Abstract Submissions Are Now Closed
ABSTRACT STRUCTURE, GUIDELINES, AND SELECTION PROCESS
The Committee welcomes papers on the following suggested topics:
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 is available here: TEMPLATE
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?
Deadline for Abstracts is January 13, 2020
Timely submission of the abstract is critical to the success of the program. The procedures and timetable enumerated below will apply. All authors will receive electronic notification indicating acceptance or decline of the submitted abstract in mid-February 2020.
- Deadline for Abstracts
January 13, 2020, Authors to submit an abstract.
- Acceptance or Decline of submitted Abstract
February 17, 2020, Authors will receive an email of acceptance or decline
- Deadline for White Papers
June 1, 2020, Authors will submit completed White Paper
- White Paper Peer Review
June 1- July 1, 2020, Peer review of White Paper and Authors revision
- Distribute PowerPoint Presentation Template and Guidelines for White Papers to Authors
July 1, 2020
- Peer Review for PowerPoint Presentation of White Papers
August 1- Sept. 1, 2020, Peer review of PowerPoint Presentation and Authors revision
- Deadline for PowerPoint Presentation of White Papers
September 2, 2020
Authors of accepted abstracts will write full page and present their work at the RETA 2020 National Conference, taking place from October 27-29, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. 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 Michelle Robinson.
Abstract Submissions Are Now Closed