 onwards. ISPA 2021 welcomes proposals to the scientific program for a variety of formats: paper and poster presentations, symposia, workshops and round table discussions. Please read the submission guidelines below carefully before submitting.

IMPORTANT SUBMISSION DATES

NEW CALL FOR ABSTRACTS! Submissions Open: 15 Jan 2021

NEW! Amendments to Accepted Submissions: 19 February 2021

Submissions Close: 8 March 2021  

Submissions Notifications: 30 March 2021

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION DATES

Early Registration Deadline (reduced fees): 19 April, 2021

Deadline for Presenters to register*: 30 April, 2021

* Completed registration of at least one author as presenter at the Conference and payment received by April 30th 2021 are required for the entry of an accepted paper in the Conference Program and the Book of Abstracts.

KEYWORDS FOR CONTENT DOMAINS

During the submission process you will be asked to select one or two keywords most related to the Content Domains.

HOT TOPICS

Abstracts may have an academic and/or practical focus. During submission, you will be also asked to select one or two Hot Topics of ISPA 2021 most relevant to your abstract to highlight key areas in which the science and the practice of school psychology and related fields can be applied to strengthen children.

INFORMATION NEEDED ABOUT ALL ABSTRACTS

  1. Title (less than 20 words)
  2. Author name(s), Affiliation(s), Contact Information (all authors will be notified regarding the submission of an abstract)
  3. Author Roles. You will be asked to identify the role of each contributing author depending on the submission type.
    NOTE – Limit on multiple submissions for new call of abstracts: Each registered presenting author can have up to two (2) submissions (including those from prior calls). This limit does not apply to non-presenting co-authors.
  4. Presenter. Identify which author will be presenting at the conference if the abstract is accepted. Please note that a completed registration of at least one author as presenter at the Conference and payment received by April 30th 2021 are required for the entry of an accepted paper in the Conference Program and the Book of Abstracts.
  5. Discussant (Optional for Symposiums)

PRESENTATION FORMATS AND ABSTRACT PREPARATION GUIDELINES (Revised January 11, 2021)

Type of presentation Description Abstract Length and Content of Proposal Delivery Format at the
Conference

Paper presentation

(15 minutes oral presentation)

Research/case study/professional practice presentation.

200 words

Abstract should contain a concise summary of your presentation and include a brief rationale, an outline of the methodology, key/expected findings and implications.

Asynchronous: pre-recorded presentation uploaded on the conference website available on demand with option for Q and A

PLUS for on-site presenters only: live paper session during the conference

Poster presentation

(Portrait orientation, must not exceed A0 size: 1189x841 mm or 46.8x33.1 inches)

 

 

Posters may contain accounts of research projects, case studies or innovations in professional practice.

200 words

Abstract should contain a concise summary of your presentation and include a brief rationale, an outline of the methodology, key/expected findings and implications.

Asynchronous: poster uploaded on the conference website available on demand with interactive chat for questions and answers.

PLUS for on-site presenters only: live poster session during the conference

Symposium

(note for 2021 call: no new symposia will be accepted)

A multi-presenter session (typically 3 or 4 presentations) organized around a specific theme, topic, method, or question.

You will be required to upload a single document (PDF or Word) which should include the following:

– Symposium title.

– Symposium Overview submitted by the Symposium Convener (100 words).

– List of presenters, their emails and their affiliations.

– Abstracts for each individual oral presentation (200 words each).

The overview should include a summary of the overarching theme of the symposium. Each individual abstract should contain a concise summary of the presentation and include a brief rationale, an outline of the methodology, key/expected findings and implications.

The symposium may also include a discussant (optional).

Synchronous – online session broadcasted in real time

Round Table Discussion

(note for 2021 call: proposals accepted only for the hot topic “Responding to the Psychosocial Challenges of the Pandemic”)

One or two presenters lead a structured discussion that also engages participants on a specific theme, issue, or question.

The abstract (200 words) should contain:

a) A summary of the aims and objectives of the round table discussion
b) The expected outcomes
c) How participants will be engaged in the discussion

One round table participant must be marked as the Activity Coordinator. Other presenters can be marked as Discussants.

Synchronous – online session broadcasted in real time

Workshop

(note for 2021 call: proposals accepted only for the hot topic “Responding to the Psychosocial Challenges of the Pandemic”)

Training sessions in a particular area of professional or methodological interest that typically include didactic and practical/experiential components that aim to develop the participants professional competencies

The abstract (200 words) should include a brief summary of the topic, an outline of the skills and knowledge that will be covered and the expected learning outcomes.

The workshop contributors must be marked as Activity Coordinators during submission.

Synchronous – online session broadcasted in real time

ISPA Committees, Task Force and Interest Groups Meetings

This offers the opportunity to Chairs/Co-Chairs to reserve a space and time in the program for their meeting and to network with others who share the same interests (90 minutes).

Chairs/Co-Chairs who wish to schedule an Annual Meeting of their Committee/Group during ISPA 2021 WILL NEED TO SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR A TIME SLOT in the program BY APRIL 30th 2021 through the dedicated  submission system

Synchronous – online session broadcasted in real time

 

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

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1BSTRACT REVIEWS, CRITERIA, AND NOTIFICATION OF DECISION

Abstract submissions will be subject to a structured scientific review procedure. Two independent reviewers will be assigned according to the hot topics and keywords. Reviews for paper and poster presentations will be double-blind.

Abstracts will be evaluated according to scientific quality, practical relevance, and consistency with the conference topics. If English in not an author’s first language, we recommend that the abstract is checked by somebody fluent in English prior to submission.

Presenters and all co-authors will receive an email notification whether their proposal is accepted by March 30, 2021. Authors of unaccepted submissions for paper presentations may be offered the opportunity to present their work as a poster.

All accepted proposals with at least one registered presenter with payment received by April 30, 2021 (early bird: April 19, 2021) will be entered in the Conference Program and published in the Book of Abstracts.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

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For matters related only to the scientific program, please contact the Chair of ISPA 2021 Scientific Matters Dr. Michalis Michaelides. For issues related to the submission system or other matters, please contact info@ispa2021.org.

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