ABSTRACT SUBMISSION, POSTERS, AND PUBLICATIONS
Call for Papers
We are pleased to invite you to actively participate in the conference and to present the most recent findings of your research on enzymology and related topics. In order to ensure a stimulating, high quality meeting, we kindly ask you to give priority to your latest advancements rather than presenting already published data.
Volunteered Oral Presentations
If you wish to be considered for an oral presentation check the box on the abstract form. Since there are a limited number of time slots for volunteered presentations, only a subset of the volunteered papers will be selected according to which ones best fit the symposia themes. Those authors not chosen for oral presentations will be asked to provide poster presentations. Notifications of papers chosen for speaker presentations will be sent soon after June 1, 2016.
On the abstract form (see instructions below) please indicate which symposium is most closely related to your presentation.
Volunteered oral presentations are limited to 20 minutes including discussion, and up to 30 minutes will be allotted to invited symposia speakers. All presentations will be in English. The lecture room will be equipped with a computer projector (laptop will be provided). All presentations must be done in Power Point. Please provide a file on a CD or USB memory stick to the audio/visual technician before your session. Because of the potential for compatibility problems you are not allowed to use your own laptop.
The deadline for poster and oral abstracts is May 6, 2016.
The poster session will be after the Coffee Break on Tuesday (July 26) morning. Authors should be by their posters from 10:40 to 12:30 pm.
Poster boards will be DINA0 portrait format (120 cm high and 85 cm wide). Posters will be attached to the boards with Velcro strips, provided in the Poster Display area.
Title: Put all letters in BOLD UPPER CASE and centered
Author listing: Start flush left and put first (given) name in Title Case and CAPITALIZE ALL LAST NAMES (surname) of authors. Add an asterisk * behind last name of the person presenting the poster. After each author name put their institution, city, state/province, and country (if there are several authors from the same institution put all those authors together and only list their institution and location information once). Underline the corresponding author’s NAME and put underlined email address in parentheses after the corresponding author’s name.
Points for Preparing Superior Posters:
- Important information should be readable from about 3 meters away
- Short descriptive title draws interest
- Word count of about 300 to 800 words
- Components should be mixture tables, graphs, and pictures, interspersed with brief text
- Divide poster into Introduction (brief background and rationale of the research ending with objective/hypothesis statement), Procedures (brief description of experimental equipment/procedures; if possible use figures, flow charts and pictures to illustrate; mention statistical analyses), Results, and Conclusions – using these in very large font at the top of these sections
- Text is clear and to the point
- Use bullets, numbering, and headlines to make it easy to follow and understand – This is superior to dense text in paragraph form
- Effective use of graphics and color. Make font size as large as possible – especially on figures
- Never display two-dimensional data in 3-D. Three-dimensional graphs are hard to read and should be avoided
- Consistent and clean layout
- Include acknowledgments institutions, sponsors, or individuals who assisted but were not directly involved in conducting the research
- Down load Abstract Form by clicking on this link: Abstract Box Form
- Fill out the form and follow carefully the instructions (see below)
- Oral presentation: To be considered for an oral presentation, abstracts must be received before 12 pm May 6, 2016 (US Eastern Standard Time).
- Posters: Abstracts for posters must be received before 12 pm May 6, 2016 (US Eastern Standard Time)
- Upload the abstract here
Abstract Preparation and Format
Make an electronic file from the MS Word file that you down load from the Conference Website (Windows 95/Ver. 6.0 or later versions only) and after filling out the form upload the Word document at the Conference Website, as described above.
1) Your abstract will be used “as is”. Therefore, please do careful editing and spell checking before submitting
Title: Put all letters in BOLD UPPER CASE and center
Author listing: Start flush left and put first (given) name in Title Case and CAPITALIZE ALL LAST NAMES (surname) of authors. Add an asterisk * behind last name of the person presenting paper. After each author name put their institution, city, state/province, and country (if there are several authors from the same institution put all those authors together and only list their institution and location information once). Underline the corresponding author’s NAME and put underlined email address in parentheses after the corresponding author’s name.
4) Do not leave a blank space between titleauthor listing and text. After the listing of author(s) start a new line flush left for the abstract text of your paper.
5) Contents: The title is the key to your paper. A good title briefly identifies the subject, indicates the purpose of the study, and contains key words early. A suggested length is 6 to 12 words. The presentation text of the abstract should start with an introduction/rationale statement followed by an objective statement, description of experimental design/analyses, results (with no graphs or tables), and conclusions. Avoid references. Remember that your abstract will be the only immediate source of information for the reader.
6) Abstracts should be typed in English. Single space the abstract using a standard Times Roman 11 point typeface. Please carefully proof read for errors, misspellings, and clarity of presentation.
7) Fill in the contact information of the corresponding author below the abstract box, as shown on the Abstract form.
8) Upload an electronic file of the abstract in MS Word (Windows 95/Ver. 6.0 or later versions only) at the Conference Website.
NO ABSTRACTS WILL BE PRINTED IN THE PROCEEDINGS UNLESS AT LEAST ONE OF THE AUTHORS HAS PAID THE REGISTRATION FEE.
For questions only – Dr. Richard Dick can be reached by:
Fax: (1) 614 292 7432
STYLE—ABBREVIATIONS AND SI UNITS OF MEASUREMENT
Units of Measurement and Numbers in Text: SI units and symbols should be used for reporting data in your abstract. Corresponding metric units may be shown in parentheses, if desired. The SI units symbol should be used, but only when preceded by a number; otherwise spell out. Use figures for all numbers 10 and higher and for all numbers when used with weights and measures. Use the % sign when preceded by a number, otherwise spell out. Use molecular formula for common chemicals and symbols for common elements. Use elemental expressions for plant nutrients; report crop yields on a weight rather than volume basis; include the Latin binomial or trinomial for all plants and other organisms; for soils, give at least the subgroup in accord with the U.S. system of soil taxonomy. NOTE: Be certain the abbreviations you use are widely known. If there is any doubt, SPELL IT OUT.
Units Not Permitted Are:
- % for plant nutrient concentration—use mmol kg-1 or g kg1
- % for water content—use g kg1
- ppm for mass or volume—use mg kg-1 or mg L1
- meq for exchange capacity—use moles of charge per unit mass (cmolc kg-1)
- normality, N, for substance concentration—use a molar basis, M
PUBLICATION OF ABSTRACT BOOKLETS
All abstracts will be included in the abstract booklet which will be distributed with other conference materials to conference participants after arrival at the registration desk.
CONFERENCE SPECIAL PUBLICATION IN SOIL BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
All volunteered and poster papers are eligible to be considered as full papers or short communications for a special addition of Soil Biology & Biochemistry devoted to the Enzyme Conference. Papers considered for publication must represent original research and comply with the journal’s style and format. The manuscripts are due by August 31st , 2016 and papers submitted after this date will not be considered. Papers must be submitted on line [ ] and marked for the attention of Prof. Richard Burns. Do not deliver them at the conference.
Please check off on the abstract form whether you intend to submit a paper.