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Abstracts Frequently Asked Questions

ESC Congress 2021 - The Digital Experience, from 27 to 30 August



What is an abstract?

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.

How many abstracts can I submit?

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.

Can I submit an abstract by email?

No, abstracts can be submitted only via the online submission services. Any abstract sent by email will not be accepted and automatically returned to the sender.

How much does it cost to submit an abstract to the ESC Congress?

Abstract submission to ESC Congress is free of charge.

Who reviews the abstracts?

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 May 2021.   

How will your abstract be assessed?

The following criteria will be used when assessing the abstract -

  • Does the abstract address a relevant problem related to cardiovascular science or cardiovascular medicine?
  • Is the methodology adequate and acceptable?
  • Have the data/findings been interpreted appropriately?
  • Are the results clearly presented?
  • Are the conclusions supported by the presented data?
  • Are the contents of the abstract clear and intelligible?

The Abstract Review Committee (graders) is required to identify abstracts pertaining to commercial promotion of a proprietary product, to notify the selection committee.

What language can I use in the abstract?

All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English using UK English spelling with accurate grammar and spelling suitable for publication.

How many words should my abstract contain?

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. The maximum abstract size is 35 lines (3 000 characters).  The character limit does not include the title and the authors.

I have submitted my abstract, but I need to make a correction in the content/title/authors list. What can I do?   

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 on your presentation during the congress. However, changes will not be included in the publications.

Can I submit the same abstract to another conference?

Submitted abstracts should not have been presented, nor published prior to ESC Congress.  

Can I submit an abstract that has been previously presented or published?

No, unless there are major updates in the data.

When will I receive the abstract acceptance notification?

The abstract results will be sent by email to each abstract submitter in early-June 2021.

Can I change the assigned Presenter?

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 abstracts@escardio.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. NB – Presenter changes will not be possible after the presentation upload deadline (Friday 30 July 2021). 

What about the abstract presenter registration?

All abstract presenters must register for the congress. Results will be announced Early June and the Early Fee Registration deadline is 30 June 2021 – allowing presenters to benefit from this reduced fee.

What do you mean by assigning and transferring rights and copyright to the ESC?

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.

I need to withdraw my abstract. How should I proceed?

The abstract submitter needs to send an email to abstracts@escardio.org with the abstract number and title, asking for withdrawal.

Where and when will my abstract be published?

One week before the Congress, all accepted abstracts will be available on ESC 365 (the world’s largest cardiovascular library with 110,000 users and 4.1 million online views) via the online Scientific Programme. All abstracts will also be published in the abstract supplement of the European Heart Journal (Impact Factor 2019: 22.673) - Publication date to be confirmed.

Can I choose the format of my abstract presentation?

No, the final selection will be made by the ESC Congress Programme Committee in May 2021. The format and scheduling of presentations cannot be changed.  

Where do I find the information on the presentation format my abstract has been accepted for?

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. 

Who is my audience?

All healthcare professionals, associated press and other stakeholders involved and interested in the science, management and prevention of cardiovascular disease (scientists, surgeons, clinicians, researchers, nurses, general practitioners, technicians, trainees). An international cardiovascular specialist community looking for scientific exchange and networking.

What is the visibility for my work?

Presenting your abstract at ESC Congress will allow you to give your work a worldwide long-term exposure and multinational connections with all subspeciality professionals.

During the Digital Event & 2 weeks thereafter, all congress delegates will have access to the full content including the interaction features. You will be able to discuss your findings with peers and engage with fellow researchers, potential co-investigators and mentors in your fields.

ESC Congress gives you the highest impact for your professional profile -
• 500+ international journalists and a potential audience of 2.4 billion
• Abstracts published in the abstract supplement of the European Heart Journal (Impact Factor 2019: 22.673)
• Inclusion in ESC 365, the world’s largest cardiovascular library with 110,000 users and 4.1 million online views

 

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