ABSTRACT SUBMISSION NOW OPEN!

Abstracts can now be submitted for consideration as a symposium contribution, oral presentation, speed talk/e-poster, traditional paper poster, or round-table discussion at the 27th International Ornithological Congress. To submit an abstract, submitters must first be registered for the conference. The registration confirmation email will have a link connecting to the abstract submission site.

Although a registrant can co-author any number of presentations, any one individual may only submit one first-authored abstract, and therefore, only present once at the IOCongress2018.


CRITICAL DATES FOR THE SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • Presenter Notification: March 30, 2018

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Register for IOCongress2018.
Step 2: Write your abstract, following the abstract guidelines below.
Step 3: Save your abstract text as a Word document on your computer. Abstracts must not exceed 250 words.
Step 4: Click the abstract submission link in your registration confirmation email. After entering authors, co-authors, and affiliations, copy and paste the Word document to appropriate sections of the submission form.

 

ABSTRACT FORMAT GUIDELINES

Title

The abstract title should be short, informative, and contain major key words. It should be in sentence case, bold, and aligned (justified) with both left and right margins.

Authors

On the online abstract submission form, it is required to enter the authors’ first names and surnames (indicating the presenting author) including the names of institutions. Do not include degrees or professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof, etc,).

Text

  • Abstracts must be in one paragraph and be no more than 2,000 characters in length (approximately 250 words with spaces). 
  • Abstracts should be based upon the following structure: Background/problem, Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusions.
  • The first time a species is mentioned, both the scientific and vernacular names must be provided. 
  • Scientific names should be in italics.
  • Common names should follow the recommendations established in:
    • Gill, F. & Wright, M. (2006). Birds of the World: Recommended English Names (on behalf of the International Ornithological Congress). Princeton, N.J. and Oxford, UK: Princeton University Press
    • ISBN-13: 978-0-691-12827-6 and ISBN-10: 0-691-12827-8
    • Review www.worldbirdnames.org for more details
  • Please do not use figures, tables, superscripts or subscripts, Greek letters, or special symbols. 
  • For publication, abstracts will be edited, and minor revisions may be made in style, grammar, wording, and spelling as needed. Authors will be contacted if their abstract requires extensive revision. 
  • All submitted and accepted abstracts will be included in the electronic abstract book which will be available to delegates before the congress.

Compliance to the specifications is imperative. Any abstract that does not comply with these specifications will not be accepted for review.

 

EVALUATION CRITERIA AND REVIEW PROCESS

Abstracts will be independently reviewed and scored by a minimum of 3 reviewers using the following criteria:

  1. Scientific merit
  2. Clarity of writing
  3. Relevance of subject matter to symposium audience/subject area (as applicable)

Reviewer scores and comments will develop the symposium program and presentation slots.