Abstract and Presentation Guidelines 2018-12-03T15:45:05+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 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

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