Submission Guidelines and Category Descriptions

APPE Submission Guidelines

Please, see the list of Important Deadlines at the bottom of this page for specific submission deadlines.

Each author who intends to present must complete a 2014_submissionForm_fillableUpdated.

All submissions should be accompanied by a separate 250 word abstract including title and list of all authors of the submission. Please, use the naming scheme of: title_abstract.

Formal submissions should also include a 500 word abstract for blind review with a separate cover (title) sheet listing authors of the submission. If only some of the authors intend to present, please include that information in your email. Please use the naming scheme for your submission of: title_cover and title_body.

Please note: All entries for Award Categories require the full paper to be submitted by the award submission deadline of November 1, 2013.  A 250 word abstract is also required.

Please submit all submission materials in pdf format to: APPE@indiana.edu.

If you are submitting as An Author Meets the Critics or Lunch With an Author: Arrange for a copy of your book to be sent to the Association for review.

Please mail book submissions to:
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
618 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

YOUR SUBMISSION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR REVIEW UNTIL ALL ITEMS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED

Once accepted, an 2014 Audio Visual Needs Form must be submitted by January 6, 2014. Please complete and submit the form, even if there are NO audiovisual needs.

Note: Any AV requests not given by the AV deadline of January 6, 2014 cannot be guaranteed.  AV forms must be turned in prior to the deadline to secure the desired equipment.  Changes/additions will not be accepted after the deadline nor on site (at the Annual Meeting.)

Please see the Special Paper Award Competitions page for more information on the Award categories.

Submission Categories

Formal or Individual Presentation:
This category is for individual presentations.  It may be a finished paper or a work in progress. Individual program sessions are 1 hour in length and presenters are encouraged to organize their remarks for a 20-25 minute presentation so as to allow time for questions and discussion with attendees. Normally, previously published papers are not be accepted.

Formal paper or an individual presentation submissions must include a 250 word abstract and will be included in the Abstracts of the Annual Meeting publication.

Formal and individual presentation submissions must also include a 500 word abstract for peer review.

Authors please note: If you wish your paper to be considered for inclusion in the APPE Annual Meeting Proceedings, you must submit the full paper for review by February 1, 2014.

Panel Discussions:
This category is for sessions with multiple presenters and are normally 1.5 hours in length.  Panel organizers are encouraged to keep the formal remarks of panelists brief, providing adequate time for questions and discussion with the attendees either during or at the conclusion of the panel presentations.

The panel organizer must submit a 250 word abstract describing the overall topic for the panel.  Each panelist must also provide a 250 word abstract for describing their remarks. The abstracts should be sufficiently detailed so that a reviewer will be able to assess the merits of the proposal.

Case Studies, Pedagogical Demonstrations, Creative Arts Presentations:
These three categories most often focus on innovative teaching techniques or topics of particular interest in ethics education.  Sessions are 1 hour in length and presenters are encouraged to organize their remarks or production for a 20-25 minute presentation so as to allow time for questions and discussion with attendees.

Submissions must include a 250 word abstract that will be printed in the Abstracts of the Annual Meeting publication.

Poster Presentations:
This is a display category that enables authors an opportunity to show current work in progress or finished results as a poster or display using a mix of graphics and text. Posters will be displayed throughout the conference and a special Poster Presentation Event will be scheduled to give authors an opportunity to discuss your work and answer questions with attendees.

Poster submissions must include a 250 word abstract that will be printed in the Abstracts of the Annual Meeting publication.

Author Meets the Critics:
This category gives authors an opportunity to discuss their recently published book. Normally, two colleagues are asked to give brief prepared remarks with their assessment as a prelude for further discussion with the author and session attendees.

Authors must include a 250 word abstract that will be printed in the Abstracts of the Annual Meeting publication and a copy of the book must be mailed to the APPE office for review.

Lunch with an Author:
This category provides an informal opportunity for authors to discuss their recently published work around a lunch table with attendees.

Authors must include a 250 word abstract that will be printed in the Abstracts of the Annual Meeting publication and a copy of the book must be mailed to the APPE office for review.

Please Note: All books submitted for Author Meets the Critics and/or Lunch with an Author should be mailed to:
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
Indiana University
618 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

All Submissions MUST include all items listed under ‘Submission Guidelines’ to be considered for review.

Click here for the 2014_submissionForm_fillableUpdated.

Review Process

All submissions will be blind reviewed by members of the Association with relevant expertise in the subject matter. Authors will be advised whether or not their submissions have been accepted for presentation at the APPE Annual Meeting in early December.

For information on the formal selection process for submissions, please visit our website: appe.indiana.edu

Audio Visual Needs

All submitters must submit an 2014 Audio Visual Needs Form to the APPE Office (even if they have NO NEEDS).  The AV form is due by January 6, 2014 and no changes will be accepted after January 17, 2014.  More information on this subject will be available on the APPE website at: appe.indiana.edu

Note: Any AV requests not given by the AV deadline of January 6, 2014 cannot be guaranteed.  AV forms must be turned in prior to the deadline to secure the desired equipment.  Changes/additions will not be accepted after the deadline nor on site (at the Annual Meeting.)

Important Deadlines

  • September 2  Registration Opens
  • October 18    Author Book Submissions **Extended to November 1, 2013**
  • October 25    Program Submissions (For everything but Book Submissions and Special Paper Competitions) **Extended to November 1, 2013**
  • November 1   Paper Competition Submissions
  • November 22 End of Early Bird Registration
  • December     Notification of Program Presenters
  • January 6      Deadline for Audio Visual Request Forms
  • January 10    National Ethics Bowl Team Registration ends
  • January 10    Publisher Ads deadline
  • January 17    End of On-Time Registration
  • February 4    Hotel Reservations deadline
  • February 11   Meal Reservations with Payment deadline

For questions, contact the APPE Office at:

Email: appe@indiana.edu

Phone: (812) 855-6450

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