How to Submit an Abstract

Use the online abstract form. The steps are clearly defined and easy to follow. If you lose your Internet connection before you are finished, you can resume your submission when you log back on. The system supports subscripts, superscripts, italic and boldface type, tables, Greek letters, and equations. If you cannot submit the abstract electronically, please contact Nancy Wright, +1-303-357-1061, .

New for 2007! You may present two volunteered abstracts during the Annual Meeting, as long as one of these abstracts is a poster presentation. This limitation does not apply to, nor does it include, invited contributions to keynote symposia or topical sessions.

Abstract Fee

There is a nonrefundable submission fee is of $18 for students; US$30 for all others.

Abstract Body

Please keep the body of the abstract to 2,000 characters or less (not counting spaces). The online abstract system will reject it if it exceeds this limit. You can include a table with your abstract, but understand that the table might reduce the number of words allowed in your abstract. Taken together, the body of the abstract should take up no more space than would be occupied by roughly 2,000 characters alone. For typing and pasting, add an extra line between paragraphs or they will run together when displayed (you can do this before copying, after pasting, or while typing).

We don’t check or edit abstracts. Check the spelling of the abstract's body and title using your own word processor. Then read it again and make sure that it is something the whole world should see. You and your coauthors will be provided (by e-mail) with a record of the abstract identification number and password, and you can access your abstract and revise it as necessary from any Internet connection until 10 July 2007.

Presentation Modes

Select your preferred mode of presentation: oral, poster, or either (no preference). Please note: Program organizers will do their best to fit you into your preferred mode; however, they will override your original mode selection if they feel your paper would fit well in a particular session with other compatible abstracts. The decision of the program organizers is final.

Oral Mode. This is a verbal presentation before a seated audience. The normal length of an oral presentation is 12 minutes, plus three minutes for discussion.

Poster Mode. Each poster session presenter is provided with one horizontal, freestanding display board ~8' wide ~4' high. Precise measurements will appear in the speaker guide, which will be posted on the GSA Web site in September. Speakers must be at their poster booths for at least two of the four presentation hours.

Papers for discipline sessions may be submitted in either oral or poster mode. Papers for topical sessions are to be submitted only in the mode noted in the session description. If a topical abstract is submitted in the incorrect mode, the abstract will be transferred automatically to a discipline session.

JTPC to Finalize Program in Late July

The Joint Technical Program Committee (JTPC) selects abstracts and determines the final session schedule. All authors will be notified in early August. The JTPC includes representatives from those GSA Associated Societies and Divisions participating in the technical program. GSA Council approved the JTPC technical program chairs.


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