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Information for Authors

General Information


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.

Submission Types

Paper submissions are categorized as either plenary or peer reviewed.


Plenary paper submissions are related to presentations in a Plenary session. PERC Plenary speakers, including banquet speakers, are expected to submit a paper about their presentation in order to help document the work presented at the annual PERC. These papers can be submitted along with the standard peer review process OR directly submitted to the Assistant Editor within one month after the PERC.

Plenary papers are generally copy-edited by the Assistant Editor prior to publication. Interested Plenary presenters may submit their paper to be peer reviewed provided the paper is submitted by the peer review deadline. All plenary papers will appear in the Plenary section, regardless of their peer review status.

Peer Reviewed

Peer reviewed paper submissions are related to presentations in any session other than the Plenary sessions.

ALL peer reviewed papers will be reviewed with the understanding that such submissions may concern preliminary results and works-in-progress.

A person is only allowed to be the first author on two peer reviewed papers if one is for a Plenary session.