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2014 Call for Papers and Program Guidelines

II. Abstract Submissions

ASOR invites abstract submissions to deliver a poster in the Poster Session. The abstract submission system is no longer open for submissions. More details can be found on the Projects on Parade Poster Session page.

The deadline for submission of abstracts for posters is August 1, 2014.

A. General Instructions for Individual Submissions

Session chairs will accept papers for presentation strictly on the basis of the quality of the abstract and its conformity to the following guidelines regarding content and format. To be considered by session chairs, abstracts also must be submitted by the deadline, and proposers must be preregistered for the meeting. Standards for acceptance will be the same for all abstracts submitted.

Abstracts should be submitted via the abstract submission system. For assistance using the submission system, please follow this link for step-by-step abstract submission instructions. The abstract will be forwarded to the correct Session Chair based on the session(s) noted on the form. For further information regarding the theme or other specific requirements of the session, we strongly suggest that you email the Session Chair in advance of the submission deadline.

Questions regarding the status of submitted abstracts should be emailed to Arlene Press.

B. Content of Abstracts

The content of the abstract should focus on the significance of the material or on proposed solutions to specific problems rather than on a descriptive narrative.
  1. The SIGNIFICANCE of the author's work should be stated explicitly.
  2. CONCLUSIONS, as well as the evidence for them, should be presented clearly.
  3. The TITLE should be precise and give sufficient information to allow for bibliographic indexing.
  4. Bibliographic references should be kept to a minimum. PREVIOUS SCHOLARSHIP on the subject may be cited, if particularly relevant as a point of departure for clarifying the advances made in the author's own work. See below for bibliographic format.
  5. It is understood that excavators and others engaged in research in the field during the summer cannot provide conclusions by the February 15 deadline. Preliminary submission for reports on excavations and surveys, however, is required; submissions should be detailed and specific, and should include information on the precise objective of the project and its research design.

C. Format of Abstracts

  1. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words.
  2. In the case of multiple authors, list the name of the person who will read the paper first. Each member may submit only ONE paper for which he/she is the reader.
  3. Submitters/first authors/presenters MUST list ALL co-authors in the fields provided by the online abstract submission system at the time of submission and by the February 15 deadline.
  4. All abstracts should follow the directives of The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition; Chicago: University of Chicago, 2010).
  5. If bibliographic references are included, these must follow the BASOR style as set forth in BASOR 294 (1994):16.

D. Publication of Abstracts in Program Book

  1. All abstracts for papers accepted for presentation at the meetings will be published in the Annual Meeting Program and Abstract Book, which will not only be given to conference registrants, but will also receive an ISBN number and be available for purchase following the meeting.
  2. By submitting an abstract, presenters authorize ASOR to publish that abstract in the Program and Abstract Book.
  3. Presenters should make certain that abstracts are formatted and worded properly upon submission; opportunities for editing abstracts after April 30 may not be feasible.
  4. Abstracts may be reviewed and lightly copy edited for grammar and consistency of style.

All submissions must be made electronically using ASOR's online abstract submission system, powered by Oxford Abstracts.


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