Only completed works that follow the scientific methodology and correspond to the specified objectives will be accepted. Work must be original and not previously published.
All abstracts must be submitted only electronically by the appropriate deadlines through the system in this we page.
The principal author or whoever was designated to present the Abstract must be registered in the event to be able to make said presentation.
The abstract should have the following information:
Mandatory: Title, Author/s (names, affiliation, and e-mail address), Key Words, Objectives, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusions.
Optional: Introduction, Discussion, References and Acknowledgements.
TITLE: must be concise and reflect the content of the work. It must be in bold type, centered across the page and written in lowercase (only the initial letter of the first word must be in uppercase). Scientific names must be
in italics. If the common name of a species is used, the scientific name must be included in parenthesis. Title extension must be no larger than 150 characters, including character interspace.
AUTHOR/S: author/s names are centered and immediately below the title, indicating firstly surname (last name) and then, separated by a comma, name’s first initial, followed by a dot. Use a comma to separate different
AUTHORS AFFILIATION: please indicate the name of the department, institute or center in which the author works, including the country. If presenting authors affiliation is different, use superscripts to properly identify
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR: it must identified by an asterisk (*), indicating also her/his e-mail address.
KEY WORDS: it is recommended to use no less than 3 and no more than 5.
OBJECTIVES: they must be concise and clearly expressed. Optionally, they may be preceded by an Introduction that explains the problem or subject the work intended to solve. However, this Introduction should not be a literature review.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: this section should be short but sufficiently clear to allow a reasonable comprehension of what was done. It must include the statistical design, the evaluation period, the measured variables and the statically analyses. For most situations, it is important to identify the location in which the experiment was performed, indicating geographical coordinates, country and soil conditions (if necessary).
RESULTS: must be in accordance to the stated objectives and referred to the variables indicated in Material & Methods. Statistical inferences should be detailed enough to allow results interpretation. This section may
include up to two Tables or two Figures, or one Table and one Figure. Tables and Figures must be as simple as possible and self-explanatories, containing the necessary information that facilitate the interpretation without
using the body text. If statistical differences were detected, they have to be indicated by an asterisk; if not, use the legend ns (no significant). Treatment differences should be identified by letters (a, b, c, etc.), indicating the
statistical test that was used and the significance level (α = 0.05 or so).
DISCUSSION (optional): if necessary, results could be discussed and/or compared to the ones obtained by other authors. For space reasons, it is recommended to utilize no more than three references, stating surname of the author and year (Arolfo, 2015). If there were more than one author, please indicate surname of the first author followed by et al. and then year (Arolfo et al., 2010).
CONCLUSIONS: they must be referred to the objectives and be supported by the results. This section must not include any results.
BIBLIOGRAPHY/REFERENCES: to include the Bibliography or the Reference List is optional, however mandatory if mentioned in the Discussion. Reference citation should be concise, indicating author/s, year, title
and publication data (journal, volume and pages), like in examples 1, 2 and 3 below. If it is a book or a book chapter, indicate author/s, year, book title, publisher, and pages, as in example 4 below. If it is a web reference,
indicate author/s, year, title and web information, like in example 5 below.
Example 1: Petkova D. 2010. Multifoliolate alfalfa line with 23-24 leaves on a leaf stalk. J.of Crop and Weed 6(1): 1-5.
Example 2: Kalu B. A. & Fick G. W. 1981. Quantifying morphological development of alfalfa for herbage quality. Crop Sci. 21: 267-271.
Example 3: Brummer, E. C. et al., 2000. Re-examining the relationship between fall dormancy and winter hardiness in alfalfa. Crop Sci. 40: 971-977.
Example 4: Nei, M., 1987: Molecular evolutionary genetics. Columbia University Press, New York. 512 pp
Example 5: Putnam, D.H. 2014. Exporting Water through hay-Further Twists and Turns. UC Cooperative Extension Alfalfa & Forage News Blog. http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=12770
ACKOLEDGEMENTS (optional): recognition to institutions or private companies that supported the work could be included. Also, acknowledgements to people who significantly contributed to the work.
Text style must be clear and specific to the subject. The use of short and precise sentences, written in passive voice and in past tenses, is highly recommended. Only Conclusions could be written in present or potential tenses. Use the International Unit System with their respective official symbols. If chemical products are mentioned, use the name of the active product and not the commercial name or brand. Use of abbreviations for variables or traits, including acronyms, should be minimum and their meaning must be stated the first time they are mentioned.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FIGURES AND TABLES
The Tables and Figures must be clear enough in terms of their content, they must be able to be understood without recourse to the text of the abstract.
Figures and Tables should be included in the text of the Results section. They should be located next to the text to which it refers. Figures (graphics, photographs, maps or drawings) and Tables must meet the following
- References and explanatory notes should be clear with Arial 8 point.
- Figures without boxes (general and in references) and without background.
- Bold letters should be used only for the headings and for averages or general average in the Tables.
- The font and font size of the Tables and Figures titles will be Arial 9 point.
- The font and font size of Tables and Figures will be Arial 8 or 9.
- The figures and graphics must be high resolution (≥ 300 dpi). The use of contrasting colors is suggested.
- Please, avoid the use of vertical lines in the Tables. Horizontal lines should be used only to separate headings and averages or general average.
- Use of Word to copy and paste texts is strongly recommended in order to provide adequate image quality.
- The figures must be inserted with the “insert” function of Word and be aligned with the “tight text” function of Drawing Tools – Word format.
- Graphs must be constructed with Excel or a statistical software.
- Tables will be made using the “insert table” function of Word, avoiding the use of tabs or the spacer.
- Tables and Figures will be separated with a space above and below the text.
- Readability of Tables and Figures is author’s responsibility.
Abstracts will not be accepted if:
- Do not comply with above established standards.
- Do not present the experimental design and its corresponding statistical analysis.
- Do not visualize the correspondence between Objectives, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusions..
Corrections and suggestions from the Organizing Committee will be made with the “Word review function”. If the author does not accept any of the corrections, he must justify it by means of an explanatory note when returning the corrected summary.
If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org