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Deadline: 16 Oct 2017
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Deadline: 16 Oct 2017
Symposium Submissions
Deadline: 15 Sept 2017
Registration Opens: Fall 2017


All symposia and paper and poster abstracts must be submitted using the online submission system.

The maximum abstract length is 150 words (1,250 characters, including spaces). The submission system truncates abstracts after 1,250 characters (including spaces).

Current Members
All 2017 Members, Fellows, Emeritus Members, and Student Members may submit one abstract for IMPS (Student Member abstracts must be sponsored). Fellows and Emeritus members can also sponsor an abstract submitted by a Student member or a non-member. Fellows and Emeritus Members should submit only the abstract for the paper they plan to present. The sponsored student or non-member should submit his/her own abstract, listing the Fellow or Emeritus Member as the sponsor. Member status of the submitter determines the priority for the abstract, so students should not list themselves as the submitter for a Fellow, Emeritus, or Member abstract.

Your 2017 Psychonomic Society membership dues must be paid by the time of the submission for your abstract(s) to be given the priority associated with your member status.

For the system to identify you as a member, you must use the same email address that's affiliated with your Psychonomic Society membership. If you are unsure which e-mail address is associated with your Psychonomic Society membership, please contact info@psychonomic.org.


Student Members
The instructions are the same as for a member submission, except that your abstract must be sponsored by a Fellow* (who has paid 2017 dues) or Emeritus* Member. When you use the online submission system, you will need to identify the name and e-mail of your sponsor. Please use the e-mail the s/he uses when logging into his/her Psychonomic Society account. If your sponsor is not a co-author, you must upload a brief letter from him/her indicating that she/he is willing to sponsor your paper. The letter should indicate that the individual is willing to sponsor the paper. It should include the name of the student and the title of the talk. For example, "I will sponsor Mary Smith's paper entitled The Role of Memory in Understanding Language." Letters are not needed if the sponsor is a co-author on the paper. The sponsored paper should be submitted by its author as a student.

For the system to identify you as a member, you must use the same email address that's affiliated with your Psychonomic Society membership. If you are unsure which e-mail address is associated with your Psychonomic Society membership, please contact info@psychonomic.org.

*Note that only Fellows and Emeritus Members may sponsor abstracts. Each Fellow or Emeritus Member may sponsor only one abstract (if a Fellow or Emeritus Member is the co-author on another abstract, s/he can be the sponsor for the second submission). Student Members should check with their sponsor to ensure that s/he is a Fellow or Emeritus Member and that s/he is only sponsoring that abstract.


Non-member Submissions
Non-members must have a sponsor for their abstract submission. Either a Fellow* (who has paid 2017 dues) or Emeritus* member may sponsor an abstract. When you use the online submission system, you will need to identify the name and e-mail of your sponsor. Please use the e-mail affiliated with the sponsor's Psychonomic Society membership.  If your sponsor is not a co-author, you must upload a brief letter from him/her indicating that s/he is willing to sponsor your paper. The letter should indicate that the individual is willing to sponsor the paper. It should include the name of the non-member and the title of the talk. For example, "I will sponsor Mary Smith's paper entitled The Role of Memory in Understanding Language." Letters are not needed if the sponsor is a co-author on the paper. The sponsored paper should be submitted by its author as a non-member.

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Everyone, including Members, Fellows, Emeriti, and Graduate Students will be charged a yet to be determined registration fee to attend IMPS.

*Note that only Fellows and Emeritus Members may sponsor abstracts. Each Fellow or Emeritus Member may sponsor only one abstract (if a Fellow or Emeritus Member is the co-author on another abstract, s/he can be the sponsor for the second submission). Student Members should check with their sponsor to ensure that s/he is a Fellow or Emeritus Member and that s/he is only sponsoring that abstract.


Priorities for Submitting Talks and Posters
Each Fellow or Emeritus Member may submit one abstract as author or co-author. For spoken presentations, the Fellow or Emeritus Member must also be the person who will present the talk. Each Member may submit one abstract as author or co-author, but these abstracts will probably be scheduled as posters. If an abstract is scheduled as a poster, the submitter may turn over presenting responsibilities to a co-author.

In addition, each Fellow or Emeritus Member may sponsor one submission by a Student Member or someone not affiliated with the Society (a student or a non-member). The sponsor may or may not be a co-author on the paper.

Typically, the number of abstracts submitted to the meeting is greater than time and space allow. If not all abstracts can be accepted, the selection of abstracts will be determined by a fixed set of priorities.

In the case of spoken presentations, the person who submits the abstract must also be the person who will present the talk.  First priority is given to abstracts submitted by Fellows of the Society.  If the number of Fellows submitting talks exceeds the capacity of the meeting, priorities are determined by the recent history of participation in previous conferences.  Those who have given a paper in the preceding year have lower priority than those who have not. If all Fellows can be accommodated in spoken sessions, priority for remaining speaking opportunities is assigned first to Members, then to Student Members, and then to Non-members.  In past years, only a few Members’ abstracts were placed on the program.

In the case of posters, priorities for acceptance depend upon the status of the submitting author. Unlike spoken presentations, the person submitting a poster abstract is not required to be the actual presenter. The priorities for posters are the same as for spoken presentations:  Fellows, Members, Student Members, and Non-members.


Posters
Each poster presenter will have one side of a poster board (size to be determined). Please format your poster presentation using these dimensions. There are two poster sessions per day that do not overlap with spoken sessions: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Instructions for creating your poster can be found here.

Suggestions for Preparing Effective Posters


Topic List and Keywords
To help us build the program, please select two topics from the predefined list that represent appropriate categories for your submission. The Topics will include a general domain (i.e., Memory) and a sub-topic within that domain (i.e., Memory: Working Memory). These choices are important because they are used to group your abstract with other similar abstracts. In addition, you are asked to indicate up to three keywords that more specifically characterize your submission.


Symposium Submissions
A symposium should highlight new emerging ideas that are likely to have broad influence in shaping future research, especially ideas from related disciplines. Any member or Fellow may propose a symposium. The symposium proposal must include:

  • Title
  • Abstract (no more than 150 words)
  • Speaker names and member status (speakers must agree to participate prior to proposal submission)
  • Title and abstract for up to six speakers (abstracts should be 150 words or less)
  • Length (up to two hours)
    • Organizer may determine format (e.g., discussant, extended question periods, etc.).

Participating in a symposium does not preclude the submission of an abstract for a talk or poster. Notification will be made within three weeks of the submission.


Conflicts of Interest
Conflicts of interest (COI) arise in science when financial incentives, personal/familial relationships, or other such considerations undermine a scientist’s objectivity. For example, if a scientist is a shareholder in a company that sells a treatment for a condition, that scientist would have a conflict of interest with regard to research on that and closely related conditions and treatments. Having a COI does not preclude presenting your research, but COIs must be declared so that the scientific content of the presentation can be reviewed in light of the COI. If you have a COI, please indicate this when asked in the online submission program.

See the PNAS Conflict of Interest Policy for further discussion.


Instructions for Presentations

  • All spoken papers are 15 minutes in length, followed by a formally scheduled 5-minute discussion period.
  • Please proofread your name, title, and abstract for correctness and completeness. Capitalize the content words in your title. Don’t use abbreviations (such as U of M) in the affiliations. Write out the name of the institution (University of Minnesota). The information that you enter will appear in the program as you have entered it.
  • The maximum length for abstracts is 150 words. Your abstract will be truncated at 1,250 characters (including spaces) in the abstract submission program. This count does not include the presentation title.
  • The Governing Board of the Psychonomic Society encourages all presenters to follow the Psychonomic Society Statistical Guidelines. Effect sizes should be reported and error bars with appropriate labels should be included on all graphs.
  • For the spoken sessions, the Society provides a laptop computer (PC), a screen, LCD projector, and microphones in all rooms for PowerPoint presentations or other computer-generated displays. Projection equipment and electrical outlets will not be available in poster sessions.
  • The completed submission for a poster or paper must have been submitted by 11:59 p.m. anywhere in the world on 16 October 2017.


International Graduate Accommodation Awards
The Psychonomic Society gives up to 25 Graduate Accommodation Awards for Student Members participating in the International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Each awardee will receive free of charge accommodation for the meeting.

Application Guidelines

  • Graduate students who are Student Members of the Psychonomic Society may apply for an accommodation award using the submission system.
  • Applicants must be the first author and presenter of a poster.
  • Applicants should submit their application for the International Graduate Student Accommodation Award by 11:59 p.m. anywhere in the world on 16 October 2017.
  • Application must include:
    • Research Summary (1,000 words + figure + references) including how the research fits into the “big picture.”
    • Summary must be written by the applicant.
    • Letter of support from the student’s advisor (advisor need not be a Psychonomic Society member).
  • Half of all applicants chosen, who meet the above requirements, will be awarded to students travelling from European countries and half to students coming from the US and more distant countries (although these are accommodation grants, we assume that people travelling from more distant locations would have more expenses). The distribution of awards for conferences in other geographical locations will be discussed with the collaborating societies.

Winners Receive

  • Accommodation cost during the primary nights of the conference (Wed-Sat).
  • A special notation in the program recognizing the honor.
  • Honor that can be listed on the recipient’s curriculum vitae.
  • Mention on the Psychonomic Society website.

Submissions will be accepted through this submissions system until 11:59 p.m. anywhere in the world on Monday, 16 October 2017. Recipients will be contacted by email.


Questions?

Scientific Program
Scientific Committee Co-Chairs:
Diane Pecher, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
René Zeelenberg, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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