Abstract Submission

How to submit your abstract

The Conference theme is “Population and policy: making people count”. 

  1. Prepare your abstract following the format guidelines and requirements.
  2. Using the online abstract submission portal, create an author account and submit your abstract.
  3. For questions or assistance with abstract submission please contact apaconference@arinex.com.au

Please note: The abstract portal requires an Adobe plugin. We encourage you to use Chrome or Internet Explorer to submit your abstract as these browsers should come with the plugin already installed.

Submission Types

We invite you to submit abstracts for the following presentation types. All presentation types are equally valued contributions and different presentation formats may be best suited to different kinds of content. Delegates are encouraged to select the presentation format that best suits the material to be presented.

Please note: Depending on the quantity of abstract submissions received, oral presentations may be considered for a poster presentation.

Abstract submissions for APA 2022 will close 16 August 2022.

Oral Presentation

Oral presentation: 20 minutes for each presentation, we ask that presenters speaker for 15 minutes and allow 5 minutes for questions and discussion.

Poster Presentation

Posters are displayed through the duration of the Conference, providing you the opportunity to showcase your work and engage in discussions with attendees. Poster presenters are encouraged to position themselves near their poster during the lunch breaks and take the opportunity to discuss their project with delegates. Posters may be up to A0 (841 x 1189 mm) size.

  • Abstracts must not exceed a 300 word limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and institutions. Note: Abstract title and authors will be entered directly in the online abstract submission form.
  • Do not include tables, graphs or images.
  • Do not include references.
  • Formatting will be preserved (italics, bold, superscripting, subscripting, underlining) and symbol characters (i.e. ± , μ, ß) may be used. 
  • Type the abstract title in the field provided on the online submission form. The template will allow a title of up to 100 characters in length.
  • Paper abstracts will only be accepted in a .doc and .docx format, following the format used in the abstract submission template.
  • Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors and use sentence case for headings.
  • Abbreviations should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • Add co-authors in the ‘Author(s)’ section of the submission page. All presenting authors must be indicated at this stage.
  • All abstracts must be current or new research. 
  • An abstract must contain sufficient information so that if published it will be a complete report independent of presentation.
  • The text should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented within the text.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used for common terms only. Otherwise, any abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word.
  • Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts that may be submitted by an individual. However, splitting of a body of work into multiple abstracts is discouraged and consolidation into one abstract is preferred.
  • The Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.
  • Please note: on acceptance of abstract, the presenting author will be required to register for the Conference. Deadline for presenting author registration is Monday 26 September 2022.

Abstract submissions will only be accepted via the Conference website.

Note that you will need to set up a new account in the portal, even if you have set up an account for previous events.

  1. Click on ‘Create an author account’ on the right hand side. After completing your details you will be sent an email to verify your account for login. Please remember your account password in case you need to access it again to make any changes to your submission.
  2. Once logged in, click ‘Submit abstract’ to access the submission page.
  3. Select your preferred presentation type. 
  4. Enter your paper title in the ‘Paper details’
  5. List all authors in the correct order in the ‘Author(s)’ section, ensuring you indicate the presenting authors for the abstract. 
  6. Abstracts will only be accepted in a .doc and .docx format, following the format used in the abstract submission template.
  7. Answer the additional questions at the bottom of the submission form.
  8. Hit ‘Preview and submit’. You will be able to preview your abstract in PDF and make any changes if required.
  9. While on the preview window, hit ‘Submit’ to confirm your submission.
  10. You will be able to log back into the portal to make any modifications to your abstracts up until the closing of abstract submissions date.

If you experience any technical issues while submitting your abstract or would like any changes made to the PDF of your abstract, please contact us via APAConference@arinex.com.au

Please note: The abstract portal requires an Adobe plugin. We encourage you to use Chrome or Internet Explorer to submit your abstract as these browsers should come with the plugin already installed.

Abstracts may be published online through the Conference website.

The abstract submission form provides the option for you to consent or decline consent for your abstract to be published.

Notifications of acceptance will be emailed to the submitting author by Monday 12 September 2022. The Conference will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.