The Kandy Society of Medicine (KSM) - Sri Lanka

Instructions to Authors

on submission of abstracts for the KSM Annual Academic Sessions - Feb 2015

  1. Abstract information form provided by the KSM should be filled for each abstract.
  2. Four copies of printed abstract (A4Paper) and a soft copy on a CD must be submitted.  (Two copies of the printed abstract should be without names of the authors and the address)
  3. Begin the text of abstract without indentation using single spacing. The suggested font type is Times New Roman, font size 12, with no space between paragraphs.
  4. The abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by referees. The corresponding author will be informed the results by letter.
  5. All abstracts should reach KSM Office before 4.00 pm on 31st October 2014 .Please hand over the abstract to the KSM Office or mail in time to meet the deadline. KSM will not accept responsibility for postal delay.
  6. The title of the abstract should be brief and in bold capital letters.
  7. Authors surnames should be preceded by the initial(s), but not by prefixes such as Prof., Dr, Mr. or Mrs. Underline the name of the presenting author. The institution(s) where the work was performed should be stated. The names of authors and place of works should be mentioned in two copies of the abstract and the softcopy in the CD. The names of authors and place of work should not appear on the other two copies. (These copies will be sent for anonymous review)
  8. The text of the abstract should include about 250 words. Please limit your abstract one A4 paper only and indicate the word count. It should be structured as follows. Background, Objectives, Methods (including statistical methods where relevant), Results and Conclusions. Only key references (maximum of three references) should be indicated in the Vancouver format. The authors are requested to use generic names of drugs as far as possible.
  9. The author/s should take the intellectual responsibility for the work and the contents of the paper.
  10. If the work has been previously presented or published in part, this should be stated clearly in the abstract information form.
  11. The abstract will be reproduced in the abstract book as typed. Therefore please write clearly.
  12. The deadlines must be strictly adhered to in submitting (a) the initial and (b) the revised abstracts by authors.
  13. Once accepted, the presenting author should register for the sessions for the paper to be considered for presentation.


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