Call for Abstracts
submission deadline has passed.
you need assistance, please contact the Symposium
Coordinator, Sharon Borneman at
If you wish to make an oral or poster presentation, please
submit an abstract no later than January 31, 2014.
Notification of acceptance will be transmitted by February
21, 2014. Abstracts MUST be submitted ONLINE via
this web site. Do NOT email your file as an attachment to
the organizers or it will not be included in the review and
The Abstract Submission Process Consists of Completing
THREE Consecutive Steps:
Step 1. Review and Follow Abstract Preparation and
[NOTE: We recommend using our sample abstract
below as the starting point for your abstract submission]
Step 2. Submit Presenter Profile Information and Upload
Step 3. Print Abstract Submittal Confirmation Form
After you have successfully completed the
first two steps, a confirmation form will be instantly
generated on your screen confirming receipt of your
abstract. Please keep a copy of this form on file for your
records. You will also receive an email confirmation, which
we suggest you keep a copy on file in your TEMA 15 FOLDER so
you have immediate access to your submission information.
If you do not receive a
confirmation form, the submission did not go through. It
is your responsibility to follow-up and contact Sharon
firstname.lastname@example.org) if you
do not receive an email confirming your submission.
Abstract Preparation and Submission Instructions
Abstracts should ONLY be submitted as either a
Microsoft Word or a Rich Text Format file
Files must be named with ONLY letters or numbers, or
combinations thereof. Symbols (dashes, etc.), spaces
or commas will not properly transmit. Do NOT use a space
in your abstract file name or it will NOT transmit.
EXAMPLES: INCORRECT: Smith_J, V-2.doc ||
Abstracts should be no longer than ONE (1) page in
No graphs or figures should be included in the abstract.
Use standard "letter" paper size (8.5" X 11"). Do
NOT use A4 paper size.
Set margins at 1", top, bottom and sides.
Use a sans serif font, preferably Calibri. If Calibri is
not available, use Arial. Set font size to 11 points.
Abstracts submitted with font size less than 11 points
will not be accepted.
The title should be short, yet accurately reflect the
abstract and later presentation. Attempt to limit the
title to one line. The title is a descriptive label, not
Type abstract title flush left at the top of the page.
Type abstract title ALL CAPS.
- EXAMPLE: CHALLENGES IN DETECTING TRACE
Use appropriate formatting within titles: italics
(for scientific names), subscript (for
scientific formulas and superscript
(mathematic equations), etc.
List the senior author first and use Boldface for
the name of the presenting author.
Identify author affiliations using superscript numeral
references. SEE SAMPLE
Do not include professional titles of the authors.
Include ONLY the affiliation name, city, state and
country in abstract listing. (DO NOT include full
mailing address at the top of the abstract.)
Including title, author, text, and contact information,
abstracts should be approximately 250-500 words, at
most ONE page in length and should not exceed the space
outlined by the one-inch margins.
Type the body of the abstract single spaced without
indents or tabs. DOUBLE SPACE BETWEEN PARAGRAPHS.
Apply bolding, italics, underlining,
superscripts and subscripts in
your main text as you want it to appear in your final
Include full contact information for the presenting
author at the very end of the abstract as follows:
Contact Information: J. Mark Genesis, Soil and
Water Science, University of Florida/IFAS, 1000 Mowry
Road, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA, Phone: 000-555-5555,
Fax: 000-555-5000, Email:
email@example.com [See Sample Abstract]
PROOF, proof and PROOF your abstract before you send it.
Do not forget to proof all author information as well.
Be sure your TITLE and CONTACT Information
MSWord format) [Note all abstracts should be submitted
in MSWord or RTF format.]
When submitting an abstract, indicate the
name and contact information of the
actual speaker when completing the
online form, not a co-author
or assistant. Indicate the speakerís email
address; not that of an assistant.
Do NOT use one personís name to submit
multiple abstracts. Indicate only the
speakerís information/email address.
Do NOT email your file as an attachment to
the organizers or it will not be included in
the review and scheduling process.
Review the list of symposium topics before
submitting your abstract because you will be
asked to select the applicable topic when
filling out the online abstract submission
If you were personally contacted and asked
to submit a presentation for a specific
topical session, be sure to select that
session from the topical list when
completing the online form.
Before you begin the online submission
process, make sure the abstract file is not
already open on your computer.
If you did NOT receive a fully detailed
Submission Confirmation, we did NOT receive
Abstracts must be submitted by January
31. This deadline will not be
submission deadline has passed.
If you need assistance, please contact
the Symposium Coordinator,
Sharon Borneman at