Call for papers
We invite submissions of abstracts in any area of experimental pragmatics, including neuropragmatics, developmental pragmatics, and clinical pragmatics. Three types of submission are accepted:
- oral presentation
- poster presentation
- pre-registration poster
A novel submission type
Pre-registration poster is a novel type of submission, offering the opportunity to present plans for studies yet to be undertaken, rather than work that has been already completed. The aim of pre-registration posters is to promote the integrity and the reproducibility of experimental research in pragmatics, in the spirit of Open Science (see Tibon et al. 2018, Title TBA: Revising the Abstract Submission Process, Trends Cogn. Sci. 22: 4, 271-274). Pre-registration posters will also offer the opportunity to receive feedback on early stages of the research, when it is most needed. For similar initiatives, see BNA 2019 and CLShelf19.
Young researcher award
Submitters might also choose to candidate for the XPRAG.it young researcher award, consisting in a monetary prize, granted by the Organizing Committee to the best presentation (of any type) from a PhD or early post-doc (no more than 2 years from PhD).
Instruction for submission
The abstracts must not exceed 1000 words for the text, 10000 characters for references, 2 figures. Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format, with 2.54 cm margins on all sides and 12 point font size, single spaced. Abstracts must be written in English and should include a clear title but no information revealing the author(s).
Abstracts for pre-registration posters must respect the same word limits and should include the following sections:
- Introduction (background, reasons for carrying out the study, hypotheses…);
- Methods (how the hypothesis will be tested);
- Approach for statistical analysis (what statistical tests will be used).
Accepted pre-registration posters should include the sections above, plus any data collected since submitting the abstract, and any initial statistical analysis or conclusions.
The number of submissions is limited to maximally one as first (or sole) author (plus joint submissions where the author is not first author). ***NEW*** Pre-registration posters are not counted in the one submission as first or sole author limit.
Abstract submission deadline: March 31, 2019, by midnight Central European Time (23:59 CET).
We expect to make notifications of acceptance by the end of May, 2019.
Abstracts can be submitted through EasyChair at the following link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=xpragit2019