ABSTRACT

Abstract submission to ICMG19 begins on 1 December 2018 and ends on 15 February 2019. The ICMG International Scientific Committee will review all abstracts submitted. Once this is complete authors will be notified of abstract acceptance by 15 March 2019.

Submission of an abstract means that the authors are committed to attending the meeting and presenting the work.

AFTER CONFERENCE PAPER PUBLICATION

Full and short papers presented in the conference will be considered for publication in:

  1. A Springer volume (full papers);
  2. Geografia Fisica and Dinamica Quaternaria Journal (full papers, Impact Factor 2017 (IF) – Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge 1.000; Cite score (2017): 1.08; SJR (2017): 0.408; SNIP (2017): 0.610;)
  3. a special volume of ROL – Rendiconti On Line of the Italian Geological Society (short papers, Cite score (2017): 0.28; SJR (2017): 0.301; SNIP (2017): 0.199;)

Attendees who wish to offer papers for potential publication online as “short papers” (ROL- Italian Geological Society) will be limited to not more than two papers per author.

Papers for the potential Springer volume or Geografia Fisica and Dinamica Quaternaria Journal will be selected either on merit or on the basis of their relevance to a particular theme, but not necessarily be restricted in number per author.

According to the number of oral presentation proposal, attendees presenting more than one paper might be asked to switch to poster presentation.

Abstract submission to ICMG19 begins on 1 December 2018 and ends on 15 February 2019. The ICMG International Scientific Committee will review all abstracts submitted. Once this is complete authors will be notified of abstract acceptance by 15 March 2019.

Submission of an abstract means that the authors are committed to attending the meeting and presenting the work.

AFTER CONFERENCE PAPER PUBLICATION

Full and short papers presented in the conference will be considered for publication in:

  1. A Springer volume (full papers);
  2. Geografia Fisica and Dinamica Quaternaria Journal (full papers, Impact Factor 2017 (IF) – Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge 1.000; Cite score (2017): 1.08; SJR (2017): 0.408; SNIP (2017): 0.610;)
  3. a special volume of ROL – Rendiconti On Line of the Italian Geological Society (short papers, Cite score (2017): 0.28; SJR (2017): 0.301; SNIP (2017): 0.199;)

Attendees who wish to offer papers for potential publication online as “short papers” (ROL- Italian Geological Society) will be limited to not more than two papers per author.

Papers for the potential Springer volume or Geografia Fisica and Dinamica Quaternaria Journal will be selected either on merit or on the basis of their relevance to a particular theme, but not necessarily be restricted in number per author.

According to the number of oral presentation proposal, attendees presenting more than one paper might be asked to switch to poster presentation.

PAPERS GUIDELINE

Papers presentation is to be in Powerpoint format and should be delivered in 20 minutes.

Times New Roman, 12 pt, bold, centered, arranged on 1-2 lines.

Times New Roman, 11 pt, normal, centered, surname and first name initial (e.g.: Rossi, G.). In the case of several authors, they must be separated by a comma and marked with a number to identify the institution to which they belong.

Times New Roman, 10 pt, normal, centered; at the end, you can write the email address of the corresponding author only.

Times New Roman, 10 pt, normal, left aligned; up to a maximum of five. 

Times New Roman, 11 pt, normal, justified, indent paragraph 0.5 cm. The text, both in US or UK English, must have a maximum length of 3000 characters, including spaces and any bibliographical references. Abstracts must be composed of text only, without figures or tables. No footnotes may be included in the text. Bibliographic citations must be inserted in the text between round brackets, as follows: author’s surname, comma, year of publication. Several papers cited in series must be inserted in chronological order and separated by semicolons (e.g.: Ramsay, 1987; Ramsay & Huber; 1990; Ramsay et al., 2000). The mathematical formulae can also be inserted as an image file (.jpg format).

The list of literature cited must be in alphabetical order and must include all, and only, the bibliographical references mentioned in the text. References may be made to accepted manuscripts that are actually “in press” in other journals, of which the name and volume are mentioned, and to doctoral theses and master degree theses. Citations of manuscripts in preparation or approval for printing are not allowed. The different bibliographical references must follow the following formats (Times New Roman, 10 pt, normal, justified, first line projecting 0.5 cm):

  • Article on a journal: Baker V.R. (2006) – Water and the evolutionary geological history of Mars. Boll. Soc. Geol. It., 125, 357-369.

  • Article on volume/chapter of a book: Martini I.P., Sagri M. & Colella A. (2001) – Neogene-Quaternary basins of the inner Apennines and Calabrian arc. In: Vai G.B. & Martini I.P. (eds.), Anatomy of an Orogen: The Apennines and Adjacent Mediterranean Basins. Kluwer Academic Publisher, 375- 400.

  • Volume: Ramsay J.G. & Huber M. (1987) – The techniques of Modern Structural geology. Volume 2: Folds and Fractures. Academic Press, London, 500 pp.

  • Thesis: Ghinassi M. (2000) – Il passaggio tra la prima e la seconda fase fluviolacustre del bacino del Valdarno Superiore nei pressi di S. Giovanni Valdarno. Unpublished Master thesis, University of Florence, 110 pp.

  • Journals and their abbreviations must be reported according to the “ISSN List of Title Word Abbreviations”. In cases of doubt, the authors may quote the title of the journal in full.

POSTER GUIDELINE

Posters provide an opportunity for an informal presentation featuring “give and take” with conference attendees. Presenting a poster is also a good way in which to discuss and receive feedback on a work in progress that has not been fully developed into a paper. The topic of a poster presentation is not limited. However, the topic should be relevant to the themes of the conference specified above.
If your poster proposal is accepted, your poster will be displayed in a poster session during the conference. You will be expected to present your poster at that time. At least one author for each accepted poster must register for and attend the conference.

The size of the poster should be maximum 0.70 meter wide X 1.5 meters high.

Most posters are laid  out in the following segments:

  • Title: identical to the title of abstract; since some people may choose to visit your poster based on the abstract.
  • Author’s names and affiliations
  • Introduction
  • Aims
  • Method
  • Results
  • Conclusions: keep in mind that the first thing most viewers will do is look for and read your conclusion so, make sure the conclusions section of your poster is easy to identify and read.
  • References: use a smaller font size. Reference only the most relevant articles related to the work and/or on the work’s background and methods used.
  • Contact details (e.g. email, phone number, website) and acknowledgements (these are optional but they should appear in smaller font size).
  • Title: it has been shown that text in capital letters takes 10% more time to be read than lower case text; so your title will be more easily read if it is in lower case.  Choose a large font size for the poster’s title, author and company; not less than 72 points.
  • Text: a poster should be easily readable from a distance of 1 or 2 meters. Therefore, your font size should not be less than 16 points.
    Avoid fonts that mimic hand writing or are difficult to read. Arial or Times New Roman are usually a good choice. Use the chosen font throughout your poster: don’t mix up different fonts on your poster text.
    To facilitate reading, double-line space and justify all the text. The shorter and the simpler the sentences are, the easier your poster will be to read.
    Important parts of the text may be highlighted using different colors. Major colours that are easily readable are:

    • Black on white (or a cream colored background)
    • Red on white (or a cream colored background)
    • Green on white (or a cream colored background)
    • Blue on white (or a cream colored background)
  • Subtitles: allocate a specific color to the subtitles within the poster so that they will be better distinguished from the text.
  • Figures: all figures should include brief captions/legends. It is sometimes advisable to show on the figure what is the most important using an arrow, bubble or label. Use the same font throughout your poster (in both the text and graphics). Tables are preferable when data sets are small. Lines in graphics should be thin. Graphics should lean towards a horizontal format rather than vertical. Ensure that within graphics, the axes are properly labelled, including with units. Any symbols should be explained. Preference should be given to:
    • Bar graphs or histograms for the comparison of two groups;
    • Line graphs for the evolution of parameters;
    • Pie-charts to represent a proportion within a whole.
  • Use pictures or images of sufficiently high resolution in order to ensure good quality print. Be sure to use pictures without copyrights. Moreover, try to use images that are clear and of good colour and contrast (not too dark, not too light). Photos may be used to illustrate the location of the study and or the tools used.
  • Organise your poster with the starting point at the upper left corner and the ending part at the lower right corner.
  • Reading may be facilitated by indicating each of the poster segments (apart from the title) with a large number. The differentiation between the different segments could be shown with lines, bars or appropriate spaces.
  • Posters are first of all visual presentations. As such, it is good to keep in mind that graphs, charts, photos or tables are particularly eye-catching. It is often considered that around 50% of a poster should be dedicated to illustrations.
  • To increase the proportion of figures in a poster a simple method would be to think first of what figures, tables, etc, would be used if you had to describe your work only with visuals. Remaining items and ideas not covered by figures can then be added using text.
  • Keep in mind that many FIP congress attendants are not native English speakers, so it is wise to use simple and clear words. Avoid abbreviations as much as possible.
  • Print your poster: a poster printed on one single large sheet is recommended.
  • Displaying your poster: think of your poster as a valuable piece of knowledge. Do not leave it unattended when travelling. Time slots for hanging up, being present and taking down your poster will be published on the congress website. Necessary materials for hanging your poster will be available in the exhibition area.
  • Maximise impact: it is recommended that you produce handouts (maximum of two A4 pages) of your poster. Enable people to contact you, for example, by putting an envelope below your poster for interested individuals to leave their business card if they are not able to meet you at the poster exhibition.

All poster presenters are responsible for putting up and removing their own poster in a proper way. If presenters do not remove their poster in time, ICMG19 is not responsible for any damage that might happen to the poster if it is removed by staff members.

PAPER PRESENTATION

Papers presentation is to be in Powerpoint format and should be delivered in 20 minutes. A further 5 minutes will be provided for questions and answers.

POSTERS

Posters provide an opportunity for an informal presentation featuring “give and take” with conference attendees. Presenting a poster is also a good way in which to discuss and receive feedback on a work in progress that has not been fully developed into a paper. The topic of a poster presentation is not limited. However, the topic should be relevant to the themes of the conference specified above.
If your poster proposal is accepted, your poster will be displayed in a poster session during the conference. You will be expected to present your poster at that time. At least one author for each accepted poster must register for and attend the conference.

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