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Author Guidelines

All individual submissions should be provided as long abstracts (500 - 1200 words), written in professional language, as an MS-Word document between one and three pages in length using this template. Proposals for panel discussions should include an overall abstract and may include short abstracts for the participants. Proposals related to completed research should include information about the hosting organization, a brief methodology section, a brief analysis and results section, and the interpretation and implications of the results. Research briefs describing unfinished research should be submitted as posters. Though not required, proposals can include a brief description of how the topic relates to the theme of the conference.

Both the Society for Scientific Exploration and the Parapsychological Association encourage student participation in the conference, with limited funding opportunities available. SSE students, see the guidelines for the Aspiring Explorers prize.  PA students, read about the Robert L. Morris Student Travel Fund.


Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another conference for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Director).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format using this template.
  3. All URL addresses in the text (e.g., are activated and ready to click.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Conference.

Copyright Notice

Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:
a) Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial presentation at this conference.
b) Authors are able to waive the terms of the CC license and enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution and subsequent publication of this work (e.g., publish a revised version in a journal, post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial presentation at this conference.
c) In addition, authors are encouraged to post and share their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) at any point before and after the conference.

Privacy Statement


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