opinion pieces

1000 word reflective article on conference theme


Authors will have the option to write opinion pieces (style of the Conversation, openDemocracy, Counterpunch, IRIN, PreventionWeb etc. in less than 1000 words). These are articles where you are not reporting your research findings. 

These articles must be written in a more journalistic style and refrain from using jargon! They will be subjected to a peer-review process involving the scientific committee. We will encourage and provide advice to authors for submission to media outlets after i-Rec 2019. 

Make sure to check out the conference theme and tracks before proceeding to abstract submission!

Proposals should be no more than 200 words and include:

  • Proposed title

  • Whether you are proposing a) an academic paper, b) a science communication article, c) an opinion piece or d) a creative practice output

  • An indication of the relevant track (A-E);

  • Background on the state of the issue to be addressed;

  • A simple explanation of the methods used or sources of information;

  • A summary of the results found and their practical and/or theoretical implications.


Call for proposals announced: September 1, 2018

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2018

Notification of acceptance: January 1, 2019

Registration opens: February 15, 2019

Full submission deadlines:

·     Academic Paper - March 1, 2019

·     Science Communication Article – April 1, 2019

·     Opinion Piece – April 1, 2019

·     Creative Practice Output – As agreed with conference chairs

Early bird registration deadline: April 1, 2019

Conference dates: June 5-7, 2019