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GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

THE COMPLETE TITLE SHOULD BE CAPITALIZED AND BOLD, Times New Roman, 12 Point, centered, NOT TO EXCEED 200 CHARACTERS

 

Authors: (Arial, 10 point font size, left) Surname and Initials for every author must be provided. Do not include qualifications or titles. The name of the presenting author should be underlined e.g.: 

Motaung,  K.1, Uys, B. 1, Molefe,H 1,2

Affiliations: The affiliations should be typed under the list of authors' names. Each author should be listed by department or división, institution, city/state and country. In abstracts where the authors have different affiliations, please indicate for each author the number of the corresponding affiliations – use a superscript e.g.:

¹ Department of Biomedical Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, 0001

² Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Text: Abstract text must be in Times New Roman font, 12 point size, single line spacing, 12 pt spacing after paragraphs or after subheading, and justified. It should not exceed 400 words or 1 x A4 page. Final abstracts will be reproduced exactly as submitted and will not be edited in any way. Abbreviations should be kept to a minimum. Use of standard abbreviations is acceptable. Place special or unusual abbreviations in parentheses after the full term for the first time it appears. Linguistic accuracy is the responsibility of the authors. Drugs, products or chemicals mentioned in the abstract should be identified by their non-proprietary/IUAPC names only. Do not capitalize non-proprietary names. Please, distribute the text of the abstract as follows:

Introduction: In one paragraph of 2-5 sentences, describe what problem are you solving? ▷What need do you satisfy? ▷Is your product/service aligned with customer needs? ▷ Is value based on: novelty, access, affordability, improving livelihood, social status, quality of life and explain the specific objective of the research project. 

Materials and Methods: Briefly describe the methods implemented throughout the project. Provide a summary or outline of the key steps carried out including tools/equipment used, and relevant timeframes.

Results and Discussion: Summarise the main findings of the project and include appropriately summarised relevant evidence (data, a figure, a picture or a table) to support the results and to identify what change or impact was made. The evidence must support your conclusions in the next section.

Conclusions: Based on the results that have been reported, were the objectives addressed, and 

Acknowledgements (optional):  You may include acknowledgements in this section.

References: (optional list, maximum of three)

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