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Abstract submission

Abstract submission for WAFL 2017 was handled through our abstract submission website. The deadline for submitting abstracts was 17 February, 2017.

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Guidelines and recommendations WAFL 2017 for authors

  • Abstracts must be written in English. Linguistic accuracy is the responsibility of the authors.
  • The title should not exceed 120 characters (including spaces).
  • The body of the abstract should not exceed 300 words,
  • Abstracts must not exceed 300 words excluding title, names and affiliation. The maximum for the overall number of keystrokes is 2,500 leaving approximately 400 keystrokes for title, authors and affiliations. If the latter exceeds 400 keystrokes, the available keystrokes for the abstract text are reduced accordingly.
  • References, figures and tables should not be included.
  • Abstracts presenting innovative ideas (for the innovation day), theoretical and/or empirical work will be considered for presentation.
  • Abstracts must contain a clear statement of the purpose of the work, the methods used, results (for empirical studies) and conclusions.
  • Abstracts on empirical studies must indicate the method(s) of analysis, contain data (means, variation, etc.), and provide information about test statistics (e.g. p levels).
  • Results should be presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusions drawn.
  • References are not required in the abstract, however, if provided, they should be placed in the text of the abstract in the following short format: Forbes & Gregorini, Anim.Prod.Sc. 55, 2015.
  • The first name of the author(s), not just initials, should be provided, as well as the affiliated institute and its location (but not the full address).
  • Each presenting author may not submit more than two proposals. If two presentations are accepted for a presenting author, at least one will be a poster.
  • Pitches for the innovation day are 5 minute slots. Oral presentations for the normal scientific program are 15 minute slots which are split into 12 minutes for presenting and 3 minutes for questions. Keynote presentations are longer orals allowing 25 minutes for presentation, and 5 minutes for discussion, and are designed to allow a more broad discussion of a subject area.
  • PhD and MSc students are eligible to participate in the Best Poster Competition. The posters are evaluated by senior researchers assessing their scientific and presentation qualities.
  • All abstracts submitted must comply with the “Guidelines for Ethical Treatment of Animals in Applied Animal Behavior and Welfare Research” prepared by the ISAE Ethics Committee.