FAQs – some tips and hints to assist when submitting an abstract

1. Who can submit an abstract?
We are keen to receive abstracts from postgraduate researchers, early-career researchers (within 5 years of PhD), lecturers / professors, primary / second level educators and colleagues in policy / industry.

2. If I submit an abstract, is it automatically accepted?
No, all abstracts will be reviewed to ensure a fair and scientific review. Abstracts will be reviewed for the level of innovation/contribution to the field and the general standard of academic writing of the abstract.

3. How many abstracts can I submit?
You can be a co-author on as many abstracts as you wish – however you may be the presenter on one presentation only.

4. Does the presenter have to be the principal investigator?
No, but they must be part of the research team.

5. Can I start to submit my abstract on the submission website and come back to it later?
Yes, in fact we recommend that you check out the online submission form to see what information is required. You will need to set up a user account and create a login and password, don’t leave it until the last minute! However please ensure to hit the Submit button in order to save any information that you have entered.

6. I entered details on the submission site, but when I logged in again it was not there, what went wrong?
You must hit the Submit button in order to save the information that you have entered. You can return any number of times to update or change your submission before the deadline of Friday 12th January 2024.

7. If I make a mistake when submitting my abstract on the submission form can I correct it later?
Yes, you will be able to amend your submission up to the closing date for submissions, Friday 12th January 2024.

8. Does the title of the research count in the word count of the abstract?
No, the title along with the authors names are entered online during the submission process and do not count in the 250 words allowed for the abstract.

9. Do references and keywords count in the word count of the abstract?
No, references and keywords are entered online during the submission process and do not count in the 250 words allowed for the abstract.

10. Can I include a figure in my abstract?
No – figures are not permitted in your abstract.

12. How will I be sure my abstract has been submitted?
You will receive an email to confirm your submission has been received. The subject of the mail will indicate if your submission is complete or incomplete, so please check this. The email will come from abstracts@igc2024dublin.org so we recommend adding this address to your contacts list, so it is not directed to your Junk folder.

13. I’ve received an email that says my submission is incomplete, what should I do?
You may not have answered all the required questions or you may have exceeded the word limit for the abstract. Please return to the submission and revise it before Friday 12th January 2024. Incomplete submissions will not go for review.

14. When will I know if my abstract has been accepted?
The submitting author will be notified by Monday 19th February 2024.

15. If my abstract is accepted, do I still need to register for the congress?
Yes, at least one author must register in full to attend and present the abstract at the congress. The presenting author must register by Wednesday 20th March 2024.

If you have any queries in relation to submitting an abstract, please do not hesitate to contact abstracts@igc2024dublin.org.