Preparing for an On-Line Abstract Submission
The Geological Society of America
2015 GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, USA (1-4 November 2015)
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In preparing to submit an abstract to GSA, you should first
gather the following information:
Pick the meeting at which you would like to present your paper.
Determine under what discipline category your paper best fits.
You may select up to three other
The list of discipline categories includes:
- Continental Scientific Drilling
- Economic Geology
- Energy Geology
- Engineering Geology
- Environmental Geoscience
- Geology and Health
- Geoscience Education
- Geoscience Information/Communication
- Geoscience and Public Policy
- History and Philosophy of Geology
- Marine/Coastal Science
- Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy
- Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination
- Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy
- Paleontology, Phylogenetic/Morphological Patterns
- Petrology, Igneous
- Petrology, Metamorphic
- Planetary Geology
- Precambrian Geology
- Quaternary Geology
- Sediments, Carbonates
- Sediments, Clastic
- Structural Geology
Select your preferred mode of presentation: Oral, Poster, or Either (no preference).
Please Note: The program organizers will do their best to fit you into your preferred mode. However, they will override your original mode selection if they feel your paper would fit well in a particular session with other compatible abstracts. The decision of the program organizers is final.
Title and Keywords
- Pick a title for your paper.
- Enter up to five keywords.
Have available the name and contact information for all of the authors.
(Include their email addresses, please.) No more than 10 authors may be listed on a paper. Group names will not be accepted as an author.
Write the body of your abstract.
- Please keep it to 2000 characters or less, not counting spaces. (The online abstract
system will not accept it if it exceeds 2000 characters.)
- If you want to include a table,with your abstract, you
can. But understand that the table might reduce the number of
words allowed in your abstract. Taken together, the words and tables
should take up no more space than would be occupied by a simpler abstract of 2000 characters alone.
- Check the spelling of the abstractís body and title using your own word
- Then read it again and make sure that it is something the whole world
should see. (We wonít check or edit it for you.)
- Copy and paste your abstract text directly into the text box for the "copy/paste" option. All your formatting will be preserved.
- For typing and pasting, add an extra line between
paragraphs or they will run together when displayed. (You can do this before
copying, or after pasting, or while typing).
- If you're not happy with the way your abstract looks after you've saved the text, then go back and try editing it in the textbox provided.