The 35th Annual Sessions of the Institute of Biology – Sri Lanka
Theme 2015: Biodiversity Conservation:- Moving towards Ecosystem Services
35th Annual Sessions will be hedl on September 25th, 2015.
Abstracts of papers to be presented are now being accepted from Fellows and Members of the lOB
Guidelines for submission of Abstracts
1] Guidelines for preparing and submission of abstracts
i) The abstract must report original research.
ii) The title should be brief and explain the study reported. Capital letters should be used only for the first letter in the first word of the title and proper nouns.
The address of the Institution in which the work was carried out should be included. If the collaborators are from different Institutions, the address of the respective institutions should be included.
Capital letters should be used only for the initials and the first letters of the surnames of authors.
The text of the abstract should not exceed 300 words.
iii) Standard abbreviations of SI units should be used.
iv) The original and two legible copies of each abstract should be submitted.
The two copies should carry only the title and the text and should not contain name(s) of author(s) and place(s) where the research has been carried out.
iv) Acknowledgements should be restricted to funding agencies.
2] Guidelines for submission of extended abstracts
i) The extended abstract should not exceed 800 words.
ii) The text should cover the following aspects: Background, Objectives, Research Design, Materials and Methods, Results and Findings, Conclusions.
iii) The original and two legible copies of each extended abstract should be submitted.
iv) The two copies should carry only the title and the text and should not contain name(s) of author(s) and place(s) where the research has been carried out.
iv) Tables and diagrams should be included only if essential.
v) References must be given at the end of the extended abstract.
3] Declaration by the authors
i) Form A below must be completed by the Principal/Supervising Author and sent with each abstract submitted.
All correspondence will be addressed to the Principal/Supervising Author.
In the event that the presenter indicated in the application is unable to present the paper at the sessions it is the responsibility of the Principal/Supervising author either to withdraw the paper in advance or arrange for one of the Co-authors to present the paper.
In the case of a single author where he/she could not present the paper due to ill health or any other valid reason the council can decide to grant a grace chance to present the paper at the next IOB Annual Sessions.
ii) Annexed Form B should be completed by all Co-authors. In case of student members, the Head of the Department concerned should certify this form.
4] Date of submission
Abstracts and completed forms must be submitted on or before 4pm of 30th July 2015 to:
Institute of Biology,
120/10, Wijerama Mawatha,