Submit an abstract

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts should include a statement of the results of experimental work rather than vague generalities. It is expected that presentations incorporate some unpublished work.

Members are requested to submit abstracts with:

  1. A title
  2. Name(s) of authors, and, if none of the authors is an EPS member, the name of your EPS sponsor
  3. Full postal address (to which the final programme will be sent in the case of non-members who are presenting papers)
  4. First author’s email address
  5. An abstract of no more than 200 words. When an abstract includes references to other work, these should be given in full at the end.

Papers are accepted until the date shown on the website, or the programme for a meeting is full.

The advertisement of a Symposium or ‘Special Topic’ at a meeting is intended to encourage relevant submissions, but in no way precludes the submission of papers in any other area of experimental psychology.

By default, we send a hard copy of the programme / booking forms to the first author only (nb. online versions are accessible to all). If additional hard copies are required, would members please contact the EPS Administrator with details.

Papers by guests may be submitted, with either sponsorship by a member of the society or if the member is a co-author. In this case, the member should check that the abstract conforms to the conventions set out below before submitting it. The member should undertake to be present when the paper is delivered.

Oral Presentations

It is important that speakers being introduced to the Society should be rehearsed in the home Department, both to ensure clarity of presentation and strict adherence to time limits. We allow twenty minutes for the presentation and ten minutes for questions.

Care should be taken in the preparation of slides and overheads. A good rule of thumb is that text in slides (e.g., tables) should be prepared within a template 42 spaces in width by 14 single-spaced lines in height. The axes of graphs should always be labelled. As a courtesy to members of the society who are colour blind, figures should be prepared with discriminable black-and-white symbols and line-patterns, or without using red and green colours on the same graph. Photocopying of ordinary, typed material is most unlikely to be acceptable.

Data projectors for showing PowerPoint presentations will be provided at meetings.

Poster Presentations

Posters should be maximum size A0 portrait.

Poster presentations will be held in conjunction with the drinks reception which will be advertised in the relevant meeting programme.


Submissions will be considered on a first come, first served basis.


Portals for oral and poster submissions will open in September 2019.

Date to be announced.