Call for Papers – ITAA Annual Conference

Research – Teaching -- Concept

Submission Deadline – April 1

 
ITAA scholars are invited to submit proposals to present studies on original (a) research, (b) teaching, and (c) concept at the ITAA annual conference.  Studies must be completed at time of submission and must not have been published or reported at an international, national or regional conference at time of submission to the ITAA Annual Conference.  Deadline for submissions is April 1.

 

If the abstract is accepted, the study must be presented by one of the original abstract authors in an oral or poster format. The presenting author must register for the conference by September 15, allowing the conference organizing committee adequate time to prepare the Conference Program.  Registration is required in order to present.  Conference presentations will be included in the online ITAA Conference Proceedings.  If no author presents the paper at the conference, the presentation will not be included in the online ITAA Conference Proceedings.


Research: Appropriate submissions include research studies and scholarship from diverse theoretical positions.

 
Research Peer Review Process: Research papers will undergo double blind review. The following criteria will be used in evaluating papers: (1) Significance/usefulness of the research/scholarship; (2) Application of relevant theory or framework and pertinent literature; (3) Appropriateness of methods/exploration techniques; (4) Clarity of results and implications; and (5) Compliance of abstract preparation directions and clarity/organization of the writing.

 
Teaching: Appropriate submissions include studies on creative teaching, curriculum strategies and best practices in teaching. Studies should be reported in a narrative form.

 

          Teaching Peer Review Process: Papers will undergo blind review. The following criteria will be used in evaluating papers: (1) New/creative/innovative strategy, approach, or practice that merits sharing with others; (2) Clear purpose/objective of strategy for identified audience; (3) Implementation of strategy/practice clearly delineated; (4) Description of effectiveness or success of the strategy or practice in fostering desired teaching/learning outcomes and indication of plans for continuation, revision, or follow-up; and (5) Compliance of abstract preparation directions and clarity/organization of the writing.

 
Concept: Appropriate submissions include (1) Position papers, (2) Conceptual papers, (3) Philosophies or (4) Related issues that require action, or knowledge sharing at the interfaces of research, policy and practice. It may express an opinion on an emerging issue which may be controversial, impacts the public, or represents a professional need. It is supported by analysis and synthesis of current facts, data and research literature, and proposes future directions.
 
Concept Peer Review Process: Concept papers will undergo double blind review. The following criteria will be used in evaluating papers: (1) Significance/innovation of the concept; (2) Quality of analysis and synthesis of relevant facts, data and literature; (3) Effectiveness and strength of argument; (4) Clear proposal for future action; and (5) Compliance of abstract preparation directions and clarity/organization of the writing.

Follow-Up

 

Authors will be notified electronically of the outcome of the review at the email address supplied by the submitter, and, if the paper is accepted, will be notified of the presentation format and pertinent information.  Accepted papers cannot have changes in title and authors from what is listed in the printed conference program when they are presented at the conference.
  
All oral and poster presentations at the annual conference must be presented by one of the original abstract authors.  The presenting author must register for the conference by September 15, allowing the conference organizing committee adequate time to prepare the Conference Program.  Registration is required in order to present. Conference presentations will be included in the online ITAA Proceedings. If one of the authors fails to present the paper (oral or poster) at the conference, the presentation will not be included in the online ITAA Proceedings.
Awards

Authors who are interested in participating in the award competitions must mark the appropriate awards that the topic of the study fits during the online submission process.  If the review score of the abstract meets the minimum score set by the review committee in each track, the authors will be asked to provide a full paper which will be reviewed and considered for the Paper of Distinction Award, the ESRAP Research Award, and the ESRAP Teaching Award.  Winners will be recognized during the annual conference.  The full paper must not have been published at time of submission to ITAA. Winning authors will be encouraged to submit their papers to the review process for the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal.

Tracks for Review and Presentation
 
Authors should select from the following tracks for review and presentation (track code given in parentheses):