The 34th General Meeting (2020)

Call for Oral/Poster Presentations for the 34th General Meeting of PSJ

Dear Members of the Phonetics Society of Japan

The 34th General Meeting of PSJ scheduled to be held at Kobe Gakuin University on September 25th and 26th has been decided to be held online, due to the unpredictable future conditions related to the spread of the coronavirus infection. We will ask all participants to make a real-time presentation using Zoom. In addition, the presentation will be recorded and made available to PSJ members only for a certain period after the event.

In this way, you will also be able to participate from overseas or from remote areas if you can access the network on the days of the Meeting. Therefore, the deadline for presentation applications will be extended until Friday, July 10. It is a good opportunity for more members as well as non-members to participate than if it were held as a regular national convention. The 35th General Meeting in 2021 will be held at Kobe Gakuin University.

Chair of PSJ Planning Committee, Ryoko Hayashi

The information of the 34th General Meeting is as follows.
Date: Saturday, September 26 – Sunday, September 27, 2020
Venue: Online (Zoom)

Submission for oral/poster presentations (both to be held in the afternoon of Day 1) and workshop proposals (morning of Day 2) is now open. Please read the submission guidelines carefully and submit your oral/poster presentation proposals through the electronic submission page.

*Please note that some or all of the program may be held online depending on future conditions related to the spread of the coronavirus infection.

Call for oral/poster presentations

Please submit your proposals through the following website.
Submissions should be sent in both PDF and MS Word (or text file) formats.

◆Submission system website◆

Deadline: Friday, July 10th, 2020 (23:59 Japan Standard Time).
  • You should receive a confirmation e-mail after your submission.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, your submission may be incomplete or your registered e-mail address incorrect.
  • Please contact the Meeting Helpdesk before June 13th if you encounter any other problem.
◆Phonetic Society of Japan, General Meeting Helpdesk◆

Information necessary for submission

  • Name and affiliation of all the presenters (in Japanese and English)
    • Affiliation for graduate students should be “XX University, Graduate School of XX)
  • Preferred presentation type (oral/poster)
    • Oral presentations will be allocated approximately 30 minutes including time for discussion questions, while poster presentations will be allocated about 90 minutes (exact time allocation may be subject to change and will be confirmed later).
  • Target language (please choose from the following)
    • Japanese (standard/Tokyo dialect), Japanese (other dialects), Japanese education, English/English education, Korean/Korean education, Chinese/Chinese education, Others
  • Area of research (please choose from the following)
    • Vowels, consonants, accent/tone, intonation, rhythm, others
  • Language of presentation (Japanese/English)
  • Title of presentation in Japanese
  • Title of presentation in English
  • Abstract
    • Up to 800 Japanese characters or 400 English words
    • Please submit your abstract in MS-Word (or textfile or TeX) and PDF in A4 paper format, and upload both files through the online submission system.
    • Please download the MS-Word format from:
  • Whether you would like to be considered for an Outstanding Presentation Award.(Yes/No)

Guideline for submission

  1. The presenter must be a member of the Phonetic Society of Japan.
    Non-members may submit if the first author is a member.
    The first author must be a member of the society at the time of submission.
    Please check whether the first author has paid the annual membership fees for the current year at the time of submission.
    Submission may be cancelled if the membership fees of the first author remain unpaid by the submission deadline.

    Please see for details.

  2. Only one submission (oral or poster) is permitted as first author.
  3. If the first author is eligible for consideration for an Outstanding Presentation Award (either he/she is a graduate student or 40 years old or younger before March 31st, 2020), please let us know whether you would like to be considered for this award.
  4. Papers submitted to or scheduled to be submitted to other conferences will not be accepted.
  5. The abstract should include results available at the time of submission.
    Papers with only experiment plans will not be accepted.
  6. Applicants may choose the presentation type (oral or poster), but if you put a check mark on the “open to change”, the final decision will be made by the committee.
  7. Notification of acceptance will be sent around July 21th, 2020.
    If accepted, please submit the full paper in PDF format by August 17th, 2020 via the online submission system.
    Late submission may not be published on the website.
    Please note that the papers will be uploaded to the website the way they are submitted (i.e., they will not be edited).
  8. The paper format is the same for oral and poster presentations (less than 6 pages on A4 paper).
  9. Languages which can be used for the presentation are limited to Japanese and English. If accepted, please write the paper in the language specified at the time of submission, and give your presentation in that language.
  10. Distribution of additional materials on the day of the presentation is not permitted.
  11. The proceedings will be made public on the PSJ website prior to the conference venue. No hard copies will be provided.
  12. Abstracts will be published in the Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan after the conference venue.
  13. Details for poster presentations, including poster size, will be announced shortly.
  14. Revisions to abstracts and papers will not be accepted after submission.
(Planning Committee)