Example submission

Submitting an abstract – example of the full form

The submission is in two parts, firstly your personal details, and then details of your abstract. You may save both parts as draft, view them together, and continue to edit until you are ready to finally confirm. Sections of the submission form with an asterisk must be completed. You must provide a current email address. Your social media affiliations are optional, but would be helpful, as we hope to link submissions to tweets and comments made prior to, and during the conference. 

Saving your ‘first author details’ as draft will generate a unique id (emailed to you from [email protected]), that you can use to return to your abstract dashboard at any time. If you forget your unique id you may generate a reminder using the same email address.

You will need to agree to the data protection and copyright statements to allow us to administer your submission. Multiple submissions are welcome – you can create a second abstract with the same first author, each title will appear in your dashboard (linked by your email address). When you are ready please submit the final version.  


First author details

Author details must be entered for each abstract.

  • Title*   ———   Mr   Mrs   Ms   Miss   Dr   Asst Prof   Prof   Rev   Sir   Dame  
  • First name* 
  • Last name* 
  • Job title* 
  • Department 
  • School/faculty 
  • Organisation* 
  • Address 
  • Town city 
  • Postcode/zipcode 
  • Country   or unspecified country  
  • Telephone 
  • Email* 
  • Twitter username 
  • Facebook username 
  • Personal website 
  • Photograph 

Abstract details

  • Abstract title (15 words max)* 
  • Submission type*   ———   Short paper   Lightning talk   Workshop   Poster   Fringe  


  • Which of the following themes best fit your application (choose one)*
    •  Building and linking communities of open practice
    •  MOOCs and open courses
    •  Academic practice, development and pedagogy
    •  Open policy, research, scholarship and access
    •  Students as users and co-creators
  • Abstract for twitter (140 chars max)* 
  • All authors (full list of up to five authors including first author)*
    Title Firstname Lastname, Job Title, Institution and email address on a new line for each author, e.g. Mr Alastair Sample, Director, Poppleton University, [email protected] (noting commas)


  • Abstract (500 words max excluding references)* All abstracts must be structured according to the guidance . Presentations and lightning talks: introduction, methods, results, discussion. Workshops: rationale, content, delivery method. Posters and fringe: no defined headings.
  • References (up to 5, optional). Please use Harvard formatting.
  • Please acknowledge any relevant funding sources or support 
  • If your submission has a web page please provide the link
  • Metadata/keywords (up to ten, separated by commas)*

Data protection statement

I agree to the personal information I have provided being stored and processed in electronic and print format by Newcastle University on behalf of OER14. It will be shared with conference organisers and reviewers for the purposes of the conference management. Some of my personal information will accompany my submission in the proceedings and on the OER14 conference website and therefore be accessible to members of the public. I undertake to contact the conference organisers if I wish to suppress any part of my personal information. 

Copyright statement

I understand that I (or my employer) will retain copyright ownership of the content of my submission, and I/we agree to licence my/our submission with Creative Commons CC-BY licence). 

Note that you may save drafts of this information and confirm the final version when ready.