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Each Full Member or Life Member may author or co-author one paper or poster as the responsible individual. Each Associate Member may author or co-author one poster or spoken paper as the responsible individual (but only if there is room on the program for a paper). In the case of spoken presentations, the member must also be the person who will present the talk. In the event that an abstract is a poster, the submitter may turn over presenting responsibilities to a co-author.
In addition, each Full Member or Life Member may sponsor one submission by someone not affiliated with the Society (a student or a nonmember). The sponsor may be a co-author on the paper or not.
Typically, the number of abstracts submitted to the convention 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.
For spoken presentations, first priority is given to abstracts submitted by members of the Society. If the number of members submitting talks exceeds the capacity of the convention (i.e., a maximum of 312 talks), priorities are determined by the member’s recent history of participation in previous conferences. Those who have given a paper or poster in the preceding year have lower priority than those who have not. If all members can be accommodated in spoken sessions, priority for remaining speaking opportunities is assigned first to associate members, then to non-members holding PhDs, and, in rare cases, to graduate students. In the case of posters, priorities for acceptance depend upon the status of the submitting author. Posters may be submitted by members, associate members, sponsored non-members with the PhD, and sponsored graduate students. We strive to accommodate all posters, but if the number exceeds the available space, the priority for poster opportunities is assigned first to members, then to associate members, then to non-members holding PhDs, and then to graduate students who did present in the preceding year. Unlike spoken presentations, the person submitting a poster abstract is not required to be the actual presenter of the abstract.
For submissions requiring sponsorship, only Full Members and Life Members may sponsor and a given member may sponsor only 1 submission. Sponsorship letters for submissions must be sent to the Psychonomic Society at firstname.lastname@example.org, and must include "sponsor letter" in the subject line, and submission number, name of sponsored presenter, and title of presentation at the beginning of the message. No Sponsorship letter is needed if the sponsor is a co-author.
TOPIC LIST AND KEYWORDS
In order to help us build the program, please select two topics from the predefined list that represent appropriate categories for your submission. In addition, you are asked to indicate up to three keywords that more specifically characterize your submission.
SPECIAL SPOKEN SESSION OPTION
If 4–6 researchers wish to organize a talk session, they may do so. This requires a little advance planning. Specifically, the group must communicate among themselves to organize the session and agree on a topic title for the session. It is best to use a descriptive topic title and not one of our regular topics, i.e., don’t use “Working Memory” or “Discourse Processes.” Abstracts for talks should be submitted by individual members and should have their own individual abstract titles, but each individual must use the same topic title (for purposes of identifying abstracts belonging to the same session). This gets entered in the special session option under the topic list. It is important to note that all speakers must be full members of the Society in order to exercise this option. Note also that the special section option (#38) may be selected only in the “1st choice for a session topic” pulldown menu.
REQUESTING TO CHAIR A SESSION AT THE CONFERENCE
Full Members who plan to present papers are urged to volunteer to chair a session by checking the appropriate box on the submission form. Full Members who do not wish to make a presentation at the meeting but who would be willing to chair a session are urged to contact Ruth Maki at email@example.com. Please specify the topic(s) for sessions you would be willing to chair.
SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL FOR AN INVITED SYMPOSIUM
Any full member may propose an invited symposium by providing the following information by May 1, 2013. The proposal should highlight new emerging ideas that are likely to have broad influence in shaping future research, especially ideas from related disciplines. It should include: a title for the symposium, a 150-word abstract for the symposium, the names of the participants, their membership status, and a title and abstract for their presentations. Participants should have agreed to participate prior to proposal submission. Note that participating in a symposium does not preclude submission of an abstract for a talk or poster. Please note that Governing Board members may serve as speakers on symposia but they may not propose a symposium during their time of service. If a Governing Board member is on a symposium proposal as a speaker, he/she will not participate in the selection of symposia. To increase diversity among symposium organizers, the Governing Board encourages symposium proposals from women and members of underrepresented groups. In preparing a proposal, the organizer may decide the format (e.g., discussants can be scheduled, question periods can be extended, etc.), but the symposium should not be longer than 2 hours 10 minutes. Submission of the proposal as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) can be made to Ruth Maki at firstname.lastname@example.org with the term "Psychonomic Symposium Submission" in the header. Notification will be made within 2 to 3 weeks of the proposal deadline.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRESENTATIONS
SUBMITTING A NOMINATION FOR KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR THE 2014 MEETING
Members and Associate members are invited to submit nominations for the keynote speaker for the 2014 meeting by replying to the submission confirmation notification after the abstract is submitted. The Governing Board will select the keynote speaker from the list of top nominees. The Governing Board encourages you to consider nominating outstanding candidates from underrepresented groups.