SPR Call for Abstracts
Each of the following is a presentation format at the SPR Annual Meeting.
Poster Submissions: The majority of papers will be presented during Poster Sessions. If time is available, the Program Chair may select papers for presentation during one or more Paper Sessions.
New for 2013 Submissions: Poster submissions are limited to one (1) First Author submission per individual.
Poster submissions for which the first author is of student status (a graduate student or a pre-doctoral research assistant/associate) are eligible for a Student Poster Award. Only current SPR Students are eligible for this award.
New for 2013: Judging for Student Poster Awards will take place at all poster sessions.
All correspondence about your poster submission will be sent to the corresponding author only. Please Note: If you are planning to be the presenting author of more than one abstract, you must be available to present each submission in a different poster session.
Each corresponding author will be asked to select one of the following topics in which his or her abstract submission will be reviewed.
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SPR uses an electronic process for the submission of abstracts. Submitting authors need internet access and an e-mail address. Electronic submissions must be received by 11:59 P.M. (PDT) on Monday, April 1, 2013, to be considered for inclusion in the program.
- All abstracts must be prepared in plain text, in English with no embedded symbols or formatting characters. Submissions may not include charts, graphs, tables or references. Please spell out the symbols (alpha, beta, microns, picomolar, etc.) or translate them (mean, chi square, etc.) in your abstract submission.
- Limit the abstract to 1,600 characters in length, including spaces. Abstracts longer than 1,600 characters will not be accepted. The 1,600-character limit applies to the abstract body only and DOES NOT include the title, authors, and optional funding source information.
- If accepted, your author-prepared abstract will be published exactly as it appears on your electronic submission. The SPR Program Chair reserves the right to make editorial corrections to the submitted abstract if necessary.
- The corresponding author must register with the system before submitting abstract information. This is done to separate contact information from content. It also allows submitting of multiple abstracts without having to provide contact information for each one. You must provide a username and password when registering. This username and password will allow you to submit and edit your abstracts until the deadline of 11:59 P.M. (PDT) on Monday, April 1, 2013. A confirmation email will be sent when you register and also when submitting or updating an abstract.
- Carefully follow the directions and style on the sample abstract provided with the website instructions:
- Use capital letters for the title of the abstract.
- List all authors first and then list the institution or affiliation.
- Include full first and last names for each author.
- Do not include author degrees.
- Do not include a department or location (i.e., city, country).
- List the affiliation/institution in English (i.e., University of X).
- If you wish a funding source for your research to appear in the abstract, please include it under the “Optional - Funding Source” box on the submission form. Please DO NOT list the funding source in the body of the abstract. If there is no funding source, please leave this box blank.
- A keyword index is in the supplement issue of the journal. Please select one to three descriptors to describe your abstract presentation.
- Please provide a complete mailing address, including e-mail address, with your submission. The SPR Office will communicate with the corresponding author through the e-mail address that is given at the time of registration. Should this e-mail address change at any time before April 1 you may login to the system and update your information.
- Proofread your submission. If included in the program, the SPR Program Chair reserves the right to make editorial corrections to the submitted abstract if necessary. SPR is not responsible for author errors. Please check the formal name and spelling of your university; we receive numerous submissions that include the incorrect spelling of university affiliations, especially if a university name includes any special characters. Please double-check the formal spelling of your institution's name.
7. Each corresponding author will receive an e-mail confirmation from the SPR Office
within 24 hours of registration and abstract submission. Abstracts may be edited
until 11:59 P.M. (PDT) on April 1, 2013.
If you do not receive an e-mail response within 24 hours, SPR did not receive your abstract. In this case, it is your responsibility to contact the SPR International Office by calling John Hofmann at +1 (608) 443-2472, ext. 150 or e-mailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paper or Poster Presentation
For abstracts to be considered for a Paper or Poster please follow these additional instructions:
For abstracts to be considered for a Symposium format please follow these additional instructions:
Questions? Should you have questions about your submission, please contact:
John Hofmann, Vice-President, Information Technology
+1 (608) 443-2472, ext. 150