NOTE – There is not going to be an extension!
If you’re having any difficulties submitting your abstract, please contact Marcus Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need to upload an attachment in my submission?
Yes. Please upload a version of your abstract formatted in the DiGRA Template. This will make reviewing much more pleasant for your reviewers (and we like keeping reviewers happy!).
Does my Abstract go under Abstract or Introduction in the template?
Yes. Please place your 400-800 word abstract under the Introduction subheading. Please then write another very short abstract (of your abstract) for the Abstract section. This assists with online retrieval of your article (through search engines like Google Scholar) and will help other authors find your work at the conference.
Do I need to provide references?
Not necessarily. Typically, academic abstracts of this length reference a small number of academic texts demonstrating awareness and engagement with the literature. However, this is not a strict rule, and a submission without references won’t necessarily be prejudiced. If you are not writing from an academic background, you are not expected to engage with academic work (though it would be nice).
Will I have an opportunity to change the submission after review?
Yes. After the feedback has been given you will get a short window in which you can incorporate this feedback and send back a perfectly formatted version of your submission for the conference proceedings.
Its 11:50pm on April 15. I left submitting my abstract till the last minute and I have critical questions about formatting/easy chair isn’t working/I got distracted by Skyrim. What should I do?
Email a copy of your submission to Marcus (email@example.com) and he will manually upload it for you.