Abstract and Presentation Guidelines 2019-02-21T14:22:09+00:00

Abstract and Presentation Guidelines

Abstract Formatting Guidelines

  • Include supervisor’s name in the “supervisor” line as follows: Last name, First name (University [if different from the presenting student’s university])
  • Abstracts should be less than 250 words
  • Format as a single paragraph
  • Abstracts can be submitted in English or French
  • If submitting in both languages, each may be a single paragraph of up to 250 words
  • Submitted text should be single-spaced, (set at default on submission form)
  • Times New Roman 12 pt. is required (set as default on submission form)
  • Text should be left-justified (set as default on submission form)
  • Include title

Abstract Formatting Guidelines

  • Include supervisor’s name in the “supervisor” line as follows: Last name, First name (University [if different from the presenting student’s university])
  • Abstract should no exceed 200 words
  • Format as a single paragraph
  • If submitting in both languages, each may be a single paragraph of up to 200 words
  • Times New Roman 12 pt. is required (set as default on submission form)
  • Text should be left-justified (set as default on submission form)
  • Except for SI abbreviations, no abbreviations are permitted (if they are essential, spell them out in brackets)
  • No literature citations or footnotes
  • To ensure that your submissions comply with URNCST Journal formatting, please download either the structured or unstructured abstract template.

Abstract Formatting Guidelines

Abstracts presented at the annual Atlantic Universities Geoscience Conference (AUGC) are published in Atlantic Geology, the journal of the Atlantic Geoscience Society (journals.hil.unb.ca/index.php/AG).

  • Format as a single paragraph
  • Abstract should be less than 350 words
  • Except for SI abbreviations, no abbreviations in abstract (if they are essential, spell them out as a footnote for the benefit of the translator)
  • No literature citations or footnotes in abstract
  • Set in a standard font (Times New Roman 12 pt. is preferred)
  • Text should be left-justified only (not fully justified), except for titles, authors list and headings, which are centred

Example: Click on image to enlarge, or download a .pdf: Sample abstract (AUGC)

Abstract Formatting Guidelines

  • Include supervisor’s name in the “supervisor” line as follows: Last name, First name (University [if different from the presenting student’s university])
  • Abstract should be less than 250 words
  • Format as a single paragraph
  • If submitting in both languages, each may be a single paragraph of up to 250 words
  • Times New Roman 12 pt. is required (set as default on submission form)
  • Text should be left-justified (set as default on submission form)
  • Except for SI abbreviations, no abbreviations are permitted (if they are essential, spell them out in brackets)
  • No literature citations or footnotes

Abstract Formatting Guidelines

  • Format as a single paragraph
  • Abstracts should be submitted in plain text format
  • For math expressions or special characters, please use Word
  • Abstracts should be less than 250 words
  • Abstracts can be submitted in English or French
  • Submitted text should be single-spaced, and in 12-point font
  • Include title
  • Include presenter name and university affiliation

Abstract Formatting Guidelines

  • The number of abstracts that one person can submit is limited to one per corresponding author.
  • The corresponding author should indicate which of three categories they prefer (oral presentation, poster presentation, or no preference).
  • Abstracts should not exceed 250 words (word count excludes title and authors’ name and affiliation).
  • Each abstract must have an introduction indicating the importance of the research, a hypothesis (or research question/statement), objective(s), methods, results, discussion and conclusion(s).
  • It is not permitted to state in the abstract that results will be shown in the poster or oral presentation.
  • The corresponding author must provide their email address with the abstract submission.
  • All authors should identify as undergraduate or graduate and include their affiliation.
  • Previously presented abstracts are welcome.

Abstract Formatting Guidelines

  • Include presenter name and university affiliation in the “authors” submission line as follows: Last name, First name (University)
  • Include title
  • Format as a single paragraph
  • Abstracts should be less than 250 words
  • Abstracts can be submitted in English or French
  • Submitted text should be single-spaced, and in 12-point font

Presentation Type

Presentations can be made either orally or as a poster. Please indicate when submitting your abstract.

Oral Presentations: Oral presentations are limited to 10 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions. Students may use PowerPoint for their presentations.

Poster Presentations: Maximum size for posters is 4 feet x 6 feet. The presenter stands by her/his poster to answer questions and discuss the project. Audience members circulate from poster to poster talking with the student researchers. Students may wish to provide copies of a one-page summary of their poster for interested audience members to take with them.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Text should be single-spaced, using a consistent 12-point font throughout
  • Abstract length is 100-250 words
  • Abstract must be prepared according to the APA Publication Manual
  • Title must be included
  • Name(s) of presenter(s) and university affiliation(s) must be included
  • Type of presentation (oral or poster) must be indicated