Abstract and Presentation Guidelines

Abstract Formatting Guidelines

  • Format as a single paragraph
  • Abstracts should be submitted in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft 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

  • File name should include your name (Last and First), the stream (Biol or AquaFish), and type (Oral or Poster)
    Example: DoeJane_BiolPoster.docx
  • First line: student and supervisor’s names (last names first for both)
  • Second line: title
  • Authors and title should be bolded
  • Third line: university and department affiliation
  • Abstract should be a single paragraph that is less than 250 words (in either French or English). If submitting an abstract in both languages, each section may be up to 250 words in length
  • Please submit in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word)
  • Times New Roman 12 pt. is required
  • Text should be left-justified
  • Except for SI abbreviations, no abbreviations in abstract (if they are essential, spell them out in brackets)
  • No literature citations or footnotes in abstract

Template (Click to download): Abstract template (AFB)

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

  • 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

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

  • Abstracts must be submitted in Microsoft Word or RTF format
  • 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