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Call for Abstracts

We invite primatologists and conservationists working on African primates to submit abstracts for paper and poster sessions. African primatologists are particularly encouraged to do so. Proposals must be written in French or English and deal fall within one of the following six fields:

  • Ecology
  • Ethology/Cognition
  • Epidemiology
  • Conservation/Education
  • Genetics/systematics/Taxonomy
  • Other fields (anatomy, physiology, captive breeding…).

Abstracts must be submitted no later than March 31, 2017. They will be submitted to an assessment by the scientific committee. The Scientific Committee has the sole authority for the selection of accepted papers and its decision is not questionable. The results of abstracts’ evaluation will be sent no later than April 20, 2016.
Oral presentations are expected to last 15 minutes including the discussions with the audience.

Instructions for Preparation of Abstracts

To subject(submit) an Oral communication or Post, you owe:

1. Download the File of Submission of Summary at the following address: (Word file) 

2. Answer all the questions and rename the file like this format : aps2017_abstract_firstname_name

3. Go to the following address to make your online submission :

Selected candidates will receive a confirmation e-mail of their participation at the First Congress of the African Society of Primatology (APS 2017) 

To be effectively registered for the Inaugural Congress of the African Society of Primatology (APS on 2017), go to the following address:

Signs must be in Times New Roman, justified, size 12, single-spaced.

Titles and Affiliations
Titles should be concise, with a clear statement of the variables (independent and dependent), species, housing/condition (corral-living, zoo living, free-ranging, etc.), and for field studies, location of the study. The design should be clear from the wording of the title; for non-experimental research, avoid words that imply causation.
Please provide the full mailing address of the first author, and provide institutional affiliations for co-authors only if different from that of the first author.

Body of the Abstract (300 Word Limit)
Below are recommendations for the components that should be included in an abstract. However, not all of these recommended components apply to all types of studies (and abstracts). Please include all relevant and appropriate components. Results may be qualified as preliminary.

  • The first 1-2 sentences of the abstract form should indicate the theoretical rationale or practical purpose for the work.
  • The common and scientific name for the species studied should appear in the title or body of the abstract, and the scientific name should be italicized.
  • The hypotheses being tested, whether phrased as predictions, research questions, or research problems, should be stated clearly; these can be incorporated into the stated purpose.
  • Include in Methods section:
  1. basic design of the study 
  2. sample sizes
  3. data collection and/or sampling techniques
  4. size of the data set (number of hours of observation, duration of study, number of observations, number of samples, etc.)
  • Include in Results section:
  1. explicit statements of results relevant to the stated hypotheses and purpose, including some indication of the statistical strategy used
  2. level of significance (alpha level)
  3. the size and direction of effect or relationship
  4. size of the data set (number of hours of observation, duration of study, number of observations, number of samples, etc.)
  • Abstracts should end with conclusions or implications of the results, linking the interpretations with the purpose, whether theoretical or applied. Do not state that "Results will be discussed."
  • Acknowledgement of funding sources may be included if so desired and if space allows.

Your abstracts should represent a complete summary of your work and should be understood without any supporting or additional information. Please (1) check spelling and grammar carefully, (2) use metric units of measurement, and (3) define all acronyms and nonstandard abbreviations.

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