Authors are required to submit an abstract prepared according to the guidelines given in the following. 

Abstracts must be submitted electronically via online portal on or before 1st of September 2017 to be considered by the Scientific Committee. Instructions given below must be adhered strictly. Abstracts which are prepared without considering the guideline given below will not be considered. An exception may be made for minor correctable errors, at the discretion of the Scientific Committee. It is not necessary to submit the extended abstract for this year’s iPURSE.


  • All abstracts must be written in English and saved using MS Word 97–2003, 2007 formats (file extension .doc, docx). All the abstract must be original research and must not have been submitted/considered elsewhere.
  Word limit  Maximum 500 words (including title, body, table, table and figure captions)
  Margins   27mm left; 15 mm right; 20 mm top; 20 mm bottom
  Font   Times New Roman
  Line spacing Single
  • If absolutely necessary one table or figure may be included. Please note that these will be included in the word count and hence limit the word count in a table or figure to a maximum of 150-200 words
  • The submission should contain the following: 

TITLE should be brief and reflect the study carried out. The letters should be bold font size 12 and center aligned. There should be no line space above the title. One line space should be left below the title. If common vernacular names follow the scientific name, they should be included in parentheses. If scientific terms of organisms, botanical names, etc., are included they should be written in italics.

NAME/S AND AFFILIATION/S OF AUTHOR/S Authors should prepare abstracts for initial submission without names and affiliations of author/s to enable double blinded review. However, please ensure to leave sufficient space to add names and affiliations of authors at the final submission stage according to the format given below.
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NAME/S OF AUTHOR/S should be in font size 11, bold letters and center aligned. Initials (each initial should be followed by a full-stop and a space) should be followed by the surname/last name. Presenter's name should be underlined and the corresponding author's name should be indicated by an asterisk at the end. E-mail of the corresponding or presenting author should be provided for future communications. One line space should be left between the name/s and affiliation/s.

AFFILIATION/S OF AUTHOR/S should be in font size 11 italics, letters and center aligned. Whenever the work has been carried out in several institutes/departments, the addresses should be numbered using a superscript at the beginning of each address and the respective author should be marked using a superscript at the end of the author’s name. A two-line space should be left between affiliations and the body of the text.

TEXT should include a concise description of the introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusions and references and be in font size 10 justified with sub-titles/sub-headings. (The first line of each paragraph should be indented by 1.25 cm).
Maximum of 3 references and one table or figure can be inserted in the abstract.
Acknowledgement: An acknowledgement, only with the name of the funding organization/s and Grant number/s, may be added separately after the text as a single sentence in italics. One line space should be left between the text and the acknowledgement. 

Spelling and Grammar: British spelling should be used throughout the text. Content of the abstract should be carefully proofread to avoid any spelling and grammar errors.

Abbreviations: Should be cited in full at the first occurrence except for standard abbreviations. 

Non-English and Technical Terms: Should be in italics.
Units: International System of Units (SI) should be used and a space must be left between the figure and the unit (eg. 25 cm).

Plagiarism: Standard plagiarism policy is applicable to all submissions