Abstract Format

Format for abstracts submitted to the Tri-Society Virtual Conference 2021

Please adhere to the format below to ensure publication in the scientific program book and the Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology if requested. Ensure all authors have reviewed and approved the abstract. Importantly, have at least one non-author review the abstract before submission.

Word processor: Microsoft Word (.doc)

Abstract font: Times New Roman font and 12 po preferred

Abstract title: In bold, scientific names in italics. Only the first word of the title, proper names, and scientific names have the first letter capitalized.

Author names: Capitalized, initial(s) first, followed by last name.

Affiliations: Complete addresses in italics with postal code, province/state and country (no abbreviations except for province /state names). First affiliation should be that of the first author. If other authors have different affiliations, those affiliations should start with the author’s initials.

Abstract body: No more than 250 words. In normal font with scientific names in italics. Scientific authorities for Latin names the first time they are mentioned  Abbreviations, nomenclature, symbols for units of measurements, etc. should conform with the requirements for manuscripts submitted to the Can J Plant Pathol.



The title of the abstract is to be bold.

B. SMITH, C. B. JONES AND D. SMITH-JONES. London Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 1391 Sandford Street, London, ON N5V 4T3, Canada; (C.B.J.) Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada; and (D.S.-J.) Department of Plant Science, McGill University, Macdonald Campus, 21 111 Lakeshore Road, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9, Canada.

The body of the abstract (not including the title, author names, and affiliations) should be carefully written to stay within the limit of 250 words. An abstract should contain a description of the problem, results, and concluding statement. The abstract should be concise with just enough information to introduce your subject and generate interest. Abstracts should be typed as single space. Use the text font Times New Roman and 12 po. Scientific authorities are to be given for all Latin names the first time they are mentioned in the body of the abstract. Cultivar names are to have single quotation marks around them every time they are mentioned. All abbreviations are to be spelled out in full the first time they are mentioned in the body of the text. Authors are to have their abstract(s) proofread by two colleagues for clarity and grammar.


Below the abstract clearly indicate:

The name of the presenting author, email and phone number.

The name of the non-author reviewer.