8th IAHS International

Managing Groundwater Quality to Support Competing Human and Ecological Needs

April 21-26, 2013

University of Florida  |  Gainesville, Florida, USA

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Call for Abstracts

  - Submission Deadline: October 15, 2012

The 8th IAHS International Groundwater Quality Conference (GQ13) is now inviting conference participants to submit a one-page abstract on the conference theme and indicate their preference for an oral or poster presentation by October 15, 2012. Notification of acceptance will be transmitted by November 15, 2012.

Abstracts are due no later than October 15, 2012 and MUST be submitted electronically ONLINE via this web site. Detailed instructions are provided below. Please be sure to follow them carefully to ensure your submission is received and recorded.

Abstract Preparation and Formatting Instructions:

The Abstract Submission Process Consists of Completing THREE Consecutive Steps:

Step 1. Review and Follow Abstract Preparation and Submission Instructions

NOTE: We recommend using our sample abstract as the starting point for your abstract submission.

Step 2. Submit Presenter Profile Information and Upload Abstract File

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 GQ13 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 Borneman (email: spb@ufl.edu) if you do not receive an email confirming your submission.

Step 1: Review & Follow 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 || CORRECT: SmithJR2.doc

  • Abstracts should be no longer than ONE (1) page in length.

  • 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 a sentence.

  • Type abstract title flush left at the top of the page.

  • Type abstract title ALL CAPS.

  • 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 BELOW

  • 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 abstract.

  • 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: sscientist@emailaddress.net

  • 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 are included.

Sample Abstract:
(PDF format | MSWord format)
[Note all abstracts should be submitted in MSWord or RTF format.]



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