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2021 AETA Meeting > Abstract Submission Instructions

Abstract Submission Instructions

DUE DATE: Abstracts must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (central time) on Friday, August 6, 2021

General Information: Members are encouraged to submit original research, teaching, and extension abstracts for poster presentation only. Posters should consist of original, completed work that has not been accepted for publication in a journal.

Authors need to be aware of patent considerations before submitting abstracts for publication.

No-Show Policy: If an abstract is accepted for presentation as a poster, the author(s) must attend the meeting to present. If a nonmember presenter is not registered for the meeting by September 10, 2021, the abstract will not be published. It will be removed from the program and will no longer be available for presentation at the meeting.

Abstract Submission Guidelines: All abstracts must be submitted online at https://www.fass-abstracts.org/meetinginfo.asp?meetingcode=287

It will not be possible to submit abstracts after the deadline: Friday, August 6, 2021. When you submit your abstract, you will be given a tracking number and password. Make a note of these; they will allow you to revise your submitted abstract at any time until the deadline.

Space limitations allow a maximum of 2,300 keystrokes (including characters, spaces and punctuation, title, keywords, and tables). Begin the count at the title and end the count with the last keyword or end of a table, if one is included. Only one table per abstract is permitted. The word count does not include author names and affiliations. The system will automatically reject abstracts that are too long. Special characters, such as Greek letters and math symbols, can be inserted via the electronic submission form.

Abstract Requirements: The author submitting the abstract is responsible for its content and the quality of the preparation.

Abstracts are required for posters that would like to be considered for presentation at the 2021 AETA-CETA/ACTE Joint Annual Meeting.

The AETA Research Committee is responsible for accepting or rejecting abstracts. Criteria for acceptance or rejection will include those outlined here and in the “Quality Standards for Abstracts” document at https://www.aeta.org/2021/Quality-Standards-for-Abstracts.asp. The Research Committee will also consider originality, clarity, and merit. Consolidation of results into one combined abstract is urged whenever possible.

Author Notification: Authors will be emailed by September 3, 2021, indicating the status (accept or reject) of their abstract.

Presentation Information:

  • Poster Presentations: Presenters must be present at their poster during the designated poster presentation session. The boards will be 48 inches (121.9 cm) high and 72 inches (182.8 cm) wide. Stick pins will be provided or you may bring your own tack (no Velcro). All posters must be up by 7:00 a.m. on Friday, October 15, and should remain up until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 16.
  • Poster Presentations: In the event of a virtual meeting AETA headquarters will provide detailed, timely instructions on presentation ahead of the meeting.

If your abstract includes a table: The electronic submission form allows submission of 1 table per abstract (optional), and the content of the table will count towards the 2,300 keystroke limit. The printed abstract width allows for 70 keystrokes per line, including spaces. Tables should be a maximum of 10 columns and 15 rows; keep this in mind when you are formatting tables. Tables that are too wide cannot be formatted properly.

Please Call 217-398-2217 or email AETA@assochq.org for assistance.

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