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Submission Process

 

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In order to submit, you must first create a new account using the online conference software. Please click the link below to begin the submission process.

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All submissions must be lodged via the online portal. Please ensure your submission is in Microsoft Word format using Times New Roman font (12 point), 2 cm margins (all margins), with consecutive page numbering, as shown on the templates.

The reviews will be conducted using a blind peer review process so please ensure that your submission is uploaded without author details. Should your submission be accepted by the committee, you will then be sent instructions to re-submit with author details included along with any requested amendments.

Your submission must be completed and processed by Wednesday, 30 May 2018 (23:59 GMT) in order to be considered for the conference. Unfortunately, no late submissions will be considered.

There are five types of submissions available including:

  1. Paper presentation
  2. Symposia
  3. Poster presentation
  4. Innovative showcase
  5. Workshop

All submissions may be either individually authored or co-authored.

 

1. PAPER PRESENTATION (Click here for the paper template)

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Submissions are a maximum of 3,000 words including tables and figures, and one (1) page of references. The paper presentation will not exceed 20 minutes (including five minutes for questions). The submission must include:

  • Title (no more than 20 words)
  • Keywords
  • Abstract (250 words maximum)
  • Goals and objectives
  • Theoretical framework
  • Methodology
  • Results and discussion (if the results are yet to come, it should be emphasized)
  • Conclusions and significance of the study
  • References (one page maximum)

 

2. SYMPOSIA (Click here for the symposia template)

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A symposia offers opportunities to discuss or examine a particular STEM education inquiry problem or topic through multiple presenters and expert discussants (maximum of five members). Symposium submissions are a maximum of 2,000 words or up to 45 minutes presentation time plus 15 minutes for Q&A. A symposium organiser will be responsible for identifying a theme or an issue significant to the STEM field and bringing together the presenters who will be able to contribute. The submission must comprise the following elements:

  • Title (no more than 20 words)
  • Keywords
  • Abstract (250 words maximum)
  • Proposed issues and themes for the Symposium and Rationale
  • Goals and objectives
  • Intended outcomes
  • The expected contribution from each Symposium member (kept anonymous for the initial submission)
  • References or other relevant information (one page maximum)

 

3. POSTER PRESENTATION (Click here for the poster template)

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Poster presentations will have a designated time allocated in the program during which the authors of accepted contributions are expected to be present. References must be included on an additional single page. The submission must include:

  • Title (no more than 20 words)
  • Keywords
  • Abstract (250 words maximum)

 

4. INNOVATIVE SHOWCASE (Click here for the innovative showcase template)

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Proposals are a maximum of 2,000 words including tables and figures. Innovate Showcases will have a two hour time limit. The proposal must include:

  • Title (no more than 20 words)
  • Keywords
  • Relevant online resources if available
  • Proposed time allocation (maximum 2 hours)
  • Abstract (250 words maximum)
  • Goals and objectives
  • Modes of audience engagement
  • Maximum number of audience participants
  • Special resources and requirements from the STEM 2018 organisers
  • Relevance and significance to the STEM field and conference audience
  • Expected impact for STEM participants

 

5. WORKSHOP (Click here for the workshop template)

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Proposals are a maximum of 2,000 words including tables and figures. Workshops will have a two hour time limit. A workshop would involve 80% hands-on, with participants engaging with, and exploring, materials. The proposal must include:

  • Title (no more than 20 words)
  • Keywords
  • Relevant online resources if available
  • Proposed time allocation (maximum 2 hours)
  • Abstract (250 words maximum)
  • Goals and objectives
  • Modes of audience engagement
  • Maximum number of audience participants
  • Special resources and requirements from the STEM 2018 organisers
  • Relevance and significance to the STEM field and conference audience
  • Expected impact for STEM participants

 

CHECKLIST: AUTHOR GUIDELINES AND SUBMISSION PREPARATION

To finalise your submission, authors are required to check off items outlined in the below submission preparation checklist:

  1. Submissions must be in grammatically correct English and proofread carefully before uploading. Submissions that do not meet academic standards for educational research will not be considered for review.
  2. The submission has not been previously published, nor will it be before another conference, for consideration. An explanation must be provided in comments if this is the case.
  3. The submission file must be in Microsoft Word format for upload.
  4. The American Psychological Association (APA) style is used for formatting the paper: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/
  5. The length of the submission must comply with the submission requirements detailed under ‘Submission Process’ and in the corresponding template. The Conference Managers will not accept any submission that does not meet these requirements.
  6. All URL addresses in the text are hyperlinked and ready to click. All acronyms are explained and the use of acronyms is minimised.
  7. The text is single-spaced; must use a 12-point Times New Roman font; 2-cm margins all around; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

 

PEER REVIEW OF SUBMISSIONS 

All submissions are double blind peer reviewed. Criteria that will be assessed as part of the review includes:

  • quality of the proposal
  • relevance to the conference themes
  • significance of research questions or issues
  • appropriateness of the research methodology and analysis
  • importance of the findings and
  • the overall logic and clarity of the conclusions and implications of the research.

For Workshops and Innovative Showcase presentations, the audience engagement will be paramount. Relevance and significance to the STEM field and conference audience, as well as expected impact for STEM2018 participants, will be given priority consideration.

Some authors who submit a proposal for the STEM in Education 2018 Conference may be expected to serve as reviewers for other proposals. Should you be selected to review, instructions will be provided to you via email once submissions have been allocated.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTED SUBMISSIONS

Presenting authors of accepted papers and all participants in accepted symposia, workshops and innovative showcases are expected to attend and register for the STEM in Education conference before the early bird deadline on 17 July 2018.

Please note that papers will only be published in the 5th International STEM in Education Conference Proceedings if at least one of the authors of the paper is registered to attend.

The online conference proceedings will be published shortly after the event.

COPYRIGHT:  this stays with the author, you are free to publish in refereed journals after the event.

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