Call for Abstracts: PPRS Symposium

The Pacific Peoples’ Research Skills [PPRS] Symposium will be held from August 29-30, 2018, at USPs Laucala Campus, Fiji. Abstract submission for the PPRS Symposium is now open. Please note that abstract notification of acceptance/rejection are scheduled to be communicated by 11th May, 2018.

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Opens January 24, 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline April 30, 2018
Abstract Acceptance/Rejection Notifications May 11, 2018
Registration Opens May 1, 2018
Presenting Author Registration Deadline June 1, 2018
Registration Deadline August 3, 2018
Short Paper Submission Deadline June 30, 2018  
Symposium Dates August 29-30, 2018

Abstract Submission Guidelines

All abstracts should be submitted in MS Word format via email to janif_s(at) by Monday, April 30, 2018.

  • Research work should be original and innovative. Work can be presented prior to the PPRS Symposium, but MUST include new information
  • Abstracts should not exceed 300 words in length
  • There is no limit to the number of co-authors per abstract
  • An international panel of reviewers will review all abstracts anonymously
  • All Abstracts accepted will be on the Symposium website prior to the Symposium
  • It is mandatory to structure abstracts as follows
    • Objectives
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion

Rules and Conditions for Submitting Abstracts

  • By submitting an abstract, the submitting first-author confirms that all information of the abstract is correct and has been approved by the co-authors.
  • Submission of an abstract constitutes the authors consent for publication (e.g. Symposium website, programme, other promotions, etc.)

Instructions for Presentations

  • The final program will be available 13th of July, 2018.
  • Only presentations where at least one author has registered will be included in the program.
  • The Symposium will see three presentation/paper types:
    • Research: this category includes papers addressing theoretical, philosophical or conceptual issues concerning RSD Framework, as well as those involving the presentation and analysis of empirical results. 
    • Research-in-progress: this category includes papers focusing on the early results of larger projects, reports of completed pilot projects which might lead to larger projects, and reports of progress on ongoing programs of research into some aspect of  the RSD Framework.
    • Showcase: this category will include administrative and practice developments, and innovations, and experiments in ares of RSD Framework implementation. 
  • Authors must provide a short paper [approximately 2,000 words] by June 30, 2018
  • Presentation time:15 minutes
  • Question time: 10 minutes
  • Speaker switchover: 5 minutes


For questions regarding abstract submission, please contact:

Ms Shaiza Janif
Research Skills Development Coordinator
Phone: (679) 323 2403