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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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The Scientific Committee for the 15th European Congress of Psychology invites you to submit abstracts for the  ECP 2017.

Abstracts are sought for:
•    Proposed Symposia: see guidelines below;
•    Oral and Poster Presentations: see guidelines below;
•    Panel Discussions: see guidelines below;

All abstracts will be submitted to peer-review, coordinated by the Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance will be emailed to the corresponding author in the second week of March, 2017, together with detailed information and guidelines.

Within the main theme of Psychology addressing Society’s greatest Challenges, the Scientific Committee has derived five thematic tracks:

•    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;
•    Technology and changing behaviour such as Internet interventions, mobile health, brain research.

We welcome contributions from any field of psychology.
The thematic tracks on the website serve as inspiration but any submission outside these tracks will receive full consideration.
We are looking forward to receiving your contributions.
If you have any questions with regard to Abstract Sumbission, please contact us on abstractsECP2017@psynip.nl.

On behalf of the ECP 2017 Scientific Committee,

Prof. Dr. Pim Cuijpers
President of the Scientific Committee.
Head of the Department of Clinical, Neuro and Developmental Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

GENERAL ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

Oral and Poster presentations

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 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 by using the orange buttons on this page or the e-mail addresses provided.

The acceptance of abstracts by the Scientific Committee does not imply any financial assistance or fee deduction. Presenting authors must register by April 1st 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 350 words;
  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:
    1. A statement of the purpose of the presentation (preferably in one sentence);
    2. A brief mention of the theoretical framework, if applicable, and/or the rationale for the contribution;
    3. A summary of the results obtained (if it is an empirical study), or the major points to be made;
    4. A conclusion;
    5. A brief reflection on theoretical, methodological, and ethical implications.

Subheadings, keywords or references in the abstract text are not required.
If you have any questions with regard to Abstract Sumbission, please contact us on abstractsECP2017@psynip.nl

GUIDELINES PROPOSED SYMPOSIUM

For a Proposed Symposium submit your abstract to our Abstract Submission Platform

Submission Guidelines
Please read this information carefully before proceeding to submit your proposed Symposia.

Submission process
Please submit your abstract to our Abstract Submission Platform

Important dates
Acceptance Notification: Second week of March, 2017.

Language
Submissions shall be done in English.

Symposium Format
A Proposed Symposium is designed to be a focused session in which distinguished speakers present on a common theme, issue or question of particular relevance. It would usually consist of a chairperson briefly introducing the topic and providing an introduction to the session. This would usually be followed by at least 3 but no more than 5  individual speakers (ideally  from different affiliations or countries), and ending with concluding remarks by a discussant. Every effort should be made to ensure close interaction between the speakers and to provide new and non-overlapping presentations. There should be opportunity for the audience to ask questions to presenters and for an exchange of views. A symposium session will run for 90 minutes.

Submission rules
All submissions will be considered on the basis of the interest of the individual submission and will be ranked according to the following criteria:

  1. Relevance to Congress theme;
  2. Significance of content in terms of applications;
  3. Relevance of content to audience.

All presenters and discussants are required to register and pay to attend the Congress. The acceptance of a submission does not imply funding of registration, travel arrangements, accommodation or other costs by the Congress Organizers.

A submission which does not adhere to these rules is likely to be rejected.
A Panel Discussion could be part of a Proposed Symposium.

Guidelines Panel Discussion
Panel discussions consist of 3 to 5 speakers selected for some shared interest or expertise in an area. Panelists respond to one or more questions or issues, with time allotted (generally 80 minutes) for interaction among the speakers and with the audience. A panel discussion is organized by a chairperson who serves as the session’s moderator. In service of being more data aware, we encourage you to include research and data pertinent to your presentation (if applicable) with your proposal.

•    Title
•    Components
•    Topic Areas (primary)
•    Target Audience
•    Abstract
•    Panel Chair, Affiliation, Email Address
•    Panelists Names, Affiliations, and Email Addresses
•    CVs for all presenters (to attach) (doc, pdf, etc.)
•    3 Educational Objectives
•    Audio & Visual Needs
•    Commercial Support Information & Disclosure
•    Other information

By presenting a symposium the organizer:

  1. Confirms that presentations have not been published before;
  2. Grants the Executive Committee permission to publish the abstract in hard copy or electronic format;
  3. Grants a non-exclusive right to publish, reproduce, distribute, display and store the abstract worldwide in all forms, formats and media now known or as developed in the future, including print, electronic and digital forms. Organizer will retain copyright of abstracts, although authors will be entitled to the moral rights of the abstract;
  4. Grants permission for the presentations to be audio/video recorded and hereby grant to the Congress a non-exclusive right to reproduce or display and store the recorded material for the purpose of providing Professional Development either by download from the ECP 2017 or the hosts websites or via distribution of a CD/DVD;
  5. Grants permission for the PDF of  presentations to be made available online to all conference delegates following the congress.

The symposium summary cannot contain more than 2000 characters (blank spaces and punctuation are included. Title and authors’ list & affiliation are not included).

The structure should be as follows:

  1. Title of the symposium;
  2. List of authors (including the symposium organizer as first author and discussant if any;
  3. The research area and specific topic;
  4. Introduction & Objectives of the Symposium (2000 characters, spaces included);
  5. Speakers presentations’ titles, full names, affiliations,  and countries;
  6. Abstracts of presentation (350 words);
  7. It is not possible to insert tables or images;
  8. Abbreviations may be used after defining them first.

For your convenience please download the ECP Proposed Symposium Template.
If you have any questions with regard to Abstract Sumbission, please contact us on abstractsECP2017@psynip.nl

GUIDELINES INVITED SYMPOSIUM

For an Invited Symposium submit your abstract to our Abstract Submission Platform.

Submission Guidelines
Please read this information carefully before proceeding to submit your Invited Symposia.

Submission process
Please submit your abstract to our Abstract Submission Platform.

Important dates
Submission deadline for acceptance of invitation and title notification of Invited symposia was September 5th, 2016.
Submission deadline for the submission of the invited symposium including title, contents and participants documentation is 30 January, 2017, 20.00 hrs.

Language
Submissions shall be done in English.

Symposium Format
An Invited Symposium is designed to be a focused session in which distinguished speakers present on a common theme, issue or question. As a major event of the Congress the invited symposium should target themes of particular relevance and able to attract a broad audience. It would usually consist of a chairperson briefly introducing the topic and providing an introduction to the session. This would usually be followed by at least 4 but no more than 6 individual speakers (ideally 3 from different affiliations or countries), and ending with concluding remarks by a discussant. Every effort should be made to ensure close interaction between the speakers and to provide new and non-overlapping presentations. There should be opportunity for the audience to ask questions to presenters and for an exchange of views.
An invited symposium session will run for 110 minutes.

Submission rules
All presenters and discussants are required to register the Congress. The invited organizer will be waived from paying the registration fees at the Congress, but at least four participants/presenters should be registered after payment.

Disclaimer
The invitation to submit a symposium does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the Congress.

By presenting a symposium the organizer:

  1. Confirms that presentations have not been published before;
  2. Grants the Organizing Committee permission to publish the abstract in hard copy or electronic format;
  3. Grants a non-exclusive right to publish, reproduce, distribute, display and store the abstract worldwide in all forms, formats and media now known or as developed in the future, including print, electronic and digital forms. Organizers will retain copyright of abstracts, although authors will be entitled to the moral rights of the abstract;
  4. Grants permission for the presentations to be audio/video recorded and hereby grant to the Congress a non-exclusive right to reproduce or display and store the recorded material for the purpose of providing Professional Development either by download from the ECP 2015 or the hosts websites or via distribution of a CD/DVD;
  5. Grants permission for the PDF of  presentations to be made available online to all conference delegates following the congress.

The symposium summary cannot contain more than 2000 characters (blank spaces and punctuation are included. Title and authors’ list & affiliation are not included).

The structure should be as follows:

  1. Title of the symposium;
  2. List of authors (including the symposium organizer as first author and discussant if any);
  3. Macro Area and topic;
  4. Introduction & Objectives of the Symposium (2000 characters, spaces included);
  5. Speakers presentations’titles, full names, affiliations, cities and countries;
  6. Abstracts of presentation (350 words);
  7. It is not possible to insert tables or images;
  8. Abbreviations may be used after defining them first.

For your convenience please download a ECP Invited symposium template.
If you have any questions with regard to Abstract Sumbission, please contact us on abstractsECP2017@psynip.nl.

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