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Re: Abstracts should summarise (Was: Sauropod methane emissions)
Rescued from truncation:
True - but then SVP wants people to have results in April but not
publish them until the meeting. No surprise the abstracts read like
coffee grounds and tea leaves!
Well, the instructions for writing SVP meeting abstracts do state, in
rather stark terms (as usual), that abstracts containing phrases like
"significant results will be discussed" will be rejected.
Of course, many people -- myself often included -- write and submit
their abstracts half a year before they can be sure that their results
won't change till the meeting. That does put limits on details.