Abstracts A call for abstracts is currently underway.
Submissions for both verbal and poster presentations will be published in a Program and Abstracts publication to be issued to delegates during conference registration. In addition, we anticipate selected papers will be published as conference proceedings in an international, peer-reviewed scientific journal within the year following the conference.
Scientific and Editorial Reviews All abstracts will be reviewed for scientific content by members of the conference Publications Committee. A committee member will contact the author directly to discuss any questions or discrepancies, and ensure any required changes are made. Author should be prepared to make needed revisions on short notice. Failure to respond in a timely manner could result in the abstract not being printed.
Following content review, abstracts will be edited for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and to ensure they conform to length requirements. Authors (or previously-designated alternate) will be sent their revised abstract to review, with a very short deadline to reply. Again, failure to respond in a timely manner could result in the abstract not being printed.
* Note: In the case of multiple authorship, all correspondence will be with the first author listed, or a previously-designated alternate.
First-listed author or designee’s submission of final, approved version will constitute legal permission for IBFRA to publish as per above.
Submission Deadline Please ensure all abstracts are received by the Chair of the Program Committee no later than Nov. 1, 2003. Earlier submissions are encouraged. How and Where to Submit Abstracts should be submitted directly to the Chair of the Program Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) in electronic form as email attachments. Microsoft Word documents (.doc) and plain text (.txt) are acceptable file formats. Format and Style Abstracts should be results oriented; very briefly state the main objectives and methodology of the research being reported, then discuss the results and indicate principal conclusions. Focus on the work being reported, omitting phrases such as, “This presentation will …”.
Other guidelines include:
Written in English (American spelling and grammar)
May be divided into paragraphs to facilitate readability
Maximum of 400 words, including title, authors’ names and affiliations
12-point Times New Roman font
Spell out acronyms and abbreviations (other than standard scientific symbols) on first reference
Minimize use of unusual symbols to aid in transmission and software translation
No figures, tables or references
Use period for decimal notation
Use superscripts with metric units to indicate multiplication or division (50 g C ha-2 yr-1); periods are unnecessary
Billions = 109, trillions = 1012
In equations, leave spaces on either side of +, -, and = signs
Italicize scientific species names
Standard abbreviations: kilo = k ton = t hour = h day = d year = yr