CALL FOR PAPERS

How to apply for the conference?

Please download the application form below and fill it in, including the following: name and affiliation, title of the presentation, preferred presentation form (oral presentation, poster, workshop, mini-seminar) – organizers reserve the right to suggest other form of presentation on the basis of the abstract (max 1000 words), short summary (max 100 words), keywords (max 5), bio note.

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Please send complete application forms to office@konferencja-zpm.edu.pl
Deadline for application expires on February 28th 2018.

How to prepare an oral presentation?

   Each oral presentation is assigned a 20 minutes’ slot. Conference rooms are equipped with a PC with a projector which supports typical multimedia file formats (ppt, pptx, Google Docs, flash, avi, mp4, mp3, etc.). Each PC will have internet connection. The organizers want to ensure that the presentations fit their scheduled slots and to allow the participants to switch sessions, therefore please copy your files to the PCs during the coffee and technical breaks. That is also why the presenters will not be allowed to use their own equipment. If you are not sure whether your files will open on our equipment, please contact us beforehand.
   Due to the extensive and loaded conference programme, we suggest the form of an oral presentation for presenting research results, while mini-seminars and workshops are suggested for presenting clinical experience (regarding both assessment and therapy).

How to prepare a workshop or a mini-seminar?

   Target participants of workshops and mini-seminars include SLTs and students, therefore the issues taken up in these forms of presentation should be practical in nature. Each workshop/mini-seminar is assigned a slot of 40/60/90 minutes (the actual length of the workshop/mini-seminar will be suggested by the Organizing and Programme Committee after reviewing the proposals).
Workshops may take the form of a case study, sample assessment, addressing a given issue cross-sectionally, choosing a particular therapy plan, etc. The outline of the workshop/mini-seminar should include the aim of the presentation, short description of clinical experience mentioning theoretical background, and recommended literature, resources and materials. Activities engaging the participants will be very much appreciated (e.g. brainstorming, problem-solving, Q&A).
   Conference rooms are equipped with a PC with a projector which supports typical multimedia file formats (ppt, pptx, Google Docs, flash, avi, mp4, mp3, etc.). Each PC will have internet connection. The organizers want to ensure that the presentations fit their scheduled slots and to allow the participants to switch sessions, therefore please copy your files to the PCs during the coffee and technical breaks. That is also why the presenters will not be allowed to use their own equipment. If you are not sure whether your files will open on our equipment, please contact us beforehand.

How to prepare a poster?

The max. dimensions of the poster are 594 x 841 mm. The poster should be of vertical orientation and may be either colour or black and white. The content of the poster should be visible from a distance of at least a few steps which will allow for it to be watched by a few people at once. Please make sure that the fonts are legible and that the content is displayed on the poster in a clear manner which facilitates readability.
The organizers suggest the following elements to be placed on the poster: title, authors and their affiliation, introduction (or summary), theoretical background, methods, results, discussion, conclusions, references.
However, final outline of the poster depends on the character of the presented research or clinical experiences.

How to prepare an article for publication?

I The manuscript structure:

  1. Text format: DOC and PDF.
  2. The article should not exceed 20 pages excluding summaries, bibliography and graphic material such as images or tables.
  3. All margins should be 2.5 cm (default setting), standard tabs 1.25 cm (each paragraph should start with an indentation).
  4. The font should be Times New Roman, with font size 12 and line spacing of 1.5.
  5. Include the following information in the top left corner on the first page:
  • first name and surname of the author (or authors),
  • title or academic degree,
  • address of a workplace or institution (affiliation),
  • telephone number,
  • email address.
  1. The title of the paper and its translation into English should be given below.
  2. The article title should be written in bold, size 14 font, and centered. Any subtitles should be in bold, size 12 and aligned to the left (“flush left” alignment).
  3. Provide clear structure of your article by assigning clear titles and subtitles to relevant sections of your paper.
  4. Include a summary of the article in Polish and in English underneath the title of the article. This should not exceed 1000 characters (spaces not included).
  5. Provide key words under the summaries. These should be in both Polish and English.
  6. The article can be written in Polish or in a chosen congress language (Russian, Spanish, Italian, German, English, French) – in the case of texts written in language other than Polish it is necessary to add Polish translations of the article title, abstract and key words.
  7. Numbered figures and tables should be added at the end of the article in the form of separate editable files, with their placement marked in the article. Please do not insert illustrations (e.g. tables, images, graphs) in the main text. The position where the graphic material is to appear in the text should be clearly highlighted (e.g. by providing the figure/table title in red).

II Examples, quotes, source materials and bibliography:

  1. Examples (words, phrases, sentences) should be written in italics and their translations into another language should be in plain text in brackets.
  2. The following indices are allowed in the text: bold, italics, underlining, however it is recommended to use them in moderation.
  3. Posting additional comments is allowed in case of polemics – numbered footnotes could be used at the bottom of the page.
  4. Quotations should be included in citation marks.
  5. Quotations from the Internet should contain the Internet address and the date of access (provided in the References).
  6. In-text references should be prepared in APA style. Please use the in-text referencing template as provided below:
  • one author publications – name and date: e.g. (Chęciek, 1993)
  • page number should only be provided with direct quotations e.g. (Błachnio, 1995: 23),
  • edited books: e.g. (Grabias, ed., 2002),
  • collaborative work: e.g. (Przepiórka et al., 2013).
  1. At the end of the article, please insert a complete, alphabetically arranged final bibliography (References):
  • book reference, e.g.:

Bohner, G., & Wänke, M. (2004). Postawy i zmiana postaw. Gdańsk: Gdańskie Wydawnictwo Psychologiczne.
Kelman, E., & Nicholas, A. (2013). Praktyczna interwencja w jąkaniu wczesnodziecięcym. Podejście interakcyjne rodzic–dziecko – Palin PCI. Gdańsk: Harmonia Universalis.
Manning, W., & DiLollo, A. (2018). Clinical decision making in fluency disorders (4th ed.). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

  • an article in a journal/magazine, e.g.:

Chęciek, M. (2006). Problemy dysfluencji mowy w aktualnych światowych badaniach (z uwzględnieniem V Kongresu Światowego Towarzystwa Zaburzeń Płynności Mowy w Dublinie). Forum Logopedyczne, 11, 37–44.
Przepiórka, A., Błachnio, A., St. Louis, K. O., & Woźniak, T. (2013). Public attitudes toward stuttering in Poland. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 48, 703-714.
Vanryckeghem, M., & Brutten, G. (2012). A Comparative investigation of the BigCAT and Erickson S-24 measures of speech-associated attitude. Journal of Communication Disorders, 45, 340-347.

  • a chapter in an edited book, e.g.:

Crowe, B. T., Davidow, J. H., & Bothe, A. K. (2004). Quality of life measurements: Interdisciplinary implications for stuttering measurement. In: A.K. Bothe (ed.), Evidence-based treatment of stuttering: empirical issues and practical applications (pp. 173–200). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Węsierska, K., Węsierska M., Beste-Guldborg, A., & St. Louis, K. O. (2015). A comparison of knowledge and attitudes toward stuttering of Polish SLPs and SLP students. In: K. O. St. Louis (ed.), Stuttering meets stereotype, stigma, and discrimination. An overview of attitude research (pp. 216–225). Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press.
Woźniak, T. (2015). Diagnoza i terapia osób z zaawansowanym jąkaniem. W: S. Grabias, J. Panasiuk, T. Woźniak (eds.), Logopedia – standardy postępowania logopedycznego (pp. 797–838). Lublin: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej.

  • materials obtained from online sources, e.g.:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association – ASHA, (2005). Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders. Position Statement. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (online):  http://www.asha.org/policy/PS2005-00221.htm [access: 5.02.2017].
Bakker, K. L., Raphael, L. J., & Myers, F. (2007). Proceedings of the First World Conference on Cluttering. Katarino, Bulgaria: International Fluency Association. (online): http://associations.missouristate.edu/ICA [acces: 10.11.2016].
Jameson, J. (2013). E-Leadership in higher education: The fifth “age” of educational technology research. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44(6), 889-915. (online): DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12103 [access:212.2017].

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