Abstract submission information

  1. All authors must include full address / affiliation details.
  2. The title of the abstract must mention the species or animal group used in the study.
  3. 300 word limit
  4. References should not be included and will be edited out if included
  5. The text of abstracts should reflect what will be presented in a clear simple summary. Include the purpose of the study, the methods used, the findings and their significance (please avoid phrases such as "the significance of the findings will be discussed").
  6. Don't include subheadings.
  7. Please include a statement about ethical approval. When describing experiments using living animals include information about anaesthetic and surgical procedures and when appropriate state how animals were killed. Where abstracts refer to experiments on human subjects they must include a statement that the experiments were performed with the understanding and consent of the subject. If no ethical approval was required please add a statement to confirm this. 

Notes

  1. All accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of Anatomy, unless you specifically request that they are not when submitting.
  2. The peer review requirement of the Journal will be met prior to acceptance, and changes may be required. In all cases the decision on final acceptability for publication lies with the Editor of the Journal. 
  3. Abstracts will undergo initial editing to conform to Journal house style before being circulate in the abstract booklet at the meeting, and authors are asked to proof read their abstracts carefully at that stage. Authors may be asked to modify the text of their abstract following discussion at the meeting.

Poster Guidelines

Presentation tips for poster presenters:

An effective poster balances figures and texts and is not a page-by-page printout of a journal paper or a slide show.

Orientation

To be confirmed for each meeting.

Organisation

Arrange materials in columns rather than rows. Put the most significant findings at eye level.

Title

Prepare a banner for the top of the poster indication the abstract title, author (s), affiliations(s) and the presentation number. Use lettering at least 2.5cm tall 

Illustrations

Design figures for viewing from a distance and use clear visible graphics and large type. Figures should illustrate no more than one or two major points. Colours should be used sparingly: use dark colours on white or plate backgrounds and light colours on dark backgrounds. Indicate illustration order with numbers of letters at least 2.5cm high (omit Fig, figure etc)

Text

Place an introduction at the upper left and a conclusiong athe lower right, both in large type. It is not necessary to include the abstract.

Each figure of table should have a heading of one or two lines in very large type. Provide additional essential information below in a legend set at 16 points or higher. Integrate text that would normally appear in the Results and Discussion into figure legends. Descirbe not only the content of the figure, but also the derived conclusions. Place brief details of methodology at the end of each legend. 

Based on guidelines from The Society of Neuroscience.