Guidelines for scientific sessions

The 10th World Ayurveda Congress will be conducting exclusive Scientifi c Sessions to showcase the recent advances in research made in the field of Ayurveda researches.

Oral and poster abstracts

The Scientifi c Committee of globally renowned experts will review the abstracts submitted as per guidelines given on www.ayurworld. org. The decisions of the Scientifi c Committee are fi nal on all matters pertaining to the presentation and publication with regard to the Congress. The abstracts must only be submitted online at our website.

General recommendations

The title of the abstract should clearly indicate the subject of the research, the method and purpose of the study. If selected, it will also be the title of the presentation. The target group of practitioners, planners, manufacturers, consumer groups and traders. Scientifi c abstracts should not be considered as a means to advertise products. The World Ayurveda Congress provides alternate opportunities for the promotion of products. To submit abstracts and papers, use the online module by visiting Abstracts submitted in any other mode will not be accepted. It is the responsibility of the authors that the papers are written strictly in British English. The editors will not do any text editing or reformatting. All diagrams, pictures, tables and equations used in posters should be visible and readable. As conference proceedings will be available in digital form too, colours may be used in fi gures. Colour scheme should be gray scale convertible for black and white printouts. All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the Scientifi c Committee. Authors will be notifi ed of abstract acceptance by e-mail, no later than15 September 2024. The last date for submission of abstracts is 15 July 2024. 

Format for oral presentations and posters

All oral presentations will get 6 minutes followed by 2 minutes of discussion via a moderator. Outstanding submissions may be chosen for longer presentations. Submissions should be structured under the headings – Purpose, Methods, Results & Conclusion. This is applicable to all abstracts whether it is basic or clinical research including literary research works. Research is a process of asking a question and fi nding an answer by using a methodology to obtain fi ndings. This process should be highlighted in the abstract. During the Congress, space will be available for poster exhibition. Posters are graphic presentations of a scientifi c paper. The guidelines for oral abstracts are also applicable to the poster abstracts. During September 2024, a template for the poster will be made available at the website. The poster should then be submitted as a PDF fi le to no later than 10 October 2024.

Abstract heading guidelines:
  1. Title of abstract – should be in sentence case, do not capitalise the title.
  2. Author(s) name(s) – provide first initial, name, and surname. The author who fills the form will be considered as the first author.
  3. Affiliated institution/organisation(s) – Name of institution/ organisation, city, state and country of origin should be provided without fail. Provide affiliations of all coauthors as well.
  4. Email addresses of all the authors should be provided
Abstract text guidelines:
  1. Abstracts longer than 300 words will not be accepted.
  2. Abstracts as reports of original work should follow CONSORT extension for abstract for clinical interventions, STROBE Statement checklist for observational studies and ARRIVE guidelines for in-vivo research. The abstracts should contain brief but complete statements of: Background, Objectives, Methods, Results/Discussion, and Conclusion(s).
  3. Abstracts of other than original research should contain: an introduction to the issue being addressed, the aims of the work undertaken (e.g. a project, or a report or other document), an indication of the main content or findings in the paper, and a conclusion.
  4. The abstract must contain sufficient information to provide readers with a clear understanding of the study/report independent of the presentation.
  5. Abstracts stating that results or conclusions ‘will be discussed’, ‘will be presented’ or similar will not be accepted.
  6. Abstracts should be written in the past tense (i.e. should state what was done, not what is being, will or might be done).
  7. Non-standard abbreviations (NSA) must be defined in the instance of their first use as exemplified in this sentence.
  8. Abstracts without clear mention about funding and disclosure of conflict of interest will not be accepted.
  9. Abstracts must be submitted via the conference website not later than 15 September 2024
Selection and scheduling of abstracts for presentation

Authors will be notified of the decision of the scientific committee regarding the acceptance of their abstracts on 15-Sep-2024.Depending on the quality and the content of the submission, the submission may be accepted for oral presentation or as a poster. Selection of an abstract for poster presentation does not necessarily mean that it is inferior. The decision of the scientific committee will be final in this matter. Negotiations will not be entertained.

Abstracts for Oral Presentation

Oral abstracts will be presented in separate sessions grouped in accordance with the themes of the conference.

An expert in the field will moderate the presentations and chair each oral abstract session.

Abstracts for Poster Presentation

During the Congress, space will be available for a poster exhibition (electronic mode). Posters are graphic presentations of a scientific paper. The criteria are the same as for scientific papers.

The schedule for the presentation of the oral abstracts and posters will be intimated to the authors on well before the conference date.

Format for oral presentations and posters

All oral presentations will get 8 minutes followed by 2 minutes of discussion moderated by an expert. Outstanding submissions may be chosen for a longer presentation.

Posters may be made in the dimension 3′ x 4′ and should include all essential information without being too lengthy. It is strongly recommended to include charts, tables and figures in the abstracts for effective communication.

Publication of abstracts

The selected abstracts (submitted for oral and poster presentation) will be published in the abstract book of WAC. The organizers will also have rights to publish/decide not to publish the abstracts as a supplement edition of a peer reviewed; PubMed indexed journal from the field. However, authors have to register for the congress for the abstracts to be published in the abstract book as well as the research journal.

Best oral presentations and posters

The best oral presentation and poster will be appropriately recognized by a team of reviewers during WAC and will receive certificates.

Selection of abstracts and allocation to oral, poster and Ebook sections

The WAC committee will decide whether the submitted abstract is selected and subsequently slotted as oral, poster or Ebook presentation. The decision of the review committee will be final. The authors cannot submit an abstract to be considered for only oral presentation. However, if the authors want the abstract to be chosen for poster or Ebook only, this may be specified.

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