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AHRD Conference Submission Categories

Submission Categories

  1. Research & Theory Full Manuscript (8000 words)

  2. Scholar/Practitioner Full Manuscript (8000 words)

  3. Research & Theory Abstract (2000 words)

  4. Scholar/Practitioner Abstract (2000 words)

  5. Research Roundtable (2000 words)

  6. Innovative Session


Refereed Research and Theory Full Manuscripts

These papers typically focus on theory, quantitative and/or qualitative research, systematic reviews of literature, or other in-depth exploration of HRD related issues. Papers should provide implications for future research and practice. Submissions in this category should be no more than 8,000 words, all inclusive.

Refereed Scholar-Practitioner Full Manuscripts

These papers typically integrate theory, research, and practical experience. Papers foster critical discourse and active collaboration among HRD professionals, and provide innovative ideas for HRD practice. Consequently, the review process places greater weight on results and implications for practice. Submissions in this category should be no more than 8,000 words, all inclusive.

Refereed Research Abstracts

This category typically includes conceptual models, empirical research, and other completed research. In-process research is not appropriate for this category. Authors may submit a detailed abstract of up to 2,000 words, all inclusive.

Refereed Scholar/Practitioner Abstracts

Authors may submit a detailed abstract of up to 2,000 words, all inclusive. Refereed practice abstracts may focus on best practices or practice-oriented issues that do not include research.

Refereed Research Roundtables

This category provides an opportunity to discuss research in progress and research preparation issues. Submissions in this category should be no more than 2,000 words, all inclusive. Submissions in this category generally include problem statement, research question, and discussion of research design and/or methods.

Innovative Sessions

This category provides an opportunity to present new and innovative HRD work through creative, interactive formats that do not fit any of the preceding traditional categories. This category is intended to be strategically aligned with the AHRD vision and enhance the learning value for participants. Submissions should be no more than 2,000 words, all inclusive. Submissions for innovative sessions should be sent to the AHRD Vice President of Research, Dr. Laura Bierema, at Bierema@uga.edu.

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