Call for papers

The organizers are pleased to announce the first call for papers for the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences which will take place for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere since its inception in Amsterdam in 1932.

Important dates
Registration opens – January 2019
Paper submissions deadline – abstract & title – SUBMISSION NOW CLOSED
Full paper submissions deadline – SUBMISSION NOW CLOSED
Paper decisions announced – Friday 15 February 2019
Revised full paper deadline – Saturday 30 March 2019
Paper registration deadline – Monday 15 April, 11:59pm Niue Time
Congress Dates – Monday 5 August – Friday 9 August 2019

Call for papers
Authors are invited to submit papers on original, unpublished research in the phonetic sciences. The themes of the Congress are “Endangered Languages, and Major Language Varieties”. Papers related to the themes are especially welcome, but we welcome papers related to any of the following list of scientific areas found here

Paper format and submission
We are inviting full paper submissions (four A4 pages, with an additional page for references) for oral or poster presentations and for publication in the Congress proceedings. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the ICPhS Word template here or LaTeX template here provided to produce their papers. Full details of the required paper format is given within these templates. Papers must be submitted in PDF format.

For the final Congress programme including main and special sessions, there must be at least one unique author registration per paper, i.e. it must be the case that at least one of the authors for each paper is registered for the Congress and they are not also the only registered author for any other paper.

e.g., for four authors A-D, paper combinations such as the immediately following would be acceptable, assuming that each of A-D pays registration fees for the Congress. Underscore is used to illustrate that there is at least one registered author for each paper, and it is clear that this registered author differs between the papers.

  1. A & B
  2. A & B
  3. A, B & C
  4. C & D

However, four papers by authors A-C below would not meet the requirement that each paper has to have a unique registered author, since neither B nor C can be uniquely registered with respect to paper 4, as they already need to be the registered authors for papers 2 and 3:

  1. A & B
  2. A & B
  3. A, B & C
  4. B & C

For this Congress, there will be a two stage submission process. Authors must signal their intention to submit a full paper by submitting at least the title and abstract by 4 December 2018.

Authors are also encouraged to submit full papers by 4 December, though the submission portal will be open for upload/revision of full papers until 11 December 2018. Reviewing and decisions on acceptance will be done on the basis of the full papers. Please note these are strict deadlines and they will not be extended.

The paper submission portal will open 4 September 2018.

Review process
We will be allocating papers to reviewers on the basis of the titles and abstracts beginning on 4 December, so these cannot be changed after this date.

Submissions will be subject to a double-blind review process based on the full 4 page paper (plus references) submitted. Authors will be notified of decisions re acceptance by 15 February 2019.

Revised paper deadline is Saturday 30 March 2019 (11.59pm Niue Time).
Paper registration deadline is Monday 15 April 2019 (11:59pm Niue Time).

Students and early career researchers can apply for awards towards travel costs through the IPA website here

ASSTA is also providing three awards for the best student member papers accepted for presentation at ICPhS 2019 – please visit the website for more information. 

Additional opportunities
Satellite meetings and workshops
There are opportunities for holding satellite meetings and/or workshops associated with ICPhS 2019. We invite those interested in arranging a satellite event to contact the organising committee now (via