Pre-Submission Support

The PME pre-submission support for Research Reports and Oral Communications is intended for novice or inexperienced researchers who have limited access to expert advice and who would like to receive guidance from more experienced PME researchers. Applicants should submit their paper to the coordinator who is appointed by the International Committee. The coordinator will then assign the paper to an appropriate mentor and ensure that the communication between the mentor and novice researcher proceeds smoothly.


The PME pre-submission support coordinator is Alf Coles (United Kingdom), .

Please send your request to this email address, stating “Request for PME pre-submission support” in the subject line.


Authors who wish to have a mentor to compose a Research Report or Oral Communication should contact the coordinator as early as possible, but no later than November 1st in the year preceeding the conference.

The pre-submission support papers should be accompanied by a statement in which the
authors describe

  1. their limited experience in writing research reports (or journal articles) and
  2. their limited access to expert advice.

Mentors will correspond with the applicants and help strengthen their submitted papers. Please note that this procedure is meant to provide feedback on written reports. It is not meant as support for conducting research. This mentoring does not guarantee acceptance, as all submitted papers will still undergo the regular PME reviewing procedures.