Submissions and presentations

Submission types

All submissions should include an abstract or refereed paper through the submissions portal *Submissions are now closed*. After logging in, select the Author link listed under Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education and then scroll down to Start a New Presentation.

You may submit an abstract for the following categories of presentation:

  • Poster (for Conference Day 1 or 2)
  • Poster bite (for Conference Day 1 or 2)
  • Oral bite (for Conference Day 1 or 2)
  • Short oral (for Conference Day 1 or 2)
  • Refereed paper (Short oral) (for Conference Day 1 or 2)
  • Discipline day activity (for Discipline Day)

Templates and guidelines

Description of each type of presentation

Posters can be presented with or without a request for a poster bite. At ACSME a poster bite is a very short talk of 1 minute with 1 slide. Essentially you are giving a pitch for your poster – the idea is to capture the attention of the audience.

Oral bites will be 3 minute presentations with the aid of one unanimated slide. Oral bites are a good way to disseminate early studies or innovations, generate interest in a project, or find new collaborators.

Short oral presentations can be presented with or without an accompanying refereed paper. Orals at ACSME will be 10 minutes with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. The 10 minutes for the presentation will be rigorously enforced by session chairs. Final details of talk times are dependent on the number of speakers at the conference. If the number of talk submissions is very large the Program Committee reserves the right to award a poster or poster bite instead of a talk.

Submissions of Refereed Papers will be fully peer-reviewed. Accepted and appropriately revised papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings for ACSME. The Program Committee reserves the right to reject a paper and award a talk, poster bite, or poster opportunity instead.

Abstracts for Discipline Day Activities must be submitted by the coordinators of discipline groups. The activities need to specify their format (workshop, presentations, etc) and their duration (in hours).

Formatting Guidelines


Please use the template and formatting guidelines (see above) for abstracts related to oral presentations, oral bites, poster bites, posters and discipline day activities.

Abstracts should be between 300-500 words. The purpose of the abstract is to provide clear, detailed and consistently presented information to conference participants. Abstracts should use sub-headings as described in the guidelines for different types of presentations see examples. Abstracts will be peer reviewed by the Program Committee. Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings and will satisfy the Australian DEEWR publication category E2.

Full/Refereed papers

Please use the template and formatting guidelines (see above) for full paper submissions.

Refereed papers will include an abstract of no more than 200 words. They will be 5-6 pages long. Upon acceptance and publication in the conference proceedings these papers will satisfy Australian DEEWR publication category E1.

Please refer to the 2010-2016 Proceedings for reference. Earlier proceedings had a different format.

Submission process

All submissions must be made through the submissions portal.

The proceedings will be published in an Open Access Journal. Authors will need to take responsibility for the content and associated ethics, and give permission for The Open Journal System to publish all submissions (abstracts, and refereed papers).

Editorial and review processes

Abstract 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 Conference Proceedings. In some cases, refereed paper submissions maybe published as non-refereed papers. A selection of papers will be invited to be further developed and submitted for publication in the International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education (IJISME).

Assignment of presentation type

The Program Committee will determine whether authors will be offered an oral, oral bite, 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.

ACSME 2018: Flinders University, South Australia

ACSME 2018 will be held at Flinders University on 26 and 27 September and the discipline day will be on Friday 28 September 2018.

Submissions and registration will open in April.

Contact the conference organisers at for more information.


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