The 2013 Call for Abstracts is Now Closed.
All "blind" abstracts are peer-reviewed by a panel of three dietetics professionals with specific experience in appropriate practice areas. Reviewers may not score/evaluate any abstract with which they have affiliation, prior knowledge, or personal commitment.
The Call for Abstracts continues to be a competitive process. After all abstracts have been peer-reviewed and scored, the Academy makes the final selection for poster and Research & Practice Innovation presentations at FNCE. Generally, around two-thirds of submitted abstracts meet the qualification criteria and are accepted for presentation. The percentage may vary slightly from year to year depending on space availability.
Basis for Review
Abstracts are reviewed on the basis of the following criteria.
- Research Abstracts
- Research Outcome: Focus, clarity, clear statement of purpose of research
- Methods: Adequacy of research design and analysis to meet objectives
- Results: Summary of data, results and evidence included and is consistent with research objectives, and
- Conclusions: Scientifically sound, valid interpretation of the results.
- Program or Project Report Abstracts
- Relevance: Clear purpose stated, appropriateness, timeliness, audience intrigue
- Priority: Recognized precedent; cutting-edge concern
- Originality: Uniqueness of topic or format, and
- Synthesis: Evaluation of report results, findings or applications.
The Academy will summarize peer review results and make all final abstract selection decisions. If you have any questions or require additional information, contact Eileen Joschko, Manager, Professional Development, at email@example.com. Only presenting authors receive correspondence. This correspondence includes a receipt of abstract and final status notification. It is the presenting author's responsibility to notify all coauthors of the abstract status. Receipt of abstract will be e-mailed.
Rules for Submission
Read all the following information before accessing the abstract submission site:
- Complete and submit all required fields in the online form including the FUNDING SOURCE.
- Students submitting abstracts must provide the name, e-mail and phone number of their faculty advisor.
- Abstracts must be original material and may not have been previously published, printed or presented before the 2013 FNCE. Abstracts found to have been printed, published, or presented prior to October 2013 will be disqualified from presentation at FNCE.
- Research results and/or conclusions must be completed at the time of submission.
- Proofread your abstract carefully. Do NOT rely on computer spell check software only. Any abstracts that have significant typographical or grammatical errors, particularly any in the title, may be disqualified. If accepted, the original Abstract Form as submitted online will be published "as is" in the September 2013 Supplement to the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. All abstract authors will be listed in the Journal supplement.
- The learning need codes and type of abstract must be indicated. Please indicate the appropriate codes and type of abstract.
- Submissions must be made by 11:59 p.m. (Central) on Thursday, February 21, 2013. NO e-mailed or faxed abstracts will be accepted. Abstracts that do not comply with these instructions will not be reviewed.