Submission Guidelines

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Formal or Individual Presentation

Description:

Individual program sessions are for the presentation of original work, and will be 30 or 60 minutes in length (including presentation, question and answer, and discussion.) During the submission process, authors can request 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or indicate no preference.

The practice at the APPE Annual Conference is that papers are not read.  Presenters should provide an oral summary of their work, invite questions, and engage in discussion with the audience.

Individual presentations are eligible for the following awards:

Best Formal Paper by an Early Career Scholar – $500 prize

Best Formal Paper by a Graduate Student – $500 prize and free conference registration

Best Formal Paper by an Undergraduate Student: $250 and free conference registration

Best Formal Paper on Pre-College Ethics – $750 First prize and $500 Second prize

Authors who would like their paper to be considered for an award must indicate this preference in the submission process, and be prepared to upload a complete copy of their paper, in addition to the standard submission items described below.

Submission instructions:

The corresponding author must submit the following items through the APPE EasyChair site at the following link: EasyChair.

    1. A title page, including the title of the presentation, and the names and institutional affiliations of all the authors of the submission, key words, preferred presentation length (30 min, 60 min, or no preference), and a 250 word summary of the presentation (for inclusion in the conference Abstracts publication).
    2. A 400 (minimum) to 500 (maximum) word abstract prepared for blind review (include title but no identifying author information or institutional affiliation). The abstract should include a clear statement of the topic, issues, method/arguments, and conclusions. Authors should also indicate how the findings advance the field of practical and professional ethics. When relevant, this abstract should include references, which will not be included in the word count.

Case Studies, Pedagogical Demonstrations, Creative Arts Presentations

Description:

These three categories focus on innovative teaching techniques, innovative use of the creative arts, and case studies for topics of particular interest in practical and applied ethics. Session will be 30 or 60 minutes in length (including presentation, question and answer, and discussion.) During the submission process, authors can request 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or indicate no preference.

Submission instructions:

The corresponding author must submit the following items through the APPE EasyChair site at the following link: EasyChair.

      1. A title page, including the title of the presentation, and the names and institutional affiliations of all the authors of the submission, key words, preferred presentation length (30 min, 60 min, or no preference), and a 250 word summary of the presentation (for inclusion in the conference Abstracts publication).
      2. A 400 (minimum) to 500 (maximum) word abstract prepared for blind review (include title but no identifying author information or institutional affiliation). The abstract should include a clear statement of the topic, issues, and substance of presentation. Authors should also indicate how the presentation will advance the field of practical and professional ethics. When relevant, this abstract should include references, which will not be included in the word count.

Poster Presentations

Description:

This category enables authors an opportunity to show current work in progress or finished results as a poster or display using a mix of graphics and text. Posters will be displayed throughout the conference and a special Poster Presentation Event will be scheduled to give authors an opportunity to introduce their work and answer questions with attendees.

Submission instructions:

The corresponding author must submit the following items through the APPE EasyChair site at the following link: EasyChair.

        1. A title page, including the title of the presentation, and the names and institutional affiliations of all the authors of the submission, key words, and a 250 word summary (for inclusion in the conference Abstracts publication).
        2. A 400 (minimum) to 500 (maximum) word abstract prepared for blind review (include title but no identifying author information or institutional affiliation). The abstract should include a clear statement of the topic, issues, method/arguments, and conclusions. Authors should also indicate how the findings advance the field of practical and professional ethics. When relevant, this abstract should include references, which will not be included in the word count.

Authors do not need to submit the completed poster.

Panel Discussions

Description:

This category is for sessions with multiple presenters and are normally 1.5 hours in length. Panel organizers are encouraged to keep the formal remarks of panelists brief, providing adequate time for questions and discussion with the attendees either during or at the conclusion of the panel presentations.

Submission Instructions:

The panel organizer must submit the following items through the APPE EasyChair site at the following link: EasyChair.

        1. A title page including the title of the panel, the names and institutional affiliations of all panelist, the name and institutional affiliation of the moderator, key words, and a 250 word summary of the panel (for inclusion in the conference Abstracts publication). Additionally, panel organizers are invited (but not required) to submit 250 word summaries for the remarks of each panelist (for inclusion in the conference Abstracts publication).
        2. A 400 (minimum) to 500 (maximum) word abstract prepared for blind review (including title of panel, but no identifying organizer or panelist information). The abstract must describe the overall topic for the panel, issues to be addressed, method/arguments, and conclusions. The abstract should also indicate how the panel discussion will advance the field of practical and professional ethics. The abstracts should be sufficiently detailed so that a reviewer will be able to assess the merits of the proposal. When relevant, this abstract should include references, which will not be included in the word count.

Author Meets the Critics

Description:

This category gives authors an opportunity to discuss their recently published book. Normally, two colleagues are asked to give brief prepared remarks with their commentary on the publication, as a prelude for further discussion with the author and session attendees.

Authors are encouraged to participate in both Author Meets Critics and Lunch with an Author, and are invited to attend the Authors’ Reception on Friday evening of the Annual Conference.

Submission Instructions:

The corresponding author must submit:

          1. A title page, including the title of the book, and the names and institutional affiliations of all the authors of the book, key words, and a 250 word summary of the presentation (for inclusion in the conference Abstractspublication) through the APPE EasyChair site at the following link: EasyChair.
          2. A hardcopy of the book to the APPE office by mail.

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
PO Box 37
Greencastle, IN 46135-0037

contact@appe-ethics.org

Lunch with an Author

Description:

Authors may propose a Lunch with an Author session, either in conjunction with an Author Meets the Critics session or independently. This category provides an informal opportunity for authors to discuss their recently published work around a lunch table with attendees.

Authors are encouraged to participate in both Author Meets Critics and Lunch with an Author, and are invited to attend the Authors’ Reception on Friday evening of the Annual Conference.

Submission Instructions:

The corresponding author must submit:

          1. A title page, including the title of the book, and the names and institutional affiliations of all the authors of the book, key words, and a 250 word summary of the presentation (for inclusion in the conference Abstractspublication) through the APPE EasyChair site at the following link: EasyChair.
          2. A hardcopy of the book to the APPE office by mail.

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
PO Box 37
Greencastle, IN 46135-0037

contact@appe-ethics.org

Pecha Kucha

Description:

APPE is excited to introduce a new category of submissions: Pecha Kucha.

Pecha Kucha, or 20×20, is a format designed to facilitate a focused, disciplined presentation without relying on text-heavy slides.  Presenters have 20 slides, with 20 seconds each slide (on an automatic timer), to present their work in a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds.  Approximately three minutes will be available for question and answer after each presentation.  The emphasis is on images in the slides, with content provided by the presenter.

See pechakucha.org for more information.

Submission Guidelines and Instructions:

The corresponding author must submit the following items through the APPE EasyChair site at the following link: EasyChair.

          1. A title page, including the title of the presentation, the name and institutional affiliation of the author, key words, and a 100 word summary of the presentation (for inclusion in the conference Abstractspublication).
          2. The same 100 word summary prepared for blind review (include title but no identifying author information or institutional affiliation).

 
Authors do not need to submit their presentation slides.

3 Minute Thesis (3MT®)

Description:

APPE is excited to introduce a second new category of submissions: the 3 Minute Thesis Competition. The winner of the competition will receive a $250 cash award.

The concept of a 3MT® originated at University of Queensland, Australia as a way for graduate students to develop their communication and presentation skills by presenting their research project in 3 minutes, using only 1 PowerPoint slide.  For more details about the competition rules, judging criteria, and FAQ for competitors, please see the 3MT® website.

https://threeminutethesis.uq.edu.au/resources/competition-rules
Submission Guidelines and Instructions:

Graduate students who wish to participate in APPE’s 3MT® competition must submit the following items through the APPE EasyChair site at the following link: EasyChair.

  1. A title page, including the title of the thesis, the name and institutional affiliation of the author, key words, and a 250 word summary/abstract of the thesis (for inclusion in the conference Abstractspublication).
  2. The same 250 word summary/abstract prepared for blind review (include title but no identifying author information or institutional affiliation).

Deadline

The deadline for all items in all submission categories is October 27.  For submission categories that include items to be sent by mail, a postmark October 27 will suffice.

Review and Notification:

All submissions will be blind reviewed by members of the Association with relevant expertise in the subject matter. Notifications for both acceptance and rejection will be sent in early December.

For additional information, please contact the APPE office at contact@appe-ethics.org or (765) 658-5015

Paper Competitions and Awards

Description:

Formal and Individual presentations are eligible for the following awards:

Best Formal Paper by Early Career Scholar – $500 prize

The Association is pleased to announce a competition for the best paper submitted by an Early Career Scholar, in practical or professional Ethics (An Early Career Scholar is defined as one who has received a Ph.D. or other terminal degree within the last eight years.) Up to three awards may be made in this category.

Best Formal Paper by a Graduate Student – $500 Prize and free conference registration

The Association is pleased to announce a competition for the best paper submitted by a graduate student in practical or professional ethics.  Award winners also receive free registration to the Annual Meeting.

A select number of submissions in the above competitions will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Applied Philosophy.

Best Formal Papers on Pre-College Ethics – First Prize $750, Second Prize $500

The Association, with support of the Squire Family Foundation, sponsors a competition to advance the work of those interested in pre-college ethics. The Association for Practical and Professional Ethics will present an award for the top two papers submitted on innovative and effective approaches to teaching pre-college ethics or involving pre-college students in ethics education. .

Undergraduate Formal Paper Competition – $250 and free conference registration

The Association is pleased to invite undergraduate students to submit papers on any topic in practical and professional ethics. Award winners will receive a certificate and free registration to the Annual Meeting and be invited to share their presentation as a Poster in one of the Annual Conference Poster Sessions, if desired.

Submission instructions:

Authors who would like their paper to be considered for an award must indicate this preference in the submission process for the formal individual presentation, and be prepared to upload a complete copy of their paper, in addition to the standard submission for the formal individual presentation category.