Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts for 2011 Conference
Abstracts may be submitted to the 2011 LACUS Conference up to the extended / second-round deadline of 15 April 2011.
Desirable qualities of abstracts include
- A clear statement of the problem or questions addressed;
- A clear statement of the main point(s) or argument(s);
- Clear indication of relevance to related work, accomplished in part by citations identifying previous literature (listed as references at the end of the abstract). In addition,
- If the paper reports a study using statistical methods of analysis, the study design should be clearly outlined and the results stated, identifying the statistical approaches used. (If the study is still in progress, this should be clearly stated.)
- If the paper is a work of any other kind, illustrative examples should be provided and explained.
LENGTH LIMITS. Abstracts must fit within the allotted space (see the abstract form). This includes any figures, tables, references, and so on. Do not include a note that a figure or table is “available upon request” or one saying that “some references are omitted to save space”.
PROPER DOCUMENTATION. All in-text citations should have a reference listed at the end, and all references should correspond to an in-text citation.
CHICAGO STYLE. Use capitalization, italicization, punctuation, and so on in accordance with Chicago Manual of Style (R) format. Refer to the Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide at
SUBMIT THE ABSTRACT IN DOC OR RTF FORMAT ONLY. You may submit (upload) the abstract form in MS Word *.doc (not *.docx) or general *.rtf format only. The abstract form is provided for download in both these common formats.
To submit your abstract, first, get the abstract proposal template in MS Word *.doc or general *.rtf format. The version in MS Word *.doc format is available here:
If your word processor cannot handle Word format documents, try the rich text format (*.rtf) version, available here:
Once you have entered the abstract into the template, go to
The LACUS 2011 Abstract Submission Extended / Second-Round Deadline is April 15, 2011.
REVIEW OF ABSTRACTS HAS ALREADY BEGUN.
NOTICES OF ACCEPTANCE WILL BE SENT OUT AS ABSTRACTS ARE REVIEWED.