INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING ONLINE
- The Inclusion of a primary email address and phone number is mandatory.
- The email address of the submitter of the abstract will be the default email address for all correspondence from IGS. This cannot be changed to an alternative email following submission.
- Please do not submit an abstract on behalf of a co-author.
- Please include your abstract reference number and title in ALL correspondence to IGS
PREPARING YOUR ABSTRACT FOR SUBMISSION
- Title – maximum 20 words and body of text maximum 300 words.
- Abstracts are divided into four inbuilt headings – Background, Method, Results and Conclusion. Do not include additional subheadings.
- Do not include identifiers such as Connolly Hospital or CHO 5, names of people, institutions or geographical areas in your abstract to ensure that your abstract is blind reviewed.
- The use of the word “elderly” is prohibited in the title and body of abstract. Inclusion of this word will result in automatic rejection of work.
- A maximum of two references can be included as part of the 300 word count.
- No tables, boxes, columns, diagrams or appendices should be included.
- Authors may edit their abstracts online until the submission deadline.
- Use the correct official title (e.g. Mater Misericordiae University Hospital not ‘Mater Hospital’. National University of Galway Ireland not ‘Galway University’).
- Duplicate abstracts will be identified by reviewers and rejected.
- Text should be single spaced.
- Titles: Capitalise the first letter of each word. No full stop at the end. Titles must be in title case format:
Correct – Advance Directives: Research Results. Incorrect – Advance directives: research results
- Symbols used must be written in full, for example “beta” instead of β.
- Abbreviations must be spelled out in full name on first use.
- Proposed study/protocol for study: A proposed study or protocol for a study or research due to be undertaken are not accepted by IGS.
- It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract; accepted abstracts will be reproduced as submitted including possible errors.
- “Results to be presented” is not acceptable and will be automatically rejected.
- Re and re-read your abstract – get a colleague to read it to check for spelling, grammar, correct results as well as ensuring that all authors involved are included.
- Any queries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
REASONS WHY AN ABSTRACT MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED
- Subject matter is not appropriate to IGS
- Abstract is a duplicate of other submissions
- Abstract is poorly written and difficult to understand
- Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion is not summarised adequately
- Additional subheadings included
- Statistical evaluation is inadequate or absent
- Data is pending at time of submission
- Abstract is incomplete on the submission