Submission Guidelines

We’re accepting submissions until midnight anywhere on Earth. That means that as long as it is the 15th somewhere in the world, you can still submit!

 

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

 

The Scientific Committee of the European Association of Social Psychology invites submissions of proposals for symposia, blitz presentations, and posters to be presented at the 19th General Meeting, June 30th – July 4th in Kraków. We welcome proposals on all topics of social psychology.

 

We will start accepting submissions of proposals on 15th September 2019.

 

A: GENERAL CRITERIA

 

All submissions should be completed starting from the 15th September 2019 and no later than the 15th November, 24h, 2019 via the submission portal. Abstracts cannot be submitted by fax, hard copy or e-mail. Submissions that include empirical data can only refer to studies for which the data has already been gathered and is analyzed. Abstracts referring to studies that have not yet been concluded will not be considered for evaluation. It is possible to be the presenting author for only one abstract (talk or poster), not counting being a symposium organizer or discussant. Symposium organizers are responsible for verifying that presenting authors in their symposium are not presenting authors in other submissions. It is possible to be organizer or co-organizer of more than one symposium, but please be aware that this might play a role in the selection decisions. If difficult decisions need to be made, including as many people as possible in the program is an important criterion. It is possible to be a co-author on more than one presentation. It is also possible to be a presenter in one symposium and also be a discussant in the same, or a different symposium. However, with the exception of being a discussant, it is only possible to be a presenter once (symposium talk, blitz presentation, or poster). It is the author's responsibility to submit a correct abstract; accepted abstracts will be reproduced as submitted, including possible errors. The author/s are requested to submit their abstract under the desired format of the presentation (symposium, blitz presentation or poster). However, the Scientific Committee will make the final decision on the presentation format (it can be moved to a blitz talk or a poster in case of a symposium or to a poster in case of a blitz talk). Presenting authors of accepted abstracts must register early for the conference. The deadline for this will be specified on the conference website. Presentations by unregistered presenting authors will be excluded from the program. When submitting your proposal, please be prepared to attend the full 4 days of the meeting. No requests for changes to the program schedule can be accommodated. If a presenting author is unable to attend the meeting, the presenting author must contact the Scientific Committee in writing to either withdraw the abstract or propose a substitute speaker who is not already a presenting author of another paper. The submission will be acknowledged. If your submission was not completed and needs to be re-submitted, you will be notified. Authors are responsible for keeping their email address active until they have received feedback about the submission. The corresponding author will receive all correspondence concerning the submission and, in the case of symposia, is responsible for informing the other authors of the status of the submission.

 

B: CONTENT GUIDELINES

 

Submissions should include a title and abstract (all in English, see details in the following sections). The title must be concise and clearly describe the content of the work (in sentence case letters). Abstracts must be ready for online publication, if accepted. No mention of any information revealing the submitter’s identity or institution is permitted in the title and the abstract. The abstract should clearly indicate whether the talk proposed is a theoretical or an empirical talk: For theoretical talks, abstracts should clearly and briefly state the theoretical contribution of the work, the model proposed, and how it relates to existing models in the same area of study. For empirical talks, abstracts must indicate the background, the goals of the study or studies, methods used, the most important results, and the most important conclusions. For empirical talks, abstracts must refer to data that is already collected and analyzed. Abstracts referring to studies that have not yet been concluded will not be considered.

 

C: SELECTION PROCEDURE

 

All submissions will be double blind reviewed by external reviewers and final decisions will be made by the Scientific Committee. Submissions will be evaluated on two broad criteria: (1) the scientific quality and overall clarity of the submission (soundness of the findings and appropriateness of theory and methodology), and (2) the relevance of the research (contribution to social psychological theorizing, applied value, and/or timeliness).

Selection among high quality submissions will also be determined by the general goals of achieving a diverse and well-balanced program.

 

D: GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF SYMPOSIA

 

Symposia group 4 to 5 presentations in total, including a possible discussant, on a common topic. Please note that all presentations will be allotted the same time (20 minutes, including questions and discussion), irrespective of how many presentations are included in the symposium (i.e., symposia can last 80 or 100 minutes). A symposium can therefore have 3 talks and a discussant, 4 talks, 4 talks and a discussant, or 5 talks.

Symposium submissions are made by the organizer of the symposium, who will be the corresponding author. There can be one co-organizer, who will not be the corresponding author. Symposium submissions must include one abstract describing the overall goals of the symposium and one abstract for each talk included in the symposium (except for potential discussants).

 

When submitting:

 

  1. You (the symposium organizer) will need to indicate:

Your name, your affiliation and email address.

The name, affiliation of a co-organizer, if present (who will not be a corresponding author).

  1. You will specify which one of the following topics best describes the topic of the symposium[1]:
  • Attitudes, emotions and motivation
  • Applied social psychology
  • Group processes
  • Self and identity
  • Intergroup relations
  • Interpersonal processes
  • Research methods and ethics
  • Social cognition

 

You will need the following information:

  1. A title, with a maximum of 150 characters (including spaces), for the proposed symposium.
  2. An abstract with a maximum of 1500 characters (including spaces).
  3. A short version of the abstract (maximum 300 characters, including spaces).
  4. A selection of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 keywords from a list.
  5. For each presentation:
  • The name and affiliation of the presenter (or discussant if relevant), including the email address, and the name, affiliation of the co-authors
  • A title, with a maximum of 150 characters (including spaces).
  • An abstract with a maximum of 1500 characters (including spaces). Please note that for empirical research, this abstract must indicate the number of studies and the number of recruited participants for each study. This can be stated for each study, such as: "Study 1 (N = 500)... Study 2 (N = 500)...", or for larger sets of studies, it is fine to indicate something like: "Four studies (total N = 2000)..." in order to save word count.
  • A short version of the abstract of 300 characters (including spaces).
  1. Please enter the presentations in the desired order of appearance.

 

Should the symposium be rejected by the Scientific Committee, the individual abstracts will be reviewed as independent submissions and will still have the chance of making it into the program.

The symposium organizer is responsible for certifying that all speakers in their symposium have registered for the conference. Presentations by non-registered speakers will be excluded from the program.

Although the same individual can be an organizer or co-organizer, or discussant in more than one symposium, please again be aware that this might play a role in the selection decisions. If difficult decisions need to be made, including as many people as possible in the program is an important criterion.

 

Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of the long abstract. Only the short abstract will be published in the program book.

 

E: GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF POSTERS

 

When submitting:

  1. You will need to indicate:

Your name, your affiliation and email address.

The name, affiliation of your co-authors.

  1. You will specify which one of the following topics best describes the topic of your abstract[1]:
  • Attitudes, emotions and motivation
  • Applied social psychology
  • Group processes
  • Self and identity
  • Intergroup relations
  • Interpersonal processes
  • Research methods and ethics
  • Social cognition

You will need the following information:

  1. A title, with a maximum of 150 characters (including spaces), for the proposed presentation.
  2. An abstract with a maximum of 1500 characters (including spaces). Please note that for empirical research, this abstract must indicate the number of studies and the number of recruited participants for each study. This can be stated for each study, such as: "Study 1 (N= 500)... Study 2 (N= 500)...", or for larger sets of studies, it is fine to indicate something like: "Four studies (total N = 2000)..." in order to save word count.
  3. A short version of the abstract (maximum 300 characters, including spaces).
  4. A selection of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 keywords from a list.

 

Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of the long abstract. Only the short abstract will be published in the program book.

 

F: GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF A BLITZ PRESENTATION

 

A blitz presentation is a short 5 minute presentation in which authors present around 5 slides or a poster in prezi [2] format in front of a seated audience. Blitz presentations will be grouped around a common theme and will be held in parallel sessions with the symposia. Time for discussion will be provided at the end of each session. Blitz presentations can contain all types of research, but this submission type is especially suitable for presenting single studies on novel topics, new data for discussion, replication studies, and multi-study papers using a well-known methodology.

 

When submitting:

  1. You will need to indicate:

Your name, your affiliation and email address.

The name, affiliation of your co-authors

  1. You will specify which one of the following topics best describes the topic of your abstract[1]:
  • Attitudes, emotions and motivation
  • Applied social psychology
  • Group processes
  • Self and identity
  • Intergroup relations
  • Interpersonal processes
  • Research methods and ethics
  • Social cognition

 

You will need the following information:

  1. A title, with a maximum of 150 characters (including spaces), for the proposed presentation.
  2. An abstract with a maximum of 1500 characters (including spaces). Please note that for empirical research, this abstract must indicate the number of studies and the number of recruited participants for each study. This can be stated for each study, such as: "Study 1 (N= 500)... Study 2 (N= 500)...", or for larger sets of studies, it is fine to indicate something like: "Four studies (total N = 2000)..." in order to save word count.
  3. A short version of the abstract (maximum 300 characters, including spaces).
  4. A selection of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 keywords from a list.

 

Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of the long abstract. Only the short abstract will be published in the program book.

 

[1] Note that the scientific committee reserves the right to change the area in which the proposal will be evaluated.
[2] Prezi is a software that employs a zooming user interface which allows users to zoom in and out of their presentation content. In this way, a poster can be presented zooming in on the relevant parts during the presentation.

 

If you experience technical problems, please contact office@easp2020krakow.com.

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