Preparing a Submission

This needs to be done before you visit the "Submit Your Abstract" page.  Either a standard abstract or an artist statement are acceptable, depending upon your presentation type.  

  • To view examples of past abstract/artist statements in order to help you create an abstract consistent with your type of presentation, click HERE.
  • Type your abstract or artist statement in the abstract text box on the submission page. You must use html tags for special characters (see below).
  • Check the official SOURCE ABSTRACT STYLE GUIDE to make sure your abstract is formatted to the SOURCE Program and Proceedings publication standards.
  • Check your abstract for spelling, grammar, and length.  No more than 250 words are allowed.  Your abstract/artistic statement should be one paragraph; do not use hard returns.  Do not place your abstract in quotation marks.
  • Students should review their draft abstract with their faculty mentor before using the submission form and well in advance of the submission deadline.

Common html tags for special characters:

  • <b>Bold text</b>
  • <u>underline</u>
  • <i>Italic text</i>
  • The <sub> tag defines subscript text. Subscript text appears half a character below the baseline. Subscript text can be used for chemical formulas, like H2O.
  • The <sup> tag defines superscript text. Superscript text appears half a character above the baseline.