Abstract Submission - Before You Begin

Welcome to the Botany 2016 Abstract Submission Process.

Your abstract is accepted if you are a current member of one of these participating societies :
American Fern Society
American Society of Plant Taxonomists
Botanical Society of America
International Association for Plant Taxonomy
The Society of Herbarium Curators
The American Bryological and Lichenological Society

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If you are not a member, you MUST have a paid registration to the conference by May 31 for your abstract to be included. There will be no reimbursement for no-shows in this category. Abstracts submitted by non-members who do not have a fully paid registration by July 6 will be rejected.

The abstract submission deadline is Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST. After that date and time, you will need special permission to submit abstracts.

Abstracts are limited to 400 words.

Before you begin your submission, please read the following important information.

  • Before you start, be sure that you have the name and spelling for each of your co-authors, plus email addresses, University or Institution name, department, and address (or the address to be used).
  • You will find it very helpful to know the ConferenceID for each of your authors. If you supply an author's ConferenceID, our system will be able to automatically load their address and email, and if they are a BSA member, the abstract will be linked to their profile in the BSA membership directory. Current BSA members' BotanyID can be found on the last line of their profile at the BSA Membership Directory. You can ask past BSA members and past Botany Conference participants for their BotanyIDs.
  • Have the correct title of your abstract. Do NOT use ALL CAPS in composing your abstract.
  • If you are idle for over 15 minutes, you will be prompted to "keep your session alive"; if you do not respond, you will be logged out and your data lost.
  • Please carefully review your information on each page. Most mistakes are the result of haste or inadequate proofreading. Going back more than one page in your work may cause site errors.

    Please note: The person submitting the abstract will be able to make corrections/changes to the abstract after submission.
  • On completion, your abstract and your submission details will automatically be emailed to all the attributed authors, including yourself. This is the only confirmation you will receive.

Abstract Composition

  • You can paste your abstract in directly from Word or iWork; however, all formatting except bold, italics, underline and subscript/superscript will be removed.
  • If you need help entering special HTML characters, such as Greek characters, symbols, and so forth, click here.
  • If you plan on using these, you should keep the pop-up window active for when you need it.

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The person who submits an abstract has the ability to change it after it has been submitted. To do so, go to the Botany 2016 Electronic Abstract Site Overview page located at: http://2016.botanyconference.org/engine/search/. You will see a Login button at the bottom of the menu on the left. Log in, and then find the specific page for the abstract you would like to alter. On the abstract page, under the heading Abstract Detail you will see an "Edit" link. Use this to gain access to your abstract for alterations.


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