Submission deadline is 1st May 2020 (23.59 CET). Abstracts submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Abstracts can be submitted online. Please see key dates related to the submission, review, registration and programming process here. Abstract submissions should be made through the ConfTool system.
Abstracts not complying with the Abstract Submission Guidelines provided on this page will bounce back before entering the review process and authors will be asked to resubmit.
Abstracts can be submitted in two categories:
- Scientific Abstract (including scientific work to be submitted to the Poster Session);
- Professional Practice Abstract (including practice contributions submitted to the Poster Session).
For an Abstract to enter the review process and be considered for presentation during the conference the following guidelines must be adhered to:
- Length: the overall text length of an Abstract has to be between 650 and 800 words, i.e. excluding title, author names and references (maximum 6 references).
- Text only: Abstracts should include text only, i.e. images (pictures, figures, and tables) are not accepted.
- Title: use a brief title to clearly indicate the nature of the research/project/contribution; capitalise the first letter of each word; do not use abbreviations in the title.
- Author names: Provide names of all authors, their institutional affiliation, and e-mail address during the online submission process.
- Language: Abstracts have to be in English language
- Formatting and style guide: APA tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/style/reference/tf_APA.pdf
Scientific Abstracts should be structured using the following sections *:
- Aim and Research Questions
- Theoretical Background and Literature Review
- Research Design, Methodology and Data Analysis
- Results/Findings and Discussion **
- Conclusion, Contribution and Implication **
- References (maximum 6; to be entered in extra box during the submission process)
* The structure should only be altered if clearly justified by the nature of the submission and contribution (e.g. conceptual work).** In case that the results/findings for a Scientific Abstract are not yet available at the time of Abstract submission, authors have to mention this by guaranteeing that they have the results by the time of the conference. They should provide a preview of the nature of the results/findings as well as envisioned contribution/implications.
For Professional Practice Abstracts the following sections are recommended ***:
- Statement that Abstract relates to professional practice (mandatory)
- Purpose and Background
- Design and Implementation
- Outputs/Outcomes, Reflections and Future Development
- References (if applicable)
***In addition, such a structure might better work for scholarly contributions towards the Parallel Sessions ‘Sport Management Education’ and ‘Sport Law and Ethics’ if they are not concerned with scientific/empirical research in a common sense. For example, sport management education contributions might be concerned with innovative approaches to curriculum development, learning environments and (higher) education management/policy (yet, please keep in mind that your Abstract should not be a sales pitch for a certain program, but rather a discussion of ‘best practices’ and sharing learnings that other members of the EASM community may find inspiring and useful).
Importantly, please note the following conference policy:
- Author restrictions: maximum of 1 paper first-authored and 3 papers co-authored.
- Presenter restrictions: maximum of 2 presentations per participant; the presenting author (as indicated and – if needed – updated in the system by the submitting author) must have registered and paid the conference fee by 13 July to avoid exclusion from conference programme and book of abstracts