Integrated Research for Development

Guidelines for preparation of abstracts and extended abstracts

Authors must submit the “Author Information Form” together with their manuscript. Author Information Form can be downloaded from here.

  • Abstract & the Extended Abstract should be submitted in two separate files.
  • Abstracts & Extended Abstracts can be submitted online, or via email to
  • Alternatively,the hard copies canbe submitted to the secretary/RISTCON 2015to the below address.
  • Maximum number of text pages in the Extended Abstract should be three (03) (A4 size) pages.
  • Following sections should be included in the ABSTRACT:

    Title & affiliations:

    • Title (maximum characters 100 with spaces; Font, Times New Roman,14, bold)
    • Authors (indicate the corresponding author with an asterisk, and provide the emailaddress on a separate line (Font, Times New Roman, 12)
    • Author affiliations (Font, Times New Roman, 11, Italic)
    • Abstract :

      • Maximum number of words in the text 250
      • No citations,
      • Font-Times New Roman, 12, line spacing1.5
      • Note: Abstracts with the text exceeding the maximum limit will be returned

    • Key words: Maximum 5 keywords – Font: Times New Romans, 11, Italic
    • Template for the abstract can be downloaded from here.

    Following sections should be included in the EXTENDED ABSTRACT:

    • Title (Font-Times New Roman, 14, bold)
    • Abstract
    • Introduction(Font-Times New Roman, 12, line spacing1.5)
    • Materials & Methods(Font-Times New Roman, 12, line spacing1.5)
    • Results and Discussion(Font-Times New Roman, 12, line spacing1.5)
    • Conclusions (as applicable): (Font-Times New Roman, 12, line spacing1.5)
    • References: maximum of 8 citations (Font-Times New Roman, 12, line spacing1.5; Follow the given format in the template for extended abstract)

    Please note that:

    • no author names are indicated in the extended abstract
    • preferable formats of extended abstract are docx,or doc
    • number of figures and tables(if any) should be minimizedto one each
    • maximum number of text pages three (03) (A4 size)

    Template for the extended abstract can be downloaded from here.

  • Postal Address
  • Dr. Chinthaka S. Gangabadage
    Jt. Secretary/ RISTCON 2015
    Department of Chemistry
    Faculty of Science
    University of Ruhuna
    Sri Lanka

    Guidelines for Oral and Poster Presentations

    • Oral Presentations
      • Duration is strictly limited to 15 minutes in which 10 minutes for presentation and 05 minutes for discussion.
    • Poster Presentation
      • Poster should be digitally printed with dimensions 100 cm x 90 cm. Preferred orientation is portrait. (optional)



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