ASERA 53 Submitting an abstract


General guidelines

We are now accepting proposals. Submissions close Monday 28 February, 2022.

Please click on the link to the left to submit your proposal.

To be considered for either an oral paper or poster presentation at the conference, submit an abstract of no more than 200 words. Symposiums are also welcome. It is expected that all abstracts will be relevant to science education research. All abstracts submitted will be refereed and applicants will be notified if they are successful. 


Conference session formats

There are three types of proposal submissions possible for this conference.

  • Paper Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • Symposium

Oral paper presentation sessions will be allocated 40 minutes. This comprises 20 minutes for the paper presentation time and about 18 minutes for questions and discussion time. Participants seeking to lead a paper presentation need to be able to engage the audience in 20 minutes of critical, but positive, conversation between researcher and audience. Please ask audience members to provide their email address if they want a copy of your paper so you can distribute it electronically after the presentation.

The “Posters and Refreshments” session will run on Wednesday afternoon and all posters will be on display in the dedicated area. Researchers should prepare a poster (A0= 841mm x 1189mm, or A1= 594mm x 841mm) that details the research (questions, methodology, analysis and results) and a short introduction to the key ideas of the research.

Symposium presentation sessions will be allocated 80 minutes and may consist of 3-4 papers to be presented around a common theme. It is expected that half the time will be allocated to questions and discussion time.


More guidelines

Submission limit: There is a limit to the number of papers that an author may submit for presentation. Each author is allowed a maximum of one sole author session plus one co-authored session during the conference. 

Students and supervisors: Research students should clearly indicate their supervisor's name on their proposal so that presentation clashes can be avoided and supervisors are able to attend their student’s session. The student paper will not impact the supervisor's submission limit.

The Conference Guidelines for Presenters is here.

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