Abstract guidelines

General information

Abstracts submission must be completed on the ECS website http://www.europeancetaceansociety.eu/

Deadline of submission: 23 November 2013

  • Contributors please note: 
    • only one presentation will be accepted per presenting author
    • first authors must be registered by the late registration deadline
    • short talks may be presented by guest speakers
  • Authors’ names: Please select the number of authors first and then provide the authors’ names, surnames and Institutes\affiliations. Multiple first names must be separated by a space.
  • Abstract title: Provide the title of the abstract.
  • Abstract: Enter the Abstract as one continuous paragraph. Do not indent the first line of the paragraph. A maximum of 300 words are allowed. Abstracts that are pasted in will automatically be truncated.
  • Word count: As the abstract is typed or pasted in the word count box will reveal the number of words already entered.
  • Abstract file upload: You will need to upload a properly formatted abstract file in rich text format (.rtf) on ECS website (http://www.europeancetaceansociety.eu/). This can be done using a program such as MS WORD and selecting the file format as .rtf when saving. Please note that you must upload a formatted abstract file ANDtype your abstract in the space provided to successfully complete abstract submission.
  • Presentation type: Please select your preferred presentation type (poster, short or long talk). There is NO hierarchy between posters and verbal presentations. All Abstracts will be subject to anonymous review and selected on merit. The aim of the conference is to provide information in the most appropriate way to the maximum number of people. Some types of research and results are better communicated by a poster presentation and others by a verbal presentation. The form of presentation is not a reflection of the value of the research. If an author indicates either “POSTER PREFERRED”, “SHORT PREFERRED” or “LONG PREFERRED” and the Committee does not choose it for presentation in that format, it will be considered for presentation in the other format. If the author indicates “EITHER” and it is accepted by the Committee, it will be assigned as either a poster or oral presentation, whichever the Committee considers most appropriate. If you wish to submit a VIDEO, then the Abstract should briefly describe the content of the video and its running time.
  • Student award eligibility: if you are eligible for a student award, please select the appropriate category. Applicants must be in possession of a validated student ID card which they will need to present at the conference. If the student is the first author of a multi-authored paper, one of the other authors or a supervisor will need to sign a declaration form stating that “we the undersigned, affirm that the work presented in this abstract is primarily that of the first (student) author” when registering at the conference.
  • Student grant: Limited funds are available to provide grants towards travel/subsistence costs for students (and occasionally others). If you wish to be considered please select as appropriate. If you are earning a salary you are not eligible. The grants are intended for cases of real hardship. Please think carefully before applying for a grant.