Review Criteria For Abstracts

The scientific committee will evaluate all submitted abstracts and provide feedback to the authors according to the rules below. The decisions for accepting/rejecting a proposal will be based on evaluation results. All reviews will be conducted blindly (without knowing the author name(s)).

The reviewers are encouraged to give as much feedback as possible in order for the author(s) to improve their proposals and presentations. The reviewers will accommodate a polite and non-discriminative language and will clearly and briefly indicate which parts/aspects of each proposals need improvements and in what ways.

FOR ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS

An empirical paper is the one that employs quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods to scientifically investigate a problem related to physics education in order to obtain data and findings and eventually offer solution(s) for the problem under investigation.

If you are submitting an empirical paper abstract:

  1. Title fully represents the study.
  2. Abstract briefly explains the theoretical/conceptual framework.
  3. Abstract clearly explains the rationale and the need for the study (i.e. describes the status of current literature and the contribution(s) of this paper).
  4. Abstract explains the aim and the research problem/question.
  5. Abstract explains the methods and the participants.
  6. Abstract presents findings and results.
  7. Abstract gives a conclusion.
  8. Abstract gives discussion and implications.

If you are submitting a theoretical/position paper abstract:

  1. Title fully represents the paper.
  2. Abstract briefly explains the theoretical/conceptual framework.
  3. Abstract clearly explains the rationale and the need for the paper (i.e. describes the status of current literature and the contribution(s) of this paper).
  4. Abstract explains the aim and the main question.
  5. Abstract presents notable ideas.
  6. Abstract gives a conclusion.
  7. Abstract gives discussion and implications.

If you are submitting an abstract to present an international/national/regional/school wide project, or practical classroom ideas, instructional design ideas, etc.

  1. Title is brief and informative.
  2. Abstract briefly explains the purposes.
  3. Abstract clearly explains the rationale and the need for the paper (i.e. describes the status of current literature and the contribution(s) of this paper).
  4. Abstract explains the achievements obtained by the project or idea being presented.
  5. Abstract gives a conclusion.
  6. Abstract gives discussion and implications.
  7. Reviewer’s overall impression about the proposal

FOR WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

If you are submitting a workshop proposal abstract:

  1. Title charming and interesting.
  2. Abstract briefly explains the literature.
  3. Abstract clearly explains the rationale and the need for the workshop and possibly who might benefit from it.
  4. Abstract explains the technique/method of presentation and ways of participant involvement.
  5. Abstract explains the materials to be distributed.
  6. Abstract presents notable ideas.