GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION AND FORMAT:

For all congress oral and poster presentations, an extended abstract of no more than 400 words must be submitted on the website

Use: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, References (if applicable), Keywords (and Acknowledgements if necessary) as headings.

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ORAL PRESENTATIONS:

MS PowerPoint 2013 is to be used exclusively with no provision made for slide or overhead projectors. If not you will need to present without your slides.

Presentations will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for discussion. The session chair will manage presentation time strictly using green, orange and red warning lights.

Presentations should be stored on flash drives and preferably be downloaded at registration on the Monday before the congress starts. Presentations can also be downloaded at the different venues at least fifteen minutes before the session commences. If not you will need to present without the need.

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Orientation must be A0 Portrait only (841 × 1189 mm). Posters may not serve as adverticement boards and thus must be of a scientific nature with use of commercial logos kept to a minimum.

Copies of the poster (A4 format) are allowed as handouts but distribution of commercial promotional material is discouraged. Material to affix posters to the poster display boards will be provided at registration.

Use 96 point Arial Bold for the title of the poster and 72 point Arial for authors and affiliations. Use Capital letters for the Title. Begin authors on a separate line from the title with their affiliations a line below that. Underline the name of the person presenting the poster. Centre the Title, Authors and affiliations.

Use 30 to 36 point Arial Bold capitals for section headings. Use 24 to 30 point Arial for regular text. Review the readability of your poster by using a viewing distance of approximately 1.8 m. Do not try to cramp to much text and information into your poster. The poster should contain headings similar to those used in the extended abstract: Summary, Introduction, Objectives, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion, References.

 

THE USE OF CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE ON THE SANDY SOILS OF THE FREE STATE

AN EXAMPLE OF AN EXTENDED ABSTRACT

Van Huyssteen, C.W. and Ceronio, G.

University of the Free State, PO Box 339, Bloemfontein, 9300

Email: vhuystc.sci@ufs.ac.za

INTRODUCTION

This is an example of the formatting for the extended abstract.  Extended abstracts should not exceed one A4 page.  Use 2.54 cm margins and single line spacing throughout.  All text, except the title is in Arial 11 point.  The title should be in 14 point bold and capitals. Leave one line open (11 point).  Follow the Title on the next line by authors’ initials and surnames and on the next line by affiliations (Institution and Postal address) and contact details (e-mail address).  The title, authors, affiliation, and contact details should be centred.

INTRODUCTION

Use: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, References, Keywords (and Acknowledgements if necessary) as headings. All headings should be in 11 point bold capitals. Subheadings should be Arial 11 point bold with the first letter in capitals.  The rest of the manuscript must be in Arial 11 point.  Paragraph text should be justified.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

This section should briefly discuss the methods followed, to allow the reader insight into the origin and validity of the data.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

This section should be the focus of your paper.  Here you should present and discuss your data.  Focus on the interpretation and validity thereof an also on situations where it might not be applicable.  Figures and Tables are allowed, provided that one page is not exceeded.  Follow the instructions of the South Africa Journal of Plant and Soil in this regard.

CONCLUSIONS

The aim of the instructions is to ensure uniform Conference Proceedings and to minimise editing.  The assistance of each author in this regard is highly appreciated.

REFERENCES

References should be listed in chronological order. Acknowledgements are reserved for sources of funding and appropriate help. Use the formatting of the South Africa Journal of Plant and Soil, available at http://www.plantandsoil.co.za/downloads/examples_references.pdf.

KEYWORDS

Use a maximum of six keywords, in alphabetical order, separated with a comma.