Abstract Submission Guidelines & Instructions
Only (affiliate) members in who are financially in good standing with the ISOO are allowed to submit an abstract.
If you are not a(n) (affiliate) member of the ISOO. You can now pay your dues, or apply for membership.
1. Your abstract must be prepared in English - please do not capitalize all words.
2. To ensure that article referees or peer reviewers do not know your identity (as author[s] of the abstract being reviewerd), you will need to make sure that you remove any information in the actual abstract (including footnotes and acknowledgments) that could identify you, and disguise all references to personally identifiable information such as the research institution where your work was carried out. Also exclude references to grants awareded to named persons, refer to your own references in the third person.
3. Your abstract word count should NOT exceed 250 words.
4. Structure of your abstract:
- Introduction: Describe the background supporting the relevance of the research question/case.
- Objective: State the purpose of the study or investigation.
- Methods: State details on study subjects, techniques, and/or observational/analytical methods.
- Results: Include your main findings, noting statistically significant data.
- Conclusions: Summarize principal conclusions, emphasizing new and important aspects.
5. Use standard abbreviations. Place unusual abbreviations between parentheses (...) after the first appearance of the word.
6. Acknowledgement: If you do not follow these instructions, your abstract may be declined.
- All abstract details will appear/be published EXACTLY as submitted, so please avoid errors and misspellings and capitalize names/words where applicable
- Do NOT enter your abstract title with every letter CAPITALIZED
- Fill in ALL authors of this abstract in order of relevance: start with main author, proceed with co-authors
- Only authors filled out on this form will be printed in the book of abstracts
- The authors will appear in order of submission (not alphabetically)
- EACH AUTHOR will need to complete a conflict of interest form, for which the e-mail addresses of each author is required