The Scientific Committee of the 25th EASM Conference 2017 invites scholars and practitioners to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation. Additionally, the Scientific Committee welcomes short papers to be considered for the EASM Best Conference Paper Award 2017 and for the EASM New Researchers Award 2017 for young scientific scholars.
The conference theme is Challenges and Developments of Sport Organisations. In this respect, the Scientific Committee encourages particularly, but certainly not exclusively, abstracts and papers that relate to the conference theme. Scholars and practitioners will have the opportunity to present in parallel sessions, workshops and in a poster session during the EASM Conference 2017.
The main aim of the parallel sessions, workshops and posters is to encourage both, scholars and practitioners to share knowledge and provide new insights. The sessions also offer a platform to create inter- and cross-disciplinary contacts and collaborations.
In the parallel sessions, every presenter gives a 12-minute oral presentation with additional 5-10 minutes for discussion. The parallel session topics are:
The workshops are organised by members of the EASM community; emphasise relevant subthemes; and may vary in format in order to facilitate discussion and focus on outcomes. The workshop topics are:
More details about the Workshops are available here.
Researchers can submit either for the EASM Best Conference Paper Award 2017 or for the EASM New Researcher Award 2017.
All researchers are invited to submit a short paper to be considered for the EASM Best Conference Paper Award 2017, which will be awarded at the conference.
To be considered for the award, applicants will submit
both following the submission guidelines below. The shortlisting of the short papers will be based mainly on the conference reviewers’ evaluation of the respective scientific abstract that is submitted simultaneously with the short paper. The award panel will review the shortlisted short papers and decide on the inaugural award winner.
The EASM New Researcher Award 2017 (organised by ESMQ and sponsored by Routledge Journals) is established to inspire fresh ideas and innovative research in sport management, and aims to encourage young researchers in the start of their careers. To be eligible, the research must be unpublished and the researcher has to be in the final stages of completing his/her PhD or has graduated less than three years prior to submitting the paper to the competition.
To be considered for the award, applicants will submit a scientific abstract and a five-page short paper excluding references, following the submission guidelines below. Details about the award can be found here.
Abstract submission deadline is 20 April 2017. Abstracts submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Abstracts can be submitted online here. After the reviewing process, authors will be notified about abstract acceptance at the latest until 31 May 2017. However, the sooner you submit the abstract, the sooner you can receive acceptance approval.
Abstracts can be submitted in three categories: 1. Scientific abstract; 2. Professional practice abstract; 3. Poster abstract. For an abstract to be reviewed and considered to the conference, the following guidelines must be adhered to:
Abstracts should be structured to best illustrate the selected topic and include, without exceptions, the following sections:
* In this section authors of scientific abstracts should describe the aim of the research and state the research question(s); authors of professional practice abstracts should describe the main objectives of their project.
** In this section authors of scientific abstracts may consider submitting details of an extensive literature review and the abstract headings might differ slightly from above. As there will be no results section there needs to be a section outlining the implications of the review, insights gained, possible research propositions, etc.; authors of professional practice abstracts should describe the purpose and the background of their project.
*** In this section authors of professional practice abstracts should describe the design and implementation of their project.
**** In case that the results for the scientific abstracts are not yet available at the time of the abstract submission, authors have to mention this and guarantee that they have the results by the time of the conference; authors of professional practice abstracts should describe the results, evaluation, and future of their project.
If you have inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the Co-Chairs of the Scientific Committee, Tim Breitbarth (Chair EASM Scientific Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Siegfried Nagel (Chair EASM 2017 Conference, email@example.com).