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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.

45th Annual Convention

Call for Papers Handbook

 

Role Limits

To limit the number of concurrent and potentially conflicting presentations, and to increase the impact and prestige of the poster sessions, individuals may serve in the following roles:

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

 

The following roles do not count toward the role limits:

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

 

Scheduling Criteria

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

 

The Program Board will reject submissions with participants exceeding the role limits outlined above. Consideration of which presentation to reject when a participant has surpassed his or her limit will be made with attention to the order in which submissions were received.

 

Author Limits

  • 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 and one chair.
  • Paper sessions, symposia, panels, business meetings, and reunions must each have one chair.
  • Symposia, depending on the number of individual presentations, may have one discussant.

 

Role Descriptions

Oral presentation. This individual must become an ABAI member, register for the convention and make the presentation. This person does not need to be the first author. Presenting authors are required for individual symposium presentations, posters, and papers. This role does count toward the oral presentation limit.

 

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

 

Author. This individual is not required to register for the convention or become a member, but his or her name will be published in the convention program. Authors are optional for papers, posters, individual symposium presentations, and expo posters. This role does not count toward the oral presentation limit.

 

Expo poster presenting author. This individual must become an ABAI member, register for 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 or poster limit.

 

Workshop instructor (presenting author). This individual must become an ABAI member and present the workshop. This person is not required to attend or register for the convention. This role does not count toward the oral presentation limit.

 

Panelist.This individual must become an ABAI member, register for the convention, and participate in the panel. This individual participates in an audience-driven question and answer format session following a short abstract presentation delivered by the chair. This role does count toward the oral presentation limit; however, PDS panels do not count toward the oral presentation limit.

 

Chair.This individual must become an ABAI member, register for 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 does count toward the chair/discussant limit.

 

Poster chair. The poster chair is responsible for attending his or her assigned poster session to oversee the session and ensure that all 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 chair/discussant limit.

 

Paper session chair. This individual must become an ABAI member, register for the convention, and participate in 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 chair/discussant limit.

 

Reunion chair.This individual must become an ABAI member, register for the convention, and attend the reunion. This role does not count toward the chair/discussant limit.

 

Business meeting chair.This individual must become an ABAI member, register for the convention, and attend the business meeting. This role does not count toward the chair/discussant limit.

 

Discussant. This individual must become an ABAI member, register for the convention, and participate in the presentation. The discussant highlights and integrates the contributions of various presenters in the session. This role does count toward the chair/discussant 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 chair/discussant limit.

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