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An abstract is a stand-alone statement that briefly explains, in a non-repetitive style, the essential information of a study. The abstract presents the purpose, methods, results and conclusions.
There is no limit to the number of abstracts an individual may submit, but the same research cannot be submitted twice, even under a different topic/category or with a different title.
No, abstracts can be submitted only via the online submission service. Any abstract sent by email will not be accepted and automatically returned to the sender.
Abstract submission to ESC Congress is free of charge.
Each valid submitted abstract will be reviewed by 7-10 members of the Abstract Review Committee (graders) from a pool of over 1,500 experienced professionals. The final selection will be made by the ESC Congress Programme Committee in April 2020.
The following criteria will be used when assessing the abstract:
The Abstract Review Committee (graders) is required to identify abstracts pertaining to commercial promotion of a proprietary product, to notify the selection committee.
All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English using UK English spelling with accurate grammar and spelling suitable for publication.
There is not a specific maximum of words, but rather a maximum total size of the abstracts (shown as 100 %), including the text with spaces, table and picture (if any). The maximum abstract size is 40 lines (3 000 characters). The character limit does not include the title and the authors.
Once submitted, there is no possibility to correct the abstract content or information (such as authors list, topic, category....). In order to correct your abstract you must first withdraw it (see below withdrawal procedure) and then submit the updated version prior to the deadline. Note that such replacement of your abstract is not possible after the submission deadline. In the case of errors discovered after the deadline, you may indicate the correction during your presentation at the congress. However, changes will not be included in the publications.
Submitted abstracts should not have been presented, nor published prior to the ESC Congress.
No, unless there are major updates in the data.
The abstract results will be sent by email to each abstract submitter in early-May 2020.
The submitter will be asked to assign the presenter upon receipt of acceptance. If the presenter needs to be changed afterwards, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. In all cases, the presenter must be part of the submitted authors list and be able to present and discuss all aspects of the research.
All abstract presenters must register for the congress. Results are announced early enough to benefit from the early fee registration (deadline is 31 May 2020).
The content belongs to the author(s) but if the abstract is accepted, the submitter agrees on behalf of all co-authors to give to the ESC the right to reproduce and distribute the work submitted, including reprints, electronic forms or any reproduction for educational purposes of similar nature on a worldwide basis.
The abstract submitter needs to send an email to email@example.com with the abstract number and title, asking for withdrawal.
One week before the Congress, all accepted abstracts will be available on ESC 365, scientific resources library (110,000 abstract consultations/year), on the Scientific Programme & Planner (231,000+ users in 2018) and on the ESC 2020 Mobile App (26,000+ downloads in 2019). They will also be published in the abstract supplement of the European Heart Journal – Vol. 41, Sept. 2020 (Impact factor 2018= 24.889).
No, the final selection will be made by the ESC Congress Programme Committee in April 2020. The format and scheduling of presentations cannot be changed.
The information related to your abstract presentation are available on your agreement form through your My ESC account, as soon as the results are announced. Also available on the ESC website.
There are different audiences for your abstract at the Congress
A well written abstract is a way of making your project known, informing practice and/or education and establishing connections with other researchers in your field of interest.
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