General Abstract Information
Abstract Submission Guidelines
- A non-refundable processing fee of $40.00 (US) is required for each abstract. Payment must be completed online using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express to complete the submission process.
- You do not need to be a member of SRI to submit an abstract.
- Three (3) Keywords for each abstract will be included.
- You are allotted 2,700 characters, including spaces, which will include your Abstract Title, Abstract Body, Authors/Institutions, Tables and Figures.
- Please review the SRI Policy on Abstract Withdrawal and confirm compliance on the Questionnaire page
- If accepted for presentation at the meeting, the abstract will be published as entered into the 2016 Annual Meeting Program. However, the Editors reserve the right to edit any abstract that contains grammatical errors.
- Each submitted abstract will be reviewed by 4-6 expert reviewers, scored according to criteria described below, and 15% of the accepted abstracts will be chosen for oral presentation. Please note that as the SRI Program Committee is committed to maintaining high standards for the meeting, it is anticipated that a number of low-ranking abstracts will be rejected following peer-review.
- Case Reports are not generally encouraged for submission as abstracts unless they significantly advance the field of Reproductive Science.
- The abstract receipt deadline, October 16, 2015, 11:59 PM, Central Standard Time, will remain firm and any abstracts received after the deadline will not be accepted.
Evaluation of abstracts will be based on the following considerations:
- Originality/Innovation: Is the idea or approach novel or is the work primarily confirmatory and/or a direct extension of previous work?
- Significance/Relevance: Does the work address an important problem?
- Objective/Hypothesis: Is an objective, specific research question and/or hypothesis stated?
- Methods: Are the methods described? Are the methods employed appropriate to the research question? Were new methods used and validated?
- Results: Are the results described clearly and succinctly? Was data evaluated statistically?
- Discussion: Is the conclusion supported by the data
Changes or Edits to Abstracts
Note: If critical changes need to be made to your abstract, the contact author should make the request. The process to follow is defined below, based on the date:
- If prior to the October 16, 2015, 11:59 PM, Central Standard Time deadline, please withdraw the abstract and submit a corrected abstract. (Note: A new submission fee will apply.) To withdraw the original abstract send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the abstract number and title with the request to withdraw the abstract.
- If after the October 16, 2015, 11:59 PM, Central Standard Time deadline, only corrections to author information will be permitted. To request to have the author information changed send an email to: email@example.com. Include the abstract number and title with the author details for the change. Changes that will be permitted would include spelling and adding inadvertent omissions of authors and institutions, or updating contact author information. A change fee will apply.
If there are other inaccuracies/errors, the only course of action is to withdraw the abstract as described above. Please be sure to review the SRI Policy on Abstract Withdrawal to confirm compliance before requesting a withdrawal.
Reminder: Please be sure to clearly indicate the desired action (withdraw abstract or make changes to authors/institutions) and include the filename and the name of the society to which the abstract was submitted.
Previously Presented Abstracts
The Society for Reproductive Investigation strives to support the presentation of original work. We therefore will not routinely accept work that has been previously presented at other national or international scientific meetings. Please note, under no circumstance, should an abstract that has been published previously in a copyright protected Journal, be submitted to SRI.
Online Submission Notes
This section contains information to guide you through the online submission process. We recommend that you print this page and use it as a reference during this process.
- Click the buttons on the left side of the screen and complete each section. Be sure to carefully follow the instructions within each section.
- Save your work by clicking Save Information. This does not submit your abstract for review. Be sure to save your work before logging off the site.
- You can log off at any time without submitting your abstract and return to continue your work at another time. As long as you do not submit the abstract, it can be edited and revised online as many times as needed. If you give your username and password to another person, they will have access to edit all abstracts you have not submitted for review.
- Verify that your abstract is correct by clicking Preview Abstract.
- Click on Submit Your Abstract, but ONLY when you are sure that your abstract is complete and in final form.
- Print out and proofread the abstract preview to verify that it is correct before completing the submission process. REMEMBER: Once you complete the submission process, an additional $40.00 fee will be required to make any changes.
- Payment of the $40.00 fee must be completed on the credit card screen to complete submission of your abstract.
Qualifications for Registering as In Training
In-Training registrants may not hold a faculty position and must be a full time postdoctoral trainee, resident, fellow or student enrolled in a formal approved training program leading to a degree (BA, BS, MD, PhD, MS, MPH, DVM). If this status expires prior to or during the SRI annual meeting you do not qualify and cannot register as in training.
You will need to e-mail, fax or upload to the online registration form a letter of support stating that you are in training. The support letter must be signed by the department chair, division director or section head and it must be on official letterhead. If your support letter is not received by SRI prior to the annual meeting, you will have to present it to the SRI staff at the registration desk at the annual meeting. If you do not have a letter, you will be charged the non member fee for registration.
In Training Letter Text
Please paste the text below into your official letterhead. Make sure that you insert the individual's name, location (e.g. institution or university and address) and the recognized academic institution.
The letter must be signed by the *Department Chair, Division Director or Section Head of the Institution/University. The letter must be dated and sent to us on official letterhead. You can scan the letter and upload it with your abstract submission, or send it via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to: (414) 276-3349.
"As part of the request for in-training status at the Society for Reproductive Investigation Annual Meeting in [MONTH] [YEAR], I hereby certify that [Individual's Name] is in-training as a(n) undergraduate/graduate student; medical student; resident; postdoctoral fellow; clinical fellow at [Location] in a training program recognized by [Academic Institution]. [Individual's Name] is also within 8 years of obtaining their terminal degree (M.D., Ph.D., etc.)"
Printed Name of person signing
*Title of person signing
Abstract notifications will be sent by email from Coe Truman International, the abstract processor for SRI, on January 12, 2016. Contact authors should add @coetruman.com to their safe senders list to ensure they receive the email.