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Guidelines for
Submitting NACTA Abstracts


Abstract Format
Accepted abstracts will be a concise summary of factual information. A high-quality abstract contains the following key elements (without designating them as such): (1) a brief introduction, including objectives of the presentation; (2) relevant experimental conditions indicating the scope of study or survey (authors of predominately philosophical works may substitute other appropriate criteria); (3) observations, results, or data (however, data should be in summary form and not presented in tables or graphs) - philosophical abstracts must demonstrate application of said philosophy; and (4) a concise summary.

Guidelines for NACTA Abstracts

  • Abstracts are limited to one paragraph of 300 words, not including title and by-lines.
  • Create the abstract with MS Word or compatible software, using Times New Roman, 12-point font or similar
  • Title of abstract should be brief (70 to 90 characters including spaces), precise and in bold.
  • Author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s) follows the title.
  • First author/submitting author should be the contact author.
  • Presenting author’s name should be followed by an asterisk (*).
  • Body of the abstract is single spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font or similar.
  • Use single space.
  • Do not include illustrations or bibliographical references in the abstract.
  • Indicate if you would like to be considered for an oral presentation. Those not chosen for oral presentations will be posters.
  • If an author submits multiple abstracts, the topic and content of each must differ substantially.
  • Abstract should stand alone and contain valuable information for both those in attendance as well as those who read it in the NACTA Journal. Abstracts are subject to editing before publication in the NACTA Journal.
An abstract is unacceptable if it:
  • Contains significant grammatical errors and (or) meaningless statements such as: "The results will be presented."
  • Includes no statement/s relating to the objective(s).
  • Fails to comply with submission requirements.
  • Presents opinion/speculation with no demonstrated application for teaching or advising efforts.

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