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Submissions

Abstract submission guidelines

A contributor to the conference may be a single author of only one paper and co-author of two additional papers. Submitted abstracts of max 500 words (one page) will be reviewed in accordance with the following criteria:

  • Significance: Does this study address an important problem?
  • Innovation: Does the study employ novel concepts and aims or original methods?
  • Approach: Are the conceptual frameworks, designs, methods, and analyses adequate?
  • Usefulness: How can the research objectives benefit the respective scientific area?
  • Clarity: How clear and well-organized is the presentation?

Abstract layout guidelines

Title of paper
The title of the paper should be as short and as close to the general content of the paper as possible. Subtitles should be avoided. No names of authors in the abstract and best no more than 4 authors. The length of the abstract should be no more than 1 page, including references.

Object of study
You may start your abstract with a short description of the object of study/investigation as well as the theoretical context. Best to state your questions/hypotheses in simple terms – avoid terminologies and/or scientific jargon that are too technical. In short: What have you done?

Methodology
Summarise your methodology in terms of its main aspects, such as subjects, materials, technological context and whatever you consider essential for the readers to follow your work. In short: How have you done it?

Results
Summarise your results in a straightforward way. Best to present your main results in relation to your questions/hypotheses. Avoid details, including statistics, which might require considerable thinking by the reader/reviewer. In short: What have you found?

Conclusions
From your results, you should draw conclusions that are as explicit as possible.

References
References in abstract submissions are optional and it is best to avoid them altogether. Instead, you should focus in this short space on (1) what you have done and (2) what you have found, i.e. your own work, rather than the work of others.

Submit your abstract by 01 30 July 2021
Authors may submit one abstract as single authors or first-name authors and two additional abstracts as coauthors.

Submit your one-page abstract by 01 July 2021:

Abstract submission

 

Paper submission guidelines

Once submitted abstracts are accepted, respective ExLing 2021 papers should be submitted by 01 25 September 2021 in accordance with the ExLing proceedings template guidelines. Regular research papers must be four pages and keynote papers can be extended to eight pages. Submitted papers will be published in the ExLing proceedings series and be available by 01 October 2021.

 ExLing proceedings template

Submit your 4-page paper in both Word and PDF by 01 September 2021:

Paper submission

 

ExLing grants

A limited number of grants will be awarded to ExLing 2021 participants who have neither a post nor funded research programme nor any type of research grant or scholarship.

Apply for a grant by 10 August 2021:

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