How to prepare your proceeding

The paper submission for the GIREP-MPTL 2018 International Conference Proceedings is now open.




Step 1: Guidelines to prepare your proceeding

The content of the paper should be coherent with the presentation at the conference. Only authors who presented their contributions (oral, poster, symposium, workshop) during the conference are entitled to submit their papers. Symposia authors may submit one combined paper for their symposium or submit each individual symposium contribution as a paper.

The authors are kindly asked to follow the guidelines for a paper format. Only papers that adhere to the outlined format will be considered.

The limit is 10 pages. For combined symposium paper the limit is 14 page. If accepted, the paper will be published by Institute Of Physics (IOP) Proceedings published under Journal of Physics Conference Series (JPCS). So, the paper format follows the guidelines of JPCS. Click here to download the Guidelines

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Guidelines (.docx, 557Kb).

In addition, many answers to many other common questions about guidelines for authors can be found on this page.

All of our conference series articles are currently published under a CC BY licence.

Selected conference papers will be published in printed form, with ISBN code, with Springer.



Step 2: Send the proceeding

Papers should be submitted through your Private Area electronically, with and without author´s names, in Microsoft Word (.docx preferred, .doc allowed). 2 documents must be uploaded in total.

The deadline for paper submissions is 14th January 2019.



Step 3: Evaluation and notification of the acceptance

Each paper will be reviewed by two reviewers and the notification of acceptance will be sent to the authors in Spring 2019.

The information about the status of your contribution will be communicated via email.

Please direct all queries regarding proceedings to info@girep2018.com with the subject line GIREP-MPTL 2018 Proceedings.

Evaluation criteria

1. Evaluation criteria
The reviewers and chairs will evaluate all submitted papers and providefeedback to the authors according to the rules below. The decisions foraccepting/rejecting a proposal will be based on evaluation results. Criteria forevaluation will take into account the following abstract characteristics:

  • What is the question/s the study is trying to answer (the research question/s)
  • Context and background (where the RQs have arisen from; links to the literature)
  • What is new in the proposal (relevance to physics education)
  • Brief explanation of the theoretical/conceptual framework
  • Research design and methods (empirical proposal)/clarity and coherence of argument (theoretical proposal)
  • Research results
  • Conclusions and implications
  • Clarity of expression in English

Do you propose the paper for selected proceedings? Yes or No

2. Scoring (for each aspect)

  • 5 Excellent
  • 4 Good, though with some room for improvement
  • 3 Satisfactory. Could be better, but no fatal weaknesses
  • 2 Has significant weaknesses
  • 1 Unsatisfactory


3. Free format comments (kept separate as two items)

The reviewers are encouraged to give as much feedback as possible in order for the author(s) to improve their proposals and presentations.

  • A brief general comment on the quality of the proposal (perhaps giving reasons for score given)
  • Any advice for the authors about their presentation (in the event that the proposal is accepted)

  • 4. Decision

    • Any proposal with an average score of >24.0 (average of 3.0 on each aspect) is automatically accepted.
    • Any proposal with an average score of <16.0 (average of 2.0 on each aspect) is automatically reject.
    • Any proposal with an average score in the range 16.0-24.0 is reviewed by Topic Chairs who decide accept/reject.

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