Submission Instructions

General Information: Free communication will be presented as posters, abstracts of which will be published in the January 2024 issue of Reproduction, Fertility and Development. The first author or a representative is required to present an expanded report of the data in poster format at the annual conference. Students may enter their abstract in a competition sponsored by the IETS Foundation and are eligible to compete for travel awards. Details on eligibility, judging procedures, and prizes are available on the IETS website.

Abstract Requirements: Abstracts must be in English and prepared strictly according to the instructions for submission. The language should be concise and avoid jargon. Abbreviations must be defined and should be used sparingly. Abstracts should consist of unpublished, original data and contain objectives, experimental methods (including statistical methods), results, and conclusions. The section chairs and two other referees will subject each abstract to rigorous scientific review. Rejection by the program co-chairs is final. If withdrawal of an abstract becomes necessary, notify the program co-chairs by August 24, 2023.

Submission Restrictions: Due to space restrictions, submissions are limited. An individual may not be first author of more than one abstract. Space limitations allow a maximum of 3,250 keystrokes (including characters, spaces, and punctuation). Begin count at the title and end count with the last word. Abstracts that are too long will be rejected automatically by the system.

If your abstract includes a table, the keystroke totals will include the table. You may cut and paste the table from Word in to the abstract. Characters in the table will count toward the overall character limit.

Submission Deadlines: Abstracts must be submitted via the meeting website only. No fax or email copies will be accepted. The firm deadline for receipt of the abstract via the website is July 20, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. Abstracts received after this date will be rejected.

Author Agreements: By submitting an abstract, the author verifies (1) that the information in the submitted manuscript has never been published and is the work of the named authors, who all agree to be listed as coauthors, and (2) that the first author or a representative will present an expanded report of the data in poster form at the annual conference. Failure to present a poster after your abstract has been published in the conference proceedings can result in rejection of abstracts submitted by your laboratory in future years. Authors need to be aware of patent and copyright considerations before submitting an abstract for publication.

All questions and correspondence should be directed to the following:

IETS Headquarters
1800 South Oak Street, Suite 100
Champaign, IL 61820 USA
Phone: (217) 398-4697, Fax: (217) 398-4119