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Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be made via the dedicated submission site (see link below). Please note that at the submission site you need to register first before making the submission. Submission via email will not be accepted. You are encouraged to make your submission as early as possible. In this way, ESC staff will be better able to assist you in case of problems.
The ESC accepts five types of submissions:

  1. Individual paper: submission for individual paper presentations must include a title, a paper abstract, as well as author name and affiliation. Individual papers with more than one author may also be submitted. Please mind: individual paper presentations are primarily intended for research that is close to being completed or where significant work has already been done. Upcoming research projects are better suited for a poster presentation. Individual papers will be arranged into panels by working groups and the conference organizers.
  2. Pre-arranged panels: submissions for pre-arranged panels must include a panel title and a panel abstract, as well as titles, abstracts, author information (name and affiliation) for each individual paper within a panel. Pre-arranged panels are intended for individual presentations that are closely linked thematically and complement each other. Pre-arranged panels shall have four or five papers. Panels with less or more papers cannot be submitted.
  3. Poster presentations: submissions for poster presentation must include title, abstract, as well as author name and affiliation. Posters are primarily intended for junior scholars, as well as research project that have not been started yet, or where little progress have been made.
  4. Roundtables: submission for roundtable sessions must include roundtable title and abstract, as well as, at a minimum, participant information (name and affiliation). Roundtables are intended to be more informal than pre-arranged panels, as well as more flexible in their setup and content. The intended format shall be indicated in the roundtable abstract. Roundtables might involve the discussion of a topic, a series of topics; alternatively, roundtables might also include the presentation of one or more fully fledged papers, with the other participants acting as discussants (in the latter case, the submission shall also include paper title, paper abstract and author information).
  5. Author meets critics: submission for author meets critics sessions shall include author(s), book title(s), as well as the name or affiliation of up to three or four critics. Author meets critics sessions are intended for a discussion and critiquing of a single book or up to three thematically closely related books. Please note that the books must appear in print before the submission deadline (15 April) to give critics and conference participants enough time to familiarize themselves with their content. Author meets critics sessions are intended for published books only. Book manuscripts and journal articles can be the subject of a roundtable discussion.

While the ESC accepts individual papers with multiple authors, due to temporal and spatial constrains, only one first authorship of individual paper per person is allowed. This means that a participant may submit only one single-authored paper or one co-authored paper as a first author. This applies irrespective of the fact whether the paper has been submitted individually or as a part of a pre-arranged panel. Conference organizers might grant exceptions from this rule in special circumstances (for example, for principal investigators of large-scale research projects) – in such cases, please contact the organizers before submission. There is no such limitation for non-first author co-authorships, roundtable participation or being an author or critic in an author meets critics session.

The word limit for each abstract is 300 words. It is the same for all the submission types. When you begin the submission process, the system does not allow you to add more than 300 words to the text box, so this is a strict limit. In the case of pre-arranged panels, there is an Abstract for the Thematic Panel in addition to the abstracts for each paper, which also have the 300 words limit.

The only requirement for the submission is an abstract and keywords. There is neither a need to transmit the full-text paper, nor a possibility to do so. The ESC does not publishes the papers presented in its Conferences. 

Only the Postes  need to be brought by their author(s) to the conference . 

Presenting authors should be able to attend the whole conference since we cannot honour requests for a specific day or time. Therefore, we thank you for your understanding and for not formulating such requests.

Review and acceptance

All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis with notifications sent out regularly. Due to a record number of submissions this year, the review and final decision on your submission might be slightly delayed. However, all reviews should be completed by 21 May at the latest. Should you not receive a notification by this day, please contact us as soon as possible at


Please note that all participants of accepted submissions shall properly register for the conference by 1 June 2023. This requirement also applies to roundtable discussants, as well as authors and critics in author meets critics sessions.
For more information about registration deadline, please visit the registration page.

In-person meeting

ESC conferences are strictly in-person meetings. Due to technical constrains, the ESC cannot offer online participation.

Draft programme

Due to the record number of participants this year, the conference will start with regular panels at 16:00 on Wednesday, 6 September 2023 and conclude at 13:00 on Saturday, 9 September 2023.
Presenting authors should be able to attend the whole conference during this entire time since we cannot honour requests for a specific day or time.
We thank you for your understanding and for not formulating such requests.