Deadline Extended for SABR 41 Abstract Submissions

Get your presenation absracts for SABR 41 in by February 27.

The deadline for abstracts for SABR 41 has been extended a week, to midnight PST on Feburary 27.

All SABR members are invited to present their research findings to their colleagues at SABR41 in Long Beach, California, July 6-10. Oral presentations are expected to last 20 minutes, followed by a five-minute question-and-answer period. Posters will be presented, with the author on-hand to discuss the work, during a poster session of 90 or so minutes, and will probably remain on display throughout the convention. Abstracts covering all aspects of baseball research are welcomed.

Through on-site judging, the most highly regarded presentations will receive the Doug Pappas Award for best oral presentation and the USA Today Sports Weekly Award for best poster presentation.

  • Oral presentations will be limited to one presentation slot (20 minutes, plus five minutes for Q&A)
  • While submitters may express preference for one format or the other, all abstracts will be evaluated as both oral and poster presentations. Reviewers will not be informed of the submitter’s preference if one is expressed.
  • At most two abstracts — one oral and one poster — will be accepted from each submitter. Researchers are encouraged to submit multiple abstracts, but no more than two of them will be accepted for presentation. In addition to the reviewers’ scores, the submitter’s preferred medium will be taken into consideration in the selection process. If more than one of a submitter’s abstracts scores well enough to be accepted in one medium (but neither scores well enough in the other medium for acceptance), the researcher will choose which one to present in its medium at SABR41.
  • Abstracts of proposed research presentations should be no more than 500 words in length and must include the abstract’s title, review of previous work on the subject, a summary of the research methodology, and anticipated results and the expected contribution to the field of baseball research offered by this work.
  • When submitting an abstract, the author should describe anticipated audio-visual needs if the abstract is accepted as an oral presentation. For oral presentations at the convention site, SABR will provide laptops and computer-connected projection systems. If your work will need another type of AV equipment, please let us know.
  • As noted above, authors may submit multiple abstracts. SABR membership is not required in order to submit an abstract.
  • All research submissions will be evaluated by blind review. While it is not absolutely mandatory, we very strongly encourage researchers to submit their abstracts electronically, either in a standard word processor format (Microsoft Word preferred) or as plain-text email.

Because SABR41 will include two ballgames, the convention schedule will be extremely tight. Of necessity, we will have appreciably fewer oral presentations at the convention hotel than we ordinarily do. The organizers have been discussing strategies to increase the count. One possibility would be to have oral presentations on the buses to one of the games. Or perhaps we’ll increase the number of posters. So far, nothing except the drop in oral presentations at the hotel is writ in stone.

Submit abstracts to, the research presentations address for SABR41.

Questions regarding the submission, review, and evaluation procedures should also be sent to:

In addition, we seek volunteers who wish to participate in the blind review process (in early March) and/or on-site judging (at the  convention in Long Beach). Those volunteers are also requested to apply by sending email to:

Originally published: February 21, 2011. Last Updated: February 21, 2011.