Abstract Submissions have now closed.
Please prepare your Abstracts in accordance with the following guidelines.
Please note that it is compulsory to include all authors with their affiliation and valid email addresses.
By submitting the abstract, the author concedes (1) and is the work of the named authors, who all agree to be listed as co-authors and (2) that the experiments have been conducted under the appropriate legal authority. Make sure that the author or one of the co-authors is present at the conference and will present the publication either as an oral communication or a poster. Failure to present the work after the abstract has been published on-line will result in rejection of abstracts from this particular laboratory in the following years.
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Presentation and Publication of Abstracts
All accepted abstracts will be presented as Posters at the meeting during the two Poster Sessions. In addition, a small number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentation at one of the eight plenary sessions. Abstracts accepted for presentation as posters and oral communications will not appear in the printed proceedings, but will be provided to all delegates electronically. All submitted abstracts will undergo a strict peer-review process (see below). You are invited to submit abstracts of your scientific work to be presented at the conference not later than 1 March 2019.
Abstracts must be written in English. If you are not a native speaker, ask for help to edit grammar and style. Your name must only appear once as first author of an abstract. However, you may submit additional abstracts as co-author. Abstracts should contain the purpose of the study, methods used, results, and conclusions. Do not forget to indicate the species within the title. A maximum of two references (first author, year, journal, volume, pages) of published full papers (no abstracts!) may be included. No figures or tables are allowed. Abbreviations have to be defined and should be used sparingly. Abstracts without results (e.g.: the results of this study will be presented at the meeting) are not acceptable. Abstracts are subjected to scientific review by peers. The decision on acceptance/rejection by the programme committee is final. The maximum size of abstracts is limited to 450 words.
Review of abstracts
The abstracts are subjected to a rigorous peer-review process. Firstly abstracts must meet the formal requirements laid down in the information for authors of abstracts. The corresponding author of each submitted abstract will receive an automated confirmation email. If not, they should make contact immediately with the Conference Secretariat, Ruby Hatfield (RH@asnevents.net.au)
Submitted abstracts are then distributed to the reviewers and scored out of 10. All abstracts will be review twice by independent reviewers.
Abstracts, which need a major revision, will be returned to the corresponding author with detailed questions/instructions. After re-submission, the original reviewer will again review the abstract. Abstracts, which need only minor revision will be returned to the author and will be rechecked after resubmission for the requested corrections.
Please refrain from inquiries about the status of the abstract after submission. The entire procedure will take up to 8 weeks. Authors will be informed by e-mail as soon as the final decision has been made. The decision whether an abstract is accepted as poster or oral communication is made by the Editorial Committee and depends on the general layout of the scientific contents of the conference. The decision is final.