Abstract submission information

1. All authors must include full address/ affiliation details.

 2. The title of the abstract must mention the species or animal group used in the study if relevant.

 3. The text of abstracts should reflect what will be presented, and authors should aim for clear simple summaries. Briefly state without subheadings, the purpose of the study (what question was asked limitations and why), the methods used, the findings and their significance (please avoid such phrases as “the significance of the findings will be discussed”).

 4. 300 word limit for main abstract text. 

 5. References should not be included, and will be edited out if included. 

 6. The text should include a statement about ethical approval. It is important when describing experiments using living animals that reference is made to any anaesthetic and surgical procedures involved, and when appropriate it is stated how animals were killed. Where abstracts refer to experiments on living human subjects they must include a statement that the experiments were performed with the understanding and consent of the subject. If no ethical approval was required please add a statement to confirm this at the end of the abstract.

Notes

1. All accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of Anatomy, unless you specifically request, when submitting, that they are not.

2. The peer review requirement of the Journal will be met prior to acceptance, and changes may be required. In all cases the decision on final acceptability for publication lies with the Editor of the Journal. 

3. Abstracts will undergo initial editing to conform to Journal house style before being circulated in the abstract booklet at the meeting, and authors are asked to proof read their abstracts carefully at that stage. Authors may be asked to modify the text of their abstract following discussion at the meeting.