Welcome to the NASPSPA Conference Abstract Submission and Review System (AbSRS). Before submitting an abstract using AbSRS, please take a moment to review the information about the submission requirements and process. For more details about our upcoming virtual conference, check out our latest newsletter.
You must be a current NASPSPA member in order to submit your abstract. The website requires you to login with your active membership credentials to start the abstract submission process. NASPSPA memberships run on the calendar year and renewals that are made after October 1 are automatically credited for the subsequent calendar year. You can update your membership here.
Conference Registration Fee
Conference registration will open in January. The cost to attend the 2021 NASPSPA Virtual Conference is $200 for Professionals, $100 for Retirees, $90 for Postdocs, and $75 for students if you register by May 15. The cost increases by $20 for everyone if you register between May 16-31. Registration closes on June 1.
An individual may be the first author on no more than two presentations (inclusive of verbal and poster presentations) each year. There is no limit on the number of abstracts you can co-author as a non-first author. Additional information regarding Ethical Guidelines and the use of Non-Discriminatory Content is available in Appendix D in the Policy Manual.
Verbal and poster presentations will be accepted. You have the option of selecting your preference when you submit your abstract, as well as to indicate if you are only willing to accept a presentation of a certain type.
If you are selected for a verbal presentation, you will be asked to submit a pre-recorded presentation of 5 to 7 minutes (details to follow), and to be available for questions in a real-time session during the conference.
If you are selected for a poster presentation, you will prepare a standard conference poster that will be posted online during designated times and you will be asked to be available during specific times to answer any questions in a real-time format.
NOTE: In the past, we have accepted symposia submissions for consideration in the conference program. However, we will not be accepting symposia submissions this year due to the virtual conference format.
Abstracts for verbal and poster presentations follow the same scientific and formatting content rules. See below for the details.
Data-based, theoretical, or research review papers that have not been previously published in an archival scientific publication or presented elsewhere at a national or international conference are eligible for submission. Given the global pandemic and its constraints on conducting research, we are also encouraging the submission of abstracts that describe challenges to theory, debates on a topic, reviews of methodologies, and overviews of areas of research or researchers for this year’s virtual conference.
Title: Only the first letter and acronyms/names should be capitalized. Please be careful to write the title in sentence case.
Body: The abstract body should NOT include section headings (i.e., Introduction, Methods, etc.), the title, or author information.
Length: All abstracts (regardless of whether you are submitting for a verbal or poster presentation) have a maximum length of 2100 characters (including spaces). To check the number of characters in your draft in Word, select your abstract text (do not include any title or author information), click on the “Review” tab in the header, then select “Word Count”. This will give you a pop-up window with the statistics of your highlighted text. Focus on the “Characters (with spaces)” line to ensure you have less than 2100.
Important Note: All information should be entered in final publication-ready form. The way you submit is the way it will be shown in the program and in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology (JSEP) Supplement.
Example: See below for an example of an appropriately formatted abstract. You can download it in Word format (click here) to use as a template.