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Abstract Preparation

Abstract Preparation

  • Abstract Style: Please check your abstract carefully for typographical errors, misspellings, poor hyphenation, etc. They will be glaringly apparent in the published abstract.
  • Abstract Descriptors: Category descriptors are provided in the Questionnaire section of the online submission program. These descriptors are used by the Program Committee to classify abstracts for review.
  • Title: The title should be brief, but long enough to identify clearly the nature of the study. Submit the Abstract Title in All Title Case.
  • Abstract Structure: The body of the abstract should be organized as follows:
    • A sentence stating the study's purpose.
    • A brief description of methods.
    • A summary of the results.
    • A statement of conclusions reached. Do not state simply the "the results will be discussed."
  • Abbreviations: Abbreviations should conform to the Style Manual for Biological Journals (American Institute of Biological Sciences, 3900 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington, DC 20016). Avoid abbreviations in the abstract title. Place nonstandard abbreviations in parentheses after the full word the first time it appears. Use no more than three nonstandard abbreviations.
  • Tables and Graphs: Simple tables and graphs may be included if they fit within the size constraints of the electronic program. Follow the instructions in the program for submitting graphs and use the table formatting function for table preparation. PLEASE NOTE: Images will appear smaller according to journal specifications. Please make sure that your image is simple enough to be readable when printed.
  • Drug Names: Use product names (capitalized) only when necessary. Use chemically generic names wherever possible (lower case).
  • Key Words: Please provide four (4) key words, using the dropdown lists provided in the Keyword section of the online submission program.