GIFCon Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in GIFCon!

Regarding the content of your submission we have compiled some advice about abstract writing, based on past experience and common good practices. We hope you will find it useful.

Regarding the format of your submission please follow these guidelines:

  • The submission should be a single editable file in English, in doc, docx, rtf, odt or txt format. It should contain your submission title, abstract text and a bionote, in that order.
  • The abstract must be at most 300 words long. Every word counts towards the limit, including title and references (if any).
  • The bionote should be 100 words long and should make clear what your first name, family name and title are.
  • The abstract must have a title – it’s surprising how many people forget to include one! The title of your abstract should be at most 120 characters long.
  • The filename must be FirstName.Surname, for example Hermione.Granger.rtf
  • In case of multiple authors, make it clear who the first is. Include all bionotes in the same file and name it after the first author.
  • If your document is in doc, docx, rtf or odt format, the title must be in bold 16pt and the text body must be in 12pt. The font must be Arial, Helvetica or FreeSans.
  • Your submission must be a file attachment. Do not send links to files stored online and do not write it within the email body.
  • Spellcheck the document, preferably using UK spelling.

If you do not follow these guidelines your submission may be rejected without notice.