Submission Guideline

The submission for proposals opens on 20 December 2018.

Proposals, using the relevant submission template, must be submitted via email at

Please download the relevant proposal template from the conference website:



For all submissions, clearly indicate:
  • Abstract title, author names, and full institutional affiliations of the responsible (presenting) author and collaborating authors.
  • Contact e-mail address and phone number for the responsible author.
  • Up to three conference themes (feel free to indicate themes beyond the list above).
  • Proposals may include panels, individual oral/poster presentations and work-in-progress.


Panels should address a common theme, content or methodological area, and will be scheduled for 90 minutes or multiples of 90 minutes.

In addition to individual proposals (no more than 250 words each), please also submit an overview description of no more than 300 words highlighting the panel’s content and objectives. Provide information about the panel members and the coordinator, stating full institutional affiliations and e-mail addresses.

Download: ALAPP 2019 Submission of Proposal (Panel Presentation)



Proposals for individual papers (no more than 250 words) must clearly indicate a preference for oral or poster presentation. Following the peer review process, the organisers will determine whether a proposal is selected for oral or poster presentation. Poster presenters must be physically present to discuss their work during the dedicated sessions. Oral presentations will be allocated 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation + 10 minutes for discussion).


ALAPP 2019 Submission of Proposal (Poster Presentation)

ALAPP 2019 Submission of Proposal (Oral Presentation)



Proposals for work-in-progress should be no more than 250 words targeted at oral presentation. Individual presentations will be allocated 30 minutes (15 minutes for presentation + 15 minutes for discussion). This format is particularly suitable for early career researchers pursuing doctoral and postdoctoral studies and for experienced researchers undertaking/planning pilot projects or interested in reporting preliminary results. Please indicate clearly if your proposal falls into this category.

Download : ALAPP 2019 Submission of Proposal (Work-in-progress Presentation)


All proposals, except panel proposals, undergo a double blind peer-review process. The reviewers will have access to the names of panel coordinators and the panellists.

Please note that the ALAPP conference policy allows only one oral presentation per author. You may choose to submit more than one proposal, but normally only one proposal will be accepted for oral presentation. Any additional accepted proposals may be presented as poster(s).

There is no fixed template for writing proposals but authors are urged to consider the following criteria which will form the basis for peer review:

▪ originality of the topic and its relevance to the conference

▪ background contextualisation of the study

▪ relationship between title and content

▪ structural organisation

▪ theoretical/methodological appropriateness

▪ clarity of claims and relevance

Individual panels are reviewed in their entirety on the above criteria but also on the basis of their relevance to broader issues in applied linguistics and professional practice; the overall coherence of the proposal; and the usefulness of the panel to participants.

Decisions about acceptance/rejection will be communicated by 31 March 2019. Following formal acceptance, the responsible (presenting) authors must register participation prior to the finalisation of the conference programme. Early registration opens on 5 April 2019