Abstract submission

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS: 31ST JANUARY 2018

Abstract submission open

PLEASE READ ALL THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE SUBMITTING AN ABSTRACT

Type of submission Maximum number of words (references should be included in the word count)
Symposia 750 words
Alternative Format Session 750 words
Individual Papers – option to specify Student, New Researcher, Post-doctoral Researcher, Teacher/Practitioner Researcher Papers 750 words

Important points for submitting an abstract:

  • There is no specific theme for the conference. When submitting an abstract you will need to select a topic (which align to the Special Interest Groups).
  • You will need to have a profile on the BERA website. If you are a member, have attended an event, or submitted an abstract last year a profile will already exist. If this is your first time on the BERA website, you will need to create a profile. Once your profile is created, you will have the ability to view your details, view upcoming and past events registered, join BERA if you are not already a member, and view all abstracts submitted. Just click on the ‘Submit/Edit an Abstract’ link and the system will automatically guide you through.
  • Once you have signed in, you will be redirected to the abstract submissions page.
  • To submit an abstract select the ‘Submit an Abstract’ drop down menu. 
  • Currently you will not need to submit a full paper for the Conference.
  • You should receive an email confirmation with a copy of your abstract once your submission has been completed.

Symposium

750 word abstract of the symposium, and must include the title and a paragraph about each paper in the symposium. Also including references which must be part of the submission

Reviewing criteria:

  • Clarity of the focus of the research
  • Originality of the symposium proposal
  • Rigour and coherence of the symposium and its individual papers
  • Significance of the research for education practice, policy or theory

Alternative Format Session

We are open to all new ways of presenting and demonstrating a non traditional approach to an academic presentation of research, and will be offering this category of submission to those who wish to try something new. Options include:

  • Panel discussion (60mins)
  • Workshop (90mins)
  • Activity (90mins)
  • Offsite + plenary (60mins)
  • Video workshop (60mins)
  • Poster session

750 word abstract including references which must be part of the submission

Reviewing criteria: 

  • Clarity of the focus of the research
  • Suitability of the session format
  • Rigour of the research
  • Significance of the proposal for practice, policy or theory

Individual Papers

Individual Papers will be grouped into coherent symposia of two/three papers in a 60/90 minute slot. These sessions will have the discussion after each paper, rather than a session at the end. 

750 word abstract including references which must be part of the submission

Reviewing criteria:

  • Clarity of the focus of the research
  • Originality of the research
  • Rigour of the research
  • Significance of the research for education practice, policy or theory

Option to specify Student, New Researcher, Post-doctoral Researcher, Teacher/Practitioner Researcher Papers

All these papers will be reviewed using the same criteria as for the main conference submissions but with a recognition that the authors are less experienced researchers. These papers will appear in the main conference programme.

BERA aims to celebrate and promote the work of our Students. The top ten scoring Student abstracts will be automatically shortlisted for the BERA Student Presentation Award

  • 1st prize – £300 + Complimentary attendance at the BERA Annual Conference 2019
  • 2nd prize – £100
  • 3rd prize – £50

BURSARIES

There are various bursaries available to assist with attendance at the conference. Please visit the bursary information page for further details on the opportunities available. Click here.

ABSTRACT REVIEW PROCESS

Each abstract is reviewed blindly by two reviewers drawn from members of the relevant SIG (Special Interest Groups), or one of the BERA Committees.

All BERA members will have the opportunity to peer review the abstracts submitted. If you would like to be added to the database please click here.

RESULTS

Authors will be notified of the date and time of the presentation if accepted after the early bird deadline, when all presenters need to register. This is to ensure once the programme is grouped, this consists of confirmed presenters only.

> For individual submissions

  • Only the one abstract will be accepted per main author, which will be the highest scoring paper. You can still submit more than one paper.
  • This does not apply if you are a co-author on other papers
  • Similarly this does not apply if you have also been accepted for a symposia or alternative format session

BERA reserves the right to reassign your abstract to a different SIG than submitted if more relevant for grouping purposes.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

BERA SIGs vary in character, function and level of activities and participation in them is one of the benefits of being a member of BERA. All submissions should indicate the SIG which closely relates to the topic when submitting. If your paper abstract does not fall within the remits of the listed SIGs, please email events@bera.ac.uk and you will be given instructions how to submit. For more information on SIGs visit https://www.bera.ac.uk/networks

 

Key Dates

31st January 2018

Abstract submission deadline

26th FEBRUARY 2018

Bursary application deadline

20th march 2018

Authors notified of outcome of submission

1st May 2018

Early bird deadline

1st may 2018

All PRESENTING authors to be registered

23rd may 2018

Authors notified of date and time of presentation

21ST AUGUST 2019

Deadline for all other ATTENDING delegates to register online at the standard registration rates

Contact

Email: events@bera.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)207 331 5217