Due to COVID-19, ExLing 2020 will go online. Talks will be held through video conferences and selected ones will be uploaded on our ExLing YouTube channel.
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?
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?
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?
From your results, you should draw conclusions that are as explicit as possible.
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 2020
Authors may submit one abstract as single authors or first-name authors and two additional abstracts as coauthors.
Paper submission guidelines
Once submitted abstracts are accepted, respective ExLing 2020 papers should be submitted by 01 25 September 2020 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 2020.
Submit your paper in both Word and PDF by 01 25 September 2020.
Apply for a grant by
10 12 August 2020
A limited number of grants will be awarded to ExLing 2020 participants who have neither a post or funded research programme nor any type of research grant or scholarship.