Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The length of the abstract will be restricted to the limit set by the conference. They are often about 250 words (about 15 sentences). The abstract consists of 5 linked parts – background, problem or research questions, methods, results, and what your results mean to others. You need to get the attention of the reader with the abstract – make them interested in your work. You want to make them chose you to give a presentation!

Make sure your project, and the description of your project in the abstract, fits within one of the themes of the conference. If it does not, your presentation will likely not be considered. Don't be discouraged though! There are lots of conferences out there and there will be many that will fit your type of research project. Just keep looking until you find the right one.

Make sure your abstract is submitted by the deadline. Conferences do not usually consider abstracts that are submitted late.

Your abstract needs to be written in complete sentences and should be no more than one (rarely two) paragraphs in length. You will not specifically identify the categories below but each of these key areas need to be outlined in your abstract.

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