Submission Guidelines

Abstract submissions are open to members and non-members of ISPA through the electronic submission system from November 15th 2019 onwards. ISPA 2020 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

Call for Abstracts: Online system open for submissions: 15 Nov, 2019

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: Online system closed for submissions: 1 Mar, 2020

Last notification of Acceptances/Rejections: 2 Apr, 2020

Early Decision: We encourage early submissions of abstracts to enable conference attendees to make early travel and other arrangements; proposals submitted by January 13th 2020 will be reviewed promptly with early decision notifications in the first week of February 2020.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION DATES

Early Registration Deadline (reduced fees): 16 Apr, 2020

Deadline for Presenters to register*: 30 Apr, 2020

* Completed registration of at least one author as presenter at the Conference and payment received by April 30th 2020 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 of your proposal to facilitate the reviewing process and streamline the scientific program. The following options will appear in the submission system:

  • Wellness and Mental Health promotion
  • Prevention/screening
  • Assessment/Evaluation
  • Consultation/Supporting schools
  • Interventions/Counselling/Crisis Response
  • Training
  • Professional Issues
  • Children’s Rights/Policy Development
  • Other

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 2020 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.

  • Strengthening Children In The Early Years
  • Facilitating Home-School-Community Partnership
  • Promoting Positive Development, Social Emotional Learning, And Psychological Resilience
  • Supporting Educators To Respond To Students’ Needs
  • Designing Classroom And School-Wide Interventions
  • Preparing For Transitions, Adjustment, And Future Education
  • Training School Psychologists To Become Agents Of Change
  • Promoting Children’s Rights and Wellbeing

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.
    Important restriction regarding multiple submissions: Each conference registrant can be a presenter for a maximum of 2 contributions (paper / poster / round table). This limitation does not apply to other types of presentations. There is no limit on the number of contributions an individual author appears as a non-presenting co-author.
  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 2020 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

Type of presentation Description Abstract Length and Content
Paper presentation

(15 minutes oral presentation, allow for 5 minutes discussion)

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.

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.

Delegates circulate among the posters to discuss with poster authors during a specific time frame.

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.

Symposium 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).

Round Table Discussion 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 summary of the aims and objectives of the round table discussion and the expected outcomes.

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

Workshop Workshops help participants to increase their knowledge and skills in a particular area of professional or methodological interest.  Workshops should include both didactic and practical or experiential components. 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.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

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ISPA COMMITTEE MEETINGS

These are strictly for Chairs or Co-Chairs of ISPA Committees who wish to request a time slot in the Conference Program for their annual committee meeting. Meetings are open to all attendees.

You will need to provide the name, email and affiliation of the Chairperson, and title of the ISPA Task Force, Special Interests Group, or Working Group meeting.

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR AN ISPA COMMITTEE MEETING

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ISPA Committees, Task Forces, and Working Groups are also encouraged to submit abstracts for scholarly presentations in the scientific program (e.g. a symposium or round table discussion) about ongoing work of the group that is substantive in nature. Please be sure to indicate in your abstract that the presentation is organized by the respective committee, task force, interest group, working group to highlight their work on a particular issue/topic.

ABSTRACT 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 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 April 2nd 2020. 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 30th 2020 will be entered in the Conference Program and published in the Book of Abstracts.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR AN ISPA COMMITTEE MEETING

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For matters related only to the scientific program, please contact the Chair of ISPA 2020 Scientific Matters Dr. Michalis Michaelides. For issues related to the submission system or other matters, please contact info@ispa2020.org.

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