Music Assessment and Global Diversity

Context Matters

The Sixth International Symposium
on Assessment in Music Education

April 18-21, 2017
Birmingham City University in Birmingham, England, UK

Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines for ISAME6

Submissions should not have been published at the time of presentation. Extended abstracts (750-1500 words) or complete papers must be submitted for consideration. We will consider work that is in-progress at the time of submission if the work will be completed by the time of the symposium. Deadline: Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Complete papers
Authors must follow these guidelines when submitting complete papers. All submissions:

  1. Must be double-spaced, margins minimum of 1” (2.54cm) on all sides, 12-point font size. Word documents only.Paper size A4.
  2. Must include a 150-word abstract
  3. Must include five key words (not counted in the overall word count).
  4. Should not exceed 5,000 words, excluding the abstract and any figures, drawings, tables, and references.
  5. Should present no direct or indirect reference to the author or the author’s institutional affiliation.
  6. Style must conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2009).
  7. Must include a cover letter that provides the author’s name, email address, phone number, address, institutional affiliation, and the title of the paper. The cover letter should briefly describe how the presentation relates to the theme, and the Key Question(s) addressed.
  8. Must contain one of the following statements:
    a) This paper is submitted for consideration as a spoken paper session presentation.
    b) This paper is submitted for consideration for presentation BOTH as a session paper and the poster session.
    c) Please also indicate if you want your paper considered for publication in the Symposium Proceedings.
  9. The cover letter and proposal must be combined into one document and submitted once using the proposal submission link. Do not send the cover letter separately from the proposal. We will separate them when they arrive.

Extended abstracts
Authors must follow these guidelines when submitting extended abstracts. All submissions:

  1. Must be double-spaced, margins minimum of 1” (2.54cm) on all sides, using 12-point Times or Times New    Roman font. Word documents only. Paper size A4.
  2. Must be a minimum of 750 words, and not exceed 1,500 words, excluding any figures, drawings, tables, and references. Include the reference list.
  3. Must include five key words (not counted in the overall word count).
  4. Should present no direct or indirect reference to the author or the author’s institutional affiliation.
  5. Style must conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2009).
  6. Must include a cover letter that provides the author’s name, email address, phone number, address, institutional affiliation, and the title of the paper.
  7. The cover letter should briefly describe how the presentation relates to the theme, and the Key Question(s) addressed.
  8. Must contain one of the following statements:
    a) This paper is submitted for consideration as a spoken paper session presentation.
    b) This paper is submitted for consideration for presentation BOTH as a spoken paper session paper and the poster session.
    c) Please also indicate if you want your paper considered for publication in the Symposium Proceedings.
  9. The cover letter and proposal must be combined into one document and submitted once using the proposal submission link. Do not send the cover letter separately from the proposal. We will separate them when they arrive.

Assessment Practice Papers
Assessment practice papers describe successful everyday assessment strategies used by school music teachers and higher education professionals. Accepted papers will be assigned to a spoken paper session. All submissions:

  1. Must be double-spaced, margins minimum of 1” (2.54cm) on all sides, using 12-point Times or Times New Roman font. Word documents only. Paper size A4.
  2. Must be at least 1200 words, and of sufficient length to describe the assessment practice or strategy so that it can be used by other teachers, excluding any figures, drawings, tables, and references. Submissions should not exceed 5,000 words.
  3. Must include five key words (not counted in the overall word count).
  4. Should present no direct or indirect reference to the author or the author’s institutional affiliation.
  5. Style must conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2009).
  6. Must include a cover letter that provides the presenter’s name, email address, phone number, and home address; and institution name, location, address, and phone number.
  7. The cover letter must briefly describe how the presentation relates to the theme, and the Key Question(s) addressed.
  8. Must contain one of the following statements:
    a) This paper is submitted for consideration as a spoken paper session presentation.
    b) This paper is submitted for consideration for presentation BOTH as a session paper and the poster session.
    c) Please also indicate if you want your paper considered for publication in the Symposium Proceedings.
  9. The cover letter and proposal must be combined into one document and submitted once using the proposal submission link. Do not send the cover letter separately from the proposal. We will separate them when they arrive.

Poster session
Authors may submit full papers or 750-1000-word abstracts as poster session proposals. Poster session papers should not have been published at the time of presentation. All submissions:

  1. Must be double-spaced, margins minimum of 1” (2.54cm) on all sides, using 12-point Times or Times New Roman font. Word documents only. Paper size A4.
  2. Must be a minimum of 750 but no more than 1000 words, and full length paper submissions should not exceed 5,000 words, excluding any figures, drawings, tables, and references. (see the Complete Paper guidelines)
  3. Must include five key words (not counted in the overall word count).
  4. Style must conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition, 2009).
  5. Should present no direct or indirect reference to the author or the author’s institutional affiliation.
  6. Must include a cover letter that provides the author’s name, email address, phone number, address, institutional affiliation, and title of the paper. The cover letter must briefly describe how the presentation relates to the theme, and the Key Question(s) addressed.
  7. Must also contain the following statement: This abstract is submitted for consideration for presentation at the poster session.
  8. The cover letter and proposal must be combined into one document and submitted once using the proposal submission link. Do not send the cover letter separately from the proposal. We will separate them when they arrive.

Accepted poster session authors will attend the poster session at the symposium venue.
 

Symposium/Panel Discussion
Individuals may present proposals for symposia/panel discussions of 3-5 persons on topics related to the symposium theme. Symposia/panel discussions are 90 minutes long, and must include time for audience questions. All submissions:

  1. Must be 750-1500 words, double-spaced, margins minimum of 1” (2.54cm) on all sides, using 12-point Times or Times New Roman font. Word documents only. Paper size A4.
  2. Must include five key words (not counted in the overall word count).
  3. Must describe how the panelists will divide the time among themselves, and allow at least 20 minutes for audience questions.
  4. Should present no direct or indirect reference to the leader or the panelists’ institutional affiliation in the body of the proposal.
  5. Must include a cover letter that provides the name, email address, phone number, and home address; and school name, location, address, phone of the panel moderator and the panel members. The cover letter should briefly describe how the presentation relates to the theme, and the Key Question(s) addressed.
  6. All panel members must register for the symposium.
  7. The cover letter and proposal must be combined into one document and submitted once using the proposal submission link. Do not send the cover letter separately from the proposal. We will separate them when they arrive.