Tips and Tricks: Writing A Successful Abstract


What is a conference abstract?

An abstract provides a summary of the presentation that will be given during the conference. It should be concise, clear, and informative and written in correct English. Ideally, have it read by a native speaker.

How long should it be?

In most cases, a word or character limit is given by the organizer. It is expected to be short, for example 1500 – 2500 characters (with spaces), or 300 words. Never go over the limit, yet try to reach at least 70% this word limit for it not to be too short.

To help your abstracts be as successful as possible, the Basel CRE team has created an abstract “tips and tricks” sheet. Download the PDF here: conference-abstract-tips-and-tricks