Session Formats and Guidelines

Submission Guidelines
Presentation format

Session formats

There are four types of proposal submissions available for the conference:

  • Single paper
  • Symposium
  • Poster
  • Workshop

All proposals must be submitted to one of the 18 Strands available.
Please note that the deadline for submitting a proposal is 31 January 2021.
 

Single paper

Submission:

For each submission, you need to prepare and submit at the same time:

  • a short abstract up to 300 words to insert in the platform;
  • an extended summary in a PDF format uploaded to the platform, up to a maximum of 3 pages including a title, abstract, 3 keywords, references, tables and figures, using the ESERA 2021 submission template (please see word doc for download at end of page).

In your extended summary, do not insert your name and refrain from revealing your identity in any other way.

Presentation:

If the paper is accepted for presentation at the conference, the authors will be required to send the pre-recorded oral power-point presentation of 15 minutes maximum. The presentations will be available to view prior to the session and there will be a live Q&A slot at the end of the paper session, where the presenters will be available to engage in discussion with the participants by answering orally to participants’ questions submitted in writing before and during the session. This paper Q&A slot will be moderated by a Chairperson. Further instructions will be provided to authors whose papers have been accepted.
 

Symposium

A symposium provides an opportunity to present research on one topic, often from multiple perspectives, providing a coherent set of papers for discussion. The coherence and quality of the symposium will be evaluated as a whole.

Each symposium is organised by a symposium organiser and contains four (4) presentations concerning a common topic of interest. The symposium also includes one symposium discussant. The symposium contributors must be from Institutions of at least three (3) countries. The symposium organiser may also be one of the presenting authors.

Submission:

For each submission, the symposium organiser needs to prepare and submit at the same time:

  • a short abstract up to 600 words for the whole symposium to insert in the platform, as well as providing the name and contact details of a discussant;
  • an extended summary in a PDF format uploaded to the platform, with the extended summaries of the four individual presentations making up the symposium. The extended summary of each presentation has to follow the same rules as the Single paper (see above): a maximum of 3 pages including a title, abstract, 3 keywords, references, tables and figures, using the ESERA 2021 submission template (please see word doc for download at end of page).

In your extended summary, do not insert your name and refrain from revealing your identity in any other way.

Presentation:

If the symposium is accepted for presentation at the conference, the authors will be required to pre-record the oral power-point presentation of 15 minutes maximum and the symposium organiser will compile the individual presentations of all authors and send to the organisation. The presentations will be available to view prior to the session and there will be a live Q&A slot for the symposium where the presenters will be available to engage in discussion with the participants by answering orally to participants’ questions submitted in writing before and during the session. This Q&A slot will be moderated by the symposium Discussant. Further instructions will be provided to symposium organisers whose proposals have been accepted.

 

Poster

Posters offer researchers the opportunity to present their work in a visual format.

Submission:

For each submission, you need to prepare and submit at the same time:

  • a short abstract up to 300 words to insert in the platform;
  • an extended summary in a PDF Format uploaded to the platform, up to a maximum of 3 pages including a title, abstract, 3 keywords, references, tables and figures, using the ESERA 2021 submission template (please see word doc for download at end of page).

In your extended summary, do not insert your name and refrain from revealing your identity in any other way.

Presentation:

If the poster is accepted for presentation at the conference, the authors will be required to send a 1-page poster in PDF. The posters will be available for participants to view them in an online poster gallery. Poster discussion is encouraged via written messages from the participants in public or private comment fields to the authors before and during the conference days. Further instructions will be provided to authors whose posters have been accepted.

 

Workshop

Workshops enable presenters to display, explain and familiarise users with an innovative approach, a teaching or research tool, a teaching-learning sequence or some other aspect of research or teaching practice. Workshops may include a brief presentation of completed research, especially case studies or evaluations, but the emphasis is on demonstrating innovation or a tool, not to present the research.

Submission:

For each submission, you need to prepare and submit at the same time:

  • a short abstract up to 300 words to insert in the platform;
  • an extended summary in a PDF Format uploaded to the platform, up to a maximum of 3 pages including a title, abstract, 3 keywords, references, tables and figures, using the ESERA 2021 submission template (please see word doc for download at end of page).

In your extended summary, do not insert your name and refrain from revealing your identity in any other way.

Presentation:

If the workshop is accepted for presentation at the conference, the workshop leaders will be required to send the pre-recorded presentation of 30-minute maximum. The workshop will be available to view prior to the session and there will be a live Q&A slot, for the workshop where the presenters will be available to engage in discussion with the participants by answering orally to participants’ questions submitted in writing before and during the session. This Q&A slot will be moderated by the workshop leaders. Further instructions will be provided to workshop organisers whose proposals have been accepted.

 

Extended summary style guidelines for the ESERA 2021 template

The proposals should be written in English and should follow the APA (American Psychological Association) Publication Manual format.

You must not alter the template, and it must be saved as a PDF file – other formats will be rejected.

The required font and size for general text are Times New Roman, 12 points with left-justified text.

In the template, all margins are set as 1.27cm.

Headings are helpful as a guide for readers. Two levels of headings are sufficient.

Use the first-level heading for the title which appears at the beginning of your introduction and for the section titles Method, Results, Discussion and References.

First-level headings should be Times New Roman 14 pts (CAPS BOLD), left on its own line.

Use the second-level heading for each subsection.

Second-level headings should be Times New Roman 12 pts (bold) left on its own line.

It is recommended that digitalised photographs have 256 level greyscale.

For text within figures and tables use Times New Roman 10 or 12 pts.

Captions for figures and tables should be in Times New Roman 10 pts.

For empirical research proposals, it is expected that the structure presents four primary sections: Introduction; Method; Results; and Discussion and Conclusions.

You can also give other appropriate names to the sections. In particular, it must be clear what the findings of the study are, and how these emerge from the analysis. Tables and figures must be easy to read.

For theoretical research proposals, the argumentation must be clear and easy to follow, and conclusions must follow clearly from the arguments that are presented.

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