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Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

44th Annual Convention

Call for Papers Handbook

 

Role Limits and Descriptions

 

Role Limits

In order to limit the number of concurrent and potentially conflicting presentations, and to increase the impact and prestige of the poster sessions, each individual may serve in the following roles:

 

  • presenting author on no more than two posters, and
  • presenting author/panelist on no more than one paper, individual symposium presentation, or panel, and
  • chair or discussant on no more than one symposia or panel.

 

The Program Board will reject presentations beyond these limits. Consideration of which presentation to reject when a presenter has surpassed his or her limit will be made with attention to the order in which presentations were received.

 

The following roles do not count toward the presenter role limits:

 

  • Business meeting chair
  • Expo poster presenting author
  • Paper session chair
  • Poster discussant
  • Professional Development Series (PDS) panelist
  • Reunion chair
  • Workshop presenting authors

 

Limit on Number of Authors

Papers, posters, individual symposium presentations, workshops, and Expo posters must have one presenting author and no more than seven additional authors.

 

Panels must have exactly three panelists.

 

Paper sessions, symposia, panels, business meetings, and reunions must each have one chair.

 

The Program Board can consider only the presenting author, chair, panelists, and discussant of each submission when resolving scheduling conflicts.

 

Role Descriptions

Oral Presentation. Any panel, paper, or symposium. Oral presentations should reflect work that is well advanced, and is presented in an integrated way. Work that is just beginning (e.g., only baseline data provided) would not ordinarily be approved for oral presentations, nor would a series of individual data presentations that do not provide an integrated view of advanced work. Presentations not reaching this level could be reassigned as posters (which could be posted together if they cover similar content).

 

Presenting Author. This individual must become an ABAI member, attend the convention, and make the presentation. This person does not need to be the first author. Presenting authors are required for individual symposiums, posters, and papers. This role counts toward the oral presentation limit.

 

Author. This individual is not required to attend the convention or be a member, but his or her name will be published in the convention program book. This role does not count toward the oral presentation limit.

 

Panelist. This individual must become an ABAI member, attend the convention, and make the presentation. This individual participates in an audience-driven question-and-answer format following a short abstract presentation delivered by the chair. This role counts toward the oral presentation limit. Please note: PDS panels do not count toward the oral presentation limit.

 

Chair. This individual must become an ABAI member, attend the convention, and participate in the presentation. The chair oversees the session, delivers a short abstract summarizing the session, introduces the first presenter, acts as a timekeeper, and ensures the session ends on time. This role counts toward the oral presentation limit.

 

Discussant. This individual must become an ABAI member, attend the convention, and participate in the presentation.The discussant highlights and integrates the contributions of various presenters in the session. This role counts toward the oral presentation limit.

 

Poster Chair. The poster chair is responsible for attending his or her assigned poster session to oversee the session and ensure that all of the discussants are present for their area. This person should be prepared to act as discussant if needed. This role does not count toward the oral presentation limit.

 

Poster Discussant. The role of poster discussant is to attend assigned sessions, listen to the explanation of presenters about their posters, ask questions about the studies, and provide feedback on presentation style, poster layout, and the content of the study being presented. This role does not count toward the oral presentation limit.

 

Expo Poster Presenting Author. This individual must become an ABAI member, attend the convention, and attend the expo poster session. This person does not need to be the first author. This role does not count toward the oral presentation limit.

 

Workshop Instructor (Presenting Author). This individual must become an ABAI member and make the presentation. This person is not required to attend the convention, but his or her name will be published in the convention program book. This role does not count toward the oral presentation limit.

 

Paper Session Chair. This individual must become an ABAI member, attend the convention, and make the presentation. Area coordinators assign one of the presenting authors from the session to this role. The chair oversees the session, introduces the presenters, acts as a timekeeper, and ensures the session ends on time. This role does not count toward the oral presentation limit.

 

Reunion Chair.This individual must become an ABAI member, attend the convention, and the reunion. This role does not count toward the oral presentation limit.

 

Business Meeting Chair. This individual must become an ABAI member, attend the convention, and the business meeting. This role does not count toward the oral presentation limit.

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