Information for Authors
In order for a paper to be eligible for submission to the PERC Proceedings, the paper's first author must make a presentation related to the paper at the annual Physics Education Research Conference (PERC). Work presented only at the main AAPT meeting is NOT eligible for submission to the PERC Proceedings.
Paper submissions are categorized as either invited or contributed.
Invited paper submissions are related to presentations in one of the following types of sessions at the annual PERC:
- Plenary session including banquet speakers
- Symposium session or
PERC Plenary speakers including banquet speakers are expected to submit a paper documenting their presentation in order to help document the work presented at the annual PERC.
Other invited presenters are encouraged to submit a paper.
Invited papers are generally copy-edited by the Invited Section Editor prior to publication. Interested invited Symposium and Workshop presenters may submit their invited paper to be peer reviewed provided the paper is submitted by the peer review due date.
Contributed paper submissions are related to presentations in one of the following types of sessions at the annual PERC:
- Contributed Poster or
- Roundtable Discussion
ALL contributed papers will be peer reviewed with the understanding that such submissions may concern preliminary results and works-in-progress.
The only time a person is allowed to be the first author on two peer reviewed papers is if one is for a contributed session and the other is for an invited session.