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Submission of Abstracts and Papers for Oral and Poster Presentations

12th International Barley Genetics Symposium
June 26th to June 29th, 2016

All Oral and Poster Presenters are required to contribute an abstract for the online Symposium Proceedings. Please use the guidelines below to prepare the final draft of your abstract by April 15, 2016. Email your completed abstract to ibgs2016@umn.edu.
All Oral Presenters are required to submit a short (maximum 5 page) paper for the online Symposium Proceedings. Please use the guidelines below to prepare the final draft of your paper by April 15, 2016. Email your completed abstract to ibgs2016@umn.edu.
Poster Presenters may if they wish also submit a short (maximum 5 page) paper for the online Symposium Proceedings.

Abstract and Paper Format Guidelines

The proceedings sections for the abstracts and papers are as follows:
  • Success stories in barley breeding and genetics
  • Barley morphology and development, Resources I: Genome
  • Resources II: Germplasm and Populations
  • Abiotic stresses
  • Biotic stresses
  • Breeding Methodologies: current approaches and future
  • Barley end use: food/feed
  • Barley end use: malting and brewing
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Education
Please follow the exact format guidelines so the proceedings document can be assembled without extra editing. Submissions must be prepared with standard letter size format (8.5’ x 11”) and 1” margins at top, bottom, left and right. All text should be single-spaced with 12 point Times New Roman font. Please use the latest version of Microsoft Word software for word processing.


Title Capitalize only the first letter of the first word and any proper nouns; the title is limited to 160 characters including spaces.
Author list and affiliation format: Senior author initial(s) first, followed by surname, then junior author(s) initial(s) and surname(s). Author affiliations should be denoted with superscript numerals after the surname as per the example given for abstract and short paper submissions below. The next line should contain the author affiliations. The corresponding author’s phone number and e-mail address should be given in the next line.
Main text body: For short papers, the main text should contain the sections of:
  1. Objectives
  2. Introduction
  3. Materials and Methods
  4. Results and Discussion
  5. Tables and Figures
  6. References
The main headings (e.g. Objectives and Introduction) should all be in upper case letters. First level subheadings should be in bold and italics and the second level subheadings underlined as per the given example.
Scientific names should be given in italics. Within text citations should be in the author-year format (e.g. Johnson et al. 2012). The citation format for references should be according to the Crop Science Society of America style manual format. Proper journal abbreviations can be found here.

Example formats: Send completed abstracts and/or short papers by e-mail to ibgs2016@umn.edu by April 15, 2016.In the subject line, include your name and also the section for your submission (i.e. Breeding Methodologies…, etc.). The submissions will be edited and compiled for the final proceedings of the symposium. Submissions not following the format guidelines will be returned to the authors. If the editors have technical or scientific questions about the submissions, they will contact the senior author about any proposed changes before the work is compiled in the final proceedings document.
No print copies will be made of the workshop proceedings. Instead, submissions will be compiled into a final electronic proceedings document that will be posted on a permanent website and be validly citable.

Poster/Flash-N-Dash Presentations: Students presenting posters will be given the opportunity to deliver three minute “Flash-N-Dash” summaries of their research during the symposium. Students will be contacted. Only a limited number of spaces are available.
Poster size:Posters must not exceed 30 inches (76 cm) wide by 46 inches (117 cm) high.

Abstract Submissions and Selection for Oral and Poster Presentations

Abstracts submitted for oral presentations will be reviewed by the Local Organizing Committee. Authors selected for oral presentation will be contacted by the presider for that session and given instructions for their presentations. Abstracts submitted for oral presentations that are not selected, will be re-designated as poster presentations and the authors will be notified by the session presider.