Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Abstract submission criteria 2018

Abstracts are submitted through the Ex Ordo, Abstract Management Software System, and the following guidelines must be adhered to during abstract submission.

Information under the following sub-headings is required for all research and audit abstract submissions.

  • Introduction
  • Aim and objectives
  • Methods
  • Outcomes
  • Conclusion
  • References (maximum of three)

For policy and theoretical/discussion papers, please insert all of the text into the introduction.

  • The word limit for each abstract, including references, is 300 words.
  • Please do not format (i.e. bold, italics etc.) any text and submit in font: Arial, size: 12.
  • References can be included in the abstract text or as a list following the abstract. Any references included in the reference list must be cited in the abstract text.
  • Tables: Tables can be included with abstracts and must be cited in the abstract text. The abstracts themselves must be in text, not table format.
  • Figures: All figures should be cited in the text of the abstract. All figures must be submitted in black and white, no use of colour will be used in the printing of the Book of Abstracts.
  • Please do not include any information which can identify the researcher in this section as the abstract is reviewed blind. 
Abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts exactly as submitted and no corrections will be made. Please pay particular attention to grammar, spelling and typography.


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