The Food Contamination & Traceability Summit welcomes the submission of abstracts for original contribution to the field in the following scientific themes:
Each scientific track is divided into a number of track categories. All abstract authors are asked to choose one scientific track and one track category during the submission process.
Authors/participants are requested to choose the most appropriate theme during the abstract submission process. During abstract submission, it is advisable that the author(s) must agree to follow common publication ethics, which are also adhering to this conference policy. In other words, the policy specifies that information (data) given in the accepted abstract must not be shared, submitted, and/or presented elsewhere in any print or e-print form unless its official presentation at this conference.
The conference organizer considers plagiarism as serious professional misconduct. All abstracts will be screened for plagiarism and when identified, the abstract and any other abstracts submitted by the same author will be rejected. In addition, the submitting author’s profile and scholarship application, in case one has been submitted, will also be canceled.
Abstracts should have timely information. Contents presented in abstracts should not violate any copyright laws. Copyrighted material could be used with due permission, however, all reproduction costs charged by the copyright holder must be borne by the author.
The conference organizer considers plagiarism as a serious professional misconduct. All abstracts will be screened for plagiarism and when identified, the abstract and any other abstracts submitted by the same author will be rejected. In addition, the submitting author’s profile and scholarship application, in the case one has been submitted, will also be canceled.
An abstract that has been previously published or presented at a national, regional or international meeting can only be submitted provided that there are new methods, findings, updated information or other valid reasons for submitting.
If preliminary or partial data have been published or presented previously, the submitting author will be required to provide details of the publication or presentation, along with a justification why the consideration of the abstract merits for this conference. This information will be considered by the Scientific Committee when making final decisions.
If the author neglects to provide these required details and justification, or if evidence of previous publication or presentation is found, the abstract will be rejected.
The conference supports only research that has been conducted according to the protocol approved by the institutional or local committee on ethics in human investigation. The Scientific Committee may enquire further into ethical aspects when evaluating the abstracts.
Before submitting an abstract, authors must create an Author profile. More than one abstract can be submitted through the Author profile. After an abstract has been created, modifications can be made until the submission deadline. The final deadline to submit the abstract is 10 Feberuary 2020, 23:59 Central European Time.
The abstracts submitted to the conference offers a structured online abstract submission process:
Abstracts may be prepared as a Word document and then copy and pasted during the online submission which should contain concise statements on:
The following review criteria will be used in scoring the submitted abstracts:
The theme category is the general heading under which the abstract will be reviewed and later published in the conference printed matters if accepted. The theme which best describes the subject of the abstract should be chosen. During the submission process, you will be asked to select one theme for your abstract.
The abstract text body is limited to 250 words. Titles are limited to 30 words.
A maximum of one table and one graph/image can be included: a graph/image (in JPG, GIF or PNG with ideally 600 dpi) can be included. These will not count towards the word limit, nor will the information about authors, institutions and study groups.
Common reasons for abstract rejection:
All submitted abstracts will go through a blind peer-review process carried out by an international reviewing committee. Each abstract will be reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be an ongoing process, however, the submissions submitted will be notified continuously about the outcome of the reviewer decision. Please note that only the corresponding author will receive an email concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the abstract. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will receive instructions for the presentation of their abstract.
The Scientific Committee makes the final selection of abstracts to be included in the conference program. Abstracts can be selected for either oral or poster presentations based on the expert reviewer's recommendations.
Each presenting author may present a maximum of two abstracts at the conference. The number of submissions is, however, not limited. Should an author have more than two abstracts accepted for presentation, a co-author must be named as presenting author for one or more abstracts. In addition, each presenting author may also present one late breaker abstract at the conference.
The submission of the abstracts constitutes the authors’ consent to publication. If the abstract is accepted, the authors agree that their abstracts are published as the proceedings of the conference. In the case of supporting journals, the articles will be reviewed as per the standard procedures.
Accepted abstracts may, therefore, be published on our conference website and in a printed delegate book or proceedings, online conference programme and other conference materials.