Abstract Review & Selection

All the abstracts submitted electronically to lasadel2017@gmail.com before the deadline of 30th September 2017 will go through a peer-review process carried out by the designated Scientific Committee which will make the final selection of abstracts to be included in the conference programme. The selected abstracts may be considered eligible for either of the following presentations during the scientific sessions of the conference: plenary, oral or poster depending on their scientific merit and relevance to the theme of the conference.

Notification of Acceptance or Rejection to Corresponding Author

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitting (corresponding) author only by 15th October 2017 who will be responsible for informing all co-authors about the status of the abstract. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will receive instructions for the presentation of their abstract.

Publication of Selected Abstracts

All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference compendium and full length articles may be published in the forthcoming issue of Journal of Laboratory Animal Science. Hence, authors should submit the full length article upon acceptance of the abstract.

General Guidelines

Authors are suggested to follow the guidelines carefully while preparing the abstracts. Abstract should be concise and should be no more than 250 words. Plan the abstract as a single paragraph that is unified (i.e., one topic) and coherent (i.e., ideas flow continuously). Two (may be even three) paragraphs are also acceptable so long as the abstract as a whole is unified/coherent. Edit carefully for grammar, punctuation, typos, etc.

In order to assist with the review/editing of abstracts; authors may please carefully observe the following formatting and style conventions:

• Titles should be Arial Bold 14 point single spaced.

• Author information should be set two lines below the title and in Arial 11 point. It should consist of three lines single spaced: your name, your department/school, your institution.

• The body of the abstract should be set two lines below your author information.

• Font should be Arial 11 point.

• Line spacing should be 1.5 with double spacing between paragraphs.

• Text should be set left, non-justified, block paragraph/s (no indent).

• Margins should be set at 2.54cm on top, bottom and right, with a 3.5cm margin on the left.

• There should be two spaces after the end punctuation of each sentence in the text.

• Avoid abbreviations such as “e.g.,” “i.e.,” “etc.”—that is, spell out the words.

Any technical questions regarding the abstract submission process may be directed to Scientific Committee at lasadel2017@gmail.com