SWPA Affiliate Organization Submission Guidelines
All organizations will use the online
submission application, but each affiliate organization will set
its own guidelines. Deadlines for all affiliate
organizations are the same as the SWPA deadlines (12:00 a.m. CST
October 1 to 11:59:59 p.m. CST December 2, 2014).
Guidelines for Submissions to Psi Chi Talk and Poster Sessions (all first authors must be graduate or
undergraduate members of Psi Chi):
- All submissions to the Psi Chi portion of the program should
follow the SWPA abstract submission process (e.g. word length,
format, etc.). However, on the first page of the abstract
submission process, be sure to indicate Psi Chi as the group to
which you are submitting.
- Submissions must contain empirical results (data) to be
considered for the Psi Chi program.
- Every Psi Chi submission is automatically considered for a Psi
Chi research award, provided the submission reflects a completed
study. Research awards will not be given for incomplete
- If a Psi Chi member wishes to submit to the SWPA student
competition, then indicate SWPA rather than Psi Chi as the group
to which you are submitting. As part of the SWPA student
competition submission process, there will be a step to indicate
that you are a Psi Chi member. By indicating you are a Psi Chi
member at this step, you will start a process that will allow
you to be placed in the Psi Chi part of the program and be
considered for a Psi Chi research award if you are not selected
to be a finalist in the SWPA student competition. Submissions by
Psi Chi members that are selected as SWPA competition finalists
will not be eligible for Psi Chi research awards.
- If you choose to have your work considered for a Psi Chi
research award in the case you are not a SWPA finalist, you
should enter two abstracts. The first abstract (1500-2000
word) will be for the SWPA student competition (see the
website for guidelines). The second abstract (separate field
in the submission process) will be the standard abstract (500
word maximum) that is used for regular Psi Chi and SWPA
- Please note that all authors / co-authors of Psi Chi
submissions must be dues current SWPA student members prior to
submitting an abstract. Follow the online instructions for
creating a member profile and paying dues.
Send questions to Dr. Evan Zucker (firstname.lastname@example.org)