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Abstract submissions are open now through February 28, 2021.

All submissions must use abstract template below when uploading your abstract file. Please upload abstract document as .docx or .pdf file format.


Download the Abstract Template (.docx) and view the Sample Abstract (.docx).

Abstract Submission Guidelines
Title: Use uppercase. 14 pt., bold. Justified.
Authors and Affiliation: Authors in full name (Name, Initial, Surname); Please underline the presenting author. Put address in another line. 12 pt., Italic. Unjustified.
Body text: Use no indentation. 12 pt., Normal style.
References: When needed, use the space provided. Type references in abbreviated format as in example. 10 pt., Normal style. Leave empty if there are no references.
Acknowledgments: When needed, use the space provided. 10 pt., Normal style.
Margins: Document margins should be 1" on all sides

Download Research Day PowerPoint Templates in Scarlet (.pptx) and Gray (.pptx).

Video Presentation Submission Guidelines
After your abstract submission is approved, you will create a presentation with no more than 6 slides, and record the audio in PowerPoint. Instructions on how to record audio for each slide or the entire presentation can be found here. The presentation is to be no more than 3 minutes. 

You will need to upload your presentation as a MPEG-4 Video file (.mp4). You can find instructions on how to export your PowerPoint presentation as this file type here

Here are the slides to include in the presentation:
1. Title, authors and abstract (audio should be "Hello, I will present my poster on XXX - spend no more than 10 seconds)
2. One slide for background with hypotheses
3. Methods
4. Key results
5. Key results
6. Conclusions

Critical - large font, do not crowd slides with lots of words, figures or tables.  You can include key references.

Please only submit one abstract and presentation per presenting author.

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Jessica Costic at costic.4@osu.edu. Requests made by February 28th, 2021, will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date. No participant will be turned away or denied access to the event due to an accommodation request.

Submit an abstract