South Asian Symposium for Environmental Sciences 17-18 March in 2016

Guidelines for Submission of Extended Abstracts


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Notes: Extended Abstracts should be sent together with the Abstract to or on or before 10th January, 2016.

Submit the extended abstract using “MS Word” format.

The total number of words in the extended abstract should be limited to 4-5 A4 pages (2.5 cm margin in all sides; Times New Roman 12 Font; double spacing), and should not exceed 1000 words including Title, Author information, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Recommendations, Tables, Figures and References. The extended abstract that do not conform to the above standards will be returned to the author(s) for resubmission. Do not indent the paragraphs and separate paragraphs by a single space.


Author(s) should present the nature of the problem addressed by the study and position the work in the broader context of the field of study. An extensive review of the literature is not expected, but background material important for understanding the nature and impact of the study should be presented and appropriately referenced.

Materials and Methods

This section should include the experimental materials, sampling procedures, experimental methods, experimental design and number of replicates and statistical methods adopted. Standard protocols should not be described in detail.

Results, Discussion, Conclusion and Recommendations

This section should include the results of the experiments and extensive interpretation of the results. Present the results as concisely as possible. The findings should be discussed in relation to previously published work where appropriate and to the experimental system at hand and should not contain extensive repetition of the results or reiteration of the introduction. If it is relevant, conclusions and recommendations can be given. Use minimum number of Table and Figures in this section within the limitation of two A4 pages.

Tables should be positioned in the relevant place in the text and prepared using MS word “Table format”. Do not use “tabs” or any graphics software to create tables. Figures should be positioned in the text and should be of high quality. Digital versions of Figures, preferably in MS Excel format should be sent separately. Both Tables and Figures should be presented with appropriate LSD, SD or SE values.

References – Limit to maximum of three (3) see examples below
Citation in the text: ……. (Defoirdt, 2008; Pasquel et al., 2011).
Articles with more than two authors should be cited as First author followed by “et al.”
The reference style is as follows Bandara, H.A.D., Defoirdt, T., Bhowmick, P.P., Karunasagar, I. and Bossier, P. (2011). In vitro and in vivo expression of virulence genes in Vibrio isolates belonging to the Harveyi clade in relation to their virulence towards gnotobiotic brine shrimp (Artemia franciscana). Environ Microbiol 13(2): 506–517. Madigan, M.T., Martinko, J.M., Dunlap, P.V. and Clark, D.P. (2008). Brock Biology of Microorganisms, 12th Edition. New York, USA: Pearson Higher Education. Finlay, B.I., Fenchel, T. and Embley, T.M. (1993). Methanogen endosymbiosis in anaerobic climates. pp 285-288 In: Guerrero, R. and Pedros-Alio, C. (eds). Trends in Microbial Ecology, Spanish Society for Microbiology, Barcelona, Spain. Beckleheimer, J. (1994): How do you cite URLs in a bibliography? (WWW ……..doc) - Accessed on 7th March 2014.