Instructions for authors


Abstracts must be submitted online through this web portal.  The uploaded abstract file must include the title, all authors and their affiliations followed by the body of the abstract. See this example abstract. You will be asked to upload your abstract (saved as MS WORD .doc or .docx file).  Your abstract must include:

- Times Roman 12 pt. font including italics and special characters etc. as needed.  When using abbreviations, spell out in full first, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.

- Entire abstract (including title, authors and body) must be single-spaced.

- Title needs to be in bold and all capitalized.

- Author affiliations/addresses must be complete, with superscripts. Presenting author denoted by an asterisk (Joe Smith*).

- Email contact of the presenting author only.

- The body of the abstract must not exceed 250 words, must be written in 3rd person, no "I", "we", or "our", and with "justified" alignment.

- The file name of your uploaded abstract must be in the following format using the name of the PRESENTING AUTHOR: first name.last name.doc (eg. thurlow.nelson.doc).  If you are submitting more than one abstract, append a numeral after your last name for subsequent submissions (eg. thurlow.nelson2.doc)

If you have questions, you may contact Sandy Shumway or Steve Allen. An online source for writing a scientific abstract can be found here.