Questions tagged [abstract]

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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Can I send just the abstract before sending the full paper?

First time here, I hope I do well asking this question. I didn't any answer. This is my situation: I presented a research in a colloquium last June. Now I want to publish it as an article. Is it OK if ...
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Should I repeat words from the abstract as keywords?

To maximise discoverability of my manuscript, should I avoid repeating words that occur in the abstract or title in the keywords? I have a feeling that common academic search engines don't really ...
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Can I submit an abstract with a dual affiliation even if one of the two institutions has not contributed to the research submitted?

I need to submit two abstracts in a conference on behalf of two different institutions. The profile information of the abstract submission system provides only one institution as the primary one. ...
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How do I refer to my own work in an anonymous abstract?

I am currently working on an abstract for conference submission. The contents of the proposed presentation build heavily on part of my master's thesis. Since the abstract has to be written anonymously,...
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Is it ok to post an abstract of a conference paper... which I will be presenting in a conference scheduled 3 months from now... on ResearchGate?

The conference is scheduled on February 2021. So far, I am not aware of any proceeding in which the abstract to my conference paper will be published. Would that land me in trouble if I posted my ...
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Are scientific contributions of the article listed in the abstract?

As the title says. To put the contributions (explicitly) on the abstract: Is considered good practice Irrelevant as long as you correctly describe your paper? Source Research Guides No, explicitly ...
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Is it always necessary to write an abstract on top of your research work?

Is it always necessary to write an abstract on top of your research work or can I immediately go over to my introduction?
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Do I need to rephrase my conference abstract when submitting the corresponding journal paper?

I am submitting an abstract for a conference that, if accepted, will be published in its "book of abstracts". I know that wouldn't cause any issues for submitting the paper to a journal, but ...
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Should I include a paper presented at a conference of which only the abstract was published under publications in my CV?

I participated in a conference in which I submitted and presented a Paper. It didn't get published in their journal, but the Abstract and the Title of it got published in the "Book of Abstracts&...
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What should we do when an abstract gets accepted for a conference, but the material is not ready?

Recently, my team's abstract was accepted for a poster presentation at a conference. The abstract submitted is not a complete work. Over time, we still don't have the desired results that are worth ...
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The limits of self-plagiarism

I'm currently writing my second paper. Although the focus is completely different of my first paper, some aspects of the context are similar. I am perfectly aware that self-plagiarism needs to be ...
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Is there benefit to publishing the abstract of an English article in multiple languages?

I noted from a previous paper I worked on, that when it was published an abstract was included in Spanish as well as English (https://bjssjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/bjs.11422 and ...
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Can I write the language specific summary of my thesis in dialect?

My mother tongue is Dutch and I'm writing my thesis in English. I am required to write a summary both in English and my own language, Dutch. Would it be ok to write the Dutch summary in a dialect? ...
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Using an abbreviation of another language in the abstract

I'm writing the abstract of my bachelor’s thesis and need to refer to a German research project. The abbreviation of it refers to a German spelling – so I can’t write it out. The English translation ...
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Is there any significance if I add an international conference abstract details where I am a second author in my CV?

I have two international conference abstract where my name is as a second author, There is any significance in that if I add it in my CV?
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Are physics conference abstracts ever screened?

Do conferences ever reject low quality abstracts? I've never heard of anybody wanting to attend conferences and being rejected. If they do screen abstracts, will they reject abstracts that are not of ...
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Can you submit two different abstracts about the same data to two different conferences? [closed]

We were working as a team to gather some data in the medical field and our research was concluded in the summer. I was the only member of the team that was interested in presenting the data so I ...
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Downloading abstracts using Mendeley

I am using Mendeley for my reference management. As I am doing a Systematic Literature review, I have to filter out my search result entries based on inclusion and exclusion criteria after reading the ...
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Length of a Dissertation Summary for a Postdoc job

For a job application I am currently putting together, they request a document of Dissertation Summary and Other Recent Scholarly Endeavors where I need to, of course, "Summarize your dissertation and ...
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How to submit an abstract?

I wrote a paper that I wish to propose to a certain CS conference. Two of the deadlines mentioned on the Important Dates page on the conference's website are: Abstract submission and Paper submission. ...
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Is it suspicious for a conference abstract submission to be subordinated to registration?

My PhD advisor and I wish to participate to a specific international conference in our field. The program seems legitimate and part of the scientific committee are respected researchers of my field, ...
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Could the conference presentation be a part of my abstract? [closed]

I wrote the abstract according to my thesis but realized that it's too much for a conference presentation. Could I use a part of the abstract to present?
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How do researchers send unsolicited emails asking for feedback on their works? [duplicate]

I wonder how a researcher send an unsolicited email to another one asking for feedback to their work. I guess it will be something like this? Hello Dr. X To introduce myself, I am Y, in institute Z. ...
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Can I withdraw from one conference and attend another one with the same abstract?

A few weeks ago I submitted a two-page abstract to a conference in environmental sciences/ecology/biology. I haven't received the decision yet – poster or presentation. A few days ago I found out ...
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Is there any evidence that graphical abstracts are beneficial?

I've seen some journals now require (or at least suggest) including a graphical abstract for publication. In particular, Elsevier/Cell seems to advocate strongly for graphical abstracts as they can ...
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Convention regarding inclusion of both an abstract and introduction in a mathematical paper

Good afternoon, I am a high school junior in the process of preparing a real analysis paper for submission to a mathematics journal. I have written my proof and conducted an exhaustive literature ...
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Should I mention collaborators in the job talk abstract?

I will be giving a job talk and I need to submit an abstract for the research job talk. I was wondering if I should mention my collaborators and their affiliations in the abstract? The only thought ...
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My adviser submitted an abstract to a conference that we submitted elsewhere before but changed the authors orders

About two months ago me and my adviser attended a conference, where he had a talk about my PhD project. For this talk, he submitted an abstract, where I was the first author and he was the second one. ...
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What to include in Abstract and Conclusion (and what not to include) of article

What I have understood till date is that abstract summarizes the work done in the research article (Journal + Conference), and so does the conclusion section. However, the conclusion section not ...
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Conference abstract: AutoCorrect underline not removed

I started my PhD last August, and recently I submitted an abstract to a major conference. After submitting it I noticed that on one of my figures, which contain multiple subfigures, I have forgotten ...
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Which committee decides the speakers in a conference: SOC or LOC? [closed]

Conferences ask for abstracts for those authors wishing to contribute talks or posters. I wonder which conference committee decides on who gets a talk or poster based on the submitted abstracts; is it ...
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Abstract format in a game studies conference

I will submit an "extended abstract" to a conference in game studies. This is not my primary field of study (more of a hobby), so the stakes are low and I am unaware of the conventions of the field. ...
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Abstract submission versus full research paper submission

I am searching for good conferences to submit my hard working. Therefore, I found a conference where they ask authors to submit their work as abstract only consisting of limited 1200 words. The ...
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What does it mean to have figures included in conference abstract?

This is a respected conference. Reviewers accepted but commented this Novelty of the topic! Abstract could be better explained and have figures. Ok, I understand that I need to highlight novelty ...
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Should I use my university's letterhead for abstract for a potential talk?

I am planning to submit an abstract for a potential talk at a school. I was wondering if I should use my university's letterhead for the abstract? If not, is there a specific format that I should use? ...
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Submit abstract to conference with no results yet

I am planning to go to a geoscience conference next year and therefore I would like to submit 1-2 abstracts. Abstracts' submission has a deadline (of course) and I am not sure if I will have good ...
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Is it wrong to start your abstract with a question?

My abstracts starts with three specific questions that my proposed research will answer. But when my friend saw this, he said: "I will never start an abstract with questions, and I will never read ...
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Definitions and proofs in extended abstract(mathematics)

I have to submit an extended abstract of my paper for a competition. The extended abstract must be about 2~4 pages, and the competition requires it to include all the methods and results. Of course, ...
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What can you get from submitting an abstract?

I work for a technical company at the interface between engineering practice and research. Since we have to deal with academia on a daily basis, I have seen many calls for "Abstract submission". ...
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Do you need to define standard abbreviations like "EEG" and "fMRI" in the abstract?

I am preparing to send my first paper to a springer journal (journal of computational neuroscience), in the instruction author there is an instruction say Abbreviations should be defined at first ...
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Attending a conference with an abstract accepted but without a full paper submitted [closed]

I'm a Ph.D. and my abstract has been selected for an international conference. This is my first international occasion. I have to pay now the fee as an author and I have little time to submit the full ...
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Should I include Abstracts (short descriptions) of research papers/thesis in my CV?

I am writing my CV for a postdoctoral position. I have just obtained my PhD. I have a decent number of published papers. Should I write a very small (2-3 line) description of what I have done in that ...
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Any shame in copying from a grant proposal body to create an abstract?

I have to write an abstract for a grant proposal's cover page. Is there any shame in strategically copying/pasting entire sentences from the body of the grant proposal and arranging them coherently to ...
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If asked to submit both a shorter and longer abstract, is it possible just to send a shorter one that meets both word limits?

I saw the following abstract submission guidelines: Please submit a 500-word text abstract for technical review purposes that is suitable for publication. Accepted abstracts may be published ...
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How to write an abstract for a summary paper based on a longer paper?

I wrote a 50-page report that has an abstract. Now I have to write a shorter paper on the same topic that summarizes the report. The challenge is that the most logical thing to do would be to simply ...
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Being accepted then rejected to an academic conference

I submitted an abstract and received notification of acceptance to present at a conference. The notification of acceptance asked for a short bio. I provided the bio and was asked to provide more ...
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Can I submit an abstract for an unwritten paper which will form part of my PhD?

I am applying for my PhD to start this Autumn. There is a conference coming up soon with a theme which is very relevant to my PhD topic and I would like to submit an abstract for it, write the paper ...
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Should I self-impose a word limit for a journal article abstract

The author guidelines for the Journal of Computational Physics do not specify a word limit for the abstract, saying only that it should be 'brief'. But should I impose a word limit myself? I have ...
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Procedure to follow when added to conference abstract without permission

We were recently sent a copy of an abstract by another group with whom we sometimes collaborate. This abstract was due and submitted over a month ago. This document was never shown to us and our ...
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For conferences with an abstract deadline shortly before full paper deadline, does the "no simultaneous submission" rule include abstract submission?

It's generally forbidden to submit the same paper at two different venues at the same time. In addition, many computer science conferences have two different submission deadlines: a deadline for the ...