Abstract Submission

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After logging in, you will be able to upload your abstracts for the Awards Sessions and/or Poster Presentations.

Please note that a passport photo is necessary to complete your submission!

Abstracts will be reviewed and the authors will be notified within 6 weeks of the closing date. Abstracts will be rejected automatically without further scrutiny if the contribution is longer than the maximum length (300 words), or does not meet all listed requirements, including the exact use of Vancouver reference style.

At the European Veterinary Conference Voorjaarsdagen, all papers must be presented in English. Twelve minutes will be allotted for presentation of each paper, with a further 3 minute discussion period. Presenters should have reasonable understanding of the English language and should be able to answer questions.

Outline of the text

The abstract must be written in English using Vancouver reference style.

Preferred Word processing programme is Microsoft Word (for Windows). Do not use special functions like tabulations, italics, underline, etc. Just type in your text and only use a carriage return ("enter key") for a new paragraph.

Tables, illustrations and legends need to be submitted each on a separate page in clearly drawn or typewritten form. The position of the tables and figures should be indicated in the text. Each table or figure should have a label pasted on its back indicating the number of the figure, the name of the author(s) and the top of the figure. Authors are encouraged to include illustrations.

  • Format: Use A4 (21cm x 29.5cm) size with standard margins.
  • Use 10 pt Arial Western type (ten characters per inch or 2.5 cm) and single line spacing.
  • Maximum length: not more than 300 words
  • Line one: Title of Abstract
  • Line two: Name of the authors (first name, middle initial, last name of each author, qualifications)
  • Line three: Affiliation (name and address of Department of author responsible for correspondence only)
  • Line four: Country
  • Line five: E-mail address

The format of the abstract should be as follows: Introduction, stating the aim of the study, Material and Methods, Results and Conclusions (including practical significance). Vague statements such as “the results will be discussed” will not be acceptable.

If your contribution does not meet all of these conditions, the editors reserve the right not to publish it. Please send in your contributions as soon as possible, and submit all manuscripts for the proceedings through our web site.

Vancouver style

Instructions to authors

Manuscripts should be written in English (except for DANS/Technicians programme, these manuscripts should be written in Dutch).

  1. Title page (see also “Outline of the text”): title; first name, middle initial, last name of each author; name and address of Department of author responsible for correspondence only.
  2. Text: reviews should have headings that indicate the subjects that are dealt with in the paper. Use only metric units (SI units) and approved abbreviations (see O'Connor M.. Writing scientific papers in English: an ELSE-Ciba foundation guide for authors. Amsterdam; Elsevier-Excerpta Medica 1975). The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text unless it is a standard unit of measurement.
  3. References: identify references in text, tables and legends by Arabic numerals (in parentheses). List references according to appearance in the text. Try to avoid using abstracts as references. Unpublished observations or personal communications cannot be used as references, but may be inserted (in parentheses) in the text. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the style in Index Medicus. Examples of correct forms of references are given below.
  4. The editors will omit reference lists that are not formatted according to the Vancouver style.
    1. Standard Journal article:
      Yousoupov CH, Lee KYL, Chey W, Menguy R. Study of patients with unexplained nausea and vomiting. Br Med J 1981;283:628-9
    2. Books and other monographs:
      Weinstein L, Scwartz MN. Pathogenic properties of microorganisms. In: Sodaman WA, Janssen W. eds. Pathologic physiology. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1975; 457-89.