Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a member?
You can renew or pay your membership fee by following this link.
The membership fee is 100 Euro (21% Belgian VAT included) for a regular member and 80 Euro (21% Belgian VAT included) for a PhD student. To apply for the PhD reduced rate, you will need to upload a scanned document such as a letter of acceptance in your PhD programme or a student ID card.
If you attend the EURAM conference, you will automatically become a member for the following calendar year starting on 1 January.
See membership types and benefits on this page.
How do I pay my membership subscription?
You can pay your subscription on-line by credit card. Should you prefer to pay by bank transfer, please contact email@example.com to receive an invoice.
I forgot my password, how do I access my EURAM profile?
To receive a new password, follow the steps below:
- Go to this page.
- Click on forgot password. A new password will be sent to your email account.
Is my membership automatically renewed?
To renew your membership, you will need to click here.
EURAM does not perform direct debits on your credit card on a yearly basis.
How can I update my data in the EURAM E-directory?
You may go to your profile.
How can I find colleagues in the EURAM E-directory?
Once you have logged in, you will be able to search colleagues by last name, SIG belonging, country and affiliation.
1. Click on Search users button.
2. Use the search criteria fields to look for your colleague by last name, SIG and/or country and get in touch with other E-Members.
You are also able to send a message to a colleague.
3. Click on his/her profile, and select the option.
Please note that you will only be able to send a message to one colleague at a time. In addition, the message you are sending will be received in the email system of your colleague and will show your own email address.
How can I get my news into the EURAM newsletter?
As a EURAM member, you can propose news items for the EURAM newsletter. After the quarterly Call for Contributions, a form is placed here.You may send us information to publish about progress on ongoing and newly launched research projects such as:
- establishment of a new research centre
- grant application success
- forthcoming books
- planned or recently concluded workshops/conferences
- new appointments
- new collaborations between institutes
- innovation in teaching methods
- announcement of recently completed doctoral thesis
- and any other news that you wish to publicise to the community
The contributions should be max. 130 words long and should mention the URL link to the relevant website. Please note that only the contributions following the formatting requirements set above and sent by the deadline can be considered for publication in the newsletter. Additionally, given the limited space that we have for member contributions, they will be incorporated on a first come – first served basis. In most cases, however, we will be able to post all received contributions also on the EURAM website.
I submitted my paper to the conference; however, it did not get accepted. Why? What can I do to get my paper accepted?
Some papers get rejected because a) they do not fulfill the general requirements concerning submitted papers (wrong formatting, late submission, etc.), b) they do not fit the track / SIG content, or c) they do not fulfill the quality criteria in the track. In EURAM, we expect the submitted papers to be full papers that could potentially be developed into journal papers, after the conference. All papers are double blind reviewed by peers in the SIG/track based on relevance, novelty, methodological rigor, contributions, as well as overall quality, and papers are prioritized based on this review process. Around 20-30% of the submitted papers are rejected based on the review process.
The review feedback given about the paper will offer ideas on how the paper can be improved. In order to succeed in presenting their papers at the conference, we encourage authors to select the right or most appropriate track for their paper enabling the reviewers to identify with the topic of the paper, and to develop high-quality papers as complete as possible. This usually requires that the writing work begins early, and enough time is allowed for finalizing the text and enhancing the quality of the paper before the submission.
How can I become more involved in EURAM activities?
Participating in one of the annual events such as the Conference, the Doctoral Colloquium or Early Career Colloquium and presenting a paper are just one form of involvement in the scientific community. EURAM also needs active reviewers who assess the papers and offer constructive feedback to enhance the quality of the papers. Once you have gained experience with writing, presenting and reviewing papers, you could potentially become a session discussant or chair (by communicating this interest when submitting your paper / enrolling to the events), or you could propose new symposia, tracks or other activities with your colleagues. Over time, the SIG Officers may notice your active engagement and invite you to take other roles in the SIG, or you could also self-nominate as a possible National Representative on the EURAM National Representatives’ Board.
Senior members may become involved in our activities by becoming a mentor to a PhD student during the Doctoral Colloquium or the Early Career Colloquium.