Guidelines for abstract and manuscript submission
All abstracts for oral communication and posters should be submitted using the ISHS on line submission and review system. Please use the links below to be connected to the online system.
After acceptance of the abstract the authors are invited to submit a full publication for the conference proceedings (see below).
The deadline for abstract submission is 31st of January 2012. Authors will be informed about the decision before the 1st of March 2012.
Following the tradition an issue of Acta Horticulturae will be published as a compilation of the research information presented at the 10th International Vaccinium & Other Superfruits Symposium. All oral presenters, including invited key-note speakers, must submit a manuscript for the Acta Horticulturae. The maximum length of an invited key-note paper is 16 pages, including figures and tables. The maximum length of a selected oral presentation paper is 8 pages, including figures and tables. Papers should be written according to Acta Horticulturae guidelines. Click here to download the guidelines.
The manuscript will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and revised by the author(s) upon need. Approved manuscripts will be included in the Acta Horticulturae.
The organization welcomes to submit abstracts on all aspects of vaccinium, soft fruit and SuperFruit species for 3 main themes and related subtopics as listed below. Click on the main theme to submit an abstract.
Track 1. Vaccinium Horticultural Topics
a. Biology, Biochemistry
b. Crop physiology and production systems
d. Fruit Quality
e. Genetics and Germplasm
f. Pests, pesticides, diseases
g. Plant and Soil Nutrition
h. Plant pathology
Track 2. Vaccinium SuperFruit and Health
a. Aging and Vitality
b. Anti-inflammatory effects
c. Antioxidant capacity and -function
d. Bone health
e. Cardiovascular Health
g. Health Claims
h. Mental Health
i. Nutrigenomics, Metabolomics
j. Sports Performance
Track 3. Vaccinium Berries & other SuperFruits: Business topics
a. Applications in food & drink
b. Capsules, pills, tonics, medical foods
c. Colorants €Juices & Smoothies
d. Markets (local, regions, global)
e. Packaging technologies
g. Processing technologies
h. Supply chain and logistics
We recommend poster size A0: 118,9 cm (height) x 84,1 cm (width), portrait orientation.
Posters can have a maximum size of about 147 cm (height) x 97 (width) cm, portrait orientation.
We recommend that one complete sheet, rather than small multiple sheets be used. At the top of the poster, include the title, author name(s) and affiliations (organization, city, country). We suggest the poster to have title letters at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) high. Lettering for the author’s information (name and affiliations) may be smaller (1.25 cm or 0.5 inch).
Inclusion of a recent photograph of the presenting author will help participants to identify the person to discuss their interests. The smallest lettering on the poster should be no less than 10 mm (0.4 inch) high. Illustrations should be visible from a 1 m (3 feet) viewing distance.
We suggest that authors bring at least 25 small (8.5 x 11 inch paper) copies of the poster to hand out to interested participants.
Poster set-up: details regarding time and location will be provided in due time
Authors of posters are welcomed to submit a manuscript for the conference proceedings book which will appear in “Acta Horticulturae” but posters cannot be published as such. The manuscript should be submitted 2 weeks before the symposium starts and not exceed 8 pages, including figures and tables. An average page of text will contain about 800 words. Papers should be written according to Acta Horticulturae guidelines. Click here to download the guidelines.
The manuscript will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and revised by the author(s) when required. Approved manuscripts the conference proceedings book which will appear in “Acta Horticulturae”
Please note: the official language of the Symposium will be English.