THE ENGLISH LINGUISTIC SOCIETY OF JAPAN

Guidelines for Submission of Workshop Proposals for the ELSJ Annual Conference

  1. Only members of the ELSJ or of a society with which the ELSJ has entered into a bilateral agreement are eligible to submit a workshop proposal. Non-member planners/administrators are requested to gain membership upon proposal submission. (To join the ELSJ, see http://elsj.jp/membership-eng/.) Presenters other than the planner/administrator may, however, be non-members. A workshop proposal may be submitted even if the moderator or some of the presenters are not yet determined.
  2. Only members of the ELSJ or of a society with which the ELSJ has entered into a bilateral agreement are eligible to submit a student workshop proposal. Non-member planners/administrators are requested to gain membership upon proposal submission. Student workshop presenters will be graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, part-time lecturers, etc., although the moderator of a student workshop may be a university professor. A student workshop can be co-administered by researchers from more than one university. A workshop proposal may be submitted even if the moderator or some of the presenters are not yet determined.
  3. Only work which will remain unpublished at the time of the presentation may be submitted. Papers concurrently submitted to English Linguistics, other journals, books, collected papers or other conferences will not be considered.
  4. Both types of workshop may deal with any linguistic theory or academic subfield, as long as their theme is related to English linguistics.
  5. Workshop planners/administrators must submit a proposal in pdf format which includes the title of the workshop or student workshop, the author’s name and affiliation, and an abstract (about 1,000 to 2,000 characters in Japanese or 600 to 1,200 words in English). In accordance with the Rules for Abstract Submission and Paper Presentation, a presentation to be made in Japanese should have a Japanese title, and a presentation to be made in English should have an English title.
  6. Prospective (student) workshop planners/administrators must complete the ELSJ Workshop Application Form (available at http://elsj.jp/annual-conference-workshops/).
  7. The deadline for submission of the application is March 31st at 24:00.
  8. The proposal in pdf format and the Workshop Application Form must be sent as e-mail attachments to <conference-elsj☆kaitakusha.co.jp>*. The title of the e-mail should be “Proposal for Workshop: name” (e.g. “Proposal for Workshop: Jane Smith”) if you are submitting a workshop proposal, and “Proposal for Student Workshop: name” (e.g. “Proposal for Student Workshop: Jane Smith”) if you are submitting a student workshop proposal.
  9. Abstracts will be screened by the Conference Organizing Committee. Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision on (student) workshop proposals via email approximately three months after the deadline. Members will be notified in June of the Committee’s decision concerning whether or not additional presentations will be solicited.
  10. Workshop papers presented at the conference are eligible for publication in the conference proceedings, JELS, if the presenters submit them by the specified deadline in accordance with the Guidelines for Submission of Manuscripts to JELS (available at http://elsj.jp/jels-eng/rules-for-jels/).
  11. Papers presented at a workshop or student workshop on a specified topic can be submitted to English Linguistics under the heading “Articles on a Specified Topic” if such submission is invited by the Editorial Board.
  12. Applicants/Presenters are subject to the Guidelines for Deterring Misconduct in Research Activities. If misconduct is identified, article 3 of the Guidelines applies.

*The “@” in the e-mail address has been replaced by “☆” for security reasons.