JSAA Abstract Submission

How to submit your abstract

Abstract submission deadline 31 January 2019

Please read the information on this page prior to submitting your abstract for the Japanese Studies Association of Australia: Celebrating Diverse Perspectives 2019.  The deadline for submission is 31 January 2019.

Conference Theme

The Japanese Studies Association of Australia is seeking abstracts for oral, poster or panel presentations to explore the conference theme: Celebrating Diverse Perspectives

General field or discipline

The following general field or disciplines may assist presenters in the development of their abstract. This list is a guide only. Submissions and not limited only to these areas. If we have not listed your exact discipline, please choose the nearest one. This choice is there merely to help conference organisers with the vetting of abstracts, and will not be reflected in the conference program.

  1. Anthropology and sociology
  2. Linguistics and applied linguistics
  3. Translation and interpreting
  4. History
  5. Geography
  6. Politics
  7. Performing Arts and media
  8. Literature
  9. Gender and queer studies
  10. Legal studies

Information required to complete your submission

To complete your submission you will require the following information:

Single Presentation or Poster Presentation – use Template 1

  1. Abstract title (Please keep concise, maximum of 100 characters in length).*
  2. Abstract: Maximum of 200 words. Text only; no images or graphs. Upload your file in one of the following formats MS WORD (doc & docx), txt or rft.
  3. Co-presenter and non-presenting author email details.
  4. A short biography of up to 150 words for the main presenter.*
  5. A short biography of up to 150 words for each other person presenting.
  6. Presentation type – Single Presentation with PowerPoint, Single Presentation Oral Only (Single Presentations are 20 minutes in duration) or Poster Presentation (Use Template 1)

Panel Presentation – use Template 2

  1. Abstract title (Please keep concise, maximum of 100 characters in length).*
  2. Abstract submit 3-4 abstracts: Each submission to be a maximum of 200 words. Text only; no images or graphs. Upload your file in one of the following formats MS WORD (doc & docx), txt or rft.
  3. Co-presenter and non-presenting author email details.
  4. A short biography of up to 150 words for each presenter.*
  5. A short biography of up to 150 words for each other person presenting.
  6. Presentation type – Panel Presentation (a panel of 3-4 papers) we will require the Panel organiser; Panel Title; Abstracts; Biography for all members of the proposed panel. (Use Template 2)*

*indicates information that is required to submit your material now. Other information (non asterisk) can be added later, before the close date, using a unique personal link that will be emailed to you at the completion of the submission process.

Templates to assist with your submission

The templates listed below are available to download and may assist with your submission – these files are in MSWORD format.

Critical Dates & Check List

Critical Dates

1 September 2018 – Call for abstracts opens

15 January 2019 – Presenters who submitted by 30 November 2018 advised of acceptance.

31 January 2019 – Call for abstract closes

15 February 2019 – Presenters who submitted after 30 November 2018 advised of acceptance.

Submission Check List

The following (*) information is required to submit your material:

  • Contact details – main presenter
  • Abstract title
  • Abstract & Biography [Template 1] or
  • Panel submission form [Template 2]
  • Presentation format (PowerPoint etc.)
  • Presentation type (Oral, poster or panel)

File Format, size and naming your files

File Type: The following file formats are acceptable to up-load: MSWORD (.doc & .docx extensions), .txt or .rtf.

(PDF, JPEG or other file formats will not upload)

File Size: Each file to be uploaded must be no more than 500kb.

File Name: We suggest that each file be named in the following format: abstract title-contents. Abbreviate the abstract title if lengthy.
Example 1:  EH Education Programs-Abstract

Unique Personal Link – Updating or adding to information submitted

Once your abstract has been submitted you will receive an email which will contain a unique link. Keep this link in a safe place. The link will give you access to your abstract material and will allow you to add to or amend information submitted. Use this link to upload updated versions of this abstract. Should you submit more than one abstract you will receive a unique link for each submission. Access to make any changes to your submission will be available until 31 January 2019. Please note that some internet security systems, especially those at universities, may preclude email that contain links.

Multiple Abstract Submissions

JSAA does not normally accept more than one paper per author. Please contact conference convenors if you plan to present more than one.

Terms, Conditions and Copyright Assignment

When checking the terms and conditions check box during the submission process you are agreeing to the following terms, conditions and copyright assignment:

  • that you understand that presentation transcripts and/or papers and where applicable PowerPoint and poster presentations may be published in Conference brochures and programs, the Conference proceedings, monograph and on the Conference website; and
  • that you assign copyright to the Japanese Studies Association of Australia for the purpose of publication; and
  • you understand that it is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure accuracy of content; presentations will be published exactly as submitted.
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