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Peer Reviewed Paper Submission

Conference abstracts for the 2019 PER Conference were due by May 24, 2019. Conference papers were due on July 3, 2019.

Submitting a Plenary Paper

Conference attendees that have an invited Plenary talk

  1. may submit a paper to be peer reviewed by July 3, 2019; and/or
  2. may submit a paper without peer review (but copy-edited by the Assistant Editor) by August 26, 2019.

Preparing your PERC Proceedings Paper

The PERC Proceedings will be published online and hosted by PER-Central.

ALL PERC Proceedings papers are limited to four (4) pages in length, double-column 8.5 x 11 inch format. References and the title page do not count against this page limit.

Authors should use the PERC Proceedings Style Guide Summary to guide the preparation of their papers. This style guide is based on the Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research style requirements. Papers submitted for peer review not meeting these requirements will be subject to immediate rejection. All peer reviewed papers must be submitted in .PDF format for the peer review process. Plenary papers should be submitted directly to the Assistant Editor in an editable format (LaTeX or MS Word).

Please note that the major changes to the new 2019 template include a separate title page, that references do not count against the page limit, and that full article titles should be included in the references.

A new .tex template is available. For authors who are interested but new to LaTeX, https://www.overleaf.com/ is a free online editor, and the template has been posted there as well.

At the request of many PER community members, a Word template is available to help with formatting your submission. However, the Editors caution that Word documents can be both platform and version dependent. Authors need to ensure that the version you download and use truly matches the formatting requirements.

Download an example pdf using the new 2019 template.

Permission to Reprint Published Material

Reproduction of figures, tables, and text material that have been published previously should be kept to a minimum and must be properly referenced. In order to reproduce figures, tables, etc., from a journal, authors must show that they have complied with the copyright/licensing requirements of the publisher of the journal. Publication of material in a thesis does not preclude publication of appropriate parts of that material in the PERC Proceedings.

If your submission contains any material copyrighted elsewhere, you must obtain permission from the original copyright holder. Please submit the release form as evidence that you have obtained all necessary permissions.