In this section you will find detailed instructions on preparing and formatting your written proposal. Please review the contents of this section carefully. Submissions that do not follow the rules for submission, including word count, will be rejected and cannot be resubmitted after the deadline.
*Titles, abstract, references, tables, and figures do not count toward word limits, but appendices do count.
All submissions, regardless of type or content, should have the same formatting:
What to Include on the Title Page
All submission documents should begin with a title page that includes the submission type, title, shortened title, abstract, and word count. All submission documents other than posters will also include an APA-style citation. Please review the title page template for your session type (see links below) for information and recommendations for each required element. Some of the information overlaps with requirements in the online submission process; however, please also include this information on the title page of the submission document.
What to Include in the Body of the Proposal Document
The full text of proposals varies based on submission type. Please be sure that your submission follows the guidelines based on type described below.
Does Your Submission Include Reproducible Research?
SIOP encourages proposals that include Reproducible Research and/or Multidisciplinary. Sessions that include reproducible research or multidisciplinary content will be marked as such in Whova. For a submission to have this designation, you must include an explanation in your proposal (500-character maximum; does not count toward total word limit) describing how your session qualifies based on the guidelines for reproducible research. The explanation can be provided at the beginning or end of your document. All submission types are eligible for these designations.
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