YSCMR (Young Scientists’ Conference on Multidisciplinary Research) 2021

Abstract submission guidelines

Postgraduate students and early career researchers are invited to submit abstracts under the themes, Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences.

All abstracts should be submitted in English to the Conference Management Toolkit (CMT system) (https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/YSCMR2021) no later than 16th August 2021. Abstracts sent by post, fax or email will not be accepted.

  • Please note that the presenting author's contact details, should be the same as the primary contact (in CMT) so that the presenting author will receive all correspondence regarding the abstract status, presentation type, etc. via the email that is provided during the abstract submission. 
  • Abstracts will be selected for 8 minutes oral presentations or 3 minutes speed-talk presentations and all presenters will receive a certificate of participation. Authors can choose the preferred category of presentation (if selected) during the final abstract submission stage. 
  • Oral presentations will be live.  The presentation will be pre-recorded in case there are technical issues.
  • All oral presenters will be asked to participate in a live Q&A (2 minutes) session scheduled after each presentation.
  • Speed-talk presentations will also be pre-recorded, and presenters will be asked to participate in a live Q&A (2 minutes) session scheduled during the program (guidelines will be provided in due course).
  • All accepted abstracts will be available in the conference proceedings published online. 
  • Authors may submit up to 3 abstracts. However, presenters who are accepted for oral presentation will be permitted to give only 1 oral presentation.  Additional accepted abstracts will therefore be speed-talk only. 
  • The abstract should be uploaded as a MS word document (save file as last name_first name_YSCMR2021). Please use the template provided to prepare the abstract. The abstract for the initial review process should include:
  1. Title: maximum 20 words, only first letter of first word should be UPPER CASE, except where it is a proper noun (font : Times new roman, 14 pt, bold, center aligned)
  2. Authors: Authors names with initials and surnames, mention the corresponding author with an asterisk mark and underline the presenting author’s name. (font: Times new roman, 12 pt, center aligned)
  3. Author affiliations: If necessary, author affiliations should be distinguished by superscript numbers (font: Times New Roman ,11 pt, center aligned)
  4. Email address of corresponding author: the e-mail address of the corresponding author should be given in a new line after the affiliations (font: Times new roman ,11 pt, center aligned)
  5. Body of the abstract: The abstract should not exceed 300 words and should be written as a structured abstract to include background, objectives, methods, results and conclusion of the study. Please do not include figures, graphs or citations within the abstract (font: Times new roman, 12 pt, line spacing 1.5, justified)
  6. Keywords: Maximum of 5 keywords separated by a comma (,) which best describes your study (font: Times new roman, 12 pt, Italic, left aligned, lower case)
  7. Acknowledgment: Any grants/places which supported the research. 
  • Theme of the study: please select the theme (in CMT) from the following which best explains your study. Biological Sciences/ Chemical Sciences / Physical Sciences/ Social Sciences 
  • Abstracts may not be edited/updated after final submission. Abstracts that do not conform to the guidelines will be rejected. 
  • Please refer the example for structured abstract provided below. 
Abstract Template
Structured abstract example

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For any queries, please contact us via email (ysa@nifs.ac.lk).