Cerme Guidelines For Authors

CERME deliberately and distinctively moves away from research presentations by individuals towards collaborative group work. Its main feature is the Thematic Working Group whose members work together on a common research domain. Groups will have about 12 hours over four days in which to meet and progress their work. Conference participants are expected to work within just one group. In addition, there will be plenary activities and poster session.

There will be 17 Working Groups at CERME7: details about the focus of each group can be accessed from the list of the Thematic Working Groups. Researchers wishing to have their work discussed at the conference should submit a paper or a poster proposal to one of these groups. CERME papers and posters must be about research (empirical, theoretical, or developmental). If you wish to submit a paper or a poster to this conference it should be sent to the coordinator of ONE of the 17 groups (see the e-mail address in the list of the Thematic Working Groups). If you are unsure about which group your paper/poster fits best, please send it to one group, but indicate other groups to which it might also be relevant. The receiving group coordinator will consult with the other group leaders and the Program Committee and, if necessary, forward it to another group, informing you about what has been done. If you are unhappy with the outcome, you can contact the Chair of the Program Committee (tr202@cam.ac.uk).

All papers go through an open review process in which those who submit papers are asked to act as reviewers for other papers. Each prospective participant may be asked to review up to three papers. Guidelines for papers and for the review process can be found on the conference website. Poster proposals are reviewed by the WG leaders.

The proceedings of CERME conferences are published as soon as possible after the meeting. Papers from each Working Group are grouped together with an overview of the group’s work. Acceptance of a paper for discussion in the Working Group at the conference does not automatically guarantee publication in the post-conference proceedings. Posters will not be published in the post-conference proceedings (nor are they put in the website for the conference). Papers may have to be modified according to group leaders’ specifications before publication can be agreed. It is an aim to be as inclusive as possible in accepting papers for discussion at CERME, and also to ensure the quality of what is published in the name of the society, ERME. More details are given in the Guidelines for Group Leaders and The Review Process webpages.

Collections of CERME papers from one group or related groups may be published in books or special issues of scientific journals. The authors may also explore other publication alternatives for their papers, such as journal articles and book chapters, always indicating that a previous version was presented in the relevant CERME Conference. The copyright of the papers rests with the authors, unless different provisions are made for publication with the authors’ agreement.

Submission of Papers

If submitting a paper for a Working Group, please send it to the convenor of the Working Group (see the relevant Call for papers for the address) and also to the CERME7 Secretariat s.cerme7@univ.rzeszow.pl by 15th September 2010. Papers will not be accepted after this date. Please follow the guidance given for the format of your paper given below. Following the review process, by 15th November 2010 a group leader will send you a decision about whether your paper has been accepted for pre-conference publication on the CERME website and discussion in the Working Group at the conference. Acceptance may be conditional on revisions to your paper, in which case you should return the revised paper to the group leaders by 1st December 2010. Details of how your paper will be included in the group sessions will be communicated by the group coordinator at a later date.
The format of papers must be as follows - Papers not using this format in full will not be accepted.

  1. Write the paper in English using Times 14-point font, 16-point line space, and 6 points between paragraphs; occupying a frame of 170 by 247 mm. Use the CERME template – see below.
  2. Restrict your paper to a maximum of ten pages, including references, figures and appendices. You may bring multiple copies of a longer version for distribution at the Conference.
  3. Type and centre the title (in 16 point bold capitals), author(s) name(s) (in 14 point bold), and affiliation(s) of author(s) (in 14 point italics) in this order; all in Times.
  4. Underline the name of the author(s) who will attend the CERME Working Group.
  5. Begin the paper with an abstract of up to ten lines, single-spaced, in italics.
  6. Indicate up to five key-words for the paper
  7. Give references in the APA style
    (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/style/reference/tf_A.pdf).

Submission of Posters

If submitting a poster, please send a proposal to the convenor of the Working Group (see the relevant Call for papers for the address) and also to the CERME7 Secretariat s.cerme7@univ.rzeszow.pl by 1st October 2010. Proposals will not be accepted after this date. Please follow the guidance for the format of your poster proposal given below. By 15th November 2010 a group leader will send you a decision about whether your poster has been accepted for presentation at the conference.

The format of poster proposals must be as follows - Poster proposals not using this format in full will not be accepted.

  1. Restrict your proposal to a maximum of two pages. The proposal must include a title, a summary description of the content of the poster, of the way its content will be presented, and up to three keywords.
  2. Write the proposal in English using Times 14-point font, 16-point line space, and 6 points between paragraphs; occupying a frame of 170 by 247 mm.
  3. Type and centre the title (in 16 point bold capitals), author(s) name(s) (in 14 point bold), and affiliation(s) of author(s) (in 14 point italics) in this order; all in Times.
  4. Underline the name of the author(s) who will attend the CERME Working Group.
  5. Give references in the APA style
    (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/style/reference/tf_A.pdf).

If your proposal is accepted, a vertical rectangular board 120 cm x 100 cm will be made available at the conference for the presentation of your poster.

Papers or poster proposals not using this format in full will not be accepted.

The CERME_Template for papers and poster proposals

For your convenience, and also in order to achieve a uniform appearance for all CERME papers, we provide a template for your document. The template is available to download from this web site. Please use this template in order to format your document and do not change the styles or margins given in the template. The filename of the template is CERME_Template.
When you start using your template you are advised to save a backup copy, delete the text in the template in which you write your paper, and save that document under a new name.

Any Questions?
Any questions about paper and poster proposals not covered in the guidelines above may be directed to any Working Group leader.