2019 Conference Abstract

2019 Abstract Submissions Are Now Closed



Abstract Structure: A model abstract should contain the following elements:

  • A statement of the purpose of the paper
  • The research methods/methodology used to arrive at your results and/or conclusions
  • The results observed
  • The conclusions drawn from the topic and their significance

Abstract Structure and guidelines

  • The abstract should be no more than 350 words.
  • Purpose: Ideally in 1-3 sentences, state the primary objectives and scope of the study or the reasons why the document was written. Also state the rationale for your research. Why did you do the research? Is the topic you are researching an ignored or newly discovered one? Why is it significant?
  • The abstract should be void of any self or commercial promotion and/or advertisement
  • An abstract template will be available.

12 point selection process will be used by reviewers

It will be suggested that contributors use the 12 points as a guide before submitting an abstract. Note: Authors who do not follow these guidelines are more likely to have their work rejected.

  • Does the abstract capture the interest of a potential reader of the paper?
  • Is the abstract well written in terms of language, grammar, etc.?
  • Does the abstract engage the reader by telling him or her what the paper is about and why they should read it?
  • Does the abstract title describe the subject being written about?
  • Does the abstract make a clear statement of the topic of the paper and the research question?
  • Does the abstract say how the research was/is being undertaken?
  • Does the abstract indicate the value of the findings and to whom will they be of use?
  • Does the abstract describe the work to be discussed in the paper?
  • Does the abstract give a concise summary of the findings?
  • Does the abstract conform to the word limit of 300-350 words?
  • Does the abstract have between 5 and 10 keywords or phrases that closely reflect the content of the paper?
  • Should the abstract be accepted?

Submission Deadline

Deadline for Abstracts is February 28, 2019. All authors will receive electronic notification indicating acceptance or rejection of the submitted abstract in late March of 2019.

Accepted Abstracts

Authors of accepted abstracts will write full page and present their work at the RETA 2019 National Conference, taking place from October 8-11, 2019.  In addition, the papers will be published and given to each attendee. Both RETA members and non-members are invited to submit proposals for papers.


The RETA Technical Conference looks forward to receiving abstract proposals in response to the call and is happy to respond to inquiries from interested parties.  Questions may be addressed to Peggy Wiederkehr.


Please complete the following form for your abstract submission.

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