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Instructions for Submissions

Submissions should be sent via Easyabstracts by 30th November 2020:

In case of queries you can contact the organizers at .

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the scientific committee, and proposals related to AELFE panels will be evaluated by panel coordinators. The criteria which will form the basis for peer review are originality of the proposal and its relevance to the conference, the contributions made to both theoretical and pedagogic implementation issues and clarity of claims.

Paper proposals: The required format for submissions is an abstract of 300 words (excluding references), preferably in Word format. For references please follow the APA Citation Style. Abstracts should include a brief outline of the research/project context and clearly indicate the objectives, method(s) and results. They should be written in the language in which the presentation will be delivered.

Paper presentations will consist of a 20-minute talk followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Since proposals will be subject to a double-blind peer-review process, please do not include any self-identifying information in the text of the abstract.

Publications: Written papers will be invited for a peer-reviewed online proceedings volume. In addition, participants will be invited to submit extended versions of their conference papers for consideration in one or more selected publications (such as a special issue of a journal or an edited volume).

Colloquium and Workshop proposals 

Colloquia and workshops should tackle a common theme, theoretical topic or methodological area. Optionally, colloquia can feature a discussant. Proposals should be made by the colloquium/workshop convener and should include: (i) information about the contributors (not more than four including the discussant, if applicable) with their full institutional affiliations and email addresses; (ii) an overall description of the colloquium/ workshop (max. 300 words) highlighting the content and objectives in abstracts for individual papers/sections (of up to 150 words each, references included); (iii) the panel that the proposal is related to.

Colloquia and workshops will be scheduled in slots of 60 minutes and feature presentations that should not be longer than 10 minutes each in order to leave time for discussion. If conveners want to propose other formats for their colloquia or workshops, or want to propose another type of session, they should contact the organizers at .


If conveners want to propose a Roundtable, they should write a short summary of the scope or theme (150 words maximum) and the three main questions to be addressed, together with the names, institutional affiliations and emails of the proposed speakers. Conveners should contact the organizers at .

Forum for Young Researchers

We encourage young researchers and postgraduate students who are working on their pre-doctoral research to submit proposals presenting research (either complete or in progress) on any aspect relative to the main topic of the conference. As usual at AELFE, a prize for the best paper will be awarded after the Forum. Proposals should include the following: (i) the title, (ii) an abstract (max. 300 words) outlining the research/project context and clearly indicating the objectives, method(s) and results; and (iii) the panel that the presentation is related to (one of the AELFE panels or virtual exchange).

Presentations will consist of a 10-minute talk followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the scientific committee and/or AELFE panel coordinators. For further information, please contact .

Poster Proposals are particularly welcome if they report on innovative research and/or on projects relevant to the conference topics. Poster proposals should include: (i) the title of the poster; (ii) a brief abstract (max. 200 words); and (iv) the panel the poster is related to. Specific instructions about poster format will be given upon acceptance.

All paper/poster authors and colloquium/workshop contributors must register in the conference in order to appear in the programme.

Presentation Policy: Given that the organizing committee believes that conferences should provide opportunities for professional exchange, i.e., giving and receiving feedback, and meeting colleagues with similar interests, we encourage discussions following each paper presentation and also require that papers should be presented only by their authors. Non-author substitute presenters will not be allowed to present papers.