Abstract Submission


Abstract Submission Guidelines

Research Presentations

The abstract submission guidelines of the PBRI are intended to provide clear instructions before submitting an abstract. You are kindly requested to carefully read the guidelines stated below.  

Deadline abstract submission

All abstracts must be submitted through the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 15, 2016, submissions received after this deadline will not be considered. Acceptance result notification: September, 20, 2016.

General abstract guidelines

1. Completed projects are eligible for paper presentation.
2. Projects in progress are limited to poster presentations only.
3. The body of the abstract may not exceed 350 words and should be single-spaced.
4. The technical quality of your submission may influence a reviewer’s scoring of your abstract, so please be sure to check for spelling and grammatical errors. the PBRI will NOT edit abstracts.
5. Short titles and standard abbreviations are recommended. The title should be specific in addressing the key concepts in the project.
6. Avoid reference to institution names, locations, or funding sources in the body of the abstract.
7. Tables, graphs, and charts are permitted in abstracts within the 350 word count.
8. You may submit as many abstracts as you like.

Criteria for Review of Research Based Abstracts

The following criteria will be used to score abstracts for presentation:
• Purpose and research questions/hypotheses are clearly stated
• Theoretical framework/rationale is appropriate 
• Methods are appropriate to address purpose/questions/hypotheses
• Results are appropriately analyzed (as applicable)
• Conclusions reflect appropriate interpretation of the results
Each criterion will be rated on the following scale:
5 = Exceptional, 4 = Excellent, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Not Acceptable, 0 = Not Considered

Definition of Presentation Types

Paper Presentations

• A paper presentation is an oral presentation reserved for completed projects for which results are reported as part of the presentation.
• Each paper presentation will be a maximum of 12 minutes in length and will be followed by a brief question and answer period of approximately 3 minutes.
• Only reports of completed projects that have not been published in a publicly available journal can be submitted.
• Abstracts must include the following sections: 
Background / Significance: indicate the purpose and objective of the research, the question/hypothesis that was tested or a description of the problem being analysed or evaluated and theoretical framework/rationale.
Methods: describe the study period / setting / location, study design, study population, data collection and methods of analysis used.
Results: present as clearly and in as much detail as possible the findings / outcome of the study. Please summarize any specific results.
Conclusions: explain the significance of your findings / outcomes of the study, and future implications of the results.

Submission Confirmation

After submission of the abstract, a confirmation email will be sent to the abstract submitter. In order to receive confirmation, please ensure that emails from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. are not marked as spam by your e-mail provider.

Abstract Review and Selection Process

All submitted abstracts will go through a blind peer-review process carried out by reviewing committee. Each abstract will be reviewed by at least three reviewers.

Notification of Acceptance or Rejection to Corresponding Author

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitting (corresponding) author by September 15, 2016.  Please note that only the corresponding author will receive an email concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the abstract.