The conference offers several types of submissions, all of which will be peer reviewed. All submissions can be uploaded via ConfTool as of January 23, 2023. Each author may submit and present only one contribution as first author; additional contributions as co-author are welcome.
- Research reports (300 words max)
Proposals for research reports should provide (1) a brief description of the theoretical background, (2) research questions, and (3) a summary of the methodological approach. Please do not include any results of your study in the submission. Submissions will be judged on the quality of theory and methods, not results. However, participants are expected to present their results at the conference.
Reviewing process: Everyone who submits a research report will also be a reviewer.
- Poster (300 words max)
Like research reports, the abstract for poster submissions should include (1) a brief description of the theoretical background, (2) research questions, and (3) a summary of the methodological approach. Please do not include any results of your study in the submission. Participants are expected to present their results at the conference.
Reviewing process: Everyone who submits a poster will also be a reviewer.
- Position papers (500 words max)
Proposals for position papers or theoretical contributions describe theoretical approaches or concepts in greater detail, which may include methodology. Submissions should cover a current topic in media psychology and be of broad interest to the research community. Position papers may focus on systematic reviews or meta-analyses, but also on advances in theoretical work or new approaches to describing and understanding the available literature in a particular area.
Reviewing process: Members of the scientific committee will serve as reviewers.
- Full papers – JMP Special Selection Panel (4000 words max)
In collaboration with the Journal of Media Psychology (JMP), there will be an opportunity to submit full papers on topics relevant to media psychology—preferably, of course, on the conference theme—that meet the JMP author guidelines. We especially encourage authors in non-tenure positions to submit papers here. Reviewing is carried out in a two-stage procedure. Once a submitted paper has been accepted for the panel in a first step, it is automatically considered a “Revise and Resubmit” for the JMP. If the revised version is submitted to the JMP after the conference, the journal will handle the reviewer assignment.
Reviewing process: Members of the DGPs experienced in reviewing journal submissions will serve as reviewers.