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The PER Conference Proceedings

The Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings (PERC Proceedings) is the written record of the scholarly work presented at the annual Physics Education Research Conference.

The proceedings are sponsored by the Physics Education Research Topical Group (PERTG) and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). The proceedings cover the full range of experimental and theoretical research on the teaching and/or learning of physics. The editors welcome submission of significant or final results as well as preliminary research results and discussions of works in progress. Contributed manuscripts undergo peer-review and the criteria for acceptance include high scholarly standards.

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2018 PERC Proceedings

Contributed poster abstracts for the 2018 PER Conference were due on May 18, 2018. Undergraduate abstracts are due June 22rd.

Those that submit an abstract to the 2018 conference by these deadlines may submit a paper for peer review and potential acceptance in the 2018 PERC Proceedings.

The 2018 PERC Proceedings Paper Submission is now open. The paper deadline will be July 6, 2018. Peer review requests will be due on August 13.

PERC Proceedings by year

PERC 2017: Cincinnati, OH
PERC 2016: Sacramento, CA
PERC 2015: College Park, MD
PERC 2014: Minneapolis, MN
PERC 2013: Portland, OR
PERC 2012: Philadelphia, PA
PERC 2011: Omaha, NE
PERC 2010: Portland, OR
PERC 2009: Ann Arbor, MI
PERC 2008: Edmonton, CA
PERC 2007: Greensboro, NC
PERC 2006: Syracuse, NY
PERC 2005: Salt Lake City, UT
PERC 2004: Sacramento, CA
PERC 2003: Madison, WI
PERC 2002: Boise, ID
PERC 2001: Rochester, NY


Ying Cao is serving as the 2017-2019 PERC Editor.

2018 paper submission is now open.

2018 undergraduate poster abstract submission is now open.