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November 9-12, 2017
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Call for Abstracts

2017 Submissions Closed


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 Deadlines
Paper and Poster Abstracts:Closed

Symposia Proposals: Closed
Select-speaker Award Applications: Closed
Graduate Travel Award
Applications: Closed
Yates Travel Award Applications: Closed

(All deadlines close at 11:59 p.m. anywhere in the world.)

All paper and poster abstracts must be submitted online.

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 the Annual Meeting (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 dues must be paid by June 1 in order for your abstract(s) to be given the priority associated with your member status. Dues should be paid online at www.psychonomic.org/membership.

In order for the system to identify you as a member, you must use the same e-mail 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 he/she 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.

In order for the system to identify you as a member, you must use the same e-mail 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 Fellow and Emeritus Members may sponsor abstracts. Each Fellow or Emeritus Member may sponsor only one abstract.  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 the he/she 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 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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Non-members, including graduate students, will be charged a $75 registration fee to attend the Annual Meeting. (Undergraduate students will be exempt from this fee.) We encourage you to join the Society and receive a complimentary registration.

*Note that only Fellow and Emeritus Members may sponsor abstracts. Each Fellow or Emeritus Member may sponsor only one abstract.  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. In the event that 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 convention (i.e., a maximum of 330 talks), 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.  Space should be reserved for the winners of the Member Select-Speaker awards because part of that award allows Members to present their research as talks.

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 of the abstract. 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 4 foot X 8 foot posterboard (includes a 1” frame). Please format your poster presentation using these dimensions. There are five poster sessions that do not overlap with spoken sessions: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening; and Friday and Saturday noon. Instructions for creating your poster can be found 
here.

 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.

 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 Fellows or Members of the Society in order to exercise this option, and Members’ abstracts will not be included as spoken papers unless there is room after all Fellows’ spoken papers have been scheduled.

 Symposia 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 an invited symposium by providing the required information by e-mailing the proposal (the 2017 Call for Symposia is closed). The symposium proposal must include: a title, an abstract of no more than 150 words, the names of the participants with their membership status, and a title and abstract (150-word maximum) for each presentation (up to a maximum of six). The organizer may decide the format (e.g., discussants can be scheduled, question periods can be extended, etc.), but the symposium cannot be longer than 2 hours 10 minutes. Participants must agree to participate prior to proposal submission.
 
The Governing Board will select symposia to be placed on the program. 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. Submission of the proposal can be made by e-mailing the proposal to bweaver@psychonomic.org. Notification will be made within 3 weeks of the proposal deadline. Please don’t hesitate to contact Reed Hunt (reed@olemiss.edu) with any questions.


 Requesting to Chair a Session
Fellows and Emeritus Members who plan to present papers are urged to volunteer to chair a session by checking the appropriate box on the submission form. Fellows who do not wish to make a presentation at the meeting but who would be willing to chair a session are urged to contact Reed Hunt (reed@olemiss.edu). Please specify the topic(s) for sessions you would be willing to chair.

 Conflicts of Interest
“Conflicts of interest” 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 (COI) 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(s). If you have a COI, please indicate this when asked in the online submission program. See www.pnas.org/site/misc/coi.shtml for further discussion.

 Instructions for Presentations

  1. All spoken papers are 15 minutes in length, followed by a formally scheduled 5-minute discussion period.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To be considered complete, all information required must be supplied; incomplete forms WILL be rejected.
  6. 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. Note that projection equipment and electrical outlets will not be available in the poster session area.
  7. In mid-July, you will be notified by e-mail of the abstract's status for the meeting.
  8. The completed submission for a poster or paper must have been submitted by 11:59 PM anywhere in the world on June 1, 2017.


 Select-Speaker Awards
Members (but not Fellows or Emeritus Members) may submit a 1,000-word extended abstract along with their regular abstract to be considered for a Select-Speaker Award. Members must pay their 2017 dues by May 12, 12 Midnight EDT, to be eligible to submit a Select-Speaker Award application. The purpose of the Select-Speaker Awards is to highlight exceptional research by members at the Annual Meeting. Recipients will therefore be expected to present their work as a talk rather than a poster. The deadline for application for these awards through the regular abstract submission process is May 15, 2017. We will select up to 10 abstracts to be presented as spoken papers at the meeting. Awardees will receive a stipend of $1,500. More information about these awards can be found 
here.

 Graduate Travel Awards
The Society awards up to 15 Graduate Travel Awards in 2017. Only student members of the Psychonomic Society can apply. These will carry a stipend of $1,000. Student Members must pay their 2017 dues by May 12, 12 Midnight EDT, to be eligible to submit a Graduate Travel Award application. Applicants will need to upload a 1,000 word expanded abstract to apply for one of these awards. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2017. More information about these awards can be found
here.

 J. Frank Yates Student Travel Awards
Each year, the Psychonomic Society will give up to 5 J. Frank Yates Student Travel Awards for graduate student members of the Society who are in underrepresented populations. Each Awardee will receive a travel stipend of $1,000. Applicants will need to upload a 1,000 word expanded abstract to apply for one of these awards. Student Members must pay their 2017 dues by May 12, 12 Midnight EDT, to be eligible to submit a Yates Travel Award application. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2017. More information about these awards can be found here.


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