How to Submit

Your Step by Step Guide – How to Submit Your Paper Proposal for the APPEA Conference and Exhibition

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APPEA acknowledges that our industry is currently facing challenges and that there may be times of uncertainty. We encourage the continued support of authors to submit to The APPEA Journal to document the pulse of the Australian upstream petroleum industry as it has been since its first publication in 1961.

CSIRO Publishing is the publishing partner for the APPEA Journal. CSIRO Publishing uses the online portal, ScholarOne hosted by Clarivate, to manage their Author and Journal Management.

Information you will require before you can complete your submission online:

  • The title of your proposed paper
  • A 250-word proposal (short abstract)
  • The details of the contributing authors (Name, Position, Company/Institution, Email)
  • The type of presentation you wish to be considered for at the APPEA Conference and Exhibition (Oral or Poster)
  • The type of paper you wish to submit if successful (Peer-reviewed or Extended Abstract)
  • Photo of presenter (high res jpeg or tif, at least 300 dpi)
  • Biography of presenter (max. 250 words)





Step A              Click onto the Scholar One site This link will take you to the home page with a log in section.

Please note ScholarOne Manuscripts recommends the use of the following browsers: Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 11, Firefox. If you experience any difficulties, we recommend trying an alternative browser.

If you are a new user with Scholar One – Go to Step B

If you are already registered with Scholar One – Go to Step C


Step B              Click on ‘Create an Account’.

Complete your details.
Once completed, you will find yourself back at the home page.
Click on the ‘Author’ Tab at the top left of the page and then click on ‘Start New Submission’ Click the button ‘Begin Submission’

Go to Step D


Step C              Enter your User ID and Password and press LOG IN.

This will take you to the home page of the APPEA Journal.
Click on the ‘Author’ Tab at the top left of the page and then click on ‘Start New Submission’ Click the button ‘Begin Submission’

Go to Step D


Step D              Follow the process through each stage, completing the relevant pages.

Step 1: Type, Title and Paper Proposal

  • Select ‘Paper Proposal’. You will be asked later on in the application which type of paper you are looking to submit
  • Paper Proposal – please type or paste in your paper You are not able to attach a document. Please limit your proposal to 250 words
  • Your paper will be assessed by the Technical Program Committee and if successful, placed into a stream with other papers in the same Please select your stream ‘Geoscience’, ‘Engineering’ or ‘Business’
  • If you choose ‘Business’ stream, you will be asked to identify an additional three sub These sub streams assist all parties in streaming your paper successfully for the Journal and the Conference Program.

 Step 2: File Upload

  • Please upload a short biography (max. 250 words in a word document) and a high-resolution photo (jpeg or tif) (300dpi) for the presenter

Step 3: Authors and Institutions

  • Please indicate if you are an author of the paper or submitting on behalf of the author(s)
  • Please add the authors who will contribute to this paper by searching their email If any of the authors have submitted to ScholarOne before their details will be prepopulated
  • To edit the details of an author, please select ‘Edit’ under the ‘Actions’ menu for the relevant author. Each author’s institution should be selected from the drop-down list. If the institution is not listed, please type the name of the institution in full and proceed as normal (disregard the Ringgold alert)
  • If an author is new to ScholarOne, please use the link ‘create a new co-author’
  • Please ensure you place authors in order of their anticipated order on the paper
  • The ‘Actions’ button is used to assign the corresponding author (the author to whom questions should be addressed about the paper after publication, if successful)
  • Please indicate who will attend the APPEA 2021 Conference and present in the concurrent session or poster area at APPEA 2021, should the submission be If you would like to have more than one presenter, please contact Daniela Dwyer at APPEA (08 9426 7204 / [email protected] )

Step 4: Details & Comments

  • Please answer the questions as instructed in regards to the content and presentation of your Paper
  • Preferred presentation style
  1. Oral presentations are required to present for 15 minutes and are scheduled as a concurrent session at the APPEA 2021 Conference
  2. Poster presentations will attend the Meet the Authors session in the Exhibition Hall.
  • Preferred publication style
  1. Peer-reviewed paper – A Peer Reviewed Paper (PRP) is an academic paper with no limit on number of words or figures. It is “single blind” peer reviewed by two reviewers
  2. Extended abstract – An Extended Abstract (EA) is a 1500 (maximum) word paper with a maximum of three figures. These are reviewed by one reviewer but not in an academic way.

Step 5: Review and Submit


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