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Call for Abstracts: EARA 2022
Adolescent Futures: Diverse and Digital
EARA 2022

Guidelines for Submissions

Submissions are welcome on the following themes:

  1. Body and brain (e.g., biology, neuroscience, health, growth, sleep)

  2. Agency and participation (e.g., civic engagement, volunteering, digital activism)

  3. Culture and society (e.g., gender, ethnicity, minority groups, religion, sexual diversities, cultural and cross-cultural research, social disadvantage)

  4. Digitality (e.g., digital identities, smartphones, social media, video games, gamification)

  5. Education and careers (e.g., achievement motivation, schooling, college, engagement, career choice and development, employability)

  6. Methodology (e.g., new theories, new assessments and research designs, new methods for the study of change and development)

  7. Relationships (e.g., parenting styles, family relations, romantic relationships, sexuality, role models, popularity)

  8. The self (e.g., narrative identity, identity development, social self-concept, body image, temperament, conscientiousness, personality)

  9. Social, emotional, and moral development (e.g., wellbeing, empathy, prosocial behavior, bullying, emotion regulation, coping, resilience, anxiety, depression, suicidality, addiction, substance use)

Although the organisation calls for contributions on these themes, other topics relevant to adolescent and youth development are welcome.


Presentation Formats and Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Authors are encouraged to submit proposals for presentation on the following formats.

  • Symposia
  • Individual Papers
  • Posters
  • Views by Two
  • Discussion Sessions

Abstracts must be submitted and presented in English. Abstract length is approximately 300 - 500 words.

Abstracts on individual papers and posters should report about well-designed research with clearly sustained research questions as well as preliminary, expected or final results. In the case of a research synthesis or review (scoping review, systematic literature review, meta-analysis) focused on topics relevant for the conference, a well-developed aim, research questions , method, and preliminary, expected, or final results should be presented.

Abstracts on symposia should be thematically coherent and integrate research presentations on important topics in the adolescent and youth research field. We encourage organisers to include multiple disciplines and participants must be from at least two different countries. However, in the case of a symposium that showcases a collaborative project within a country this requirement will be waived (e.g., a team of researchers each presenting a different part of a collaborative project).

A views by two session is a friendly, vigorous, and engaging debate by two expert scholars or practitioners presenting different perspectives on a significant theoretical, methodological, or empirical question/issue about adolescence. The moderator introduces the experts and a central question or theme should be the focus of the debate.

A discussion session lasts 90 minutes, and is meant to be an exchange of ideas. The moderator should prepare a series of questions, which will be discussed by up to 4 panelists of his/her choice.

The number of submissions is limited to two as first/presenting author. There are no limits for the presentations that one can co-author, no limits for the roles of discussant and symposium chair. Discussants and chairs are each entitled to up to two submissions as first/presenting authors in addition to their roles in the symposia.

At least one presenting author for each accepted submission must be registered for the conference.


How To Submit Your Work

A link to submit abstracts will be posted on this webpage when the abstract submission opens

  1. Enter your contact information. Please be aware that the contact information that you enter will be used for official communication and for generating the attendance certificates. Please ensure the correct spelling of names, affiliated institutions, and so forth.
  2. Submit your abstract, choosing one of the following presentation formats: Poster, Individual paper, Symposium. For ease of organising the programme, authors are expected to choose the theme that most closely matches their presentations from the list above. Also they will be asked to indicate whether their presentation is appropriate for a practitioner audience.
  3. Your submission will undergo double-blind peer review and the results will be returned to you approximately two months after submissions close. Please note that there will be a limited number of oral presentations. If your presentation is suited for graphic and visual presentation, please choose the Poster format.
  4. If your abstract is accepted you will be invited to register for the conference once registration opens. A notification email will be sent to your registered email address. If you do not receive this email, please contact us at