General Abstract Guidelines
Below are the general rules that are applied for the proponents.
For each abstract submitted, the proposer must specify no more than one thematic area that best describe the contents of the contribution in order of relevance. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to change the topic if necessary.
All abstracts will be subjected to peer-review, coordinated by the Scientific Committee.
Original work that has not been published or accepted for presentation elsewhere is preferred. Anti-plagiarism software will be used before an abstract is accepted.
The criteria for review are:
- coherence with the general theme and the five thematic tracks relevance for advancement of psychological knowledge and practice
- theoretical and empirical basis
- clarity of ideas and soundness of methods applied
- ecological and ethical implications
Notification of acceptance by the Scientific Committee will be emailed to the corresponding author.
Please note that the Scientific Committee reserves the right to change submissions for oral presentations to posters, rather than refusing abstracts, depending on the number, theme, and quality of submissions.
Submitting authors grant congress organizers permission to publish their abstracts online and in electronic devices.
Likewise authors grant congress organizers permission to use personal information, received and required from participants, before and after the congress, for statistical purposes.
Kindly register your abstract’s via the online registration system.
The acceptance of abstracts by the Scientific Committee does not imply any financial assistance or fee deduction. Presenting authors must register by 1 April 2017 to ensure that their presentation will be included in the ECP 2017.
Below are listed some general guidelines relating to the required formatting and content of the abstract.
Carefully prepared abstracts facilitate the review process, as it is easier to judge the quality of presentations that are thoroughly and concisely described.
1. Abstracts must be in English. If English is not the authors’ first language, it is recommended that the abstract should be proofread by an English native speaker.
2. Please follow the pre-formatted fields indicated in the forms. It should be noted that the abstract should not exceed 1500 characters (including spaces), not counting the title of the paper.
3. The title should be brief (a maximum of 125 characters including spaces), clearly indicating the contents of the abstract.
4. Use Arabic numerals for all numbers except at the beginning of a sentence where they should be written out. Use standard abbreviations and symbols. Keep abbreviations to a minimum and define each one when it is used for the first time. Do not include any figures or tables in abstracts, and do not submit attachments, slides, or any reference materials with the abstracts.
5. Please write the abstract with a word-processing program, check spelling and grammar, proofread carefully, copy and paste it into the form. Choose appropriate thematic areas and topics from the list provided. Please ensure you choose your areas and topics in order of relevance.
6. Abstracts cannot be modified (in their authorship, title and contents) after the deadline for abstract submission. Log in on the Personal Page using username and password.
7.Things to consider including when writing the abstract:
- A statement of the purpose of the presentation (preferably in one sentence)
- A brief mention of the theoretical framework, if applicable, and/or the rationale for the contribution
- A summary of the results obtained (if it is an empirical study), or the major points to be made
- A conclusion
- A brief reflection on theoretical, methodological, and ethical implications.
Subheadings, keywords or references in the abstract text are not required.
- Life changing events; migration, integration, adaptation
- Organising effective psychological interventions
- Strengthening society’s resilience; prevention and early intervention
- Promoting excellence and stimulating labour market participation
- Technological scientific topics; technology and changing behaviour such as research Internet interventions, mobile health, cyberspace and virtual realities, but also on technological topics related to consumer behavior, cognitive enhancers, neuroeconomics and neuropolitics, and data mining.
For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: abstractsECP2017@psynip.nl