ICIS Abstract Submissions

The International Congress of Infant Studies is accepting abstract submissions for the XXIV Biennial Congress to be held July 8-11, 2024 in Glasgow, Scotland at the Scottish Event Campus. 

The congress will be comprised of pre-conference workshops, plenary speakers, invited speakers and symposia, contributed symposia and poster sessions. We encourage the ICIS community to submit their research for the upcoming congress.

Submission Rules

Submission Formats

Review Criteria

Review Panel Chairs

ICIS Submission Key Dates


Late Breaking Poster Submission Open:

March 8th, 2024


Late Breaking Poster Submission Close:

March 22nd, 2024

Submission Format

Submissions are encouraged from all ICIS members (Regular and Student).  If you are not yet a member, click here to join ICIS. Note: Membership is required to submit and it may take up to 2 hours for the abstract submission software to recognize your new membership sign-up or renewal. Please plan your submission timeline accordingly!

Late Breaking Posters

Please review the Late Breaking Poster submission instructions below carefully, before clicking the submission button.

Late Breaking Poster Submission Instructions

When late breaking submissions open, please be prepared to provide the following information: 

  • Prepare an abstract title (max 130 character limit)
  • Include all authors (primary and secondary) exactly as you wish them to appear on published material and in the correct order – please remember to include yourself on the author list if you are an author submitting a poster
  • Confirm the name of the presenting author onsite at the congress
  • Include an abstract (max 3500 characters – 500 words)
  • Submit the abstract via ICIS’s online abstract management system. Please note, when submitting the abstract cut and paste it from a text editor (i.e. notepad, wordpad) to ensure it does not include underlying formatting that may cause errors. Do not copy/paste from a Word document as additional hidden formatting could be inserted into the submission.
  • Please use standard APA citations (e.g., Smith & Brown, 1999) for any in text citations.
  • Ensure the submission has been approved by all authors
  • Graphics are encouraged but not required. They do not count toward the maximum word count for the submission.  The two graphics allowed may be:
  1. 2 tables, or
  2. 2 figures, or
  3. 1 table plus 1 figure

Please note that all graphics must be incorporated into one single file.  The file must be in Adobe PDF Format and you will upload the document at the end of the submission process.  If you submit anything other than a PDF document, it will not be viewable.

Please note: If you previously submitted an abstract as part of a Symposia and you have been invited to submit that abstract as a late breaking poster, you can do this through the same link below. Please ensure you select the presentation type “Symposia converted to Poster” and have the Abstract ID from your original symposia submission, as this will be requested during the late breaking submission process. 

*By submitting an abstract, you agree to present at the ICIS Meeting should your abstract be selected for the program.

Review Criteria

The theme of ICIS 2024 is Convergence. This refers to the integration of diverse samples, methods, and perspectives. Presenters will be encouraged to bring together contrasting or divergent perspectives to address a well-defined research question. These different perspectives could come from diverse author groups and/or present data from diverse participant groups, and/or present contrasting and complementary research methods. 

Submitted abstracts should be original work and substantively different from papers that have been previously published. Abstracts should either contain actual empirical data. For Posters only we will also accept a submission as a pre-registration, as long as the data will be collected and analyzed by the time of the conference.  Each submission is evaluated by at least two members of either the first or second choice review panels identified, and conflicts are resolved by the panel chair(s).

Submissions are reviewed according to the following criteria:

  • Clarity of formulation/conceptualization
  • Submissions that address issues of convergence across diverse populations, methods, and approaches will be a priority. In particular, symposia should represent a diversity of perspectives and viewpoints. We encourage authors to address how diversity and convergence are reflected in their integrative statements.
  • Creative and innovative approaches 
  • Adequacy of methods, design and analytics
  • Appropriateness of interpretation(s)
  • Current relevance of topic for developmental science

Review Panels and Chairs

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