Guidelines for Preparing Abstracts
Guidelines for Preparing Abstract and Papers
Scientific papers to be presented at the conference will be selected from abstracts submitted to the Scientific Programmes Committee. The abstracts are evaluated on the basis of the information supplied on the abstract form in accordance with the following criteria:
- The proposed paper must contribute to E-waste and or chemistry in its broad forms or be of immediate application to solving world problems.
- Data in the abstract must be scientifically and technically correct.
- The substance of the proposed paper must not have had prior journal publication or extensive circulation.
- The abstract must be written in a style that ensures the proposed paper will not be commercial in nature.
- The abstract must have necessary clearance before submission. Any problems concerning clearance should be outlined when the abstract is submitted.
3. TITLE/AUTHOR INFORMATION INSTRUCTION
Enter a title that is concise, yet descriptive of the primary content and application of the proposed paper. Company names and trade names are prohibited in paper titles. Ensure you list the Corresponding Author (the author with whom IUPAC and or CSN will correspond on all matters) and include appropriate company and complete address information. If paper will be co-authored, list the names in the order they should appear in the programme. Provide addresses and additional information requested for all authors on a separate sheet (as in page 2 above).
4. ABSTRACT CONTENT
Please provide abstract here (about 250-500 words). Include title of paper and author s at the top.
A proper review of your abstract requires that it contain adequate information on which to make judgement. The suggested limit of 250-500 words should not be constraining if the abstract is limited to the following factual highlights:
- DESCRIPTION OF PAPER: Outline the scope and nature of the work upon which the paper is based (e.g., field data, laboratory data, original analysis, or computer work). If paper is a review paper, carefully state the extent of the coverage.
- RESULT, OBSERVATIONS, AND CONCLUSIONS: Summarise the results and major conclusions to be presented in the paper and state how these differ from previous work on the same subject. State whether new information will be revealed and whether data from field, lab, or computer work will be included.
- APPLICATIONS: Describe the possible applications of the information provided in the paper.
- SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTIONS: Describe the significance of the proposed paper by listing up to three scientific contributions or additions to the knowledge base of the chemical industry.
5. FULL PAPERS
Full manuscripts should be in MS WORD, pictures/diagrams could be in JPEG, BITMAP or GIF formats compatible with MS WORD.
The full paper template may be obtained as per item 9 below.
Initial manuscript submission is considered draft, after acceptance, you are required to submit Electronic full Manuscripts plus Author Data form and Copyright transfer form by stated deadlines.
- Written confirmation of receipt will be provided or e-mailed.
- Authors of accepted papers for presentation will be notified by via email and on the online submission portal.
- Authors offering papers should fully understand that an electronic copy manuscript would be required for each accepted technical paper.
- The maximum desired length for any paper is not more than 7,000 words including figures and tables.
- PRESENTATION AT THE CONFERENCE
A PowerPoint template will be provided to prepare for the presentation at the conference. Authors who do not submit their camera ready manuscripts and PowerPoint presentation slides by the due dates will be removed from the conference program and replaced by an alternate paper. Please note that, if accepted, your abstracts may be published, as submitted, in conference information media, including on the IUPAC and CSN websites.
All authors of papers to be presented will be required to complete and submit a signed copyright release form to the Chemical Society of Nigeria or IUPAC. A copy of the Transfer of Copy right form may be obtained from www.e-wasteafrica.org.
The event organisers assume no obligation for expenses incurred by authors for conference registration, travel, lodging, food, or other incidental expenses.
- PAPER TEMPLATE
A template of an old paper will be provided in the event website. Please delete old text and use template to prepare paper as per the ‘further notes’ listed below, in item 10.
- Further Notes on preparing paper with event approved Template
To ease editing and formatting, please refer to the approved sample template (sample paper provided in the website) and kindly adhere to the following format:
- Header on 1st page
- IUPAC & CSN Logos stays as is.
- Paper Number (i.e. xxxxx) to be supplied by the Scientific Programmes Committee on acceptance of paper.
- Supply title of paper: key words started with capital. Use font 14 (Arial), embolden and italicise.
- Supply names of authors and affiliations. Use font size 10 (Times New Roman or Arial).
- Copyright header: leave as is.
- Abstract: Leave in Italics. Fonts size 10 (Arial). Abstract to briefly highlight the background for the paper, method of data collection, what work the author has done or his contributions, results of work and relevance to the chemistry body of knowledge or the chemical industry.
- Subsequent headers after page 1: Substitute names of authors and paper title. Use Arial, font size 8.
- Text of Paper:
- Use Arial, font 10.
- Text in two columns.
- Headings bold, with caps starting each key word in the heading.
- Figure number and title on bottom of figure, in bold.
- Table number and title at top of table, in bold.
- Outline the scope and nature of the work upon which the paper is based (e.g., field data, laboratory data, original analysis, or computer work). If paper is a review paper, carefully state the extent of the coverage, describe the significance of the proposed paper by listing the scientific contributions or additions to the technical knowledge base of the chemical industry, summarise the results and major conclusions to be presented in the paper and state how these differ from previous work on the same subject, state whether new information will be revealed and whether data from field, lab, or computer work will be included, and describe the possible applications of the information provided in the paper.
- Abbreviations: List at end of paper and/or explain immediately after first usage.
- Appreciate proper punctuation and use of reasonably long or short sentences, to aid clarity.
- Acceptance of paper will be based on such considerations as originality of paper, scientific contribution to the chemical industry, application of findings of paper and relevance to the theme, currency of data, clarity of expressions and non-commerciality of paper will also be considered.
- Use Microsoft Word to prepare the paper.
- Where there are figures and tables endeavour to fix these figures and tables on relevant pages to avoid scattered information and error, especially when opening document in other windows versions.