Submissions and presentations
|ACSME 2020 Submissions are now open.
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations close on June 21.
You may submit an abstract for the following categories of presentation:
- Poster (for Conference Day 1 or 2)
- Talk (for Conference Day 1 or 2)
- Talk with refereed paper (for Conference Day 1 or 2)
- Workshop (for Discipline Day)
Description of each type of presentation
Posters will be uploaded online prior to the start of the conference. Guidelines for poster sessions will be sent to presenters by email.
Talks can be presented with or without an accompanying refereed paper. Talks at ACSME are generally around 15 minutes long with an additional 5 minutes for questions. The total time for a talk and speaker changeover will not exceed 20 minutes. Talks will have to be supported with a slide set submitted before the conference. Final details of talk times are dependent on the number of speakers at the conference – details will be sent to confirmed speakers by email. If the number of talk submissions is very large the Program Organising Committee reserves the right to offer a poster presentation opportunity instead of a talk.
Submissions of Refereed Papers will be fully peer-reviewed. Accepted and appropriately revised papers will be published in the ACSME Conference Proceedings. The Organising Committee reserves the right to reject a paper and offer a talk or poster presentation opportunity instead.
Discipline groups are welcome to submit workshop applications for Discipline Day (Day 3 of the conference). Workshop presenters will be asked to indicate a time limit for their workshop – 1, 2, or 3 hours – as part of the submission process.
The following categories of submissions will be included in the conference:
Editorial and review processes
Abstract only and non-refereed paper submissions will be subject to review by the Editorial Board/Program Committee.
Refereed paper submissions will be subject to the full peer-review process according to the following criteria, as appropriate to individual submissions:
- Clarity of goals
- Quality and consistency of literature review
- Adequacy of the method and data analysis
- Presentation and interpretation of findings, inferences and conclusions
- Inclusion of appropriate implications
- Standard of writing including grammar, writing style and clarity of ideas
If appropriate changes are implemented, the work will be published as part of the ACSME Conference Proceedings. In some cases, refereed paper submissions maybe published as non refereed papers.
Assignment of presentation type
The Program Organising Committee will determine whether authors will be offered an oral or a poster presentation. This determination will aim to ensure a balance of papers that address the conference theme and are from across disciplines. The intent will be to deliver a conference that has wide appeal.