Abstract Submission - Before You Begin

Welcome to the Abstract Submission Process for the annual scientific meetings of the Society of Ethnobiology and the Society for Economic Botany.

If you are organizing a session, and have already contacted potential participants, you may contact the Conference Organizers at conference@ethnobiology.org. We will review and accept organized sessions on a rolling basis up until the abstract submission deadline. Participants should NOT submit their individual abstracts until the Conference Organizers have approved the session and given further instructions for the abstract submissions (we will provide a special access code for your session participants).

Abstracts can only be accepted if you have already registered for the conference. To register for SEB/SoE 2018, click here.There will be no reimbursement for no-shows.

The abstract submission deadline is Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST. After that date and time, you will need special permission to submit abstracts.

Abstracts are limited to 250 words.

Before you begin your submission, please read the following important information.

  • Before you start, be sure that you have the name and spelling for each of your co-authors, plus email addresses, University or Institution name, department, and address (or the address to be used).
  • Have the correct title of your abstract. Do NOT use all CAPS in composing your abstract.
  • If you are idle for over 15 minutes you will be prompted to "keep your session alive"; if you do not respond, you will be logged out and your data lost.
  • Please carefully review your information on each page. Most mistakes are the result of haste or inadequate proofreading. Going back more than one page in your work may cause site errors.

    Please note: The person submitting the abstract will be able to make corrections/changes to the abstract after submission.
  • On completion, your abstract and your submission details will automatically be emailed to all the attributed authors, including yourself. This is the only confirmation you will receive.

Abstract Composition

  • You can paste your abstract in directly from Word or iWork; however, all formatting except bold, italics, underline and sub/super script will be removed.
  • If you need help entering special HTML characters, such as Greek characters, symbols, and so forth, click here.
  • If you plan on using these, you should keep the pop-up window active for when you need it.

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Ending Page
The person who submits an abstract has the ability to change it after it has been submitted. To do so, go to the SEB/SoE 2018 Electronic Abstract Site Overview page located at: http://2018.sebconference.org/engine/search/. You will see a Login button at the bottom of the menu on the left. Login, and then find the specific page for abstract you would like to alter. On the abstract page, under the heading Abstract Detail you will see an "Edit" link. Use this to gain access to your abstract for alterations.


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