Paper Submission Portal

Please read the information on this page in full before you proceed to make a submission. Abstract submission has closed. Authors of accepted abstracts may login to upload their full paper (optional).

Click here to go to the online Submission Portal

ISTEM-ED 2024 Singapore uses the EasyChair conference management system. If you have previously submitted a paper to another conference that uses the same system, you will already have a user account at EasyChair and after you click the link above, you will be asked to login. If you do not already have one, you can easily create an account. Please remember your login credentials, you may need to login again later to view reviewers' comments and/or upload your full paper (optional).


Presentation Format

We invite abstract submissions for individual paper presentations, symposiums, and posters under the Conference Theme and one of the Conference Strands.

  • Individual paper (25 minutes)
    The paper is presented by an individual author or co-authors. Each presentation is allocated 20 minutes and there will be 5 minutes of Q&A. Typically, three individual paper presentations, belonging to the same strand, are grouped together in one 90-minute concurrent session.
  • Symposium (80 minutes)
    The symposium is presented by multiple authors or co-author groups. Each 80-minute symposium comprises 3 or 4 presentations. In addition to the abstracts for the individual presentations, the symposium proposal should include one 250-350-word integrative statement describing the overall theme of the symposium and connections between the presentations. Download the Symposium Template (Word docx format, 20KB; also available at the submission portal). The completed proposal document must be uploaded during the submission process.
  • Poster (Session 1, Day 2: 60 minutes) (Session 2, Day 3: 90 minutes)
    A single author or group of co-authors may prepare a poster for an interactive session. Handouts may be prepared for dissemination to interested audience.
Language of Presentation

All abstracts and presentations should be submitted and presented in English.

Guidelines on Submission of Abstracts

The abstract should be between 250-350 words in length and include the goals and significance, methodology, findings and discussion, and implications of the findings.

Review Process and Criteria

The abstract will be reviewed based on the quality of the writing and research, and whether it is of interest to the ISTEM-ED audience.


Opening of submission of Abstract:  1 August 2023

Deadline for submission of Abstract: 11 January 2024 (Now Closed)

Email notification of acceptance or rejection: From 12 September 2023 till 16 February 2024

Full Paper Submission (for Best Paper consideration): 26 March 2024

Author Registration deadline (otherwise paper will be withdrawn): 23 April 2024

Full Paper Submission (for inclusion in Proceedings): 3 July 2024

*Important Note: At least one author for every accepted poster or paper (individual or as part of a symposium) is required to register and make payment by 23 April 2024. Otherwise, your paper will be withdrawn from the conference.


Full paper submission for conference proceedings

Submitting Full Papers

[Note: Requirements, deadlines, and template have been updated 4 October 2023]

Presenters of accepted abstracts may wish to submit a full paper for inclusion in the International STEM Education (ISTEM-ED) Conference 2024 Proceedings which will be made available online after the conference. Only papers that have been presented at the conference and accepted after a double-blind review will be included in the Proceedings (Note: All accepted abstracts with at least one registered author will be included in the Conference Programme whether or not a full paper is submitted). Papers will be removed from the Proceedings if they are not presented during the conference. The Proceedings will be published with an ISBN. The deadline for the uploading of your full paper for review is 26 March 2024 (this is also the deadline if you wish to be considered for the Best Paper Awards, see below).

The manuscript should not be more than 12 pages in length.  Authors are to use the template supplied and the manuscript should be formatted following the latest APA guidelines. In addition to the manuscript (Word document), please include: cover page with the title, all authors’ details (affiliation and address, and corresponding author's email address) and ethics clearance (if applicable). Manuscripts that do not meet the publication requirements will be returned to the authors. The full paper manuscript should be uploaded using the same author account that submitted the abstract.

Download the full paper template (Word docx format, 25KB)

ISTEM-ED Best Paper Awards

ISTEM-ED 2024 will be awarding two Best Paper Awards sponsored by Springer. Results of the award will be announced at the end of the conference. The recipients of the award will each receive a plaque (one plaque per award regardless of number of authors) and a book voucher (one voucher per award regardless of number of authors) of up to EUR 200 in terms of value for any printed book(s) (except for handbooks and major reference works such as encyclopedias).

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must have their abstract accepted for ISTEM-ED 2024, be registered for the conference, and have submitted their full paper online by 26 March 2024.
  • Papers must be presented at the ISTEM-ED 2024 conference.

Papers Will Be Evaluated Using the Following Criteria

  • Relevance and significance of topic and research to the field
  • Clarity of research question(s)
  • Thoroughness and quality of literature review
  • Appropriateness of methodology for study
  • Quality and completeness of analysis
  • Clarity and soundness of conclusions
  • Promotion of a continuing research agenda or improved professional practices
  • Overall quality demonstrating coherence and reasoning
  • Contribution to the cumulative knowledge base of the field