GUIDELINES FOR SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS

The 8th World Ayurveda Congress will be conducting exclusive Scientific Sessions to showcase the recent advances in research made in the field of Ayurveda.

Oral and poster abstracts

The Scientific Committee of globally renowned experts will review the abstracts submitted as per guidelines outlined below. The decisions of the Scientific Committee are final on all matters pertaining to the presentation and publication with regard to the Congress. The abstracts must be submitted only through the online submission module at www. ayurworld.org

General Recommendat ions

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. Scientific abstracts should not be considered as a means to advertise products. The World Ayurveda Congress provides alternate opportunities for promotion of products. To submit abstracts and papers, use the online module by visiting www. ayurworld.org. Abstracts submitted in any other mode will not be accepted. It is the responsibility of the authors that the papers are written in correct 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 figures. Colour scheme should be gray scale convertible for black and white printouts. All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Authors will be notified of abstract acceptance by e-mail, no later than 20 August 2018. The last date for submission of abstracts is 30 June 2018.

Format for Oral Presentations and Posters

All oral presentations will get 8 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 finding an answer by using a methodology to obtain findings. This process should be highlighted in the abstract. During the Congress, space will be available for poster exhibition. Posters are graphic presentations of a scientific paper. The guidelines for oral abstracts are also applicable to the poster abstracts. During July 2018, a template for the poster will be made available at www.ayurworld.org. The poster should then be submitted as a PDF file to papers @ayurworld.org no later than 20 August 2018.

Publication of Abstracts

All selected abstracts of both oral presentations and posters of authors who have registered will be published in the Abstract book of the 8th World Ayurveda Congress. They will also additionally appear in the official journal of World Ayurveda Foundation, Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (J-AIM).