Abstract Submission Guidelines


Abstracts for paper presentation and posters at the conference are invited on the topics related to the conference themes and sub-themes.


Papers are invited from academicians, researchers, policymakers, child advocates, data collectors and others working in the field of child wellbeing. Abstracts for the papers are to be submitted by July 14, 2023. Guidelines for submission of abstracts are listed below. Contributors are expected to adhere to them strictly.

  1. The Abstract must be written only in English. The word limit for abstract is 250-600 words.
  2. Submissions must be made only through the abstract Submission Portal mentioned in the Website.
  3. All submissions should be original. If you intend to have your paper considered for publication, on the conference site or special issue, please make sure that your submission is not simultaneously considered by any other publication.
  4. Every abstract must be accompanied by a cover page containing the name, affiliation and contact details of the author (s). In case of co-authorship, these details must be mentioned in the order of publication. The cover page should also contain details of the indicated theme and sub-theme. The aforementioned information must be provided ONLY on the cover page and must not appear elsewhere in the submission document.
  5. Submissions of up to 2 (two) abstracts per registration as the first author will be allowed, with no limitation on co-authorship. An author whether as first author or as co-author can make a maximum of two presentations.
  6. Some abstracts may be accepted for poster presentation rather than paper presentation. If the author(s) agree for poster presentation they may register for the conference.
  7. Abstracts must be submitted in a uniform format comprising of the following components:
    1. Thematic importance: the abstract should briefly discuss the relevance of the submission with the theme of conference.
    2. Introduction and objectives: the abstract should throw light on the central issue, objective(s) sought to be achieved , research questions and / or hypothesis.
    3. Method: the abstract must provide an explanation to the study design, description of the participants and sampling methods, procedures for data collection/ measures, and analytical and / or statistical approach.
    4. Results: the abstract should summarise findings.
    5. Conclusion and a Way Forward: the abstract must describe the outcomes of the study, the practice and policy implications and include suggestions for future research.
  8. The spelling and grammar must be carefully checked, as we all the specific nomenclature must be respected. The reviewers will evaluate the abstract on the following parameters.
    1. General coherence.
    2. Relevance.
    3. Methodology.
    4. Presentation of results.
    5. Adequate conclusion.

Panel Proposal Guidelines


Proposals for Panels at the conference are invited on the topics related to the conference themes and sub-themes.


Proposals for Panels may have up to 4 panellists in addition to chair. Panel proposals must include the following:

  1. Thematic importance-The panel should be on the themes mentioned above or related topics. The proposal should clearly mention the importance of the theme of the Panel to this conference.
  2. Abstract – Panel submissions should contain a brief abstract (150-250 words) of each submission therein, along with an overall description ( not more than 750 words) of the topic of submissions. This is excluding information about the panellists.
  3. Perspectives of the Panellists – The proposal should mention the position of the panellists on the topic.
  4. Possibility of Discussion- The possible issues in the topic that can generate interesting debates and discussions from diverse perspectives.
  5. Moderator- Questions that moderator will use to get the discussion going.
  6. Necessary Information- Panel proposals should include the name, affiliation, contact information and brief bio of the chair and the panellists.

The reviewers will evaluate the panel proposals on the following parameters:

  1. Relevance for the conference
  2. The possibility of debate and discussion on the topics
  3. Background of the Panellists
  4. Different perspectives of the Panellists

Poster Presentation Guidelines


A poster presentation allows a presenter to provide a visual summary of their research and/or innovation to be displayed for sharing with conference delegates. There will be dedicated time allocated in the conference program for poster viewing by delegates and also an opportunity for poster presenters to be available to discuss their work with conference delegates on an individual basis.

A poster should be self-contained and self-explanatory, allowing different viewers to proceed on their own while the author is free to supplement or discuss particular points raised in enquiry.

Please upload your poster according to the guidelines below and add keywords. You will have a chance to update your title and authors if necessary. Please note, once you’ve completed your submission, you cannot go back and edit it.

Poster presentations must meet the following guidelines:

  • All posters must be uploaded as a one-page PDF.
  • Poster presentations cannot be larger than 5MB.
  • While participants will be able to zoom in or out on your poster, we suggest using at minimum Times New Roman 12-point font for readability.
  • There are no required dimensions for the posters, just the 5MB file size restriction.
  • Posters should include a title, name and affiliation of the presenter(s) labelled with lettering at least 1” (2.54 cm or 72 point) high from the top of the poster space.

Abstracts submitted for consideration of a Poster Presentation should use the following criteria:

  • Identification of relevant conference theme(s) to which submitted.
  • Written in English. Font: Times New Roman, size 12; Harvard Reference style.
  • The title should be as brief as possible but long enough to indicate clearly the nature of the study.
  • Capitalise the first letter of each word (except conjunctions). No full stop at the end.
  • An Abstract of between 300-400 words (plus between 2-5 references to support the evidence -base of the abstract content). (Any abstract that exceeds the required word count will not enter the review process).
  • Abstract is required to include details of either research, development and/or innovation, with sufficient information to enable the review panel to make a decision on appropriateness for Poster presentation in theme and context of conference. (Any research reported MUST have commenced at the time of the abstract submission).
  • Abstracts should state briefly and clearly the purpose, methods, results and conclusions/discussions of the work.


  • Use photos, diagrams, graphs or any other artwork as a focal point to attract attention and these should be easily visible from a distance.
  • Try to make all illustrations (charts, pies, graphs, etc.) into a bold graphic display where text is minimized and symbols are maximized.
  • Avoid colours that will distract the viewer from the focal parts of your presentation.


  • Sections and sequence of materials should be clearly indicated but kept simple. Ideally, a well-constructed poster will be self-explanatory, understandable to the viewer, freeing the presenter from answering obvious questions. Presenters can thus be available to supplement and discuss particular points of interest.
  • Successful poster presentations are those which achieve coverage and clarity but also display an uncluttered and straightforward design.
  • Arrows clearly indicating the flow of information from introduction to conclusion are always helpful.
  • The focus should be on major findings and not on everything you know.


  • Presenters will have one half of a 4’ by 8’ poster board to display their poster. Your poster should be printed 44” x 44” to fit within the allotted area.
  • Prepare a label for the top of your poster indicating the title, authors, and affiliations. Lettering should be at least one inch (1”) high. Visibility of the title is important and will help catch the attendees attention.
  • It is best to arrange written materials in columns. Text should supplement graphics – the poster is primarily a visual, rather than a written, presentation. It is helpful to use arrows to indicate the direction in which you intend the poster information to be viewed by the observer.
  • An introduction should be placed at the upper left and a conclusion at the lower right, both in large type.
  • No materials should extend beyond the perimeters of the board (above, below or on the sides).
  • Use the board assigned to you and do not move the established location of your poster board. You will receive your poster board assignment when you register on-site at the meeting. Also, you will be able to find the assigned board number of each poster in the conference brochure.
  • If there have been any developments or changes to your originally submitted abstract, within the text or in the title or the addition of a member of the research team on your poster presentation, we strongly recommend that copies of a revised abstract be made available to ___________________<email>____ and provide copies of the abstract at your poster for attendees wishing to take an updated copy.


Bear in mind that illustrations will be viewed from a distance of 2’ or more. The sequence of illustrations should be indicated with numbers or letters at least one inch high, preferably in bold font. (Omit “Fig.” Or “Figure” – it is unnecessary and occupies too much space.) Each figure or table should have a heading of one or two lines in large type stating the point of its message. Detailed information can be provided in a legend in small type below the figure. These legends should be brief, yet informative. Charts, drawings, and illustrations might be similar to those used in making slides and more heavily drawn. Keep everything as clear as possible


Specifications for Poster Presentations

  • Poster displays will be limited to one side of a 4 foot by 8 foot tack board. The recommended poster size is 3 feet by 6.5 feet (36 inches by 78 inches).
  • The poster board number assigned to the poster must be placed in the upper left-hand corner of the display. A poster board number cut-out will be provided and must be visible at all times.
  • Be sure to include the abstract title, author and coauthor names, and the institution(s) where research is underway.
  • Place your e-mail address, phone, and fax numbers in the upper right-hand corner of the poster board.
  • It is suggested that you place multiple copies of a reproduction of the abstract in the upper left-hand side of the poster, written with the headings “Introduction/Background,” Methods,” “Results,” and “Conclusions”. Include your contact information on these copies for attendees who desire further information.
  • It is recommended that you hand-carry your poster to the conference, using tubular packaging or a portfolio case. Costs associated with creating and shipping the poster display will be the responsibility of the authors. Velcro (easiest to use), pushpins, or thumbtacks will be provided to mount your poster.
  • Refer to your acceptance letter and/or the final conference program for the time and location of your poster session and set-up time.
  • The designated poster presenter (author or coauthor) must be present at the assigned space during the designated time to discuss the work presented.

Tips for Poster Preparation

  • Posters should stimulate discussion, not give a long presentation. Therefore, keep text to a minimum, emphasize graphics, and make sure every item included in your poster is necessary.
  • Utilize handouts to supplement your poster.
  • Goal: 20% text, 40% graphics, 40% space.
  • Make sure ideas flow logically from one section to the next.
  • Use charts and graphs to illustrate data (avoid large tables of raw data).
  • Use high resolution photographs (web images often will not work).
  • Do not use all capital letters.
  • The use of typewritten, handwritten or a printed PowerPointTM presentation as a poster is unacceptable. Presentations in these formats will be removed.
  • Be consistent in margins, line spacing, color, style, and thickness of borders, consistent.
  • Test readability, Title banner should be legible from 20 feet away, Body text should legible from 6 feet away

Final Submission and Presentation Guidelines



  1. The paper must be original and free from plagiarism.
  2. It should be in English.
  3. The length of the full paper, including tables, diagrams, illustrations, references, etc. should be between 8000 to 10000 words.
  4. It should be submitted only through the submission portal.
  5. It should be accompanied by a cover page containing the name of the author(s), affiliation and contact details. Such details should not be written elsewhere.
  6. It should also contain details of the indicative theme or sub-theme of the Conference.
  7. The paper should be in (.doc) or (.docx) format.
  8. Font should be Times New Roman 12-point font with 1.5 line spacing.
  9. Footnotes shall be in Times New Roman 10-point font with single-line spacing.
  10. All citations should be placed in footnotes (and not endnotes) and shall conform to the APA style 7th Edition, 2022.
  11. Authors will get about 10 minutes to present their paper. Any number of authors can present the paper in the conference within the same duration.

These guidelines apply also to the papers submitted as part of the panels.

The authors will also be apprised of the results through e-mail. The annals of the Conference will be online and will be published on the event website. Each work will be entitled to 1 (one) certificate, including the name of all authors.

Submission and Registration


  1. Abstracts and panel proposal submissions must be made in pdf format only on or before [14/07/2023]. The Submission Portal for uploading them is Here
  2. Communication of acceptance of abstract will be made by [30/07/2023].
  3. At least one of the authors of papers and poster presentations who receive the acceptance has to register as per the Registration Guidelines.
  4. In case of more than one author of a paper, author(s) who will make the presentation in the conference must be specified. Author(s) making the presentation have to pay the fee as specified. Registration fee for co-author(s) attending or presenting in the conference is the same.

Authors whose abstracts for paper presentation, poster presentation and Panels are accepted may submit the draft papers and posters by [10/01/2024]. After the conference, authors of papers may send their revised paper for publication by [15/04/2024] in the book to be published by NLUO in collaboration with a publisher. Decisions about the inclusion of the paper in the book will be taken by the editor(s) of the book and communicated to the authors. Please note that it is not mandatory to submit a full paper either for the conference or for the publication

Important Deadlines


Last date for submission of abstracts and panel proposals [14/07/2023]
Last date for submission of full paper and posters for the Conference (Optional)* [10/01/2024]
Last date for submission of revised paper for publication [15/04/2024]

*only authors who want their paper to be considered for publication have to submit