Abstract Submission 

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for Abstract Submissions has now closed.

Call for Abstracts for the 2013 Bases Annual Student Conference

Important Dates

Submission & Notification

Deadline

Online abstract submission open

Monday 3rd December, 2012

Closing deadline for abstract submissions

Wednesday 20th February, 2013

Notification of abstract review decision

Wednesday 27th February, 2013

Abstract Submission

Delegates are invited to submit abstracts for either an oral or poster presentation. Abstracts should be submitted electronically by 20th February, 2013 During the electronic submission you will be given the choice to opt for your preferred mode of presentation (oral or poster). Please note that there will be no extension for abstract submission beyond this date and preferred presentation modes may not be guaranteed.

During the electronic submission process you will need to provide a title, a list of all the authors who contributed to the work, your department/institution affiliation, some key words that help identify the central themes of the research and an abstract.  The abstract should be no more than 400 words.  You can prepare all of the above in a word document and then copy and paste text into the relevant fields of the electronic submission, however, you should check that all formatting has been correctly copied.  Within the abstract the following points should be covered:

  • A context and rationale for the study
  • A clearly stated research aim
  • A summary of the methodology and research design
  • A description of key results (do not use tables or figures)
  • A discussion of the main findings & implications
  • A conclusion

 NB. References: References should be kept to an absolute minimum (less than three). If used, references must be cited using the APA format. All reference information should be included at the end of the relevant sentence within the main body of the text for the first mention; further citations of the same reference only require author name and date (bracketed).

Review Process

The review process will consider the suitability of the research study and theme for presentation at the conference, and for publication in the proceedings. The reviewer(s) will ensure that the abstract template and submission guidelines have been adhered to. On the basis of the review, the abstract submission will be categorised as one of the following:

  • Accept: Conditional acceptances or abstracts with minor changes will not be categorised. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure a comprehensive review and proof reading of the abstract prior to submission. Accepted abstracts will be included in the conference abstract booklet.  The mode of presentation will be confirmed following the review process.
  • Reject: Not suitable for presentation at the conference or publication in the conference abstract booklet. 
Conditional acceptances or abstracts with minor changes will not be categorised. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure a comprehensive review and proof reading of the abstract prior to submission. Accepted abstracts will be included in the conference abstract booklet.  The mode of presentation will be confirmed following the review process.

Presenting authors will be notified of the review outcome via email by 27th February 2013.