-Microsoft Word preferred but Word Perfect O.K.
-Times New Roman font and 12 po preferred
-in bold, scientific names bold and italicised
-only the first word of the title, proper names, and scientific names have the first letter capitalized
-in normal font, initial(s) first, followed by last name, all capital letters (e.g. A. B. SMITH AND C. B. JONES)
-in italics and need to include postal address and postal code (no abbreviations except for province or state names)
-first affiliation should be that of the first author. If other authors have different affiliations, those affiliations should start with the author's initials, e.g. (C.B.J.)
-in normal font with scientific names italicised
-should be no more than 210 words
-scientific authorities are to be given for all Latin names of plant pathogens the first time they are mentioned in the body of the abstract
-abbreviations, nomenclature, symbols for units of measurements, etc. are to conform to the requirements for manuscripts submitted to CJPP
Below the abstract clearly indicate the following:
-name of the person presenting the abstract
-names of two people (other than the authors) who critically read the abstract
-when the abstracts are compiled for publication in CJPP, this information will be omitted and the abstracts put in alphabetical order according to the author names
The following is an example of how an abstract should appear:
Examples of abstracts published in CJPP can be found in volume 33(2):234-296 (2011).
One section that some authors do not pay enough attention to with respect to format is the affiliations. Complete addresses should be given in the format shown below.
Another area that some authors neglect is providing the scientific authorities for Latin names of plant pathogens.
If authors do not provide the correct format, they may be asked to do so before their abstract will be published.
The name of the presenter should be underlined for clarity at the meeting. This underlining will be removed before publication in CJPP.
The title of the abstract is to be bold.
K. L. CONN, Z. K. PUNJA AND S. JABAJI-HARE.
Southern Crop Protection and Food Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 1391 Sandford Street, London, ON N5V 4T3, Canada;
(Z.K.P.) Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada;
and (S.J.-H.) Department of Plant Science, McGill University, Macdonald Campus, 21 111 Lakeshore Road, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9, Canada
The body of the abstract (not including the title, author names, and affiliations) should be carefully written to stay within the limit of 210 words.
An abstract should contain a description of the problem, results, and concluding statement. The abstract should be concise with just enough information to introduce your subject and generate interest.
Abstracts should be typed as single space. Use the text font Times New Roman and 12 po. For stylistic and technical guidelines for the Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology see published abstracts in volume 33(2):234-296 (2011).
Scientific authorities are to be given for all Latin names of plant pathogens the first time they are mentioned in the body of the abstract. Cultivar names are to have single quotation marks around them every time they are mentioned.
All abbreviations are to be spelled out in full the first time they are mentioned in the body of the text. Authors are to have their abstract(s) proofread by two colleagues for clarity and grammar.