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Abstract Submission Instructions

General Information

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Research Committee of the Ultra Sports Science Foundation.  Authors will be notified of the decision by the end of March.  Accepted abstracts will be published online in International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance.  The first author agrees to provide an oral presentation during the Congress. 

All questions regarding abstracts should be directed to Dr. Marty Hoffman at ( or 916-843-9027 (USA). 

Rules for Submission

  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically to Dr. Marty Hoffman (  Submission deadline is March 1, 2018.  Abstracts received after this date will not be reviewed.  You will receive a confirmation email within a few days of submission that the abstract has been received. 

  • The first author of accepted abstracts must be registered for the meeting and present the abstract at the meeting.

  • All authors must have approved the submitted abstract.

  • The primary focus and substance of the submitted abstract must be novel.The abstract must not have been published as an abstract or as a full paper in a scientific, medical or professional publication at the time of submission.

  • There is no fee for abstract submission.

  • Presenters who find that they will be unable to present an accepted abstract must provide notice of a reason acceptable to the Program Committee or will otherwise be prohibited from presenting at future meetings.

  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically using the instructions below.


Abstract Preparation

General Guidelines
  • Abstracts should be written in English, prepared using Times size 12 font, and submitted as a word document.

  • Abstract text should be limited to 300 words.If including a table, chart or figure, please adjust word count to accommodate the graphics.

  • Data should be presented in units of measurement of the Systeme International de’Unite (SI).

  • Brand names should not be used in the abstract.

  • Citations are not included in the abstract.

  • Research must be approved by an institutional review board, but such approval should not be stated in the abstract.

Abstract Format
  • Title: The title should be brief (limited to 15 words).

  • Authors: The first name, middle initial (if used), and last name of each author should be provided.Highest degree(s) should be included after the name.Separate names by a semicolon (;).

  • Institutions: Institutions of all authors should be listed.When all authors are not affiliated with each institution, use superscript numbers to identify affiliations.

  • Funding: Support of the work, if any, can be indicated at the bottom of the abstract.

Sample Abstract

Use this example in preparing your abstract.

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