Abstract Formatting Instructions

1. Abstract should be prepared as a single page word processor document and must be saved in one of the following formats (max. filesize is 1 MB):

  • Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) [preferred]
  • Rich Text (.rtf)


2. Must contain text only (no tables or figures).

3. Include the following information:

  • Title (max 255 characters)
  • List of all authors/affiliations who contributed to the work
  • Text of abstract describing purpose, content, methodology and findings (max. 1600 characters including spaces)
  • List funding support (if applicable)


4. Abstract must be formatted according to this sample.

Note that the research can be at any stage of development including planned, work-in-progress, or completed projects.