Submit an Abstract

When you have reviewed the Call for Papers page and are ready to submit an abstract, here is the information you will need.


How to Submit Your Abstract 

Conference submissions should be made through our online submission tool, called ConfTool . Click on the hyperlinked text to reach that site, or copy and paste this address into your browser: https://www.conftool.com/lpp2018/

You will need to create a free ConfTool user account with a username and a password when you first log on to the ConfTool. You will use this account for all the steps of the submission process and later for the conference registration. If you created a ConfTool account for previous LPP conferences, you should be able to use the same account. For any account-related issues, please contact us OISE.LPP@utoronto.ca.

Once you create an account, you will be able to submit your abstract by clicking on “My Submissions” option on the main page of your ConfTool account. You will then be prompted to select  your submission type: “Paper Presentation,” “Colloquium (100 mins),” or “Colloquium (180 mins)”. Please follow the instructions in the ConfTool on how to enter your submission.


Abstract Evaluation and Selection

Paper abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two experts in the field, according to the following evaluation criteria:

  • Appropriateness and significance of the topic/issue/problem
  • Expectation of original research
  • Research design if an empirical study, including clearly stated questions, data sources, data collection procedures, and analytic approach
  • Conceptual framework if a conceptual study, including integration of topic into current thinking, clear exposition of treatment of topic and contributions to the literature
  • Manner of presentation (indicative of a clear and well-organized presentation)

Colloquia abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two experts in the field, according to the following evaluation criteria:

  • Appropriateness and significance of the topic
  • Presentation of original and on-going research studies OR differing or dissenting perspectives on an important issue
  • Coherence and complementarity of the papers
  • Manner of presentation (clearly indicated schedule of activity, with significant amount of time allocated for discussion of the presentations and audience participation).

Final decisions will be sent to authors around April 25, 2018 (we’ve pushed this date back by 10 days since the conference team will be at AERA in NYC during the usual deadline time of April 15).

If you have any questions about submissions, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at OISE.LPP@utoronto.ca.