EARLI 2015



Proposal Formats

You can submit proposals for one of three formats: paper, poster, or round table.

Paper sessions are 90 minutes long, in which 3 conceptually linked papers are presented and discussed. Each presentation will last 15 minutes followed by 10 minutes for questions. The session concludes with a 15 minutes discussion with the audience.

•    To present a paper, you should have finished your literature study or empirical study and should show you are already in the stage of interpreting the data.

Poster sessions involve visually presented research studies. Each poster is introduced with a brief oral presentation (max. 3 minutes). After the introductions there is time to individually walk around the posters.

•    The purpose of a poster is to convey your research to other conference participants. It is also a useful format to present research in progress.

Round Table sessions are 60 minutes in length. Round tables should give you the opportunity to discuss outcomes as well as the design of research projects or research in progress. Each round table session will consist of 2 conceptually linked projects. Each presenter has 5 minutes to introduce his/her project and raise one or two open questions. Twenty-five minutes are intended for discussion. Presenters should prepare a handout for the other participants but not a slide presentation.
•    Round table sessions are intended as an opportunity to present research in progress and for an in-depth discussion of the design or outcomes of a research project.

Guidelines for submission of proposal

All formats require a proposal which should consist of an abstract (300 words maximum) and an extended summary (1000 words at maximum, including references). The abstract is intended to be a concise summary of the proposal. The extended summary gives you more space to elaborate on your proposal. Both will be used during the reviewing process which uses the criteria outlined below. Your proposal will be accepted, rejected or offered an alternative presentation format. The decision will be e-mailed to you by January 30th 2015.


Notice: It is possible to submit two proposals on different topics for different presentation formats. When both proposals meet the standards for acceptance, we will invite you to present the higher-valued proposal. Only if we have space left in our schedule for extra presentations will we offer you the option of presenting both proposals. In order to submit two proposals you will have to go through the online submission system twice.


Select your preferred submission format below to obtain more information about the submission format guidelines. Details on how the submission and review process will work for all formats is outlined in this page.

Paper submission

Poster submission

Round table submission


Submission process

On August 1st 2014 the second call for submissions has been made; this gives you almost three months to prepare your proposal. From August 1st 2014 onwards you can submit your proposal via the submission system. The deadline for submitting your proposal is October 29th 2014. After this date you will not be able to make a submission, as the review process will be fully underway.

Review process: Phase I
“During the first round, your paper will be reviewed by at least a senior reviewer. The outcome of the first phase of review is the notification of whether your proposal has been accepted, offered an alternative presentation format, or rejected. This information will come by email on January 30th 2015.

For acceptance your proposal should fulfill at least five out of the following seven criteria:
1.    Research in the field of learning and instruction (necessary requirement)
2.    Clear theoretical grounding of the research
3.    Clear statement of the research question
4.    Clarity of the research design (participants – conditions – research context – variables, etc.)
5.    Clarity of (planned) methodology (data collection, instruments, and analyses etc.)
6.    Presence of an appropriate discussion on the research topic, research questions, design, methodology, relevance, or results
7.    Significance for educational practice and/or theory development in the field of education and/or educational policy

Theoretical or methodological papers should include information that is the equivalent of criteria 4 and 5 for those genres of scholarly work.

Review process: Phase II
The second stage of the review process takes place after a proposal’s acceptance. For paper submissions, you will need to submit a full paper (maximum 4000 words) and an updated abstract by for poster submissions you will need to submit the poster with an updated abstract and for round table submissions you will need to submit the roundtable handout with an updated abstract by April 1st 2015. This second review round is intended to provide you with detailed feedback on your submission.

As a participant of the JURE 2015 Conference you are expected to take part in the feedback procedure and to comment on one paper, poster or round table handout of another conference participant. In addition, senior researchers will also provide feedback on paper submissions. Thus, for paper submissions you will get feedback from one peer reviewer and one senior researcher and for poster and roundtable submissions you will get feedback from one peer reviewer.

After you have submitted an updated poster, roundtable or full paper by April 1st 2015, the conference committee will decide which paper, poster or roundtable submission you will provide feedback with. You are requested to send back your feedback by June 1st 2015.

For registration please see the registration and important dates sections for details.

Best-of-Jure Awards

JURE has a long tradition in giving awards to the best contributions. With the Best of JURE awards we want to support and motivate junior researchers on their career! The winners in each award category will be announced at the closing session. We encourage you to try your best, if you would like your paper/poster/round table be nominated among the "Best of JURE". This will increase your chances for winning the award! Check here  to know more about the award procedures for JURE 2015.

Submission system

The submission system is now open until October 29, 2014.