Instructions for Authors of Abstracts
Guidelines for Abstract Authors
Before preparing your abstract please review the instructions below as well as the suggestions for the preparation of abstracts that the Program Committee developed in conjunction with its workshop on abstract writing at the 2010 Annual Meeting.
CONTENT OF ABSTRACTS
The abstract should contain the following information:
- a clear initial statement of purpose,
- a brief explanation of the abstract's relationship to the previous literature on the topic, including direct citations of any important literature (see "Citations of Literature" below)
- a summary of the argumentation
- some examples to be used in the argumentation.
The abstract should make it clear that the paper is suitable for oral presentation within the time limit (the maximum time for papers submitted as individual abstracts is 20 minutes).
FORMAT OF ABSTRACTS
- Abstracts must be composed in 11 point Times font.
- Abstracts must be no more than 650 words, not including bibliography. See “Citations of Literature” below concerning the submission of bibliographical information.
- Abstracts including Greek characters should utilize a Unicode font. It is the responsibility of the author to ensure that Greek characters appear correctly.
- The author's name should not appear on any copy of the abstract. However the title of the abstract should be in the upper-right-hand corner.
CITATIONS OF LITERATURE
For documentation, footnotes should not be used. Incorporate citations into the text of the abstract. In citing bibliography in the text, brief parenthetical references usually suffice, but be sure that these are intelligible. List complete bibliographical citations of the most important works in the separate text box provided, and refer to these in your abstract by author's name and, when necessary, date. Note, however, that the abstract itself may not exceed 650 words. Please Note: Authors may cite relevant work that they have already published, but these citations should be in the same format as any other author's, i.e., in the third person.
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