ABSTRACT SUBMISSION PROCESS

Prospective authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. High-quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of the Arts discipline are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.

Abstract Guidelines:  structure

  • All submitted conference papers will be blind peer-reviewed by three competent reviewers. The peer-reviewed conference proceedings will further be compiled by specialist panellists.
    A number of selected high-impact full-text papers will also be considered for the special journal issues. All papers submitted for the conference will have the opportunity to be considered for this Special Journal Issue.
    The paper selection for publication will be carried out during the peer review process as well as at the conference presentation stage. Consequently, submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication. The final decision for paper publication will be made based on peer review reports by the Guest Editors and the Editor-in-Chief jointly. Selected full-text papers will be published online free of charge.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE I START MY SUBMISSION?

  • If an author would like to submit more than one abstract, they should submit all abstracts in one email. Please note that authors may only be the sole author of one submission. Any additional submissions must be as co-author.
  • Abstracts cannot contain more than 500 words in the main body of the abstract.
  • Abstracts can be submitted for either paper or e-poster presentation.
  • Please note that some requests for talks may need to be moved to e-poster presentations.
  • Please ensure that abstracts are formatted as follows:
    Title: Times New Roman bold, italic, 10 pt;
    Abstract Text: Times New Roman 9 pt;
    Single line spacing;
    Keywords heading: Times New Roman, bold, italic,10pt;
    Keywords: Three to five keywords in alphabetical order separated by commas, Times New Roman, 9pt;
    Please do not cite references in the abstract.
  • All abstracts must please be submitted via email to afraaconference2021abstract@gmail.com

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

2 SEPTEMBER 2021

TO: afraaconference2021abstract@gmail.com

PORTANT DATES EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: 20 TH JANUARY 2021 Regular Payment Deadline for ___ Presenters: 18 TH FEBRUARY 2021 Full paper submission: 03 rd May 2021

NOTE:  PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING

  • Titles should be capitalized with care: connectives (e.g. of, in, from etc.) are not capitalized. And for some papers concerning any kind of bacteria, animals, plants or other kinds of organisms, Latin names are used. In that case, as Latin names have two words, the first one must be capitalized and the second not be capitalized (f.e. Esherichia coli).

  • Please do not cite references in the abstract.

  • Please thoroughly proof-read your abstract or have it language edited before final submission.

  • Once you have successfully submitted your abstract, a confirmation email will be sent.

  • Please ensure accurate indexing of all authors contributing to the study.

  • Please ensure consistent formatting of abstracts for publication in the conference proceedings.

WHEN YOU'VE FINISHED THE SUBMISSION

When you've finished your submission

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed and selected by the conference’s Scientific Organizing Committee for paper or e-poster presentation. You will receive a confirmation email after your abstract submission has been successfully submitted. You can view or edit your abstract by informing the review committee via email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact the AfrAA conference organizing supporting team.

AFTER SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACT: WHEN WILL I FIND OUT MY RESULTS?

Email notification of programming decisions will come from the secretariat shortly after the deadline of submission and the working programme will be posted to the conference website. The final decision will also appear on your waset.org profile. The notification will include specific presentation instructions. All selected contributions will be included in the conference book of abstracts. The quality of science and relevance to the conference themes and topics will be the sole criteria applied by the Scientific Organizing Committee to select abstracts for paper or e-poster presentation.

ABSTRACT: REVIEW CRITERIA

Abstract review criteria

  • Relevance to the conference topics
  • Significance of the scientific question(s) and results
  • Style
  • Organization
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

 

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GUIDELINES FOR SHORT PRESENTATIONS AND E-POSTERS

Abstract guidelines for short presentations and e-posters

  • All abstracts must be submitted via email to @
  • Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
  • Note that your abstract will not be included in the conference presentation programme if you do not register and pay the required registration fees.
  • Only one abstract is allowed per submitting author, but the submitting author can be a co-author on another abstract.
  • Abstracts will be published by AfrAA in the conference proceedings that will be given to all conference attendees. After the conference, copies of the abstract book may occasionally be provided by AfrAA to other interested persons on request, and are made available for purchase.
  • Abstract content and editing are the responsibility of the submitting author. Abstracts will be published as received after the abstracts are reviewed and selected.
  • Submission of the abstract means consent to publication of the abstract in the conference proceedings, to the distribution of the conference proceedings containing your abstract to conference attendees and, occasionally, to other interested persons, and to sale of the abstract book/proceedings.

Important information for CO-AUTHORS

  • Please note a single registration permits only one person to attend the conference
  • If the co-authors would like to attend the conference, their registration and payment are required to be made independently.
  • Co-authors will be given a discount of 15% from the Non-Presenter’s (Listener’s) registration fee.
  • A certificate will be issued to co-authors upon their registration/payment for the conference.
  • Please make prior communications with the organizing committee with regard to this matter to enjoy the benefit of the discount.

Please take note

  • Please set your email spam filter to accept messages from “afraaconference2021abstract@gmail.com”.
  • Contact the main conference coordinator at afraaconference2021@gmail.com in case you do not receive an acknowledgement/follow-up email within 48 hours after your abstract submission, registration or inquiry.
  • Please check your spam/junk folder prior to making inquiries regarding your concern.
  • Make sure to provide your mobile phone number in your registration form along with your abstract for further communications.