Virtual Research Conference Call for Papers Submission Form

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A. Submit Your Paper

Provide a digital copy of a draft of your paper and a brief written summary or abstract.

Authors Guide

Within this application you will need to submit a draft of your written paper as well as a brief descriptive summary that includes the purpose of your paper, the research methods used and the implications or applications of your work.

Every submitted paper must adhere to all of the APA Sixth Edition formatting rules. The official Author’s Guide consists of three JIU documents. Below are the links to the Author’s Guide documents and a copy of the Peer Review Evaluation Rubric for your reference:

In addition, the Sixth Edition Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association should be considered as the final word on the formatting of submitted papers.

Once you've selected your paper with the Choose File button, press the Upload button.
Files must be less than 4 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx ppt pptx.
B. Categorize

Using the descriptions below identify the category of your scholarly paper.

Research Focus:

  1. Thesis Statement - contains a thesis statement that includes a hypothesis, research statement or the description of an issue being examined.
  2. Research Methodology - describes the research method used to analyze the research question identified in the thesis statement.  With your summary statement, include the type of data collected (i.e. literary analysis, survey results, test results, and interview feedback).
  3. Results – the primary findings from the methodology and data collection.
  4. Conclusions and Implications – how do the results of your study impact education, business or our society?

Practice Focus:

  1. Historical Framework – includes reference to the scholarship knowledge base, historical research and theories or conceptual frameworks upon which the practical application is based.
  2. Practical Application - describes what was designed and developed and how it was implemented, the environment in which it was used and who it applied to.
  3. Outcomes – what was the result of the implementation? What were the positive effects? What were the negative effects?
  4. Implications -  what are the implications for future use or practice? What are the implications for education, business or society?

Theory Focus:

  1. Statement of hypothesis, theoretical perspective or philosophical idea being asserted.
  2. Relationship to existing theories or historical perspectives in the field.
  3. Contribution – how does the proposed theory advance knowledge in the field or benefit education.