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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Proposals should be prepared and submitted as a .doc, .docx, .rtf or .pdf format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The font should be Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5 line spacing (except the references, which should be single spaced).
  • All references and in-text citations should conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).

Author Guidelines

Submitting a Proposal

Each year the IASL conference has an overarching theme which it aims to address in keynote speeches, associated discussions, workshops, Special Interest Group meetings, and poster presentations. Proposals that address the conference theme, in particular, or any aspect of school librarianship, in general, are most welcome!  

All proposals will be reviewed. Stream A proposals will be reviewed by members of the program committee and the selection is based solely on quality. Stream B proposals will be reviewed by at least three members of the the IASL Research Special Interest Group.

The deadline for submission of all proposals is March 1, 2019.  There will be no extension of the deadline. This submission date will allow for timely (1) review of proposals, (2) communication with authors, (3) early-bird registration for the conference, and (4) travel arrangements, including visa applications.

 

General Submission Process for all Proposals

To maintain the high quality of presentations at the conference, to make the program rich and detailed, and to ensure that the review process is fair; all proposal submissions must be made in English.

Before submitting  your proposal you will be required to provide the following information:

  • Complete contact information for the person submitting the proposal
  • Names, email addresses, and affiliations of all presenters
  • A 25-30 word biography statement for each presenter
  • Title of the paper, workshop, presentation, or poster
  • The Stream under which your proposal falls and the type of proposal
  • A 100 word description of the presentation, workshop, or poster to be included in the program (please make this description engaging)
  • All proposals must be sent in as a double-blind copy for the review process

Proposals should be prepared and submitted as a .doc, .docx, .rtf or .pdf format.  The font should be Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5 line spacing (except the references, which should be single spaced).  All references and in-text citations should conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).

General Selection Criteria:  Selection will be based on content quality, relevance to theme, and originality. See specific types of proposals for additional information.

 

For detailed submission guidelines for specific types of proposals, please view the complete call for papers announcement.

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