Abstract Submission Guidelines
Abstract Guidelines [download]
Example – Abstract [download]
- Guidelines are the same for those wishing to submit abstracts for posters or oral presentations.
- Abstracts should be concise, focusing on why the study was done and on primary conclusions and may not exceed 400 words. No tables, figures, maps or literature cited should be included in the abstract.
- Please use 12 point Times New Roman font with one inch page margins. Bold the title, and bold and italicize authors’ names. Emails must be included with your address.
- Abstracts must be prepared in Microsoft Word.
- The Science Program Committee strongly recommends that authors download the Example - Abstract and simply replace text in the example to ensure conformation to abstract guidelines.
- The first word in the first line of the abstract page (in bold font and capitol letters) should indicate your first choice regarding presentation options – TALK or POSTER.
- When a student is the main author please include "Student as Primary Author" after presentation type and an asterisk after the student name in the author byline.
- Students please include an up-to-date resume and summary of travel support from other sources with your abstract submission if you want to be considered for travel awards (see Application for Student Travel Grant for more information).
- Abstracts must be received before or on [Date]; those failing to conform to guidelines or received after the deadline will not be considered.
- Please name electronic files using the following conventions: 1) first author's first initial and last name, followed by underscore "_", followed by the type of submission ("talk" or “poster”). For example bdugger_talk.doc); if the same first author is submitting more than one abstract in either category, then differentiate among the separate submissions using numbers immediately following the author name (e.g., jblack1_poster.doc, jblack2_poster.doc, etc) and saved as a *.doc file compatible with Office 2003.
- Submit each abstract separately via email to one of the Science Program Committee Co-chairs, ??? or ???
- In the e-mail, please use “[???]” as the subject header.