Ends on February 8, 2018

Welcome to the online submissions portal for the SSEA Thematic Conference: Self and Identity in Emerging Adulthood to be held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania on May 17-19, 2018.

This is the portal to submit a paper symposium. Please note, if you are submitting TWO proposals as first author, you must re-enter the submission portal to complete the second proposal. There is a limit of two submissions per person in a first-author role (i.e., first author of a poster, individual paper, or paper within a symposium; presenter in a discussion session, debate, or innovative session). 


Paper Symposium

A Paper Symposium includes a series of presentations on a common topic. The session may consist of 3 papers and a Discussant who summarizes and comments on the presented papers, or 4 papers and no Discussant. A Chair should be designated from the set of presenters. Paper Symposia will be scheduled for 90 minutes. Each paper and the discussion will be allotted 15 minutes for presentation; 30 minutes will be reserved for a Q & A period to be led by the Chair. Individuals interested in finding other presenters to form a symposium are strongly encouraged to get involved with a relevant SSEA Topic Network or post on the SSEA Facebook page. 

Submissions for paper symposia should include a proposal of no more than 500 words (approximately 2 double-spaced pages) for each presentation that contains the following: title, introduction to the research question(s), description of methods, results, brief discussion and/ or implications. In addition, proposals may contain up to two figures, tables, charts or graphs (reference list is not required). Additionally, Paper Symposia must include an integrative statement of no more than 500 words. The integrative statement will include a (I) title of the Paper Symposium, (II) rationale for bringing the papers together, and (III) discussion of the themes the papers address.

Criteria for Proposal Selection:

1.    Focus of the proposal is on emerging adulthood (age range 18-29).

2.    Importance of the topic.

3.    For empirical presentations, methods must be appropriate for the research question(s). Research using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods are all encouraged.

4.    For Discussion Sessions, Debates, and Innovative Sessions, the topic and structure of the session must be clearly defined and cohesive.

Submission Deadline: February 8, 2018

Notification of Decisions: March 8, 2018

Expedited Review: To accommodate international travel and special circumstances that may warrant an extended period between decision notification and the conference, we are offering expedited reviews to those whose circumstances qualify. Expedited review will only be granted in situations that would otherwise prohibit a presenter from traveling to the conference. You will be able to indicate this option when you submit your proposal. Proposals submitted for expedited review are due on January 6, 2018 and notifications will be granted within the next two weeks (January 20th).

For questions, contact info@ssea.org

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