Submission Guidelines

Introduction

Abstracts are a summary of an author’s oral or poster presentations of their original research, meta-analysis or advances in applied psychological practice. The submitted abstracts must contain the title (up to 20 words) and the following sections: aims and objectives, method, results and conclusions. Its maximum length should not exceed 300 words. References, tables or pictures cannot be included in the abstract.

 

There are some new approaches to presentation suggested for ECP 2023. Please look through the full set of possible presentations before deciding the best format for your submissions.

When uploading your abstract please make sure you have completed all the steps required on the portal. If you have not received a submission confirmation email, please log back in to the portal to make sure you have successfully submitted your abstract.

Abstract Submission Key Dates

10 June 2022                 Submission opens

16 October 2022          Abstract Submission Deadline For Early   Review

29 January 2023          Abstract Submission Deadline

Remember:

  1. The language of submissions and presentation is English. All abstracts must be submitted in English. Please note that if English in not Author’s first language, we recommend that the abstract is checked by somebody who is fluent in English prior to submission. Language editing will not be provided.
  2. The first author of an Abstract is the presenter of this contribution at the ECP 2023 congress. As first author, each person may submit a maximum of three submissions. If you are both the convenor, co-convenor or discussant of a Symposium and a presenting author this only counts as one submission.
  3. To aid anonymised reviewing please ensure there is no identifying information in your abstract.
  4. The Scientific Programme Committee may reassign submitted presentations between formats at its discretion.

When you submit, the system will request a range of information that is important to the organising committee for various operational purposes and these are required fields.

ECP 2023 Submission categories:

Oral Presentation

Presentation time is 15 minutes per contribution including three minutes for questions and discussion.

 

Abstracts of a 15-minute oral presentation are structured:

 

1. Title, name and affiliation of the presenter 

2. Research aims and objectives

3. Theoretical background 

4. Design/Methodology/Approach/Intervention 

5. Results obtained or expected (if not available, it must be made clear when they will be) 

6. Limitations 

7. Research/Practical Implications 

8. Originality/Value 

9. Intended audience (Academic, Practitioner, Both) 

10. Keywords (3 maximum) 

7-minute Research - Oral Presentations

Single presenter sessions that can be: 

(a) Research 

(b) Practice 

(c) Research & Practice 

 

These are oral presentations presenting innovative research or practice where the presentation time is 7-minutes per contribution and the aim is to explain the key points as if to an intelligent lay audience, thus giving a short and precise coverage of a topic. They are often very high energy and fun sessions. 

A maximum of 10 slides can be used 

 

Abstracts of a 7-minute research oral presentation are structured: 

1. Title, name and affiliation of the presenter 

2. Research aims and objectives 

3. Theoretical background 

4. Design/Methodology/Approach/Intervention 

5. Results obtained or expected (if not available, it must be made clear when they will be) 

6. Limitations 

7. Research/Practical Implications 

8. Originality/Value 

9. Keywords (3 maximum) 

3-minute Thesis - Oral Presentations

Single presenter sessions that can be: 

(a) Research

(b) Practice 

(c) Research & Practice 

 

 

These are oral presentations presenting innovative research or practice where the presentation time is 3-minutes per contribution and the aim is to explain the key points as if to an intelligent lay audience, thus giving a short and precise coverage of a topic. They are often very high energy and fun sessions. 

 

A maximum of 5 slides can be used 

 
Abstracts of a 3-minute research oral presentation are structured: 
1. Title, name and affiliation of the presenter 
2. Research aims and objectives 
3. Theoretical background 
4. Design/Methodology/Approach/Intervention 
5. Results obtained or expected (if not available, it must be made clear when they will be) 
6. Limitations 
7. Research/Practical Implications 
8. Originality/Value 
9. Keywords (3 maximum) 

Electronic Posters

Please note that here will be only electronic posters at the ECP 2023.

Posters can cover: 

(a) Research  

(b) Practice 

(c) Research & Practice 

 

Abstracts for a Poster are structured: 

1. Title, name and affiliation of the presenter 

2. Research aims and objectives

3. Theoretical background 

4. Design/Methodology/Approach/Intervention 

5. Results obtained or expected (if not available, it must be made clear when they will be) 

6. Limitations 

7. Research/Practical Implications 

8. Originality/Value 

9. Keywords (3 maximum) 

 
 

Symposia

These are multi-presenter sessions that should be collaborative in nature, e.g.: 

(a) Research

(b) Practice 

(c) Research & Practice 

(d) Research & Practice & Client/End User 


A Symposium provides reports of empirical research, innovative practice, and/or theoretical advances. Ideally, it demonstrates real world impact or potential for impact. A Symposium must have participants from at least two different countries and/or from academics and practitioners. 


Each Symposium has a chairperson/convenor and three to five presenters, or three to four presenters and a discussant. The person submitting the symposium proposal is designated as the symposium chair. 


The time allocation is up to a maximum of 60 minutes based on 10 minutes per speaker or discussant plus 10 minutes Q&A.


Each contribution to the symposium, in the form of a 300-word Abstract per element, must be submitted by the Lead person through the on-line system.


We will be accepting symposia in a 2-stage process. 


Stage 1: The symposium chair must submit a symposium summary by the deadline. You will receive an outcome email once submission has been reviewed. Accepted abstracts will receive the link to the second stage.


Stage 2: After acceptance, all individual authors will be asked to submit their individual papers within the symposium. You will be required to select your symposium from a list provided on the system.


The Symposium Abstracts (individual authors) should cover: 

(a) Research aims and objectives

(b) Theoretical background 

(c) Method adopted 

(d) Results obtained or expected (if not available, when will they be) 

(e) Conclusions 

(f) Intended audience (Academic, Practitioner, Both) 

(g) Keywords (3 maximum) 


The overall Symposium summary abstract (300 words) is structured: 

1. Title, name and affiliation of the submitter of the Symposium 

2. What will be covered and why? 

3. Research/Practical Implications 

4. Overall conclusions 

5. Intended audience (Academic, Practitioner, Both) 

6. Keywords (3 maximum) 


Abstracts of an empirical oral presentation in a Symposium are structured: 

1. Title, name and affiliation of the presenter 

2. Research aims and objectives

3. Theoretical background 

4. Design/Methodology/Approach/Intervention 

5. Results obtained or expected (if not available, it must be made clear when they will be) 

6. Limitations 

7. Research/Practical Implications 

8. Originality/Value 

9. Keywords (3 maximum) 


Abstracts of a theoretical oral presentation in a Symposium are structured: 

1. Title, name and affiliation of the presenter 

2. Theoretical background 

3. New Perspectives/Contributions 

4. Research/Practical Implications 

5. Originality/Value 

7. Keywords (3 maximum) 


Examples of symposia submissions 

– A collection of presentations discussing empirical work or a combination of empirical and theoretical work about a common topic or research question. 

– A collection of presentations focusing on a single collaboration or on multiple collaborative efforts between academics and practitioners and clients/end users. The focus could be on the issues related to conducting such collaborations or the results of such collaborations.


Panel Discussions

These sessions will include up to four panellists and one facilitator, discussing an important topic from different perspectives.

These will typically be 60-minute sessions, with 45 minutes guided discussion/debate, followed by 15 minutes open discussion.

Submissions will require a 300-word Abstract which clearly justifies inclusion in the programme and identifies the expertise of panellists plus their positions on the topic.

Abstracts for a Panel submission are structured:

  1. Title, name and affiliation for all panel members

  2. Why this topic justifies inclusion in the programme (i.e. strategic links to the conference theme)

  3. The expertise of the panel members in relation to the discussion topic

  4. Implications for research and/or practice

  5. Expected audience size and why

  6. Intended audience (Academic, Practitioner, Both)

  7. Keywords (3 maximum)

ECP 2023 Thematic Streams

Abstracts can be submitted in one of the following congress streams:

 

  1. Poverty and inequalities
  2. Climate change and sustainability
  3. Conflict, diplomacy and peace
  4. Psychological responses to the pandemic
  5. Clinical
  6. Counselling
  7. Occupational
  8. Forensic
  9. Health, Sport & Exercise
  10. Educational and Developmental
  11. Experimental: Cognitive, Psychobiology and Neuropsychology
  12. Social, Personality & Individual differences
  13. Teaching
  14. Students & Early Career
  15. Coaching
  16. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  17. General, Conceptual & History of Psychology
  18. Cyberpsychology
  19. Geropsychology
  20. Community psychology
  21. Political psychology and democracy
  22. Others

Please find out more information about our four interdisciplinary themes below:

  • Psychological responses to the pandemic: Lessons learned from the pandemic; communicating scientific evidence to the public and policy makers for behaviour change; changes to working practices (eg hybrid working; tele-health; virtual consulting with clients, innovations in research methods) and community health and well-being.
 
  • Poverty and inequalities: Digital inequalities; the digital divide; health inequalities, the impact of poverty on mental and physical health, cognition and development across the life-span and within different communities.
 
  • Climate change and sustainability: Environmental psychology; Interventions to encourage more sustainable behaviours at the individual, community, organisation and societal levels; eco-anxiety and eco-grief; supporting refugees and migration caused by the environmental crisis.
 
  • Conflict, diplomacy and peace: Political psychology; Defence and security psychology; crisis and trauma; the rise of authoritarianism; trust in governments and institutions; social cohesion; supporting refugees and migration caused by conflict; psychology’s role in diplomatic relations and peace-making; post-conflict trauma recovery and resolution.

ECP 2023 Evaluation Criteria

The abstracts will be reviewed based on the rolling review format. The following are the criteria that Reviewers are asked to use when evaluating submissions:

 

  1. Contribution to discipline
  2. Contribution to practice
  3. Originality
  4. Methodological Thoroughness
  5. Relevance to congress theme
  6. Policy implications, media and public interest
  7. Written quality
 
 

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