Abstract Submission & Guidelines
General Information & Deadlines
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Abstract are to be submitted electronically via the online submission system by the abstract submission deadline: 14 February 2018
Abstracts received via fax, e-mail or received after the deadline will not be accepted and therefore will not be considered for the programme or publication.
Authors may submit more than one abstract, but, subject to programme space, only one may be accepted by the reviewing panel.
During the submission a preferred presentation type must be selected for each submitted abstract. Please note the Congress Scientific Committee reserves the right to make the final determination regarding the presentation format of accepted abstracts.
There are two separate submission platforms for individual submissions and for symposia submissions, however the abstract formatting requirements are the same for both. Each author needs to select the submission platform first when logged into his/her account and only then can proceed with the submission itself.
Submission platform dedicated for the following presentation formats:
An individual abstract may be submitted for a poster to presenting new research data or other scholarly work that may be more complex or detailed that can be presented in an oral presentation . A display area will be provided and we will attempt to group posters thematically. It is expected that the author will be present at the poster location during the specified presentation time(s) to discuss the contents with the Congress participants.
A submission of an individual abstract intended to present new research data or other scholarly work in a concise and organized oral presentation. Multiple oral presentations will be grouped together, to the extent possible, into chaired sessions with similar topics. The total time allocated for an oral presentation is 20 minutes (15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for discussion and questions).
A submission of an individual abstract for a workshop session of 60 minutes. A workshop is a session involving interactive learning and the dissemination of training and/or skills. Abstracts intended for workshops should describe how interactive learning will be incorporated into the presentation. The submitter is considered to be the workshop convenor. The abstract should include all the speakers with the titles of their contribution if applicable. Please place a special emphasis on the interactive part.
Documentary or Survivor Film/ Media Track/ Media Theatre
An open 60 minutes session on a topic based on multimedia presentation (documentary, motion picture, video etc…). The media session organizer is expected to provide an overview of the video and the theme to be discussed by the session participants. A summary of a whole session is submitted. If you are proposing specific discussants, they need to be mentioned within the abstract text.
All individual submissions must fulfil the abstract formatting requirements below.
A separate submission template is designed for whole symposia submissions. A symposium will be a session lasting 90 minutes that includes four to five papers addressing a common theme. Submitter (who will be the chair of the session) submits the overall session description and 4-5 individual abstracts, which represent the presentations forming the session.
To submit the symposium an abstract for symposium, the overview must be submitted first. Once the overview abstract is submitted, 5 slots for individual sub-abstracts (A,B,C,D,E) will be created and the individual panel abstracts may be submitted.
All symposia papers (overview as well as the individual symposia abstracts) must fulfil the abstract formatting requirements below. They are to be submitted with full details including the presentation title, mandatory abstract text structure and co-authors list with their affiliations and e-mail addresses.
It is expected that the convenor submits the overview abstract as well as all the individual papers. He/she is also considered to be the contact person for the whole symposium, any communication related to the symposium will be therefore held with the convenor. The convenor may also contribute a paper to the symposium.
Abstract are to be submitted into one of the following scientific topics:
- Advances in Child Custody Issues
- Complex Developmental Trauma
- Development of Children Outside of Family
- Evidence Based Practice in Child Protection
- Changes in Forms and Types of Foster Care
- Child Advocacy and Juvenile Justice
- Child Protection in the Context of Migration
- Child Protection in the Context of Poverty
- Child Protection in the Changing World
- Medical Evaluation and Treatment
- Multidisciplinary Systems of Care
- New Trends in the Child Protection
- Positive Parenting
- Sexual Violence and Child Protection
- Supporting Child Protection Workers
- Supporting Children and Their Families
- Systems of the Child Protection
- Technology - Risks and Benefits
- Trafficking and Exploitation
- Violence in Childhood
Abstracts may be amended within the online submission system until the deadline of 28 February 2018.
Abstracts submitted by students should be indicated as student abstracts during the submission process.
All successfully submitted abstracts will advance to a peer review process. Each abstract will be reviewed by two reviewers in a blind evaluation process. The ISPCAN 2018 Scientific Committee members will consider its formal aspects and the content and may assign a format other than the requested presentation format.
Accepted abstracts will form part of the final scientific programme and as such will be presented onsite as well as published in the official Congress proceedings. Abstracts not suitable for publication will be rejected. Please have your abstract checked for correct spelling, punctuation, grammar and formal structure. The organiser reserves the right to edit abstracts if necessary prior to the publication.
All presenting authors will receive an acceptance/rejection notification via e-mail 24 April 2018.
All presenting authors are obliged to register by 15 June 2018. Those presenting authors who will not be registered for the Congress and whose registration will not be fully covered by the deadline will be automatically withdrawn from the final programme.
- By submitting an abstract the author(s) are agreeing to publication of the abstract in the congress abstract book and posting of such book to the website after the congress. It is understood that they are not relinquishing copy right to the Congress or ISPCAN.
All abstracts must be written in English.
When submitting your abstract, consider and choose the corresponding scientific topic.
The abstract title is limited by 20 words and must be submitted using the Sentence case (eg. This is the title of my abstract)
Up to 10 authors can be submitted under one abstract (including presenting author).
The presenting author is selected first; other authors can be added only when the presenting author is submitted. However, the authors order could be changed if needed by swopping the names at the list of the co-authors.
Maximum abstract length is 300 words. All submissions should follow the following structure: objectives, method, results and conclusions.
No pictures/tables/charts are allowed within the abstract text.
No additional files could be uploaded.
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