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2WSFC Extended Abstract – Instructions for Authors


All persons presenting a talk (in any session, including speed) at the congress are invited to submit an extended abstract of their paper by September 1, 2014 for inclusion in the conference proceedings, which will be handed out to the congress participants (in a memory stick) as part of the registration package. Extended abstracts must be written in English and should not exceed 2,500 words (the word limit includes references, tables and figures). Note that the extended abstracts will NOT BE peer-reviewed. Please submit your extended abstract, in Word document, and send it as an email attachment to 2wsfc.abstracts@gmail.com. The file you send us will not be re-typed or otherwise modified. Therefore, please follow the guidelines as best as you can.


General format: Word document; font type – Times New Roman, font size – 12 points; line spacing – single; indentation – none; justification – left


  • TITLE – bold, all capital letters, center text in the page, in case there is a subtitle – use a colon after the title in the next line
  • Author(s): Include author name, affiliation and country, email address; center text in the page; in case of multiple authors, add each co-author name, affiliation and country, email address, separate by one blank line
  • Abstract: 250 words
  • Section headings – bold, initial capital, left-justified

o   Section headings can be anything or conventional, e.g., “Introduction”, “Methods”, “Results”, “Discussion and Conclusion”.

o   Separate each section with one blank line

o   Separate each paragraph with one blank line

  • Please do not add page number
  • Please do not use footnotes and endnotes


Tables and Figures

All tables and figures should be numbered. Place table title above the table and figure title below the figure. Center Tables and Figures in the page.



  • Cite references in the text with author name/s and year of publication in parentheses (“Harvard


o   One author: (Jones 1991) or Jones (1991)

o   Two authors: (Jones and Smith 1994) or Jones and Smith (1994)

o   Three authors or more: (Jones et al. 1995) or Jones et al. (1995)

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Important Dates

SEPTEMBER 1, 2014: deadline for extended abstracts

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