Instructions to authors

Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists - Annual Academic Sessions 2018


Abstract Submission Guidelines

Closing date for abstract submission will be 15th September 2018.

All accepted abstracts will be displayed as poster presentations and selected abstracts will be included in a guided poster tour.


Preparing the abstract

The abstract should follow the following structure: TITLE, OBJECTIVES, METHOD, RESULTS, CONCLUSIONS

The title of the abstract – should be brief but adequately descriptive. Lower case letters should be used except at the beginning of the title and unless indicated.

Author’s surname should be given only as surnames followed by the initial(s). Prefixes such as Mr, Dr or Professor should not be mentioned. The names of all authors and the places of work (one place of affiliation per person only) should be entered in the cage provided in the web portal.

The text of the abstract – should not exceed 250 words. Please use font type – Times New Roman size 12.

The language of the submission should be set to English (UK).

The author/s should take full public responsibility for the research work and the contents reported in the abstract.

If the work has been previously presented or published, in whole or in part, this should be stated clearly in the cage provided in web portal or form. This does not disqualify a paper but must be stated when submitting the paper.

Ethical approval – it is assumed that prior ethical approval would have been obtained for interventional studies and a copy of ethical approval should be submitted where relevant.

Abstracts not conforming to the above instructions will be rejected.


Submitting the abstract

Abstracts should be submitted in two ways: online through the abstract submission web portal in the website AND by email to

Please note that there is no facility to submit hard copies directly to the ASN office.


Informing the authors

The corresponding author of each selected abstract will be informed by email during the month of October 2018. Please note that NO amendments to the submitted abstract (including the number of authors) would be entertained thereafter.


Registering for the 12th Annual Academic Sessions of the ASN 

The presenting author of the selected papers must register before 15th October 2018 for the 12th Annual Academic Sessions of the ASN prior to the paper being finally accepted for presentation.

Please contact the ASN office for details (Email:


Preparing the poster

Guidelines for poster presentations and for the guided poster tour will be communicated to the Corresponding authors of accepted abstracts.


Abstract book

Accepted abstracts will be published in the book of abstracts.


The Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists reserves the right to make alterations and to edit the title and/or the text to improve the quality.

Inability to present a paper accepted for presentation should be communicated by email to the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists office (Email: by 31st October 2018. Failure to present an accepted paper at the ASN - 2018 sessions will be considered an act of academic and scientific misconduct.


For further details please contact:

Honorary Secretaries

Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists




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