The purpose of the conference proceedings is to provide a written record of the scholarly work undertaken by physics education researchers by documenting the research presented at the annual Physics Education Research Conference. To this end, the editors welcome the submission not only of significant or final results, but also of preliminary research results and discussions of works in progress.
In order for a manuscript to be eligible for submission to the Proceedings, the first author must make a presentation at the 2003 PERC in Madison, Wisconsin. That is, the first author must contribute a poster to the contributed poster session, lead a roundtable discussion, give an invited talk, present a poster at a targeted poster session, or present data at a data analysis consultation session. (One need not submit a manuscript in order to make a presentation.)
Work that is presented at the main AAPT meeting but not at the PERC is not eligible for submission to the Proceedings. Everyone submitting a paper for publication may also be asked to help with the peer-review of other people's contributions.
Manuscript submissions may be contributed or invited. Contributed manuscripts are those associated with either a contributed PERC poster or a roundtable discussion. All contributed manuscripts will be peer-reviewed, with an understanding that submissions may show preliminary results and works in progress.
Invited manuscripts are those associated with either an invited oral presentation, an invited poster at a targeted poster session, or a data presentation for a data analysis consultation session. Each person who makes an invited presentation at the PERC is expected to submit a manuscript documenting that presentation. There will be separate, invited sections of the Proceedings for the invited manuscripts. Some invited manuscripts may be peer-reviewed at the author's request.
As of this year, we are accepting only electronic submissions. E-mail submissions in .pdf format to Jeff Marx (email@example.com). Those unable to create a .pdf copy should make individual arrangements with Jeff. Manuscript submissions must be received by Friday, July 18th, 2003. Because we will foward papers to reviewers before the conference, we are unable to accept late submissions.
The exception to the July 18 deadline is for invited submissions that will not be peer-reviewed. These must be submitted by August 29, 2003 (tentative).
Papers must be ready for publication when submitted. In order for this to occur, the following guidelines must be followed:
Beyond the conference registration fee, there will be no additional fee required to contribute a paper for publication in the proceedings. Once published, the proceedings will be available for purchase. The purchase price of the proceedings is now included in the registration fee for the meeting. Orders for the proceedings will also be taken at the conference.
No, only work presented at the PERC is eligible for inclusion in the conference proceedings. Hence, presentation in a PER session of the main AAPT meeting does NOT qualify (the main meeting is not the PERC).
Printing will be in black and white and so manuscripts should be submitted in black and white.
The deadline to submit the manuscript is BEFORE the conference in order to allow (force) reviewers to do reviews during the conference. This will keep the turn around time short and allow reviewers to be influenced by interactions at the poster sessions and oral presentations. Modifications to the submitted manuscript that address the reviewers' comments can be made after the conference. NO manuscripts will be accepted after the deadline of July 18, 2003.
If you are attending the conference, you can order a copy of the proceedings there, but the proceedings will be available off site as well.
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