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Abstract Submission 


On behalf of the European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL), it is our pleasure to invite you to the Annual Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL 2024), with the topic New Challenges in Research and Practice.


Important dates: 

  • Submission deadline: NOW CLOSED

  • Notifications of acceptance will be offered on a rolling basis until April 22nd, 2024 (check your SPAM BOX)

  • Due to the high number of abstracts submitted, some responses to authors may only arrive by the end of the week (April 26th. Please check your spam. If you have any questions, contact us at Thank you for understanding.





  • Oral presentation sessions provide the opportunity for an extended presentation of your research, followed by a discussion with participants within dedicated parallel sessions, which will be grouped by the organisers.

  • The duration of oral presentations is 10 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for discussions and questions.



  • The poster session will be a unique opportunity for extended discussion of your research, potentially with all conference participants.

  • Participation: We require one poster author to attend the entire respective session.



  • Blitz-Talks are concise individual contributions.

  • Each presenter will have 5 minutes to present and 2 minutes for questions.

  • Blitz-Talks can report all types of research, but this submission type is especially suitable for presenting single studies on novel topics, new data for discussion, replication studies, null findings, and multi-study papers using a well-known methodology.



  • To encourage interaction between EAPL members on specific common topics of interest, we are welcoming oral symposia.

  • A symposium chair (or two co-chairs) invites three to five colleagues, ideally from different research groups.

  • A symposium will contain a maximum of 5 presentations and can last up to 1,5 hours maximum.

  • The duration of one presentation is 15 minutes maximum. Within each symposium, a minimum of 10 minutes should be left for final discussions.




  • Title of the study (200 characters maximum, spaces included)

  • Authors of the study

  • Presenting author

  • Main text of the abstract (max 300 words), which should include the following:

  1. Objective of the study

  2. Methodology

  3. Results obtained or expected

  4. Conclusion and 3–5 keywords for your abstract


Do not include tables, graphs or special symbols or references in the abstract.

When submitting the abstract, please choose the type of submission (oral, poster, symposium, blitz-talk), and theme must closely matches your work. You can also choose “Other” if none of the themes are appropriate.

➔ Forensic Risk Assessment and Management

➔ Victims

➔ Offenders

➔ Biological and Genetic Bases of Violence

➔ Investigative Psychology

➔ Forensic and Psychology Assessment

➔ Criminal Investigation 

➔ AI and New Technology Approaches

➔ Others (to be specified) 



  • Presenting author must register as a participant and pay the participation fee; otherwise, the abstract will be automatically removed from the program.

  • One author can have a maximum of TWO presentations - first author (e.g., speaker in a symposium and one poster).

  • The duration of oral presentations is between 15 and 20 minutes (ideally leaving 5 minutes for a brief discussion).

  • Posters are displayed for 90 minutes.

  • The authors may indicate a preference for oral presentation/poster on the abstract submission form. However, considering schedule limitations, the organisers reserve the right to reallocate some oral presentations as poster presentations.

  • The author is solely responsible for the ethical and scientific content of the submission.

  • There are no fees for submitting abstracts.

  • Submitted abstracts cannot be modified or corrected after the submission deadline and will be published exactly as submitted.

  • Submission of an abstract constitutes the authors consent for publication (on EAPL 2024 website, program, and other promotions).



Submission guidelines for the symposium chair:


When submitting your symposium description, please fill out the name of your symposium in the Title field. The chair (and potential co-chair) will first create the new symposium name and introduce it in the Title field. Next, they will be required to add a brief symposium description. This will be followed by the chair adding each individual presentation, containing authors’ names, affiliations, titles, and abstracts (maximum 300 words).

Poster format information:



A poster has the same structure as a scientific article and may include the following information:

  • Title

  • Authors (with contact details)

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Objectives

  • Methods

  • Results

  • Conclusion

  • References



  • Poster content should be as clear and concise as possible.

  • Use short sentences. Rephrase to condense the text whenever is possible.

  • Use diagrams, tables, charts, or figures if that’s appropriate.


The following characteristics are recommended:

  • Use an A0 size, portrait format (841 x 1189 mm)

  • The font size of the title is at least 80 points, bold face

  • The font size of the section headers is at least 32 points, bold face

  • The font size of the body of the poster (introduction, objectives, methods, results and conclusions) is between 18 and 26 points

  • Poster abstracts should be written in English. 



If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please contact us at


Thank you for your interest in submitting to the EAPL 2024 Conference!

Important Information to remember:

  • Presenting author must register as a participant and pay the participation fee; otherwise, the abstract will be automatically removed from the program.

  • One author can have a maximum of TWO presenting roles (e.g., speaker in a symposium and one poster).

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