Submissions

Submit/Update Abstract

Submission Deadlines

March 31

 Single and panel presentations; professional development seminars; and workshops.

September 8

Science flashes and posters.

Presentations, Posters, and Science Flashes

Submissions relating to the convention theme are encouraged; however submissions are welcome on any of the many facets of forestry.

Review Criteria

Abstracts will be reviewed against the following criteria.

Clarity

The thought/expression/concept should be reasonable and comprehensible.

Scientific Approach

The proposal should define the problem, hypothesis, methodology, application, results, analysis.

Practice of Forestry

The proposal should bridge the gap between science and decision making in the field of forest management.

Originality

The proposal should report preliminary or novel results on limited data sets or applications of existing methodologies to new areas.

Contemporary Topics

The proposal should be relevant to the convention or track themes, will appeal to a large number of attendees, and contribute to professional development.

All submissions must meet the first criterion and at least one of the other four criteria. Abstracts selected to be part of the program will be published as part of a special Journal of Forestry Convention Proceedings. By submitting an abstract you confer permission for SAF to publish this material, however copyright remains with the authors.

All authors are encouraged to submit a full paper to the Journal of Forestry or Forest Science. Paper submissions will follow the submission and review guidelines prescribed by each journal’s Editorial Policy. The publication of an accepted abstract in the conference proceedings does not guarantee future publication of the full article.

Pre-conference Workshops and Professional Development Seminars

Pre-conference workshops will be held on Wednesday, October 30 and may be full-day or half-day.  A fee may be charged to cover costs.  Professional Development Seminars will be scheduled as part of the concurrent program on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday and will be allocated 90 minutes.

Review Criteria

Abstracts will be reviewed against the following criteria.

Practical Application

The proposal should show how the workshop/seminar give value to participants.

Learning objectives

 The proposal should have leading objectives that are reasonable and relevant.

Participant outcomes

The proposal should identify outcomes and how they will be achieved.

Leader qualifications

The proposal should indicated that the workshop/seminar leaders have the experience necessary to deliver a quality experience for participants .

Abstracts for workshops and seminars selected to be part of the program will be published as part of a special Journal of Forestry Convention Proceedings. By submitting an abstract you confer permission for SAF to publish this material, however copyright remains with the authors.

Instructions for Submitting Panel Presentations

Please follow the following process to submit a panel presentation (an organized session with a group of invited speakers).

First, submit an abstract for the organized session/panel proposal itself.

   1) Select ‘organized session proposal’ as the abstract type.
   2) Select the basis for the session content and answer additional questions, if any.
   3) Answer the Funding Sources and Financial Disclosures questions as appropriate.
   4) Select the track.
   5) Enter the title of the panel/session. 
   6) Provide the following information in the “Full Abstract” text box:
  • "This is a panel presentation proposed by X Working Group or name of individual.
  • The panel will discuss XXXX. We are requesting X 90 minute sessions.
  • The speakers are: A- title or topic of the talk, B – title or topic of the talk, C – title or topic of the talk, etc.
   7) Select “Yes” for “Is your presentation part of an organized panel/session?”
   8) Provide the name of the Working Group lead or the coordinator name in the coordinator box.
   9) Re-enter the panel/session title in the Session Title box.
   
Each speaker must then submit his/her own abstract by the March 31 deadline to the same track, selecting 'presentation' as the abstract type, with the title of his/her talk and description, etc. In addition to entering:
  • The title of the session/panel in the Session Title box. (Preferably the same one as you submitted.)
  • The session/panel leader’s name in the Working Group or Lead Coordinator box. (Preferably the same one you submitted.)