Abstract: Online submission guide

General instructions

  1. The submission of the abstract becomes possible after the registration of the author/ author-presenter on the Congress website. This user's account created at registration will be accessed, later, for the abstract submission.
  2. The abstract will be submitted EXCLUSIVELY online via the electronic system. Abstracts sent by e-mail, presented on paper or other electronic devices will not be examined. The online form is configured in such a way that it does not accept abstracts that do not meet the established technical conditions. First of all, you need to make sure that the abstract does correspond to all the requirements. It is recommended to draft your abstract in a Word document so that you can use the Word Count function to fit the number of characters assigned.
  3. The abstracts can be submitted and edited, if necessary, only before the deadline. Editing is possible by accessing the EDIT ABRSTRACT button. The deadline terms will not be extended. To checkup the deadline, we recommend to press the Website section. After the deadline, the system will be inactivated and no more abstracts will be accepted.
  4. By submitting the abstract, the author agrees and also confirms that:
    • assumes responsibility for the presented information;
    • has not previously published the summary in any other publication;
    • the presented results are original, the presented data – is reliable, represent the personal or team work and do not contain ghost authors;
    • all authors of the submitted work know and agree with the abstract content.
  5. The submitted abstracts will be verified by the electronic system of Academic Integrity (anti-plagiarism).
  6. The authors take ALL RESPONSIBILITY for grammatical, stylistic and mechanical errors in the abstract. No additional editing of the abstracts will be executed.
  7. The abstracts with two or more co-authors will be submitted by the author-presenter only once (the other authors will not submit the same abstract).
  8. During the submission step, the author/presenting author will chose one of two options:
    • To publish the abstract in Abstarct Collection Book or
    • To publish the abstract in Abstarct Collection Book and the respective extended article in one of the national journals.
  9. The submitted abstracts will be examined by the Scientific Committee, which will decide whether or not to accept them. The basic evaluation criteria are the following:
    • The accordance of the purpose with the title;
    • The accordance of the goal with the obtained results;
    • Analysis of research results according to the type of study;
    • Summary of the most important research results;
    • Importance of results in the clinical context and/or health policies.
  10. After the reviewers evaluation, if the abstract is accepted, the author/ presenting author will receive a notification by e-mail  with the proposal to present it as a short communication in one of the Congress sessions or as an ePoster (see the conditions for the Electronic Poster). The accepted abstracts will be published in a special electronic version edition of Abstact Collection Book. The PDF version could be downloaded by each participant, from the user's page, after logging in. The author/presenting author of the rejected abstract will receive a notification regarding the non-acceptance, without explanations regarding the reasons for disapproval.
  1. After the reviewers evaluation, the author/presenting author who has chosen to publish the abstract in Abstract Collection Book and the extended article in one of the national journals,  will receive by e-mail a notification about acceptance and will be proposed to present it as a short communication in one of the Congress sessions or as an ePoster (see the conditions for the Electronic Poster).  The author/presenting author will be also redirected to the editorial board of one of the national journals with recommendations for publication:
    • Moldovan Medical Journal. ISSN 2537-6373;
    • Revista de Ştiinţe ale Sănătăţii din Moldova. ISSN 2345-1467;
    • Sănătate Publică, Economie şi Management în Medicină. ISSN 1729-8687;
    • Arta Medica. ISSN 1810-1852;
    • Buletinul Academiei de Științe a Moldovei. Științe Medicale. ISSN 1857-0011.The author/presenting author of the rejected abstract will receive a notification regarding the non-acceptance, without explanations regarding the reasons for disapproval.
  1. To see the Congress profiles, we recommend consulting the respective section of the website.

Abstract writing rules

  1. We recommend writing the summary in a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx format). Then insert the sections of the abstract in the respective fields of the electronic submission module using Copy-Paste function. DO NOT MARK the name of the summary sections from the Word document (eg. introduction, purpose etc.), as they are automatically inserted by the system.
  2. Abstracts will be submitted in two languages: Romanian and English. The requirements are similar for both languages. FOREIGN AUTHORS apply the abstracts in English only.
  3. The obligatory structure of the abstract will include: title, authors, affiliation, introduction, purpose, material and methods, results, conclusions, keywords. The abstract will not contain: scientific and scientific-didactic degrees, bibliographical references, tables and images. Abstracts that do not respect the aforecited structure will not be accepted for submission and publication.
  4. Page margins (fields): left - 3 cm; top, right, bottom - 2 cm.
  5. The text must be written in the past tense, passive voice, third person. Abstract size: up to 1830 signs, including spaces for all sections together with title, authors, affiliations, keywords (check with the "REVIEW" / "WORD COUNT" command in the Microsoft Word program).
  6. Character format: Times New Roman, font 11, interval - 1 line. Spacing between sections: 3 pt.
  7. Title: CAPSLOCK LETTERS (BOLD, NORMAL, center alignment), the maximum length of 2 lines. The title must be concise, concrete, and reflect the content of the abstract. Abbreviations in the title are not accepted.
  8. Author (s): up to 6 people (bold, normal, center alignment). Scientific or scientific-didactic degrees will not be indicated. The name and surname will be written completely (ex: Tom Smith).
  9. Affiliation: subdivision, institution, city, country (normal, regular, justified alignment). Enroll only one affiliation (the one at the basic job). Check the correct name of the subdivision according to the Organizational structure of USMF "Nicolae Testemitanu".
  10. Introduction. Maximum 4 rows. No blank/new lines or distance between paragraphs. Continuous text (normal, regular, justified alignment).
  11. The purpose of the abstract. A sentence of up to 3 lines (normal, regular, justified alignment).
  12. Material and methods. We recommend to mark the design of the study, and briefly report the material, methods used in the research. Indicate the recorded parameters and statistical tests used. Maximum 4 lines (continuous, normal, regular text, justified alignment).
  13. Results. Concisely and concretely render the results. The results must be reflected in the form of measurable indicators – numbers. Remember to insert the units of measure. Give the result of the applied statistical test. Abbreviations used in Latin - the names of bacteria, words from languages other than Romanian will be written in italics. Medicaments will be written in lower case (their international name, not their trade name). Maximum 7 lines (continuous, normal, regular text, justified alignment).
  14. Conclusions: one or two conclusions, describing whether or not the research hypothesis has been confirmed - a maximum of 3 lines (continuous, normal, regular text, justified alignment).
  15. Keywords: maximum 1 line. (Continuous, normal, regular text, justified alignment).

The decision to accept the abstract for publication in the Abstract Collection Book will be taken by the Scientific Committee. In case of acceptance, you will be informed by e-mail about the conclusion of presenting the paper as short communication in one of the sections or as an electronic poster

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