Abstract Submission Guidelines
Adherence to AMMP Ethics Guidelines
Author submission policy
Title and Abstract Text
Abstract Review Process
The Abstract Review Committee consists of members of AMMP who are experienced in all aspects of fossil preparation. Every abstract is judged blindly; the reviewers do not know the author of the abstract. In this way, each abstract is judged solely on its own merits and whether or not it conforms to AMMP standards and meets the Abstract Guidelines.
Submitters will be notified by email of acceptance or rejection. If there are any suggested or required edits, authors will be given time to submit updated abstracts.
Please note: The Abstract Review Committee reserves the right to reject any submission that does not meet AMMP standards of best practices in preparation and conservation.
Additional Guidelines and Recommendations
Have colleagues read your abstract; if it is not clear to them it will not be clear to a wider audience.
Use spelling and grammar check.
Italicize genus and species designations throughout your title and text.
Font style and size formatting is not important. All abstracts will be standardized to the same font style and size for publication in the Annual Meeting Abstract Booklet.A good abstract contains the following elements:
The abstract should contain as much information as possible. Unless you publish elsewhere (and you should), the published abstract is all that may be available about your work.
Be specific about products and methods. For example, you could say that the specimen was molded, but you should say that the specimen was molded with a layered mold using Silicones, Inc., GI 1000, backed by a mother mold of FGR-95 and fiberglass. This is not just important in terms of the abstract but as a written record of what has happened to particular specimens.
You can mention products in your abstract and in the presentation, but the AMMP meeting is not a forum for a sales pitch of your product. Be accurate as to how a product was used. For example: Paraloid B-72 at 50/50 w/w in acetone was used as an adhesive.
2021 Host Committee
Shawn Haugrud, Chair Eastern Tennessee State University and Gray Fossil Site