A proposal for a paper presentation should consist of an abstract (300 words at maximum) and an extended summary (1000 words at maximum, including references). The deadline for submitting your proposal is December 17th 2015. Your proposal will be accepted, rejected, or offered an alternative presentation format. The decision will be e-mailed to you by February 1st 2016.
A paper session consists of 2 or 3 conceptually linked papers. At the conference, each presentation lasts approximately 15 minutes followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion (times may vary a little depending on programme organization). If possible, the discussion on each paper will be initiated by the peer who has read and commented on the full paper during the peer feedback process.
When your proposal is accepted as a paper presentation, you are requested to write a full paper along with an updated abstract by March 31st 2016. This abstract will be published in the conference proceedings. The length of your paper should be from 3000 to 6000 words. For further information see the paper guidelines below.
You will receive feedback on your full paper from a peer who also participates in the 20th JURE Conference and from a senior researcher. Furthermore, you will be requested to give feedback on a full paper yourself. The feedback procedure is meant as an opportunity for improvement, not for summative assessment (the proposal has already been accepted!).
After a successful submission, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you decide not to participate in the conference, please inform us as soon as possible, since participants are matched to each other for peer feedback.
When submitting your paper, your name SHOULD NOT be stated in the document so that a double blind review process is possible.
Style and formatting according to APA Guidelines (for more information, see the tutorial at http://flash1r.apa.org/apastyle/basics/index.htm)
Times New Roman, 12 point, double-spaced, no hyphenation, word maximum: 6000 (without abstract and references).
Specific writing guidelines
- Title: The shortest but still informative summary of the paper.
- Abstract (300 words): An abstract is a summary of the entire paper. It should be accurate, self-contained, nonevaluative, coherent, and readable.
- Keywords: List 3 to 5 central words.
- Theoretical background: The central information about the theory is given in an adequate literature review (only citations relevant to the topic should be given). The research problem should be presented early. Furthermore, it should be shown how the problem is grounded, shaped, and directed by theory.
- Aim / research question / hypotheses: The topic of investigation is clear. Avoid ambiguous research questions. Hypotheses under investigation should be stated explicitly.
- Method: An adequate description of methodology is given (sample, design, materials, procedure), which is sufficiently detailed for replication. The research design is appropriate to investigate the research question.
- Results: Appropriate statistical techniques or qualitative data analyses are used. Inappropriate statistical analyses (e.g., lack of descriptive measures or unclear order of entry of variables in a regression analysis) should be avoided. If the text contains a large number of statistics, consider putting them into tables or figures. Qualitative analyses should be described comprehensively.
- Discussion: Theoretical or practical implications that can be drawn from the study are identified and discussed. Conclusions, which are kept within the boundaries of the findings, are given.
- References: As space is at a premium, be as economical as possible. List the most relevant sources. Make sure that the references are conform to APA editorial style.
- Further information: REVIEW CRITERIA FOR PAPERS DURING THE SECOND ROUND OF REVIEW