Submissions

The Cognitive Development Society continues to offer a variety of presentation types, including Contributed Symposia, Individual Oral Papers and Poster presentations. Please note that you do not have to be a member to submit an abstract, but you must be a member in order to present either an oral presentation or poster presentation.

 

The CDS2022 program committee is committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive conference, and encourages organizers of symposia to consider issues of diversity and inclusion as they plan their submissions. As part of the submission process, for symposia only, submitters will be asked to provide a short statement (150 words or less) describing how their symposium contributes to issues of diversity and inclusion in the field of cognitive development. We intentionally leave undefined what constitutes diversity, so that CDS members can contribute to and shape this conversation—submitters can refer to the authors themselves, to the content of the presentations, or both; they can reference the diversity of the authors and/or the participants; career stages of authors; diverse theoretical and methodological approaches; etc. The diversity/inclusion statement will be used during the review process, but will not be published. Along with the scientific merit, reviewers will consider the ways in which the symposium in contributing to the diversity of the conference and the field of cognitive development.

Submission Deadlines

Symposia and Oral Paper

Opens – October 20, 2021
Closes – November 21, 2021

Poster Submissions

Opens – December 1, 2021
Closes – January 31, 2022

Guidelines for submission

Symposium

 

Symposium submissions should include three (3) talks and one (1) discussant or four (4) talks with participants from different lab groups and/or universities.

The chair or co-chair of the proposed symposium must be a CDS member in good standing at the time of submission. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact us.

To become a member, please click HERE

IMPORTANT – Each person may be first author (which is also the presenter role) for no more than one talk (including the role of discussant) or poster at CDS 2022. There is no limit on the number of non-presenting (i.e., co-author) roles one can have at the conference.

  • Include all presenters exactly as you wish them to appear on published material and in the correct order.  If the submission is successful, a second submission for each individual presentation with relevant authors will be required.
  • Include an abstract (max 3500 characters – approximately 500 words) for each speaker in the symposium.  Please note, if successful, this information will be added again with the relevant contributing authors. An abstract does not need to be included for the discussant.
  • Prepare a symposium title (max 255 character limit)
  • Prepare a diversity statement (max 1200 character limit – approximately 150 words) for use in the review process
  • Prepare the overall symposium abstract (max 2000 character limit – approximately 250 words).  This will be published in the digital program book and App if successful.
  • Submit the abstract via CDS’s online abstract management system. Please note, when submitting the abstract cut and paste it from a text editor (i.e. notepad, wordpad) to ensure it does not include underlying formatting that may cause errors. Do not copy/paste from a Word document as additional hidden formatting could be inserted into the submission.
  • Ensure the submission has been approved by all authors

By submitting an abstract, you agree to present at the CDS Meeting should your abstract be selected for the program. Please note that all presenters must be registered for CDS at the time of the meeting.

Please note the deadline is November 21 at 23:59 Central Time.  We expect to notify people of final decisions at the end of December.

Please note you submitted work should not have been presented at any other developmental psychology conference including SRCD or BCCCD .

Individual Talk Submission

Please note your submitted work should not have been presented at any other developmental psychology conference including SRCD and BCCCD.

 

 

At least one of the authors on an oral paper submission must be a CDS member in good standing at the time of submission. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact us.  The presenting (and first) author must be a member at the time of presentation.

To become a member, please click HERE

IMPORTANT – Each person may be first author (which is also the presenter role) for no more than one talk or poster at CDS 2022. There is no limit on the number of non-presenting (i.e., co-author) roles one can have at the conference.

  • Include all authors (primary and secondary) exactly as you wish them to appear on published material and in the correct order
  • Prepare an abstract title (max 255 character limit).  Please use sentence case for the title (capitalize the first letter of the title and lower case for all other letters unless required) and do not include a period (.) at the end of the title
  • Prepare the abstract (max 3500 character limit – approximately 500 words)
  • Submit the abstract via CDS’s online abstract management system. Please note, when submitting the abstract cut and paste it from a text editor (i.e. notepad, wordpad) to ensure it does not include underlying formatting that may cause errors. Do not copy/paste from a Word document as additional hidden formatting could be inserted into the submission.
  • Ensure the submission has been approved by all authors

By submitting an abstract, you agree to present at the CDS Meeting should your abstract be selected for the program.  Please note all presenters must be registered to attend the CDS meeting in advance of their presentation.

Please note the deadline is November 21 at 23:59 Central Time.  We expect to notify people of final decisions at the end of December.

Poster

Please note for 2022 we are lifting the restriction of the work having not been presented elsewhere.

Each person may be first author (which is also the presenter role) for no more than one talk or poster at CDS 2022. There is no limit on the number of non-presenting (i.e., co-author) roles one can have at the conference.

To become a member, please click HERE

We anticipate considerable space at the convention center for posters and barring unprecedented levels of submissions, our plan is to accept all posters that receive positive ratings from the reviewers. However, if too many posters are submitted, we will work to ensure diversity of topic, labs/PIs, etc.

  • Include all authors (primary and secondary) exactly as you wish them to appear on published material and in the correct order
  • Prepare an abstract title (max 255 character limit). Please use Sentence Case for the title (capitalize the first letter of the title and lower case for all other letters unless required)
  • Prepare the abstract (max 1500 character limit – approximately 150 words)
  • Submit the abstract via CDS’s online abstract management system.  Please note, when submitting the abstract cut and paste it from a text editor (i.e. notepad, wordpad) to ensure it does not include underlying formatting that may cause errors.  Do not copy/paste from a Word document as additional hidden formatting could be inserted into the submission.
  • Ensure the submission has been approved by all authors

We are aware that collecting new data has been difficult for many developmental scientists due to covid-related complications. Therefore, for the 2022 conference, we are lifting our usual restriction for posters that the work must not have been presented elsewhere. Instead, while we encourage the presentation of new data when possible, if a researcher wasn’t able to acquire new data for CDS, it is ok to submit a poster based on past work that was previously presented (e.g., at the online SRCD conference). We want as many people to have an opportunity to attend and present at CDS as possible

By submitting an abstract, you agree to present at the CDS Meeting should your abstract be selected for the program.  Please note that all presenters at CDS must be registered to attend the meeting before their presentation.

Please note the deadline is at 23:59 Central Time on January 31, 2022.  Final decisions will be made by mid-February, if not sooner.

Review Criteria for symposia and individual oral submissions

Submitted abstracts should reflect original work and substantively different from data that have been previously published or submitted to other conferences (including SRCD).  Successful abstracts for symposia and individual talks typically describe projects that include at least one completed study. They must include sufficient empirical data to provide a basis for evaluation.  Abstracts that reflect no or only pilot data or abstracts that include only previously published/presented data will not be accepted.  

 

Submissions will be reviewed on the following criteria:

  • Theoretical Significance
  • Data Heft
  • Relevance to CDS
  • Reviewers will also consider the ways in which the symposium or talk may contribute to the diversity of the conference and the field of cognitive development (i.e., diversity of topic, type of data, samples, authors, institution, etc)

Review Criteria for posters

We are aware that collecting new data has been difficult for many developmental scientists due to COVID-related complications. Therefore, for the 2022 conference, we are lifting our usual restriction for posters that the work must not have been presented elsewhere. Instead, while we encourage the presentation of new data when possible, if a researcher wasn’t able to acquire new data for CDS, it is ok to submit a poster based on past work that was previously presented (e.g., at the online SRCD conference). We want as many people to have an opportunity to attend and present at CDS as possible. 

 

**Please note that we are hosting a special undergraduate poster session this year. Please be sure to check the relevant box in your submission to indicate if you are an undergraduate first-author.

 

Submissions will be reviewed on the following criteria:

  • Inclusion of empirical data
  • Relevance to CDS
  • If too many posters are submitted, reviewers will also consider the ways in which the poster may contribute to the diversity of the conference and the field of cognitive development (i.e., diversity of topic, type of data, samples, authors, institution, etc)