'Final Camera-Ready submission is closed now. If any further submissions/updates need to be done please email to ipurse@pdn.ac.lk or editorial.ipurse@pdn.ac.lk on or before 25th of October 2017. Final author declaration form also can be emailed to above email address'

Submission of Final Camera-ready Abstracts and Author Declaration

Final camera-ready version of your abstract will be published in the proceedings of iPURSE-2017. All authors of accepted abstracts (irrespective of the mode of presentation, oral/posters) should submit the final camera-ready version of the abstract according to guidelines given below.

Please strictly adhere to the guideline below and see the sample abstract listed on the website (link below)
A duly-filled author declaration should also be submitted as instructed at the bottom of this page.
  1. Abstracts should be written in English using MS Word 97-2003, 2007 formats (file extension .doc or .docx).


      • Paper size
    B5 B5 (ISO – 176 mm x 250 mm)
      • Number of Pages  
    Maximum 500 words
      • Margins
    27mm left; 15 mm right; 20 mm top; 20 mm bottom
      • Font
    Times New Roman
      • Line spacing
      • Body of the Abstract
    Two columns (see the sample abstract )

  2. The abstract 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 small italics.

    NAME/S AND AFFILIATION/S OF AUTHOR/S should be in font size 11, lowercase bold letters (except initials and first letter of the surname/s) 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 of the name. 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, lowercase letters (with uppercase letters where necessary) 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. The corresponding author's email address preceded by an asterisk in superscript should be provided in a separate line immediately below the affiliations (see the sample abstract). A two-line space should be left between affiliations and the body of the text.

    TEXT should include a concise description of introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion and conclusions; should be written in font size 10 justified..

    Acknowledgement: An acknowledgement, only with the name of the funding organization/s and grant number/s should be mentioned where applicable in italics. One line space should be left between the text and the acknowledgement.

    Spelling: British spelling must be used throughout the text.

    Abbreviations:Should be cited in full at 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).

    Maximum of 3 references and one table or figure can be inserted in the abstract; should be written in font size 10 italics justified.

Click here for a template / sample camera-ready abstract.


Download the author declaration form. You should upload a signed copy of author declaration or send it by post to reach iPURSE-2017 Secretariat, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka.


To submit camera-ready abstract and author declaration, click the following tab and use your existing User name and Password to log into your EasyChair-iPURSE-2017 account.

Submission of Camera-ready Abstract/ Author Declaration