Cluj Napoca

3 days
International Conference on Transdisciplinary Research for Sustainable Tourism Development

October 6-8, 2017

Frequently when you are requested to write a paper or article, you will be asked to include an Abstract. This is generally a very brief summary of what the paper or article is about and is frequently positioned before the body of your writing. The Abstract can be deliver to get a quick overview. It communicates the reader what to expect in your work and it should be built on all you have written.

How to write a great Abstract for an Academic Conference Paper?

Therefore, An Abstract is a short article that is proposed to capture the attention of a potential reader of your paper. Thus, in a sense it is a promotion article for your full paper. Writing an Abstract is one of the best tools for starting your paper, and for improving its argument and configuration.

The point of the paper is to make your own input to the previously existing literature and an Abstract is a summary of your own argument, and helps you track the main rule of paper writing: a good academic paper makes an argument that is not only profound, but also narrow.

A great Abstract needs to deliver one vital objective: your argument.

The title of the paper is very important and we recommend short attention-catching titles, which are the most effective. Nevertheless, it is important for an academic paper to guarantee that the title defines the theme you are writing about. A paper’s title not only sets readers’ prospects for what the article will be about, but may also define whether it gets read at all, or with how much enthusiasm or anxiety it is greeted. A great title has a length of 12 words or less.

The body of the Abstract needs to make a vibrant statement of the subject of your paper and your research questions. You need to say how your research was being started. You are writing an empirical or theoretical article? You are using quantitative and/ or qualitative methods? How significant are your answers for your area of research? Which are your results and conclusions?

The results segment is the most significant part of the paper and nothing should compromise its range and value. Furthermore, the conclusions section should cover the most essential take-home note of the study, expressed in a few accurately worded sentences.

The conclusions may comprise three features:

  • The key take-home message
  • The other findings of importance
  • The viewpoint

The conclusions should also be conscientiously honest, and authors should not claim more than their data validates.

The Abstract should define the questions of your paper and your findings. Your Abstract should not include diagrams/ figures and general references are not mandatory in the Abstract.

The Abstract requirements to be done within the word limit of 250 – 300 words. The preferred font type is Times New Roman and we require the font size to be 12 points.  The space between the lines of text in your paper is 1.

An Abstract must include:

    • Title
    • Name of Author(s)
    • Author(s) Institution and Institutional Address
    • Author(s) email address
  • Abstract (Body Text within the word limit of 250-300 words, font type – Times New Roman, font size – 12 points, paragraph spacing – 1)
  • Keywords (5 Keywords in alphabetical order)

 How to write an Abstract:

  • Refer to the most important information first. Identify your purpose.
  • Use the same type and style of language found in the original, including technical language.
  • Use vibrant, briefs and influential language.
  • Explain your methods.
  • Define your results (informative only).
  • Give your conclusion.
  • Use key words and phrases that quickly recognize the content and focus of the work.

How not to write an Abstract:

  • Do not refer broadly to other works.
  • Do not add data not contained in the original work.
  • Do not define technical terms.

Format and Naming:

  • All Abstracts have to be written in .doc or .docx format (MS Office Word 2003 or higher).
  • Abstract files should be named after the corresponding author, including the word “Abstract” at the beginning of the name (example: Abstract Tudor Balmus.doc).

Keywords and Key Phrases

Most journals and conferences expect authors to deliver keywords and/ or key phrases at the same time as the Abstract.

Adding relevant keywords and/ or key phrases to your Abstract will help search engines associate your paper with search queries and locate your article. Somewhere between 5 and 10 key words are usually required and they should be the words which most faithfully reveal the content of the paper. We require to each author to offer 5 keywords/ key phrases.

Recommendations before submitting your Abstract

  •  Re-read your paper or article for an overview to ensure that your sentences cover the main points in your paper.
  • Check the word length and further reduce your words if necessary by cutting out pointless words or rephrasing some of the sentences.
  • Don’t forget to add your keywords.

Tips

  • Your Abstract will not be edited; you are responsible for any spelling, grammatical, and typographical mistakes.
  • We recommend using the active voice for your Abstract and presentation. Communicate your research results clearly and briefly, and avoid using jargon terms.
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