Call for Abstract Submission

Presentation Format

We invite abstract submissions for individual paper presentations, symposiums, posters, and/or workshops.

  • Individual paper (30 minutes)

    The paper is presented by an individual author or co-authors. Each presentation is allocated 30 minutes (including 10 minutes Q&A). Typically, three individual paper presentations, belonging to the same strand, are grouped together in one 90-minute concurrent session.

  • Symposium (90 minutes)

    The symposium is presented by multiple authors or co-author groups. Each 90-minute symposium comprises of: (a) 1 chairperson and 3 presenters, or (b) 2 presenters and 1 discussant. In addition to the abstracts for the individual presentations, the symposium proposal should include one 300-400-word integrative statement describing the overall theme of the symposium and connections between the presentations.

  • Poster (90 minutes)

    A single author or group of co-authors may prepare a poster for an interactive session. Handouts may be prepared for dissemination to interested audience. Posters belonging to the same strand will be grouped together and presented during the 90-minute poster time block.

  • Workshop (90 minutes)

    A single author or group of co-authors may prepare an extensive discussion session with conference participants on a specific topic, subject, or project (e.g., science teaching kit, sensors, computer software, App). The workshop may be held in a classroom, computer laboratory, or science laboratory. The workshop materials should be provided by the workshop presenters/organizers.

Language of Presentation

All presentation and abstracts should be delivered and submitted in English.

Guidelines on Submission of Abstracts

The abstract should be between 450-500 words in length and include the goals of the study, methodology, findings and discussion, implications, and significance of the study.

Review Process and Criteria

The abstract will be reviewed based on the quality of the writing and research, and whether it is of interest to the ISEC audience.


Deadline for submission of Abstract

11 October 2017

 31 January 2018

Email notification of acceptance or rejection

From November 2017*

End of Early-bird Rate for Conference Registration

31 January 2018

Presenter(s) must register and make payment for conference

15 March 2018

Deadline for submission of Full Papers (see below)

18 July 2018

*Email Notification of acceptance or rejection will be issued in phases, depending on when abstracts were submitted. Abstracts submitted:

  • by 11 October 2017 will be notified by 30 November 2017
  • by 31 December 2017 will be notified by 15 January 2018
  • by 31 January 2018 (final deadline) will be notified by 15 February 2018

Important note: We regret that authors who submit abstracts after 31 December 2017 will not receive notification of acceptance in time to enjoy the early-bird registration rate.

How to Submit

Click on the yellow LOGIN button to create an account. You will then be able to submit one or more abstracts for consideration.

Please note your password for future use. You can log into your account to check the status of your submission(s), and subsequently upload full papers for accepted abstracts. Your account will also be used when registering to attend the conference.

Full paper submission for conference proceedings

Submitting Full Papers

Presenters of accepted abstracts may wish to submit a full paper for inclusion in the International Science Education Conference 2018 Proceedings which will be made available online after the conference. Only papers that have been presented at the conference will be included in The Proceedings. The Proceedings will be edited and published with an ISBN. The deadline for the submission of the full paper is 18 July 2018 (If you wish to be considered for the Best Paper Awards, deadline for submission is 3 April 2018, see below).

The manuscript should be between 3000-3500-words in length and should be formatted following APA 6 guidelines. In addition to the manuscript (Word document), please include: (a) a cover letter stating the originality of the work and ethics clearance; (b) coverpage with the title, all authors’ details (position, affiliation, address, email, corresponding author); (c) authors’ biographies (about 100-150 words each); and (d) acknowledgments (if any). Manuscripts that do not meet the publication requirements will be returned to the authors. The full paper manuscript and its attachments should be uploaded using the same author account that submitted the abstract.

Download the full paper template (Word doc format)

ISEC-Springer Best Paper Awards

ISEC will be awarding two Best Paper Awards sponsored by Springer. Results of the award will be announced at the end of the conference. The recipients of the award will each receive a plaque (one plaque per award regardless of number of authors) and any two books from the latest Springer catalogue (except for handbooks and encyclopedias).

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must have their abstract accepted for ISEC 2018 and have submitted their full paper online by 3 April 2018.
  • Award winners must present their papers at the ISEC 2018 conference in Singapore.

Papers Will Be Evaluated Using the Following Criteria

  • Relevance and significance of topic and research to the field
  • Clarity of research question
  • Thoroughness and quality of literature review
  • Appropriateness of methodology for study
  • Quality and completeness of analysis
  • Clarity and soundness of conclusions
  • Promotion of a continuing research agenda or improved professional practices
  • Overall quality demonstrating coherence and reasoning
  • Contribution to the cumulative knowledge base of the field

* The reviewers’ decision is final.