Submissions & presentations

Submission Types

The following categories of submissions are included in the conference:

  1. Abstract only: Structured abstract between 300-500 words. These will satisfy the Australian DEEWR publication category E2.
  2. Non refereed paper: Full article submission, including an abstract of no more than 200 words and length of 3-4 pages. These will satisfy the Australian DEEWR publication category E2.
  3. Refereed paper: Full article submission, including an abstract of no more than 200 words and length of 5-6 pages. These will be fully peer-reviewed according to the Australian DEEWR publication category E1.
  4. Ideas Exchange (Roundtable/ nuts and bolts): Provides an opportunity to road test your "nuts and bolts", work in progress, or new ideas yet to be tried, with colleagues in the field. Please use the Ideas Exchange template (doc) for this submission.

Guidelines for authors

Structured Abstracts
The purpose of the structured abstract is to provide clear, detailed and consistently presented information to readers, giving all the important information relating to the article so that the reader can determine the relevance of the article. This will also be very useful to researchers and readers when searching databases of abstracts. Finally, a structured abstract will help authors to structure their articles to include all the relevant sections.
The structured abstract should be 300 to 500 words long (this is separate from the word count allowed for the article itself) and should use sub-headings to alert the reader to different sections. Different sub-headings will apply for different types of article see examples.

Formatting guidelines for structured abstract can be found here

Full papers (refereed and non-refereed)
Please use the formatting guidelines found here

Ideas Exchange
Please use ideas exchange template for submission.

Please refer to the 2010-2013 Proceedings for reference. Earlier proceedings had a different format.

Submission process

The submission process is fully online and is now open. The proceedings will be published in an Open Access Journal. Authors will need to sign a Copyright Release Form taking responsibility for the content and associated ethics, and giving permission for The Open Journal System to publish all submissions (Abstracts, Full papers, Ideas Exchange).

Editorial and review processes

Abstract only, non-refereed paper and ideas exchange submissions will be subject to review by the Editorial Board/Program Committee.

Refereed paper submissions will be subject to the full peer-review process according to the following criteria, as appropriate to individual submissions.

  • Clarity of goals
  • Quality and consistency of literature review
  • Adequacy of the method and data analysis
  • Presentation and interpretation of findings, inferences and conclusions
  • Inclusion of appropriate implications
  • Standard of writing including grammar, writing style and clarity of ideas

If appropriate changes are implemented, the work will be published as part of the Conference Proceedings. In some cases, refereed paper submissions maybe published as non refereed papers. A selection of papers will be invited to be further developed and submitted for publication in the International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education (IJISME).

Assignment of presentation type

The Program Committee will determine whether authors will be offered an oral or a poster presentation. This determination will aim to ensure a balance of papers that address the conference theme and are from across disciplines. The intent will be to deliver a conference that has wide appeal.

Ideas Exchange presenters will need to bring 50 copies of the template to handout for distribution.