Each year The Australian Psychological Society (APS) collates abstracts from Australian psychology conferences for publication on CD-ROM and online as the Combined Abstracts of (Year) Australian Psychology Conferences.

Following the APS Annual Conference in late September/early October the APS distributes the publication (CD-ROM) to delegates of all participating conferences.

To facilitate this publication time line, the formatted abstracts (maximum 350 words each) from participating conferences need to be received by the start of July, along with:

  • A signed Licence to Use Copyright form for each abstract
  • Names and addresses of the abstract presenters and the attendees of the conference
  • Names of the Conference Organising Group members (to be included in the acknowledgements)
  • A preface, which is usually written by the Conference Chair
  • Name and contact details of the Abstracts Editor
    Funding contribution – conferences which participate are charged a fixed fee (available on application) as a contribution to the cost of the publication, with the APS providing the majority of funding.

Licencing of Content

A signed Licence to Use Copyright form for each abstract must be also submitted to the APS.  The APS requires that the (principle) author grant the Society a non-exclusive right to publish, reproduce, distribute, display and store the abstract worldwide in all forms (including on the Society's website), formats and media now known or as developed in the future, including print, electronic and digital forms.

The author/s will retain copyright of their abstract, in addition to the moral rights they are entitled to as author/s of the abstract.  Submission of the signed Licence to Use Copyright form is a condition of publication.

For more information or if you are interested in being part of this publication please contact the APS at science@psychology.org.au