Submission Guidelines

Please type your Abstract Title in title case, e.g., “This Is an Example of Title Case”. You may include italics (gene names), Greek letters, and special symbols, e.g. °C (degree sign), etc. The Abstract Title is limited to no more than 200 characters.

All abstracts are limited to a total of 3,000 characters (including spaces) and either one table or one chart. Your abstract must follow the following steps and include these four sections:

Step 1 - Introduction

A brief discussion of the background or rationale of the study and/or the question addressed.

Step 2 - Methods

The experimental approach, materials, and methods used in the study

Step 3 - Results

The data and results obtained in the study

Step 4 - Conclusions

The conclusions and/or implications of the results

Format requirements

Abstracts that are not submitted properly will receive an administrative reject and will not be reviewed.

  1. Abstracts must be submitted properly and in English. The online system is a database, with data fields (title, author 1, author 2, author 3, etc.) that are used to generate the published abstracts. Therefore, pay careful attention to the submission instructions and to the submission process, including spelling, capitalization, author names, etc.
  2. All abstracts must include the required headers listed below; each header must be included in your text:
    • Introduction: a brief discussion of the background or rationale of the study and/or the question addressed
    • Methods: the experimental approach, materials, and methods used in the study
    • Results: the data and results obtained in the study
    • Conclusions: the conclusions and/or implications of the results
  3. Abstract Limits:
    • Number of authors: 30
    • Abstract Title: 300 characters
    • Abstract Content: 3000 characters (with spaces and including either one table or one chart)
  4. You may include formatting (italicizing genes), Greek letters and special symbols, e.g., °C (degree sign), superscripts, etc. Data must be reported in narrative format in the abstract submission; tables may be included in your poster.
  5. Your abstract will be rated using four criteria:
    • Originality and Clarity
    • Novelty
    • Scientific Merit/Rigor
    • Appropriate Conclusions
  6. Summary: Grounds for abstract rejection are:
    • Failure to follow directions in 1-4.
    • Abstracts that are not eligible for publication in JMD, i.e., have been submitted to another publication or to another meeting that occurs prior to May 2019.
    • Abstract contains no scientific data or has only a promise of future data.
    • Duplicate abstracts are submitted.
    • Any author violated any of the AMP rules for presentation at a previous meeting, e.g., the authors failed to present a poster without notifying AMP prior to the meeting.

The five most common reasons for rejection are:

  • Previously presented/published
  • Poor organization/clarity
  • Does not provide novel information
  • Insufficient scientific quality
  • Insufficient data