An abstract is a brief summary of a research article, thesis, review, conference proceeding to help the reader quickly ascertain the paper's contribution to the field.

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Citation for quoting a current accepted value in an abstract?

In the abstract of a scientific report, when comparing an experimentally measured value to a current accepted value, should you provide a citation for it?
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Is it right to submit a conference abstract knowing that I will not attend but my advisor will give my talk instead?

My postdoc finished 9 months ago. My former supervisor has asked me to submit an abstract on my work to a conference next year. No-one intends that I will attend the conference. My ex-supervisor has ...
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Should an abstract make an argument about why an experiment is important?

I am submitting my first academic paper (in computer science). It is a short paper for a conference. In my abstract, I state what my empirical research uncovers. Is it appropriate to then explain why ...
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Who should be listed as authors on extended abstract of thesis?

I want to submit an extended abstract of my Ph.D. dissertation to a workshop that looks for summaries of recent work. My dissertation is based on several publications done in collaboration with other ...
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Am I allowed to republish / distribute abstracts?

Example: I have a document containing 1,000 abstracts of research articles from different publishers. Am I allowed to distribute this document for free online? If not, has anyone being sued for doing ...
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Can I reference the abstract? [duplicate]

I finished writing my internship report for a master degree. Now I am writing its abstract. Is it possible to mention a statistic study on the abstract and reference it in the bibliography or is this ...
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My paper's content is slightly changed from the abstract I have submitted to a conference, can I edit the accepted abstract on my poster?

I'm fairly early on in my PhD research. A few months ago I submitted an abstract to a conference, which was accepted. The conference is coming up soon, and my research has taken a slight turn away ...
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Extended scientific abstract: should it include full results?

I'm writing an extended abstract for a conference prize. There are few instructions and it's the first time ever that I write one so I'm a little woried about it. The only restriction regards the ...
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How lenient are conferences in accepting and reviewing lately submitted poster presentation abstracts?

There is a conference that my advisor suggested that I attend and present at, but unfortunately as this was just suggested today, I missed the abstract submission deadline by about a week. I know ...
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What are the consequences of withdrawing an abstract from a conference?

I have submitted an abstract for a conference using some preliminary results. I read all the advice about how to write an abstract with no results and I didn't lie in my abstract—I just presented the ...
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Does a tutorial type conference submission differ significantly from a regular submission?

I work mainly with in silico method development and data analysis within biomedical research. For an upcoming conference I intend to go with a tutorial-type of submission instead of a "regular" ...
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How to submit a talk to a conference – Starting with replying to a Call for Presentations

I have received a Call for Presentations for a conference and I have a topic that could be interesting to present. The Call for Presentations describe the various forms of presentations that one can ...
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What is the differences between purchasing Harvard Business Review PDF and reading the article?

I was reading this Harvard Business Review article, The Making of an Expert and they were offering a PDF purchase. Are there major differences between the content of the PDF and the free article?
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How to write a math abstract for a conference in an experimentalist dominated field without “specific numerical results”

Note that in experimental fields it is not uncommon that an abstract is required to have "specific" unpublished results 9 months or so before the conference. The problem is if you are a ...
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Can I submit a conference abstract that duplicates a submitted paper?

I have a paper already submitted to a journal. Now, I want to try and submit an abstract to International Congress of Mathematicians 2014. The abstract basically contains the same thought and spirit ...
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Is it normal to submit an abstract to a conference when the research is NOT completed?

I just started my 2nd semester of my part-time master, I was given a thesis topic last week and expected to submit an abstract this week. Because advisor told me -> I would have not choice. However, ...
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Is it okay to cite the abstract(English) of a foreign (non-English) article?

If you don't know any languages other than English (e.g. German, Italian, French, etc), is it okay to cite the abstract (which is in English) of a foreign article without reading the full text (which ...
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References in Executive Summary?

When writing a Deliverable for the European Commission I'm commanded to include an Executive Summary at the top of the document. This Executive Summary includes the main outcomes of the research done ...
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How do I write a good abstract?

So, I'm sitting here, rewriting the abstract of a paper I hope to submit shortly. The abstract I had was old and not very good. I have on good authority that an abstract is an important part of a ...
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Is it considered a self-plagiarism to reuse (published) abstracts for talks?

When writing an abstract for talks at conferences, workshops, etc., I often wonder if it would be considered a self-plagiarism if I copied a few sentences from a paper that is already published. ...
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“making it look good”- is it always important?

Recently I created a project report for the project that me and my classmate are working on. The project report goes to the external examiner to whom later we have to give a demo on our project. Me ...
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How exactly does a conference abstract differ from an article abstract?

I am currently taking a brief course in Technical/Academic Writing. At one point, in passing, the lecturer (who's a researcher in linguistics himself) mentioned that one should not confuse a ...
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How to write abstract for conference when you have no results yet?

This situation is not uncommon; in my case, I have to submit abstract for conference in September by the end of January already. But the problem is I have no results yet. I'm pretty sure that in those ...
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Are citations in abstracts considered bad style?

I'd like to know your opinion on citations in abstracts. At my university, there is no rule on that matter so it's basically a question of preference. Do you think it's okay to have citations in an ...
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Why is it unusual to add a date to scientific papers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is the date left out of some academic papers? A scientific paper usually begins with a title, a list of authors with contact information and affiliation, and an ...
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In a thesis, which comes first - Abstract or Acknowledgements?

I am writing my masters thesis now. I saw some theses with the acknowledgement chapter after the abstract, in other cases it's the other way around. I think the acknowledgement chapter is not related ...