APA Pacific Division Paper and Poster Submissions

Posted: 9 de August de 2011 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event

NB Two important changes are in red below.


APA Pacific Division Call for Submissions

The APA Pacific Division Program Committee invites submissions from APA members in all areas of philosophy for presentation at the Division’s 2012 Annual Meeting from April 4 to 8 in Seattle.

Poster, Colloquium, and Symposium Submissions

The Pacific Division program now includes posters as well as colloquium and symposium papers. Poster submissions comprise a short abstract of 150 words plus a long abstract of 750 words, and posters are displayed for two days, which include an open session with authors available to discuss their posters. Colloquium papers are no more than 3000 words and are presented in a one hour session with one commentator. Symposium papers are no more than 5000 words and are presented in a two-hour session with two commentators. A very small number of symposia are accepted.

Submission Instructions

Submissions must now be made on-line via the APA web site. On-line submissions will be accepted starting in early or mid-August. The deadline for submissions is September 1. For details, please visit http://apa-pacific.org/current.

Membership Information

Only APA members whose membership is in good standing may submit papers and posters. To become a member in time for the submission deadline, membership applications must be received by August 13. For details, please visit http://www.apaonline.org/membership/b_member.aspx

Program Diversity

The Pacific Division has reviewed the gender of authors of papers submitted for colloquia and symposia at the 2009, 2010, and 2011 meetings. In these years, the submission rate for women was between 21% and 24% (3% of authors’ gender was unknown), which is near the apparent representation of women in the profession. Twenty-three percent of the refereed papers accepted for 2005 to 2010 were by women. These data provide some assurance that the paper review process is not gender biassed. (All colloquium and symposium papers are reviewed anonymously and the gender of submissions was not reviewed until after the program was completed.) 

The APA Pacific Division Program Committee and Executive Committee strongly encourage all eligible members to submit papers for the 2012 Annual Meeting, and we especially encourage submissions from women and other groups historically underrepresented in the profession.


Dominic McIver Lopes
Professor of Philosophy, University of British Columbia http://lopes.mentalpaint.net
Secretary-Treasurer, APA Pacific Division http://apa-pacific.org
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