Call for Abstracts

Dear all,

Abstract submission is open!

Presentations are invited on various topics, related to Biospeleology and Karstology. One scientist can submit one oral and/or one poster presentation as presenting author. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee.


The Abstract Book will be issued in the The Publishing House of the Romanian Academy.

Submission of abstracts for oral presentations or posters should be made no later than August 15th, 2018. Authors should indicate their preference for presentation type (oral or poster). Authors will be informed of the outcome of their submissions by August 31st, 2018 the latest. All accepted abstracts will be published in an abstract book. For papers presented during the symposium and accepted by the Scientific Committee authors are invited to submit full papers for publication in Travaux de l`Institut de Spéologie "Émile Racovitza”. The journal is indexed in relevant data bases, i.e. ISI Thomson Master Journal List, Zoological Records (ZR Plus as well), GeoRef and DOAJ and included in international catalogues, i.e. CSA, Dedalus and Natural Sciences.


Abstracts must contain a clear statement of the aim of the research, the methods used, the results obtained and the conclusions drawn. Results should be detailed enough to support the conclusions. Reviewers are allowed to reject abstracts if the abstracts contain no data, because of the difficulty to evaluate the suitability of these abstracts for the intended presentation and further publication. The acceptance/rejection decision of the Scientific Committee is final. If accepted, reviewers will decide whether abstracts need amendments and whether they should be oral presentations or posters. The oral presentations will be assign to the most appropriate sessions of the symposium.

Length: Abstracts must not exceed 250 words in length excluding references, title, authors and affiliations.

Font: Times New Roman 12pt, Title and Authors Bold 14 pt.

Line spacing: 1.5

Genera, species and subspecies: in italic

References in the running text:

Pitfall traps have been used in study concerning community composition (CURTIS, 1980; CULIN & YEARGAN, 1983; BONTE et al., 2002; RUSSELL-SMITH, 2002), density (NIEMELÄ et al., 1992), spatial distribution (HENGEVELD, 1979), relative abundance (SPENCE & NIEMELÄ, 1994; STOYAN & KUSCHKA, 2001) and species richness estimation (EDWARDS, 1997; STANDEN, 2000)

Reference List:

Example Journals:
GILLER, P.S., The diversity of soil communities, the ‘poor man’s tropical rainforest’. Biodivers. Conserv., 5, 135-168 (1996)

Example Chapters in Books
HAMMOND, P., Insect abundance and diversity in the Dumoga-Bone National Park, N. Sulawesi, with special reference to the beetle fauna of lowland rain forest in the Toraut region. In: Knight, W.J., Holloway, J.D. (Eds.), Insects and the Rain Forests of South East Asia (Wallacea), Royal En-tomological Society of London, London, 197-254 (1990)

Example Books:
MARTENS, J., WEBERKNECHTE, Opiliones - Spinnentiere. Arachnida, Tierwelt Deutschlands, p. 1-464, 1978


Abstracts can to be submitted as MS Word Text document (.doc, .docx) to the e-mail address: