Abstract Guidelines and Submissions

Submissions are now closed

Thank you to all that submitted! Decision notifications will be sent late January.

The Society for Affective Science (SAS) is thankful for all those that submitted abstracts  for the 2022 Annual Conference, held in an all-virtual format March 30 – April 2, 2022. Decision notifications will be sent mid to late January.

In line with our goal to facilitate interdisciplinary advances, we welcome submissions from across the broad domain of affective science including anthropology, business, computer science, cultural studies, economics, education, geography, history, integrative medicine, law, linguistics, literature, neuroscience, philosophy, political science, psychiatry, psychology, public health, sociology, and theatre.

We encourage submissions from authors at all career stages – undergraduates, trainees, early career researchers, and senior faculty. All presenters will have the opportunity for meaningful dialogue with other affective scientists via virtual presentation and Q&A  slots.

There will be no fee to submit an abstract. 

Submission Deadline – Monday,November 29th, 2021

IMPORTANT: SAS abstracts are changing this year!

FOUR submission types:

Poster – New Results:Showcasing the latest new findings in affective science based on data collected and analyzed. We welcome and encourage preliminary work!

Poster – New Idea: Showcasing a new research idea, complete with planned experimental design(s) and analysis approach(es). Data is not required, but pilot data for proof of concept is welcome. Work already pre-registered in another platform is admissible. New theoretical contributions are also welcome in this category.

Thematic Flash Talk: Showcasing the latest findings based on data already collected and analyzed or new theoretical contributions in affective science.

Symposium: Set of talks providing an in-depth perspective on individual research areas/topics within affective science. Sessions can be comprised of 3 talks with a discussant or 4 talks. All symposia must be chaired. Submitted symposia will be part of SAS for the first time in 2022!

Highly-ranked submissions will be published as a peer-reviewed abstract in a supplement of our journal Affective Science

IMPORTANT: A peer-reviewed published conference abstract in the supplement does NOT preclude the work from being submitted/ published as a full paper in any scientific outlet

More updates soon on our website and via our Twitter account @affectScience!

SAS uses an electronic process for the submission of abstracts. When preparing an abstract for submission, carefully follow the instructions below:

  1. All submissions must report work that is unpublished, in press or recently published (within the last twelve months) at the time of submission
  2. Each presenting author can submit a maximum of TWO abstracts, regardless of track – Poster: New Idea, Poster: New Results, Thematic Flash Talk, and Symposium. Abstracts submitted by the same presenter must reflect two different research projects. There is no abstract limit for non-presenting authors.
  3. For each submission (single presenter or for the overall symposium), select THREE relating to content. For single presenter submissions, also select TWO relating to methods associated with the submission. If the available keywords are not relevant, you may write-in your own. Select keywords carefully as they will be used to match your submission with two reviewers on our Abstract Review Board.
  4. Proofread your submission! All accepted submission summaries will be posted, as-is, on the secure SAS website (accessible to conference registrants only) and in the printed program. The SAS Program Committee reserves the right to make editorial corrections to the submitted summary if necessary. SAS is not responsible for author errors.
  5. All correspondence about submissions will be sent to the presenting author ONLY. Please provide the email address that the presenting author can be reached at post-submission and for the duration of the conference. If the contact details entered at submission change after the submissions have been closed, please contact Casey Irelan at Casey@podiumconferences.com.
  6. Please consider submitting well in advance of the deadline!

Poster: New Idea submissions MUST include

  • Title
  • Author names and affiliations (to be redacted at submission)
  • Summary
  • Background
  • Aims framing the question or problem
  • Methods planned (including sample size justification (if relevant)*
  • Analyses planned (if relevant)*
  • Predicted findings (if relevant)*
  • Conclusions including how the work will make a novel theoretical, methodological, and/or empirical contribution to affective science
  • *New Idea theoretical contributions or from disciplines which diverge from these reporting standards need not include this information.

Poster: New Results and Thematic Flash Talk submissions MUST include

  • Title
  • Author names and affiliations (to be redacted at submission)
  • Summary
  • Background
  • Aims framing the question or problem
  • Methods (including sample size justification, if relevant)*
  • Results (including at least one statistic, if relevant)*
  • Conclusions including how the work makes a novel theoretical, methodological, and/or empirical contribution to affective science
  • *Thematic Flash Talk submissions for theoretical contributions or from disciplines which diverge from these reporting standards need not include this information.

Poster: New Idea, Poster: New Results, and Thematic Flash Talk submissions must contain

  • An abstract for review with a maximum of 1600-characters (including spaces).
  • A summary for the conference program (this will not be sent for review) with a maximum of 400-characters (including spaces)
  • Written in English (US spelling)

All Symposium submissions MUST include

  • Title of symposium
  • Chair and co-chair (if desired) of symposium
  • Discussant of the symposium (only relevant for symposia with 3 talks)
  • Symposium overview (1600-characters, including spaces), including how the symposium makes a novel theoretical, methodological, and/or empirical contribution to affective science
  • Summary of the symposium (400-characters, including spaces) for the program
  • Title for each talk
  • Presenting author and author names and affiliations for each talk (to be redacted at submission)
  • Summary of each talk (400-characters, including spaces) for the program
  • Abstract for each talk (1600-characters, including spaces) including
    • Background
    • Aims framing the question or problem
    • Methods (including sample size, if relevant)*
    • Results (including at least one statistic, if relevant)*
    • Conclusions including how the work makes a novel theoretical, methodological, and/or empirical contribution to affective science for each talk.
    • *Abstracts included within a symposium that present theoretical contributions or reflect disciplines which diverge from these reporting standards need not include this information.

All Symposium submissions must be

  • For evaluation:
    • An overall symposium summary for review with a maximum of 1600-characters (including spaces).
    • Up to 4 (minimum of 3) individual talk abstracts, each with a maximum of 1600-characters (including spaces).
  • For the program:
    • An overall symposium summary for the conference program (this will not be sent for review) with a maximum of 400-characters (including spaces).
    • Up to 4 (minimum of 3) individual talk summaries for the conference program (they will not be sent for review) with a maximum of 400-characters each (including spaces).

Abstract Selection

All submissions will be evaluated for scholarly merit in a double-blind peer review process by two independent reviewers from our expert Abstract Review Board. Reviewers will not review any submissions where there is an identified conflict of interest. Notification of acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be e-mailed to the corresponding author by the end of January 2022. Presenters must be the first author on the submitted abstract. All presenters must register and pay to attend the meeting.

We are grateful to our Abstract Review Board members for their high-quality service and dedication to SAS, the affective science community, and the field.

Name Affiliation
Abigail Webb University of Glasgow
Ajay Satpute Northeastern University
Amitai Shenhav Brown University
Andrew Peckham Harvard
Anita Deak University of Pécs
Anthony P. Atkinson Durham University
Arielle Baskin-Sommers Yale University
Ashley Ruba University of Wisconsin-Madison
Beaurenaut Morgan PSL Research University
Bethany Teachman University of Virginia
Bianca Monachesi University of Trento
Bridget Waller Nottingham Trent University
Candace Raio New York University
Carlos Crivelli De Montfort University
Carlos Ventura-Bort University of Potsdam
Carolyn Parkinson UCLA
Catherine Pelachaud Sorbonne University
Christian Cecconi Sapienza Università di Roma
Chunming Lu Beijing Normal University
Claudia Haase Northwestern University
Coppin Geraldine UniDistance Suisse
Daisuke Ueno Kyoto University
Daniel Lim Adelphi University
Daniel Sznycer Oklahoma State University
David Clewett UCLA
David S March Florida State University
David Sander University of Geneva
Debbie Yee Brown University
Domicele Jonauskaite University of Vienna
Dusti R Jones Penn State University
Dylan Gee Yale University
Elizabeth L Davis UC Riverside
Ella Moeck The University of Melbourne
Eva Krumhuber University College London
Eva R Pool University of Geneva
Fan Yang University of Chicago
Guillaume Dezecache Université Clermont Auvergne
Haran Sened University of Haifa
Ivan Grahek Brown University
Jamie Hanson University of Pittsburgh
Jenna Rieder Thomas Jefferson University
Jennifer Turner Penn State University
Jolie Wormwood University of New Hampshire
Joseph Dunsmoor University of Texas at Austin
Jun Ni Beijing Normal University
Justin Minue Kim Sungkyunkwan University
Kaitlyn Werner University of Pennsylvania
Kateri McRae University of Denver
Katherine Thorson Columbia University
Kevin LaBar Duke University
Lameese Eldesouky American University in Cairo
Leonie Koban Paris Brain Institute, CNRS
Lisa A. Williams UNSW Sydney
Maciej behnke Adam Mickiewicz university
Magdalena Rychlowska Queen’s University
Mariann Weierich University of Nevada Reno
Martha Ann Bell Virginia Tech
Michelle (Lani) Shiota Arizona State University
Monica Perusquia-Hernandez University of Essex
Monika Lohani University of Utah
Nicole Giuliani University of Oregon
Oriana R Aragon Clemson University
Philip Kragel Emory University
Piercarlo Valdesolo Claremont McKenna College
Pilleriin Sikka Stanford University
Rachael Jack University of Glasgow
Rachel Aaron Johns Hopkins University
Rachel Low Auckland University of Technology
Rista Plate University of Pennsylvania
Roxana Girju University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Shuo Wang Washington University in St. Louis
Virginia Sturm UC San Francisco
Vladimir Kosonogov HSE University
Xi Liu North Carolina State University
Xiaolin Zhou Peking University
Yafeng Pan Zhejiang University
Yang Hu East China Norma University
Yukiko Uchida Kyoto University

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Questions?

For abstract formatting or guidelines questions, please contact the Abstracts Committee Communications Lead, Katherine Aumer at kaumer@hawaii.edu. For submission portal questions or issues, please contact Casey Irelan at sas@podiumconferences.com. For any other SAS 2022 conference related questions, please contact the Program Co-Chairs, Stephanie Carpenter at smcarpen@umich.edu and Maria Gendron at maria.gendron@yale.edu.