Submission Guidelines

Submit a Presentation or Submit a Symposium

All abstracts are to be submitted electronically via the online abstract submission form. It is possible to subsitute a submissions up until the deadline date for submitting (March 18, 2013). Abstracts sent by fax, or mail will not be accepted.

There are specific submission instructions for the different types of presentations that can be found via their corresponding heading under Submissions.

For each abstract submitted, the author must specify a topics which best describes the contents of the presentation in order of relevance. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to adjust the topic if necessary.

All abstracts will be subjected to peer-review by the Scientific Committee. The criteria for review are: practical and theoretical impact, empirical and theoretical basis and clarity of ideas and structure.

Notification of acceptance by the Scientific Committee will be emailed to the corresponding author by 8 April, 2013. Detailed information, guidelines, and recommendations for oral or poster presentation, as well as time allotment, date, time, and venue will be duly sent to the registered corresponding authors. 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.

Permission for processing and publication

Please note that by submitting their abstract authors are granting congress organizers permission to publish their abstracts in the book of abstracts (online and USB stick). Personal data will not, in any case, be released to other companies participating in the congress, for the distribution of information or offers directly from them.

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 31 May, 2013 to ensure that their presentation is included at the ECP 2013.

Abstract Formatting

Abstracts must be in English. Below are listed some general guidelines pertaining to the formatting of the abstract and what the abstracts are expected to contain.

  • Please follow the pre-formatted fields indicated in the forms. It should be noted that the abstracts should not exceed 250 words, not counting the title of the paper;
  • The title should be brief (a maximum of 150 characters), clearly indicating the contents of the abstract;
  • 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;
  • Choose a appropriate topic in the list provided;
  • Abstracts can be modified until the deadline for abstract submission. Log in on the Personal Page using your user name and password. Once the deadline has passed, abstracts can no longer be modified. All authors should proofread the abstract carefully for grammar and spelling;
  • Things to consider including when writing the abstract:
    • A statement of the purpose of the presentation (preferably in one sentence);
    • A brief mentioning of the theoretical framework, if applicable, and/or the rationale for the study;
    • A summary of the results obtained (if it is an empirical study), or the major points to be made;
    • A conclusion.

Oral or Poster Presentation

Follow the instructions below to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations.

  • Mandatory fields are marked by an asterisk (*) and if these are not completed, you will not be able to submit your abstract;
  • The title of the abstract should not be longer than 150 characters;
  • Enter your presentation abstract directly into the field provided. The abstract can be up to 250 words;
  • Choose an appropriate topic in the list provided;
  • Choose the type of presentation you prefer – oral or poster. In case of too many oral presentations, the Scientific Committee reserves the right to change oral presentations to posters, rather than refusing abstracts;
  • Indicate co-authors in the appropriate fields. Their affiliation should also be indicated;
  • Before submitting, it is a good idea to print a copy for your records;
  • Acknowledgement of abstract receipt will be sent to the stated email address. If you do not receive this confirmation within 48 hours upon submission, please contact Congrex at ispaopp2013conference@ordemdospsicologos.pt;
  • Remember, the deadline for submissions is 18th March 2013).

Symposium

Follow the instructions below to submit an abstract for a symposium. The convener is responsible for submitting all the abstracts within the symposium. A symposium should include at least one convenor and four presentations. The convernor will be the chairperson.

  • Please indicate the detailed plan of the Symposium in the Symposium submission page. It is advisable that you prepare the template in advance in order to facilitate the symposium submission;
  • Mandatory fields are marked by an asterisk (*), and if these are not completed, you will not be able to submit your symposium abstract/abstracts for presentation within the symposium;
  • The title for the symposium can be up to 150 characters;
  • It is required to submit an abstract briefly describing the aim of the symposium and the overall focus of the issues to be presented. This abstract can be up to 250 words long (use the Abstract Text field for the Symposium Abstract);
  • Choose an appropriate topic in the list provided;
  • As convenor of a Symposium you are responsible to submit the abstracts for the presentations within the symposium. List yourself on the Corresponding details, and the speakers’ names as presenting author for each of the presentation’s abstract within the symposium;
  • Before submitting, it is a good idea to print a copy for your records;
  • If you want to change anything in the uploaded form with the detailed plan of your Symposium, you will need to upload it again.