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Please have your abstract ready as a Word document, including the title, the authors and co-authors, with affiliations and addresses. Highlight the presenting author in bold and underlined. State if you would not like to be considered for publication, and if you are eligible for the Young Investigator Oral prize.

Follow the Abstract Guidelines carefully and decide whether you would like to be considered for oral or poster presentation or have no preference. 

Abstract Guidelines
  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.
  3. 300 word limit.
  4. References should not be included and will be edited out if included
  5. The text of abstracts should reflect what will be presented in a clear simple summary. Include the purpose of the study, the methods used, the findings and their significance (please avoid phrases such as "the significance of the findings will be discussed").
  6. Don't include subheadings.
  7. Please include a statement about ethical approval. When describing experiments using living animals include information about anaesthetic and surgical procedures and when appropriate state how animals were killed. Where abstracts refer to experiments on 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. 


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