CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
We are thrilled to announce that the abstract submission process is officially open! This is your chance to contribute to the world's premier sports physical therapy event by sharing your research, clinical experiences, and innovations with our global community.
Whether you're a seasoned researcher, clinician, or an emerging professional, we encourage you to participate and make your mark at this prestigious event.
GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
Abstract key submission dates:
Abstracts are due 26th of February 2024.
Presenters will be notified of acceptance or rejection by 25th of March 2024.
Abstracts must be submitted online through ExORdo.
All abstracts will be published in the June 2024 issue of IJSPT. Submission of an abstract represents permission for publication.
Abstracts must be submitted in MS Word and must be maximum 300 words (excluding title, authors, keywords and references). Use a structured abstract format, as described below under ‘Abstract body form’
Abstract submission language:
Submission should be submitted in English only. We urge to use a precise and good English language. Authors are responsible for proofreading and submitting a proposal without errors, as they will be reproduced in the form they were submitted. Abbreviations can be used in the abstract body, provided they are defined at first usage.
The abstract should include the title in “title case,” authors listed by last name and first initial. Title should not exceed 25 words and should not contain abbreviations.
References that are directly cited in abstract can be included. Only a maximum of three references are accepted and should be provided in a reference list at the bottom of the abstract.
The abstract submission should include 3-5 key words that describe the primary content of the manuscript, listed in alphabetical order.
Abstract body format:
The abstract body should be structured to include the follow sections:
Introduction: In one or two sentences, summarize the background and the scientific body of knowledge your study and how this led to your investigation.
Objectives: Provide the main question or objective of the study and the major hypothesis tested, if any
Study design: Describe the design of the study. For original research, indicating, as appropriate, use of randomization, blinding, criterion standards for diagnostic tests, temporal direction (retrospective or prospective). For other types of studies, please clarify whether it is a systematic review, meta-analyses etc.
Methods: Succinctly summarize the overall methods used in the study. Include the study setting (e.g) the clinical setting or competitive level in sports if relevant) and study population, type of interventions and the main outcome measurements.
Study population: Describe the selection procedures, entry criteria, and numbers of participants/patients entering and finishing the study.
Type of intervention (or assessments): Describe important features of any interventions, including their method and duration of administration. For observational studies, clearly outline the independent variables.
Main outcome measurements: The primary study outcome measures (dependent variables) should be indicated as planned before data collection began.
Results: Report the most important results and main findings of your study. Report actual data, not just P values.
Conclusions: Present only those conclusions of the study that are directly supported by data, along with their clinical application (avoiding overgeneralization) or whether additional study is required before the information should be used in usual clinical settings.