29th APS Annual Convention: Mark Your Calendar (Boston, MA, USA - May 25-28, 2017)

Call for Submissions Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • The APS 2017 Call for Submissions will open in October 2016.
  • Symposium submissions are accepted through December 1, 2016, at 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time.
  • Poster submissions are accepted through on January 31, 2017, at 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time.

For general information about the Call for Submissions please see the Rules and Guidelines

 

Call for Submissions

  1. What is the Call for Submissions?
  2. When does the Call for Submissions open and close?
  3. Where can I find more information about the Call for Submissions?

 

Membership and Convention Registration

  1. What if I’m not a Member of APS – can I still submit a proposal for the convention?
  2. My APS Membership is expired. Do I need to renew in order to submit a proposal?
  3. Do I have to register for the convention to have my proposal accepted?
  4. Do authors and co-authors have to pay for convention registration?

 

Submitting Your Proposal

  1. Can I submit my proposal via fax or mail?
  2. My colleague asked me to fill out this online submission form on their behalf. Can you tell me what I need to do? Is my name going to be in the program?
  3. When will I hear whether or not my submission has been accepted?
  4. How will my co-authors be notified of the acceptance, and find out other information about the convention?
  5. What if my e-mail address is different from the one I used to login to the Call for Submissions?
  6. Is there a limit on how many presentations I can submit (both non-poster and poster sessions)?
  7. Who is eligible for the APSSC Student Research Award and the APSSC RISE Research Award?
  8. What if my presentation does not fit into the defined subject areas or keyword areas?
  9. Is there a limit on how many co-authors I can include in my submission?
  10. The order in which the authors are listed is very important. How do I make sure the order will be correct in the convention program?
  11. What if not all of the authors will be attending the Convention?
  12. What if my abstract is over 50 words?
  13. Why don’t the symbols or formatting of my abstract or summary appear correctly?
  14. Where can I submit my bibliography?
  15. I just finalized my submission, and I realized that there is an error in it. How can I make the necessary corrections?
  16. Do I need to include my list of references?

 

At the Convention

  1. When and where will the 29th APS Annual Convention and 24th Annual APS-STP Teaching Institute take place?
  2. What is the program schedule?
  3. How do I register for the convention and book a hotel room?
  4. What audio-visual equipment will be available to me in the room?
  5. How much time do I have for my symposium/poster session?

Call for Submissions

 

    1. What is the Call for Submissions?

      The Call for Submissions is APS’s request for proposals of completed research to be presented as posters and symposia at the APS Convention. Poster submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis by the Program Committee. Symposia submissions are reviewed in December and notifications will be sent at that time.

    2. When does the Call for Submissions open and close?
      The Call for Submissions opens in October. Symposia submissions closes on December 1, 2016 at 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time. Poster submission closes January 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time.
      If you have any questions about the Call for Submissions, please contact convention@psychologicalscience.org.
    3. Where can I find more information about the Call for Submissions?
      The Rules and Guidelines provide further details on the Call for Submissions process and proposal requirements.
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      Membership and Convention Registration

       

        1. What if I’m not a Member of APS – can I still submit a proposal for the convention?
          Anyone can submit a proposal for consideration; if accepted, the first author, whether or not s/he is attending the convention, must be an APS Member or Student Affiliate in good standing at the time of the convention. All participants at the APS Annual Convention must pay the registration fee to present or attend the convention (please note that registration is deeply discounted for APS Members). Co-authors are not required to be APS Members (although we can’t imagine why they wouldn’t want to be….).
        2. My APS Membership is expired. Do I need to renew in order to submit a proposal?
          While we hope you will renew your membership, you do not need to do so in order to submit a proposal. However, if your proposal is accepted, you must be a member in order to present (please see item #1 above).
        3. Do I have to register for the convention to have my proposal accepted?
          No, you do not have to register in order to have your submission accepted. All presenters at the APS Annual Convention must pay a registration fee (which is deeply discounted for APS Members). You may register once you receive notification of the acceptance of your submission, and still be eligible for the Early Price registration rates if you register before March 31, 2017. Registration fees and information are available online.
        4. Do authors and co-authors have to pay for convention registration?
          All participants, including presenters at the APS Annual Convention, must pay the registration fee. If the co-author of a presentation will not be present, (s)he is not required to pay the registration fee. As a benefit of membership, APS Members receive significant discounts on convention registration.

         

         

        Submitting Your Proposal

         

          1. Can I submit my proposal via fax or mail?
            No, APS only accepts submissions via the APS Online Call for Submissions.
          2. My colleague asked me to fill out this online submission form on their behalf. Can you tell me what I need to do? Is my name going to be in the program?
            To submit a proposal via the Call for Submissions, create a new account, select a symposium, poster or teaching poster submission, and enter the submission information. The name of the proposal submitter will not appear in any program, unless the submitter elects to be listed as an author. Submitter information is only used for communication about the submission, such as review and scheduling notification. One important thing to note: Only the person who submits the proposal will receive correspondence relating to the submission. The submitter must notify all presenters and authors of the status of the proposal.
          3. When will I hear whether or not my submission has been accepted?
            Poster submitters will be notified of the decision regarding their poster on a rolling basis, and if accepted, will be notified of the schedule for their poster in mid-March 2017.

            Symposium submitters will be notified of the decision regarding their submission in late-December 2016. If accepted, submitters will be notified of the schedule for the symposium in late-January 2017.

            Only the person who submitted the proposal will be notified. The person who submitted the proposal is responsible for informing the authors regarding acceptance or rejection of the proposal, and if the proposal is accepted, the submitter will be notified of the time and place of the presentation at the Convention.

          4. How will my co-authors be notified of the acceptance, and find out other information about the convention?
            Only one person, the person who submitted the proposal, will receive notification by e-mail of acceptance or rejection of a proposal. That person is responsible for notifying all presenters and co-authors. (Please see previous item for details.)
          5. What if my e-mail address is different from the one I used to login to the Call for Submissions?
            Notification will be sent via e-mail only to the person who submitted the proposal, and only to the e-mail address in the submitter’s profile. If your e-mail address changes after you submit a proposal, please notify us of your new address or update your account information by logging in to the Submission site.
          6. Is there a limit on how many presentations I can submit (both non-poster and poster sessions)?
            There is no limit to the number of submission; however, for posters, an individual may only be the first author on one submission, with the exception noted below. An individual may participate as a co-author/co-presenter on multiple posters, and may participate in multiple symposia. Exception: An individual may be the first author on an APS Annual Convention poster submission as an APS-STP Teaching Institute poster.
          7. Who is eligible for the APSSC Student Research Award and the APSSC RISE Research Award?
            Current APS Student Affiliates (Graduate or Undergraduate) are eligible for consideration for the Student Research Award and the RISE Research Award. For more information on these awards please visit the APSSC Awards page.
          8. What if my presentation does not fit into the defined subject areas or keyword areas?
            Subject areas must be identified to match each proposal with the best-suited reviewer. At least one subject area must be selected, and you may select up to two. The submitter should choose the best one for the submission.
            Keywords are used only for poster submissions. You should select the best keyword for your presentation. If no keyword fits your presentation, please select “Other”. (Note: Keywords are used to group posters by topical clusters in poster sessions.)
          9. Is there a limit on how many co-authors I can include in my submission?
            Yes, as follows:
            • Posters may have 1 first author and up to 14 co-authors, for a total of 15 names.
            • A symposium may have a chair, up to four presenters, and one optional discussant. Each presenter can list up to five co-authors that will not be speaking at the convention, but will be listed in the convention program.
          10. The order in which the authors are listed is very important. How do I make sure the order will be correct in the convention program?
            The submission form allows you to establish the order by assigning a number to each author or presenter. The order in which you list the authors will be used in the program. Please note that the first author, whether or not s/he is attending the conference, should be listed as the first author.
          11. What if all of the authors will not be attending the Convention?
            The submission form allows you to indicate which authors on a poster will be presenting at the Convention.
          12. What if my abstract is over 50 words?
            Unfortunately, abstracts may not be more than 50 words. A symposium submission may include a title and 50-word abstract for each presenter.
          13. Why don’t the symbols or formatting of my abstract or summary appear correctly?
            The Call for Submissions accepts plain text submissions only. For this reason, formats and symbols used in word processing programs often will not appear as intended. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept submissions in any other format. Please spell out or use alternative plain text symbols when you submit your proposal. Visual formatting will not affect consideration of your proposal.
          14. Where can I submit my bibliography?
            If you choose to submit bibliographical information with your proposal, please include it at the end of your supporting summary. Please note that this will be counted toward the 500 word limit on your summary text.
          15. I just finalized my submission, and I realized that there is an error in it. How can I make the necessary corrections?
            Notify us immediately if you discover an error in your submission. If you notify us that you’d like to change your submission:
            Before the Submission Deadline: If it is just a simple spelling correction or other minor editorial error, we would be happy to make the change(s) for you. However, if a substantive revision is involved, we ask that you notify us so that we can change your finalized submission back into a draft so you can make changes and re-submit your proposal. Please forward all requests to us at convention@psychologicalscience.org.
            After the Submission Deadline: Your original submission may already be under review. Minor editorial errors, such as spelling or grammar typos, are generally easy to accommodate. However, if you have substantive changes that significantly alter your submission, the Program Committee reserves the right to decline to review the revised submission. Please forward these requests to us at convention@psychologicalscience.org.
          16. Do I need to include my list of references?
            A reference list is not required for poster submissions, however, if you want to include a reference list you can do so in the supporting summary. If you want to include a reference list, it will be included in the 500 word limit.

           

           

           

          At the Convention

           

          1. When and where is the 29th APS Annual Convention and 24th Annual APS-STP Teaching Institute?
            The 29th APS Annual Convention will be held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, MA, USA.
            The Convention will begin on Thursday, May 25, 2017, and will end on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The 24th Annual APS-STP Teaching Institute, also at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, will start on Wednesday, May 24 with an evening workshop, and will continue all day on Thursday, May 25. The Society for the Teaching of Psychology organizes additional programs during the APS Convention.
          2. What is the program schedule?
            The 29th APS Annual Convention formally kicks off with the Opening Ceremony and Keynote Address on Thursday, May 25, followed by a Poster Session and Opening Reception (but there are a number of pre-conference events, including workshops and the APS-STP Teaching Institute). The program continues with award addresses, two cross-cutting theme programs and poster sessions, and the Presidential Symposium on Friday, May 26. Saturday, May 27 features invited symposia, talks and addresses, a third cross-cutting theme program, poster session, award addresses, and the Bring the Family Address. Saving the best for last, May 28 is Symposium Sunday. Poster Sessions are distributed across all days of the convention, starting on Thursday, May 25 and finishing on Sunday, May 28. The Convention is preceded by the ATP-STP Teaching Institute, which begins on the evening of Wednesday, May 24 and runs through Thursday, May 25. Teaching Institute Posters will be scheduled in the morning on Thursday, May 25. Submitters will be notified of the time and location of their presentation in March.
          3. How do I register for the convention and book a hotel room?
            More information about hotel booking and convention registration is available online. You must be registered in order to present at the convention. You can register onsite at the convention, but please note that early registrants receive special early price registration rates before March 31, 2017.
          4. What equipment will be available to me for my presentation?
            An LCD projector, screen, microphone, and speakers will be provided for symposia. All other equipment, including laptop computers, must be supplied by presenters. No audio visual equipment or setup will be permitted for poster presentations.
          5. How much time do I have for my presentation?
            Symposium: 80 minutes total, inclusive of discussion among presenters and the audience.Poster: 50 minutes (group session). Poster presenters may set up their poster before the session begins during the posted setup times. If your poster proposal is accepted, the notice you receive will include the time for both the poster session and setup.

           

          For general information about the Call for Submissions please see the Rules and Guidelines.