Abstracts and materials guidance

Abstracts and materials guidance For Poster Presenters For Oral Presenters

Abstract submission deadline is July 01, 2018 through the form on the conference’s web-site.

ABSTRACTS
Submission of abstracts will be available through the online form. The size of abstracts is up to 2000 characters with spaces (text over this limit will be automatically truncated when submitted through the site). Figures, tables and literature references in the abstracts are not accepted. The abstracts received from the registered participants will be used in the preparation of the Conference Program and published in the Abstract Book in Russian and English by the beginning of the conference. One participant as the first author may lead no more than three abstracts (presentations).
The title of the abstract should include the Latin name of the taxon (binary for species and genus, for example: Delphinus delphis, Tursiops sp., single - for higher taxa).

The Organizing Committee kindly asks to send abstracts in two languages: Russian and English. In the online form there are separate fields for Russian and English texts of abstracts.

When reviewing the abstract (at least 2 reviewers), the following will be taken into account: 1) the abstract corresponds to the theme of the conference; 2) the scientific novelty and / or environmental importance of the information presented; 3) the correctness of the methodological approach; 4) the logic of presentation and general literacy.

The registered participant can also submit the full text of the ‘material’ simultaneously with the abstracts (before July 1, 2018) for publication in the first volume of the Collection, or later (until December 31, 2018) - for publication in the second volume of the Collection

EXTENDED ABSTRACTS GUIDANCE

Extended abstracts are planned to be published sequentially in two volumes of the Collection. The first volume will be published within six months after the conference, and will include materials submitted before July 01, 2018, drawn up in accordance with the Proceedings Format, and finalized (including any necessary revisions) in accordance with the reviewers’ comments before the announced deadline.

All extended abstracts sent after July 01, 2018 (but not later than December 31, 2018) and/or requiring substantial editing and revision will be published in the second volume. The planned date of publication of the second volume is the second half of 2019.

All extended abstracts will be reviewed by 2 or more reviewers, according to the following criteria: 1) suitability of presented work to the theme of the conference; 2) scientific novelty and/or environmental importance of the information presented; 3) correctness of the methodological approach; 4) the logic of presentation and general literacy.

Materials can be: a) accepted in unchanged form; b) returned for minor or significant revision or for correction of the language of presentation and spelling errors; c) rejected.

AUTHOR GUIDELINES

Both actual texts the Russian and English version each should not exceeded a 15,000 character including spaces. In addition to the actual text, manuscripts may include a reference list (up to 10 sources), tables (up to 3), and illustrations (up to 3). We recommend following the standard structure of scientific publications: introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusions, acknowledgements (however, please, DO NOT place the headings before the sections).

Please note that the title of the manuscript, the list of authors and their affiliations should fully correspond to those in the abstracts, because they will be downloaded automatically from the online form for submission of abstracts and automatically inserted into formatted book of the extended materials. The manuscript should be uploaded through the site in the form of an attached .doc, .docx or .rtf file containing only the text of the extended abstract without a title, lists of authors and affiliations.

Russian and English texts of extended abstract (1), reference list (2), tables (3), figures (4), and captions to figures (5) are uploaded as separate files. To avoid problem with handling large number files, please name each file in the following format: use the first author’s last name in the beginning of each file and note the content type: PetrovPP1_text_ru, PetrovPP1_text_en, PetrovPP1_lit, PetrovPP1_table_1, PetrovPP1_fig_1, PetrovPP1_fig_2, PetrovPP1_fig_titles, where “Petrov” is the last name (surname), PP are the first and middle initials, content types are “text”, “table”, “fig” for figures, and “titles” is for the figure captions.

The files of the second and the third extended abstract (if any) of the same FIRST author are named respectively: PetrovPP2_... and PetrovPP3_...

 

The figures should be submitted in the .jpg, .tiff, or vector .eps image format. For grayscale images (photographs, drawings with gradual color transitions), the resolution must be at least 300 dpi, for graphics, charts - not lower than 600 dpi, for mixed images - 500 dpi. Plots created in Microsoft Excel can be submitted as xls or xlsx files. The objects in the pictures should be marked with numbers (or other symbols understandable to the speakers of both languages) or by text in two languages, with the legends explained in two languages in the figure captions. Geographical names or other terms, the English spelling and meaning of which are understandable to Russian readers, may be written in English only. If possible, all geographical names used in the text should be reflected in the figures. The maps should be accompanied with a degree grid and scale ruler.

The figure captions are submitted as a separate .doc, .docx or .rtf file.

The table(-s) are also submitted as separate .doc, .docx, .rtf или .xls/.xlsx file(-s). PLEASE NOTE: Table titles should be placed above the table and included into file with the table.

We are apologizing for complications with many files, but it is necessary to reduce errors, time, and cost the publication formatting process.

References to the figures and tables in the text of the manuscript should be as follows: (Fig. 1), (Table 1).

References cited in the text: (Smith, Jefferson 2009; Ivanov 2010; Ivanov et al. 2011)

Reference list (single for both, Russian and English versions of the manuscript) should be organized in alphabetical order, with Russian sources first, followed by sources in other languages. The reference list is uploaded as a separate file.

If the cited article originally was published in a Russian journal, which also has an English translation version (for example, Зоологический журнал and the Biology Bulletin, Биология моря and the Russian Journal of Marine Biology, etc.), a reference cited in the text should be presented in the language of the original publication, for example: (Иванов и др. 2010). In the References list, in this case, first comes the reference to the original publication, in Russian, and the reference of the English translation follows in square brackets (see Sample below). The references to published translated versions should strictly correspond to the published title, author names and the bibliographic data.

References to bilingual materials of previous conferences "Marine Mammals of the Holarctic" are made in the same way: if the original publication was in Russian (i.e. by Russian author/s), the reference is cited in the text of the manuscript in Russian. If a cited material was written by foreign authors, its English version is considered original.

If the work was published only in Russian, the English translation of the title of the publication should precisely correspond to its Russian original, and at the end of the translation a note is made: IN RUSSIAN (see Sample below)

References to foreign literature sources that do not have a translation into Russian are given in the original language, and translation to Russian is not provided.

The maximum allowed number of references is 10.

Sample of organizing and formatting the Reference list:

Article in journal:

Иванов И.И., Петров П.П., Сидоров С.С. 2018. Особенности распространения амазонской инии Inia geoffrensis в водах восточной Камчатки. Зоологический журнал, 65(5): 222-233 [Ivanov I.I., Petrov P.P., Sidorov S.S. 2018. Distribution of the Amazonian river dolphin Inia geoffrensis in the waters off eastern Kamchatka. Biology Bulletin, 65(5): 341-352].

Smith R., Brown B. G., Luis L.J.R. 2011. Diurnal movements of bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus in the Ionian Sea. Marine Mammal Science, 86(2): 111-117.

Book:

Сидоров С.С., Петров П.П. 2015. Амазонская иния в водах Камчатки. Красноярск: Литпресс, 300 стр. [Sidorov S.S., Petrov P.P.  2015. The Amazonian river dolphin in the waters off Kamchatka. Krasnoyarsk: Litpress, 300 p. IN RUSSIAN].

Article in Collection / monography:

Иванов И.И., Петров П.П., Сидоров С.С. 2018. Особенности распространения амазонской инии Inia geoffrensis в водах восточной Камчатки. В: Китообразные Дальнего Востока (под ред. Сидорова С.С.), М.: Наука, с. 222-233 [Ivanov I.I., Petrov P.P., Sidorov S.S. 2018. Distribution of the Amazonian river dolphin Inia geoffrensis in the waters off eastern Kamchatka. In: Cetaceans of the Far East (S.S. Sidorov, ed.), M.: Nauka, p.222-233. IN RUSSIAN].

Conference materials:

Иванов И.И., Петров П.П., Сидоров С.С. 2018. Особенности распространения амазонской инии Inia geoffrensis в водах восточной Камчатки. В: Морские млекопитающие Голарктики. Сб. тр. X междунар. конф., М.: СММ, 1: 222-233 [Ivanov I.I., Petrov P.P., Sidorov S.S. 2018. Distribution of the Amazonian river dolphin Inia geoffrensis in the waters off eastern Kamchatka. In: Marine Mammals of the Holarctic. Collection of works of the X Intl. conf., M.: MMC, 1: 222-233].

FONTS AND FORMATS

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