The ECTS Congress attracts around 500 abstract submissions every year. An abstract is the first glance an audience has of a study. To receive all the attention it deserves, an abstract should be written as well as possible. Here are some practical tips on how your abstract can get the attention it deserves:
- Read the submission guidelines and keep to the instructions provided. Comply with the word count and structure.
- This is not a creative writing project. Be concise and informative.
- Deliver a clear and structured text, free from grammatical and spelling errors;
- Carefully phrase your concluding statements and emphasize on what can be drawn from the results.
- Include some results with statistics or hard data of the most relevant finding. This is not strictly necessary but it helps. For ECTS congress, this is necessary if you want your abstract to be considered as oral.
- Show the abstract to the supervisor or principal investigator of the study as their name will go on the abstract as well
- Avoid using jargon and uncommon abbreviations
- Don’t wait till the last hour. Several months or years have been spent on this groundbreaking research, so take the time to show this.
These are only a few suggestions, but keep in mind to deliver an original and innovative work, with quality research methodology and data that illustrate the results in a concise language.
Submit your abstract to ECTS 2018 before 12 February 2018 and once this is done, tell us with a selfie on Twitter using the hashtag #ECTS2018. The best selfies will be shared on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.
Good Luck to all participants and see you in Valencia!