Pharmacology 2013 (formerly the BPS Winter Meeting) attracts around 800 scientists each year, mostly from the UK but also many from across Europe and from overseas. The meeting includes a selection of topical symposia, plenary lectures, free oral communications and poster sessions which cover the many aspects of pharmacology from basic to clinical science.
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1. Submitting an abstract
A. Important Information
1. An abstract template was attached to your registration email. - This is a .doc Microsoft Word file
which is designed to ensure that your abstract is prepared in the right way for publication. Please
save this template file to your PC’s hard drive and use it when you prepare your abstract. The
template can also be downloaded from the ‘Abstracts’ section of the BPS website.
2. If you are submitting more than one abstract you can use the same email address and password
for each abstract.
3. Abstracts are required for all submitted free communications both oral and posters. Abstracts
MUST be submitted using the template form provided.
B. Preparation of Your Abstract
1. The title should be as brief as possible but long enough to indicate clearly the nature of the study.
Capitalise the first letter of each word. No full stop at the end. Do not state the conclusion in your
2. Open the template file and enter your abstract into it following the instructions above. Save it and
make a note of its saved location.
C. The Submission Process
1. Log in to the submission system when your abstract is completed and ready to send. To log in,
enter your email address and the password you chose when you registered with the system.
2. When you click the “log in” button you will be taken to a screen from which the submission
process starts. Please read the instructions on this screen carefully. If you have not yet submitted
an abstract to the system you should click the link that says “Click here to submit a new abstract”.
3. Submitting an abstract is a multi-step process. Each step asks several questions:
• Step 1: click the “Browse” button and locate your abstract file on your PC’s hard disk. Fill in
answers to any other questions on this screen and then click the “Next” button. Your abstract
file will be sent to our system – this can take a few seconds if you have a fast internet
connection, but may take longer if your connection is slow or you have included lots of
graphics in your abstract. Please be patient!
• Step 1: you can copy the abstract title from your Word document and paste it into the Title
field on the submission form. Please note that because of web browser limitations some
scientific symbols may not paste correctly into the form – you may have to correct this
bywriting the name of the symbol in full, for example “beta” instead of β. Your Word
document will not be affected.
• All steps: some questions are marked “Required”. We cannot consider your abstract until
these questions have been answered.
• All steps: if you do not know the answer to a question – for example you may not be sure in
which category your abstract should be presented – you can skip the question and return on a
later occasion to complete it.
• Final step: once you have completed this step click the “Finish” button. If you have answered
all the mandatory questions then your abstract will be assigned a reference number and you
will receive email confirmation. If you have not answered all the mandatory questions your
abstract will be held in temporary storage until you return later and complete all the
2. Amending a submission
You may wish to change your answers to some of the questions on the submission form, or even to
change the abstract file itself.
1. Log in to the submission system
2. You will see a list of the abstracts that you have submitted. Click on the abstract that you wish to
3. The process of amending an abstract is the same as the original submission process, except that
the submission form will be automatically filled in with the answers that you gave previously – you
do not have to change an answer if you don’t want to.
4. If you want to change your abstract file you can click the “Browse” button to locate the revised file
on your PC’s hard disk, then click “Next” to send it to the abstract system. If you do not want to
change the file, just press “Next” to bypass this step.
5. When you reach the final step and press “Finish” you will be sent an email confirming that your
abstract has been amended – provided you have answered all the mandatory questions.
3. Withdrawing an abstract
If you want to withdraw an abstract please contact the Meetings team.
Your abstract will be selected for presentation, orrejected, within 4 weeks ofthe submission
If accepted for presentation, your abstract will be published,subjectto satisfactory revision
if necessary (see below)
When revision isrequested, itmust be completed in one stage and by the deadline
1. Your abstractwill not be accepted for presentation if we find:
The work falls below the required ethicalstandardsfor publication
Species and strain (or human population characteristics), group sizes orstatisticalmethods
Effects are claimed without giving ‘p’ values
The arguments are incomprehensible orillogical
2.We may ask you to resubmit your abstractifit does not comply with the following:
The introductionmustinclude a clear purpose or hypothesis
Coremethodsshould cite the source paper(s)
Nonstandard abbreviationsshould be defined
New drugsshould include theirfull chemical name, notjustthe trial prep number
All drugs(including anaesthetic)require data:solvent, dose and route of administration, or
In generalthemethodsshould contain enough detailto allow othersto repeatthe study but
Methods papersmay be cited to save space
If an ‘effect’ is notsignificantitis not an effect and itshould be described ‘as a trend’ or not
The conclusion should not contain unjustified speculation.One summary sentence often
Referencesmust be in the following format:
author(s), journal volume:first page, year ‐ asfollows:
single author: Zamora RL, BrJ Pharmacol 233:666, 2012
two authors: Zamora RL& Mackail‐Smith C, BrJ Pharmacol 355:21, 2011
more than 2 authors: Zamora RL et al, BrJ Pharmacol 109:85, 1998
The abstract MUST be limited to amaximumof 500 words, excluding the title, authors and
The abstractmust contain numerical data in the text orin a figure ortable
Ifthe resubmission does not addressthe criticismsraised, within the timeline
communicated, it will not be published
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