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Guidelines for abstract submission

Peradeniya University International Nursing Research Sessions (iPUNRSE) – 2022

Researchers who wish to publish their research at iPUNRSE 2022 must submit abstracts under the given conference themes in accordance with the following guidelines.

General Guidelines

  • Authors have the option of submitting their work for either oral or poster presentations. Oral and poster presentations will be held in parallel sessions under the conference themes
  • At the initial submission, authors should upload abstracts through the iPUNRSE 2022 conference website as soft copies in Microsoft Word format (.doc /.docx) without authors' names and their affiliations for the purpose of blind reviewing. (If author details are included in the abstract, the abstracts will not be reviewed, and authors will be requested to resubmit according to the instructions). Use the given abstract template.
  • During the final submission process of the accepted abstracts (in Camera-Ready versions), authors must add their names and affiliations to the accepted abstracts.
  • Authors are required to submit a copy of ethical clearance certificate with the accepted abstracts for the studies that require ethical clearance.
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students must seek permission from their supervisors to include their names to the author list and ensure that their supervisors have reviewed the abstract.
  • Research work presented or published elsewhere in the same or a similar form will not be considered for presentation at iPUNRSE 2022.
  • Authors should submit abstracts under the given conference themes and they can select conference theme from the online submission form. Additionally, authors need to indicate the selected theme at the end of the abstract.
  • The Editorial Board reserves the right to change the theme of the abstract selected by the authors to a more relevant one, if necessary.
  • All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings.
  • All authors should sign the Author Declaration Form. Submitting author is responsible for obtaining signatures from all authors. E-signatures will be accepted (Do not forget to include the title of the abstract in the Author Declaration Form).
  • Please submit author declaration forms through the online submission form.
  • One author will be permitted to submit a MAXIMUM of three (03) abstracts ONLY.

Guidelines for preparing abstracts

  • Abstracts should be short, clear, concise, and coherent.
  • Structure of the abstract: Authors should submit a structured abstract with the sub-headings of "Background, Aim, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and Keywords". Follow the given abstract template.
  • Title of the abstract: Should be short, specific, and reflect the study carried out.
  • Word limit: The maximum word limit is 300 words not including the title and keywords. Do not exceed the word limit. Word count needs to be included at the end of the abstract.
  • Language: Abstracts should be written in British English using MS Word 2007 or advanced version. All digital files should carry the [.doc] or [.docx] file extensions. Mac users need to export their [. pages] files to either format above. Any other file types will NOT be accepted.
  • space: Abstracts must be 1.5 spaced
  • size: A4
  • Margins 1.5 inches (left) and 1 inch (top, right and bottom)
  • Font Times New Roman
  • Font size: Title 14 in title case and bold. Sub-headings 12 and bold. Text 12
  • Keywords: maximum of 5 keywords in alphabetical order
  • Abbreviations: Should be cited in full at the first occurrence, except for standard abbreviations.
  • Standard abbreviations of SI units should be used
  • The abstract should not include citations, figures, tables, and references. Please check the spelling and grammar of the abstract very carefully.

Peer review process

  • Two experts will review each abstract. A double-blind review process will be followed.
  • All abstracts will be checked for plagiarism.
  • All authors will inform the acceptance/rejection of the abstracts by email (Please include a correct email address/es in the online submission form).
  • The editorial board reserves the final decision of acceptance/rejection of the abstracts and authors presentation preferences (Oral/Poster).

Submission of the revised/final versions

  • Authors require to revise abstracts according to the comments given by the reviewers/editor/editorial board.
  • All accepted abstracts need to be submitted in a Camera-Ready version (The template for the Camera-Ready version will be provided with the decision on abstract/reviewers comments).


  • After an abstract is accepted, it is obligatory for the primary author or the co-author/s to present the paper at the conference. At least one of the authors (presenting author) must register for the conference.
  • Only registered participants will receive a conference proceeding and a certificate of attendance.

Full paper publication

  • Authors are provided with the option of publishing full papers in the Sri Lanka Journal of Health Sciences, the official journal of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • The authors who wish to publish their full papers are requested to submit their manuscript according to the author guideline of the above journal (Journal link) within one month of the acceptance of the abstract.
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