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CALL FO R PA P E RS

62 n d Annua l Parapsychological
As so ci ation Convention
FIAP Jean Monnet,
Paris, France | July 4-6, 2019

T
he 62nd Annual Convention of the Parapsy- Parapsicológica de Investigación, Difusión y Enseñanza
chological Association (PA) will be held from (UPIDE), Paseo Parques 54, Jardines del Alba, Cuautitlan
Thursday, July 4, 2019, through Saturday, July Izcalli, Estado de Mexico, postal code 54750, Mexico”; or
6, 2019, at the FIAP Jean Monnet, in Paris, by phone call to “52 1 55 1380 4370”.
France; in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Institut
Métapsychique International. P re parat ion of Su b mis s ion s
The deadline for the receipt of papers submitted for The PA Board of Directors determined in 2009 that
presentation at the convention is Monday February papers presented at the convention will no longer be
4th, 2019. Submissions received after this date will be published by the PA. Instead, the convention booklet will
considered only in exceptional circumstances. Ab- consist of paper Abstracts only. The purpose of this pol-
stracts of accepted submissions other than workshops icy is to encourage publication of our material in profes-
will be included in the convention booklet, provided sional journals. If the submission is selected, suggested
that they are received before the deadline. changes in the abstract may be asked to fit the conven-
All submissions to the 2019 PA convention must be tion booklet standards. However, submitted papers will
submitted electronically (as a “.doc” file, if possible). still be peer reviewed and they should be submitted
They should be emailed, as attachments, to the chair of using this template: https://tinyurl.com/ydf4l9hc
the Program Committee, Ramses D’Leon at convention_ There is no length limitation for submitted papers,
program@parapsych.org. Authors who do not have ready but they should include sufficient information for refer-
access to email should contact D’Leon prior to submit- ees to judge the paper’s adequacy. The paper must be
ting a paper, either by mail: “Ramses D’Leon, Unidad accompanied by an abstract, which will be published

Full paper Research Brief Poster Symposium Panel Workshop


discussion

Time allotment
(including 30 min. 15 min. n/a up to 90 min. 60-90 min. 60-90 min.
discussion)

Submission full paper full paper full paper full papers 500 word 500 word
format abstracts abstracts

only PA only PA only PA


Eligibility public public public Professional Professional Professional
& Associate & Associate & Associate
Members Members Members
in the booklet. For some submission categories, only an convention floor. Poster sessions are appropriate for
abstract is needed. Please use this template if you are short papers, material that is particularly amenable
submitting just an abstract: https://tinyurl.com/y7rggvbf to visual displays (e.g., demonstration of equipment
Anyone may submit a full paper, poster, or research or techniques), or highly technical papers that cannot
brief for consideration by the Program Committee. The be communicated effectively in a brief lecture format
paper may be on any aspect of parapsychology. They to a general scientific audience. Authors who want
may also report field work or case studies relevant to their papers presented in a poster session should pay
parapsychology. particular attention to preparation of visual materials.
Papers submitted for presentation should be ac- Copies of photographs to be used in the poster may be
companied by information about any audio-visual aids included with the submission. Otherwise, the submis-
required. If a paper has multiple authors, the submitted sion requirements are the same as for full papers.
paper should indicate which author will give the pre-
sentation. In absentia presentations will be allowed in Sympos ia consist of formal presentations on related
very exceptional circumstances. Indicate in a cover let- topics. Proposals for symposia should include a sum-
ter or email the presentation category for your paper. mary sheet indicating title, chairperson, participants,
Student Members of the PA participating in the con- order of presentation, and proposed time allotment (up
vention may be eligible for travel assistance through to 90 minutes, including discussion periods). Symposia
the Robert L. Morris Student Travel Grant Program. submissions must include full papers plus abstracts
Additional information and application materials are from each of the participants, prepared according to
available at: https://tinyurl.com/y9ju5bo5 the instructions presented above. Only PA Professional
Note that the abstracts accompanying accepted and Associate Members may propose a symposium, but
papers will be published in the convention booklet non-members may participate in the symposium.
and on the PA website, and videos of the convention
presentations will be uploaded to a section of the PA R ese arch b r ief s are short papers reporting recently
website available only to members. The first author’s completed work or research in progress. The brief should
email address will be published in both places with a be adequately summarized within a 15-minute presenta-
notification that an electronic copy of the full paper tion, including time for questions. Abstracts for research
can be obtained from the author. Those who present briefs must be between 400 and 500 words.
such papers at the Convention are expected to honor
such email requests. In recognition of the lengthy time P an e l d is cus s ion s an d wo r ks h ops . Only PA
interval between the original submission and the Con- Professional and Associates Members may propose
vention, the article sent in response to such requests a panel discussion or workshop. Panel discussions
may be an updated or expanded version of the original. are intended to maximize spontaneous interactions
Abstracts of full papers and posters may also be pub- among panelists and between panelists and the audi-
lished in the Journal of Parapsychology. ence. They should not be used to report original data
or analyses. Panel discussions could range from 60
Fu l l p ap ers should be of sufficient depth for a to 90 minutes, and the chairperson should provide for
20-minute presentation followed by 10 minutes of substantial discussion time. Proposals should include
discussion. The Program Committee will not consider a summary sheet that lists the panel title, chairperson,
proposals for research that have not yet been carried panelists (at least four), order of presentation, and
out, nor will the Committee consider papers already time allotments, as well as an abstract of up to 500
published in English prior to the Convention. Re- words from each panelist. Submitters are encouraged
cent papers that have been previously published in a to set up panel discussions in a debate format.
language other than English are acceptable provided
that the paper is translated and submitted in English. Workshops are informal discussions of specific topics.
Abstracts accompanying full papers must be between Proposals for workshops should include a summary
400 and 1200 words. If the paper is not destined for sheet listing the title, chairperson, other presenting
eventual journal publication, it is recommended that participants, type of activity, and a description of the
the abstract be longer rather than shorter. intended content not exceeding 500 words.
For any assistance with your submission, please
Pos te rs are papers or other materials presented in contact the Program Chair at: convention_program@
summary form on poster board in a room near the parapsych.org