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abstract

 [ab´strakt]
1. a short description of a scientific presentation or article.
2. a thought process that is oriented toward the development of an idea without application to, or association with, a particular instance. This type of thinking is independent of time and space.

ab·stract

(ab'strakt),
1. A preparation made by evaporating a fluid extract to a powder and triturating with milk sugar.
2. A condensation or summary of a scientific or literary article or address.
[L. ab-traho, pp. -tractus, to draw away]

Abstract

Informatics A statement summarising the important points of a text; a brief summary or description of the essential content of an article, chapter or other complete work, often written by the author of the work.
Research
(1) A synopsis of research data that may be presented at scientific meetings and later published in a peer-reviewed journal; abstracts may not be subjected to the same rigorous review as the “lead” articles for the same journal; the purpose of the abstract is to enable the reader to efficiently grasp the essence of the report; the abstract can be very misleading; it is often the only part of the content of an article that will show up in a database.  
(2) A distillation of a presentation at a meeting, congress, conference, symposium, colloquium, seminar, workshop, round table, or other professional gathering.

ab·stract

(ab'strakt)
1. A condensation, summary, or brief description of a scientific or literary article or the results of a study.
2. A preparation made by evaporating a fluid extract to a powder and triturating it with milk sugar.
3. (ăb-strakt') To collect information from the medical record for research, billing, or statistical purposes.
[L. ab-traho, pp. -tractus, to draw away]

ab·stract

(ab'strakt)
1. Preparation made by evaporating a fluid extract to a powder and triturating with milk sugar.
2. Condensation or summary of a scientific or literary article or address.
[L. ab-traho, pp. -tractus, to draw away]
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The acceptance of an abstract as an oral presentation might make an impression on the authors that their study was important enough to be published, and this will encourage them to complete and submit the study.
The deadline of submission of abstracts is November 15 till 5:00 pm.
Inattention to abstract development details, such as spelling and grammar, indicate to reviewers that the author or authors may not have given proper attention to all other important research project quality details.
First of all, the guide of abstract writing is obviously depicted in the whole instruction of full paper writing e.g., in point 4.
Effectiveness of a journalintervention to improve abstract quality.
After the title, the abstract is the second most commonly read part of a paper.
Current reliance on three reviewers for ratings of each abstract might be thought to attenuate the effects of rater biases, in part, because reviewers with low and high rating propensities would be randomly distributed across abstracts.
Structural design of the abstract. A structured abstract has a paragraph for each section: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusion (it may even include paragraphs for the objectives or other sections).
The Association is now accepting abstracts for the 2019 meeting in Philadelphia.
Results: Among a total of 614 abstracts presented at these congresses, 139 (22.6%) presentations were published in various medical journals.
Italy (34 abstracts), United Kingdom (21 abstracts), Germany (20 abstracts), Turkey (14 abstracts), and Brazil (13 abstracts) were the top five countries according to abstract presentation.
More journals are beginning to include graphical abstracts in addition to their traditional ones.