Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines  

1. The full address/ affiliation details of all authors must be given.

2. The abstract title must specify the species or animal group used in the study if relevant.

3. The abstract text must reflect what will be presented at the Congress and authors should aim for a clear simple summary. Briefly state without subheadings, the purpose of the study (what question was asked limitations and why), the methods used, the findings and their significance (please avoid such phrases as ‘the significance of the findings will be discussed’).

4. There is a 300 word limit for main abstract text.

5. References should not be included.

6. The text should include a statement about ethical approval. It is important when describing experiments using living animals that any anaesthetic and surgical procedures are described, and if necessary the way in which the animals were killed is described. Where abstracts refer to experiments on living human subjects they must include a statement that the experiments were performed with the understanding and consent of the subject.Descriptions of research on human cadavers must describe the legal/ethical framework under which the work was performed. If no ethical approval was required please add a statement to confirm this at the end of the abstract.

Abstracts for pieces of anatomical artwork are encouraged. These will be shown as an image on a poster at the meeting. The abstract, describing the concept and artwork (max. 300 words) and including a photograph, should be sent to and copied to and in addition to submission via the Portal


 1. All abstracts that meet the submission requirements will be published in the Journal of Anatomy, unless specifically requested otherwise at the time of submission

2. The peer review requirement of the Journal must be met prior to acceptance for publication, and changes may be required. In all cases the decision on final acceptability for publication lies with the Editors in Chief of the Journal.

3. Abstracts may undergo editing to conform to the Journal of Anatomy house style before being circulated in the online abstract booklet for the Congress, and authors are asked to proof read their abstracts carefully at this stage.