SIP2018 Abstract Submissions

Preparing and submitting abstracts

There are some very precise abstract format needs for this year’s program book. While they may seem to be complex, we provide a pre-formatted MS-Word template file for you to fill in with your information and text.

Please follow these detailed instructions given below and/or use the template file and PDF version of these instructions that both include a fully realized abstract in the needed format:

  • Submit both word processing (MS-Word, etc.) and PDF formats. The word processing file is used for the program book. The PDF version is to assure that all of italics, accents, super- and subscripts, and any other special characters appear as you intend them to be.
  • BEFORE starting your abstract, provide this information on separate lines:
    • For which SIP Division (Bacteria, Beneficial Invertebrates, Fungi, Microbial Control, Microsporidia, Nematodes, Viruses) or cross-divisional symposium (name of symposium or its organizer!) is your abstract intended?
    • Is this an ORAL, POSTER or INVITED SYMPOSIUM presentation? If a symposium, please include a brief version of its title.
    • Is this presentation to be judged for the STUDENT prizes? (If not, do not indicate anything here.)
  • Use only the CALIBRI font (available on all Windows and Macintosh computers) for all text; if you use any special characters, verify that they appear correctly in the PDF version of your abstract!
  • Line lengths are requested to be ≤ 70 mm (2.75 inches) in the title, authors, and affiliations sections, but use only soft (optional) carriage returns to adjust line lengthsDO NOT adjust the margins for these paragraphs.
  • There are guidelines for the point sizes of type, and spaces between sections provided below. Use the Format: Paragraph… menu of your word processor to set exact line spacing and to designate numbers of points of spacing after these paragraphs.


LEFT justified 
boldface italics 
8 point type 
line spacing exactly 11 points 
Soft (optional) carriage returns between line. 
Line length ≤ 70 mm (2.75 inches) 
3 points of space after last line


RIGHT justified 
7 point type 
line spacing exactly 10 points 
Presenting author’s name in boldface 
Superscript number at end of name for affiliation (unless all are at the same institution) 
Line length ≤ 70 mm (2.75 inches) 
3 points of space after last line


RIGHT justified 
6 point type 
line spacing exactly 9 points 
Corresponding author email in italics on a separate line 
line length ≤ 70 mm (2.75 inches). 
3 points of space after the last line


LEFT justified 
8 point type 
exactly 10 point line spacing maximum 
line length 86 mm (3 3/8 inches) 
16 points of space after this paragraph


  • The MAXIMUM size for posters will be 1.2 x 1.2 meters (48 x 48 inches).
  • You may find it easier to prepare, to print, and to hang your poster if you do not try to use all of the available space.
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