Registration & Manuscripts

Important dates

Deadline for submission of manuscripts and registration form: 22nd December 2017
Deadline of payment of registration fee at ‘early rate’: 16th February 2018

Registration

Registration via the conference website (available in September) is required to attend all the scientific sessions and social events. Please note that only fully registered participants will be admitted to the scientific sessions. A personalized confirmation e-mail will be sent to each participant once the payment of the registration fee has been received either through the online system or in the Conference’s bank account.

 Early registration
(until 16th February 2018)
Late registration
(after 16th February 2018)
IOBC Member420,00 €470,00 €
IOBC Non-member*540,00 €590,00 €
PhD student, Young Post-Doc#
(IOBC Member or Non-member)
285,00 €345,00 €
* The fee includes IOBC-WPRS membership for one year
# A certificate confirming student status is required to be submitted as a scanned copy to the Secretariat office of the conference

Full registration fee includes:

  • Welcome reception event
  • Official conference program, book of abstracts and participant’s package
  • All lunches (3) and mid-session coffee/refreshments breaks
  • Congress Tour
  • Gala dinner

Accompanying person:

  • Gala dinner 50 €
  • Excursion 30 €
  • Welcome reception 20 €

How to submit a manuscript

Your scientific contributions will be published as conference preceedings in the IOBC-WPRS Bulletin. The Bulletin will be published on the meeting website just prior to the event. In order to allow good and uniform reproduction, all manuscripts must be submitted in MSWord. To avoid unnecessary delays in the production of the Bulletin, authors are kindly requested to respect strictly the IOBC manuscript format.

Language: The papers should be written in English. The content should be clear, concise, and have been revised by an experienced speaker of one of this language.

Instructions: full paper

Type of Manuscript

The following scientific contributions are accepted:

  • Full Paper (maximum 4 pages) (preferred)
  • Extended Abstract (maximum 2 pages)
  • Abstract

The papers should consist of:

  • Abstract
  • Key words
  • Introduction
  • Material and methods
  • Results and discussion (separated or combined)
  • Acknowledgements (if necessary)
  • References

The bulletins will be published on the website and in the webshop of IOBC-WPRS. Therefore, compile your manuscripts in the final form as described below. In order to allow good and uniform reproduction, all manuscripts must be submitted in an electronic version in MSWord.

Instructions for the papers:

  1. Paper-format: A4
  2. Left and right margins of the text: 2.5 cm
    Upper margin: 3.0 cm
    Lower margin: 2.5 cm
    This results in a printing area of 16 cm x 23.7 cm
  3. Line spacing: 1
  4. Font: “Times New Roman” or “Times”
  5. All titles and subtitles should be flush left. Fonts as printed in the example
  6. Font of the abstract: 12 pt
  7. Font of the running text: 12 pt (except titles)
  8. Font of the title: 16 pt, bold
  9. Font of subtitles: 14 pt, bold
  10. No hyphenation in the text
  11. Justification of the text
  12. Make sure that the first lines of all paragraphs (except for the paragraph that follows a title) are indented with a [Tab] command (0.8 cm). Do not use spaces instead of tabs and indents. Do not repeatedly use Standard-Tabstops
  13. Scientific names of plants and animals in Italics
  14. The authors’ names should be typed in the normal font (not in capitals or any other face, not bold) in the text as well as in the “References”
  15. Layout as shown in the example
  16. Do not number the pages; the page numbering is done when the bulletins are being compiled

Tables & figures

  1. Incorporate tables and figures into the manuscript. Make sure that they are not linked to a file on your own computer, which makes them disappear in the manuscript when it is sent away
  2. Two free lines have to precede and follow each figure or table
  3. Make your tables with the [Table]-function. Do not use repeated [Standard]-Tab’s or spaces
    Legends should be mentioned above the tables and under the figures. In the figures and tables the smallest font should be 10 pt. Smaller fonts may become unreadable
    Tables and figures should be centred
  4. To differentiate between parts of a diagram or between curves in a figure, use clearly different colours or shading in different patterns. Make sure that the patterns as well can be clearly discerned from each other. Please avoid in the figures large uniform black or grey areas, fill out the columns in a figure with a pattern or a colour
  5. Coloured photographs are welcome, but they shouldn’t require too much memory capacity (not more than 1 MB each)
    The figures, too, should not require too much memory capacity.
  6. If they need more than 1 MB, they will often have to be downsized which may be followed by a lack of quality

Instructions: abstract and extended abstract

Please note: Abstracts of less than one page should be an exception in a bulletin.

 

For abstracts and extended abstracts (max 2 pages), follow the instructions for manuscripts:

  1. Paper-format: A4
  2. Left and right margins of the text: 2.5 cm
    Upper margin: 3.0 cm
    Lower margin: 2.5 cm
    This results in a printing area of 16 cm x 23.7 cm
  3. Line spacing: 1
  4. Font: “Times New Roman” or “Times”
  5. Font of the abstract/extended abstract, key words etc.: 12 pt
  6. Font of the title: 16 pt, bold
  7. Font of subtitles (References, key words, acknowledgements…): 14 pt, bold
  8. No hyphenation in the text
  9. Justification of the text
  10. Make sure that the first lines of all paragraphs (except for the paragraph that follows a title) are indented with a [Tab] command (0.8 cm). Do not use spaces instead of tabs and indents. Do not repeatedly use Standard-Tabstops
  11. Scientific names of plants and animals in Italics
  12. The authors’ names should be typed in the normal font (not in capitals or any other face, not bold) in the text as well as in the “References” (if appearing in the abstract)
  13. If references are mentioned in the abstract/extended abstract, they must be listed under “References”
  14. Key words should be mentioned, in a distance of 2 lines to the text
For journal abbreviations use the Web of Science list:
http://images.webofknowledge.com/WOK46/help/WOS/A_abrvjt.html

If you cite authors in the text, please order them according to the date of publication, first dates first, e.g. (Erwin & Ribeiro, 1996; Kuldau & Yates, 2000; McCracken et al., 2003), or “… Erwin & Ribeiro (1996) and McCracken et al. (2003) have shown…”

The references are written in Times Roman 12 pt with hanging indents by 0.8 cm in the first line. References are listed alphabetically. In the case of several references by the same author, give single-author references first, e.g. Smith (1996) before Smith et al. (1994), but Smith (1993) before Smith (1994). Please follow the examples given below for journal articles, book chapters and entire books and the examples in the bulletin manuscript.

McCracken, A. R., Berrie, A., Barbara, D. J., Locke, T., Cooke, L. R., Phelps, K., Swinburne, T. R., Brown, A. E., Ellerker, B. & Langrell, S. R. H. 2003: Relative significance of nursery infections and orchard inoculum in the development and spread of apple canker (Nectria galligena) in young orchards. Plant Pathol. 52: 553-566.
Kuldau, G. A. & Yates, I. E. 2000: Evidence for Fusarium endophytes in cultivated and wild plants. In: Microbial Endophytes (eds. Bacon, C. W. & White, J. F.): 85-117. Marcel Dekker, New York.
Erwin, D. C. & Ribeiro, O. K. 1996: Phytophthora Diseases Worldwide. APS Press, St. Paul, USA.
Beckleheimer, J. 1994: How do you cite URLs in a bibliography? [WWW document] URL http://www.nrlssc.navy.mil/meta/bibliography.html. Cited 20 Apr. 2012. [font: 12 pt, indent second and following lines: 0.8 cm]
Pérez, J., Rojas, J. C., Montoya, P., Liedo, P., González, F .J. & Castillo, A. 2012: Size, shape and hue modulate attraction and landing responses of the braconid parasitoid Fopius arisanus to fruit odour-baited visual targets. BioControl doi:10.1007/s10526-011-9416-0

Note: The doi is reserved for journals that appear only online.

Sigsgaard, L., Vogt, H. & Weintraub, P. G. 2011: Voices from vice-presidents of the IOBC-WPRS. IOBC-WPRS Bull. 57: 123-456. [note: before Volume 30, 2007, the issue number must be included, e.g. 30(1): 12-15.]
The organizing committee will review the abstracts and notify the authors once the presentation form (oral/poster) has been determined.
The presenting author must be a registered participant. Please note that the presenting author is not automatically registered by submitting an abstract. Regular registration is obligatory and binding and implies payment of the registration fee.