Paper submission

A proposal for a paper presentation should consist of an abstract and an extended summary.

A paper session consists of 2 or 3 conceptually linked papers. Each presentation lasts approximately 15 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Your paper will be accepted, rejected or offered an alternative presentation format. When your proposal is accepted as a paper presentation, you are requested to write a full paper along with an updated abstract. The updated abstract will be published in the conference proceedings. The length of the paper should be from 3000 to 6000 words.


  • Your name should not be stated in the proposal, so that double blind review is possible.
  • Style and format according to APA guidelines.
  • Use Times New Roman, 12 point, double-spaced.
  • Abstract length: max. 300 words
  • Extended summary length: max. 1000 words including references

Writing guidelines

  • Title: The shortest but still informative summary of the paper.
  • Abstract: An abstract is a summary of the entire paper. It should be accurate, self-contained, non-evaluative, coherent, and readable.
  • Keywords: List 3 to 5 central words.
  • Theoretical background: The central information about the theory is given in an adequate literature review (only citations relevant to the topic should be given). The research problem should be presented early. Furthermore, it should be shown how the problem is grounded, shaped, and directed by theory.
  • Aim/research question/hypotheses: The topic of investigation is clear. Avoid ambiguous research questions. Hypotheses under investigation should be stated explicitly.
  • Method: An adequate description of methodology is given (sample, design, materials, procedure), which is sufficiently detailed for replication. The research design is appropriate to investigate the research question.
  • Results: Appropriate statistical techniques or qualitative data analyses are used. Inappropriate statistical analyses (e.g., lack of descriptive measures or unclear order of entry of variables in a regression analysis) should be avoided. If the text contains a large number of statistics, consider putting them into tables or figures. Qualitative analyses should be described comprehensively.
  • Discussion: Theoretical or practical implications that can be drawn from the study are identified and discussed. Conclusions, which are kept within the boundaries of the findings, are given.
  • References: As space is at a premium, be as economical as possible. List the most relevant sources. Make sure that the references are conform to APA editorial style.‚Äč