Abstracts in the following categories must be submitted through the online submission site:
  • Alfred Sherwood Romer Prize Session
  • Education and Outreach Poster Session
  • Edwin H. and Margaret M. Colbert Prize Session
  • Preparators’ Session
  • Regular Session
  • Symposium Session (invited submissions only)
  • Poster Symposium Session (invited submissions only)

 

Please note: You cannot apply for both the Romer Prize and Colbert Prize sessions.  Students that apply to both sessions will be disqualified.  Any abstract that is not selected for the Romer Prize will be automatically considered for the Colbert Prize.  Any abstract not selected for the Colbert Prize will be moved to regular submission status.

 

Abstracts for SEDN – Program for Scientists from Economically Developing Nations cannot not be submitted online. Please visit the Awards page at http://vertpaleo.org/Awards/Award-%285%29.aspx for submission details.

 

For further information regarding SVP Awards, please visit http://vertpaleo.org/Awards.aspx

 

Submission deadline 

  • Submission deadline for the Alfred Sherwood Romer Prize is March 20, 2015, 5:00 PM US EST.
  • Submission deadline for all other abstracts is April 8, 2015, 5:00 PM US EST.

 

Online submission

  • The abstract submission site will open January 30, 2015.
  • Abstracts must be submitted online at the abstract submission website. Abstracts submitted by fax or
    email will not be accepted.
  • You do not have to complete the submission in one session.  You may log back into the site using your email address and password to complete or modify your submission before the deadline.
  • Be sure to check all your entries thoroughly before selecting the “Submit” button.
  • The abstract submission site supports the following web browsers:
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Adherence to guidelines
All authors are required to abide by the Abstract Submission Guidelines set forth by the SVP Program Committee.  Not following these guidelines could disqualify your abstract submission from consideration.

 

By submitting your abstract, you are agreeing to abide by SVP Ethics Guidelines. In particular, your submission must be consistent with the SVP policy that research specimens referred to in your presentation are, or are destined to be, deposited in an appropriate repository, charged in perpetuity with conserving fossil vertebrates, as defined in the SVP Members Ethics statement.

 

Author submission policy

  • The first author of the abstract must be the presenting author.  Once the first author and session type is entered, it cannot be changed. To change the first author and/or session type, the abstract will have to be withdrawn and a new abstract must be submitted.
  • All abstracts are limited to a maximum of TEN (10) authors.
  • At least ONE (1) author of the abstract must be an SVP member.
  • "TWO (2) first-authored abstracts can be submitted for consideration, if and only if, one of those abstracts is for the Education and Outreach Poster Session. Thus, you may submit one (1) first-authored abstract for consideration in another session and one (1) first-authored abstract for consideration in the Education and Outreach Poster Session ONLY.  This does not preclude the inclusion of an individual’s name on other, jointly-authored abstracts"
  • All authors must indicate two alternate presenters for their abstract submission should they be unable to attend the meeting.  Both a full name and email address must be provided for each alternate.
  • The presenting author is required to indicated whether or not he/she is a current student member of SVP and would like to be considrred forthe Colbert Prize if his/her abstract is assigned to a poster.

 

Session type
You have the option to select one of the session types listed below. Please note that once the session type is entered, it cannot be changed. To change the session type, the abstract will have to be withdrawn and a new abstract must be submitted.

 

  • Alfred Sherwood Romer Prize Session
  • Education and Outreach Poster Session
  • Edwin H. and Margaret M. Colbert Prize Session
  • Preparators’ Session
  • Regular Session
  • Symposium Session (invited submissions only)
  • Poster Symposium Session (invited submissions only)

 

Topic category
In addition to selecting a general taxonomic group, there are three more categories to describe your abstract: a more specific taxonomic category, a topic category, and a temporal category.  Some of the options are hierarchical, so please choose the most specific descriptors for your abstract.  These options are primarily for use in the scheduling of presentations, so please consider this while making your choices.

 

Abstract size

  • A maximum of 500 characters is permitted for the abstract title.
  • A maximum of 2200 characters is permitted for the abstract body. 
  • Blank spaces between words and formatting tags (such as bold or italic) will not count as characters.

 

Funding sources

·       If required, acknowledgement of funding sources should be included in the box designated for Grant Information on the abstract submission page.  A maximum of 150 characters is permitted for the inclusion of grant information which will be upended to the final version of the abstract.

Trade names in preparation and conservation abstracts

Use of trade names necessary to accurately identify products, materials, or equipment is permitted.  Trade names shall not be used for the purpose of advertising products or services.  Abstracts judged to be commercial promotions will be rejected.


Automatic rejection of an abstract

If an abstract contains a citation, reference, figure, caption, or ad hominem statement it will automatically be rejected.  Click here for a sample abstract with many characteristics that would result in automatic rejection.  Please review this carefully to avoid any of these mistakes.


Following submission of abstract

  • Upon successful submission of your abstract you will receive an e-mail confirmation that includes the submission ID number, log in name, password, and abstract details.  If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation, please log back into the site to complete your submission or contact SVP2015@mirasmart.com for technical support.
  • Please include your abstract submission ID number in all correspondence regarding your abstract.

·           Notification of abstract programming will be sent to first authors (presenting authors) in early June.

  • NOTE: Scheduling of presentations is set by the Program Committee Chairs and cannot be changed after notification of abstract acceptance.

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