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Call for Abstracts

Abstract Format – General Guidelines

Deadline - 31st July 2017

The abstract should provide sufficient information to allow the reader to assess fully the aims, methods, results and implications of the work undertaken. The abstract should include the following sections:

  • Introduction – the purpose of the study and a brief overview of relevant literature/current state of research in the field
  • Methods – a short explanation of data collection and processing
  • Results – presented in the form of text, graphics or tables
  • Discussion – major findings and conclusions from the work including implications for further research.
  • It is important that methods and results are clearly defined in the abstract; therefore, general statements such as "results will be presented" are not acceptable.


  • Abstracts must be written within a 160 mm x 245 mm rectangular space on an A4 page (210 mm x 297 mm)
  • Portrait orientation
  • Margins are all to be 20mm
  • Text should be single spaced
  • Font should be ARIAL typeface and 12 point character size

Title and Author

At the beginning of the abstract please include within the rectangular space described previously and each on a new line:

  • The title (upper case)
  • The name(s) of the author(s) - please omit university degrees and titles eg John Smith, Mark Black etc
  • The name of the presenter to be underlined
  • Affiliation(s), city and country - please omit street address and postcode
  • Leave one line before commencing the body of the text

Section Headings & Paragraphs

  • The title of each section is to be in uppercase bold and left justified
  • Leave a 6-space indentation at the beginning of each new paragraph
  • Graphs, tables and references may be used throughout the abstract but must remain within the defined one-page limit


Instructions to Authors Concerning Submission Methods

ABSTRACTS in Word format should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday 31st July 2017.

Diagrams and limited references can be embedded in the Word file.  There is an option to allow extended abstract length where appropriate, depending on space.