Abstracts: Format and Content Guidelines

The ISA2015 Scientific Program Committee invites the submission of abstracts on original work. Abstracts can be submitted for consideration for an oral, mini-oral or electronic poster presentation. All successful abstracts will be published in the Congress App on the tablet to be given to the Symposium delegates, and will be published on the ISA2015 website. Presenting authors must be registrants at the Symposium. All abstracts must be submitted online via the Symposium website using the online submission form.

Submission form

Format & content guidelines for submitting abstracts to ISA 2015

Abstract Format Guidelines

The purpose of the abstract is to define the precise subject of the presentation to an audience.

Title: the abstract title should be short, informative and contain major key words. It should be in sentence case, bold, and left and right justified.

Authors: On the online abstract submission form, it is required to enter the authors’ first names and surnames (indicating the presenting author) including the names of institutions.. Do not include degrees or professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof, etc,).


  • Leave a line between sections but do not indent.
  • Use standard abbreviations only. Within the body of the abstract, when using abbreviations spell out the name in full at the first mention and follow with the abbreviation in the parenthesis. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.

Keywords: add keywords that best matches with the content of the abstract.

Abstract Content Guidelines

  • Abstracts must be submitted via the online abstract submission form on this website website (red button above).
  • Abstracts should take the form of a paragraph of 350 words (the word count does not include the title, the author, the affiliation, and table/figure). Abstracts exceeding the word limit will be returned for resubmission.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication.
  • The abstract should state the problem being addressed, the purpose of the paper, basic procedures/methods, main findings and principle conclusions. If necessary, references should be minimally cited in the body of the abstract.
  • Graphs and tables may be included in the abstract, provided they add value to the content and remain within the bounds of the template. Graphs/tables can be added as images (.jpg); max. 2 images can be added per abstract.
  • Any funding support for research should be stated at the end.

Compliance to the specifications is imperative. Any abstract that does not comply with these specifications will not be accepted for review and will be returned to you by the Symposium Organisers for resubmission.

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