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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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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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Submitting to a journal that requires a French abstract as a non-French-speaker: how important is the French abstract?

I'm a non-French-speaking mathematician submitting an English paper to a French journal that requires a French abstract (but publishes papers in English). I don't think I know anyone I'd be ...
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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 ...
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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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Could a paper that's just a title and abstract be listed as a publication in CV?

I submitted a paper that only contained a title and an abstract to an international meeting, which is one of the most important conferences in my major. I will give an oral presentation in one session ...
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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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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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Introducing abbreviations in an abstract for a repeated term

I use a long term (e.g. "artificial neural network") more than once in the abstract of a paper. Is it best to introduce the abbreviation (e.g. "ANN") after the first occurrence, or repeat the non-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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When a conference has an abstracts and a later papers submission date, is okay to skip the abstract submission and just submit the paper?

I want to submit a paper for an ACM conference and I see that there are two dates like this: Full Papers Abstracts due: May 10, 2013 Papers due: May 17, 2013 The issue is that I am still working in ...
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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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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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Copyright for abstract

My research paper was published as a conference document. I signed the copyright. In accordance with it the publisher is a copyright owner. Now, I found that my abstracts is written (literally) on ...
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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 ...
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Is it worthy to publish an extended abstract in a conference? [closed]

I have an accepted Extended abstract in an international conference. As a master student, it is heavy to pay for an extended abstract (400 Euros ). But at the same time is it good for my future to ...
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Is it bad style to include a list in an abstract?

If I am writing a study paper and I have given some descriptors as to which systems will be measured (things such as "openness" and "availability" in my case) is it acceptable for me to provide a list ...
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How to address in the thesis that the abstract is translated by someone

I have my thesis abstract translated by an Italian friend (from English to Italian). Therefore, I'm wondering if I should mention it somewhere in the abstract or acknowledgment that the Italian ...
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Is citing in an abstract required to avoid plagiarism?

Is it considered plagiarism if in the abstract, only key authors of frameworks used were cited and other peripheral concepts mentioned in the abstract were not cited but were cited in the body of the ...
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How to politely reply to adviser for his mistake

I sent one abstract to my supervisor, which he approved and said it is fine. Later on, when the same abstract was published and circulated on university email, he sent me an email and stating that ...
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Do academics/researchers benefit from permanent access to conference paper abstracts?

Generally, abstracts for papers to be presented at conferences are published, prior to and during such conferences, in online and printed program books. However, in many cases, such abstracts are no ...
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Assessment of an IT-related extended abstract [closed]

For an assignment at our university it was our task to program a prototyp and document it in an extended abstract. Intro text: The Idea is to create a system, which allows data exchange (contacts, ...
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What should be included in an extended abstract (CS)

I've been tasked with writing an extended abstract. I'm studying computer science (CS) and I have had a look online for an idea of what an extended abstract should contain. So far, I gather that it ...
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How to normalize scores of abstracts across different reviewers at an interdisciplinary symposium?

For an interdisciplinary symposium: is it more fair to the participants to: Average scores of submitted abstracts across different reviewers? Estimate the overlap of the scientific domains between a ...