Call for Abstracts 2017 for 37th Annual Sessions of IOB

The 37th Annual Sessions of the Institute of Biology – Sri Lanka

The Institute of Biology (IOBSL) invites its members to submit abstracts based on their original research, to be considered for presentation at the above sessions. The abstracts will be peer-reviewed before acceptance for presentation. The accepted abstracts will be published in the proceedings booklet.

The deadline for submission is 16th June 2017. Each submission should include the following documents:

  1.  An abstract (03 copies)
  2. An extended abstract or synopsis (03 copies)
  3. Declaration forms A and B duly filled by the author of correspondence and co-authors

Download   Declaration-forms-A-B-2017

Authors may submit hard copies under registered post to reach the following address:

Please make sure that you post your abstracts ahead of time to reach our mail box before the deadline.

Editor
The Institute of Biology,
‘Vidya Mandiraya’,
120/10, Wijerama Road,
Colombo 07

In addition, a softcopy of the abstract and the extended abstract should be
e-mailed to:     iobabstracts2017@gmail.com
The deadline for submission of abstracts and related documents will be
4.00 p.m. on the 16th of June 2017.

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 addresses 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.
v) 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.
v) Tables and diagrams should be included only if essential.
vi) References must be given at the end of the extended abstract.

3] Declaration by the authors

i) Annexed Form A 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 16th June 2017 to:
Editor,
Institute of Biology,
“Vidya Mandiraya”,
120/10, Wijerama Mawatha,
Colombo 7.