IX INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON SILVOPASTORAL SYSTEMS 

September 6-8, 2017 – Manizales, Colombia

 

RULES FOR WORKS PRESENTATION

(The approved works will be published in book format in pdf file that will have its corresponding ISBN).

Deadline for Works presentation: June 10, 2017.

Date of submission for correction to the authors after evaluation by the commission June 15 – 30, 2017.

Deadline for receipt of corrected papers: July 15, 2017.

Scientific structure will be required. The maximum extension will be six (6) pages, including graphics, tables and images.

Presentation of abstracts (in extenso):

All papers (Poster format and oral presentation) should have: Title, Authors, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions and Bibliography. So, they will appear in the memoirs of the Congress.

The working language can be Spanish, English or Portuguese. The document must indicate the number of lines and pages. Pages should be set to letter size, with 3cm left margin and 2.5 cm. In the rest of the margins. Justified text. It is suggested to use font Times New Roman 12, with simple line spacing. Do not format the paragraphs.

The body of the completed work must present:

  • The type of presentation. Indicate if the preference is poster presentation or oral presentation.
  • Title: In bold, using capital letters only in the first letter of the first word; Maximum three rows. The title must be in Spanish (or Portuguese) and English. The proper nouns that are included should also present this same criterion.
  • Authors listed after the title: Initials of the name and Full Surnames, between authors separated with; and in italics. Followed by work place, postal address and electronic address of the main author, or where correspondence will be received; This information should not be in italics.
  • Abstract in Spanish (or Portuguese) and in English (Abstract): Must not exceed 300 words and must contain in a single paragraph Objectives, Materials and Methods, Results and Conclusions.
  • Keywords in Spanish (or Portuguese) and in English: italic (no bold). Five (5) words maximum, not used in the title.
  • Introduction: It will present the problem, the purpose of the research or the project and the background of reference.
  • Materials and Methods: Brief description of the materials, methods, techniques, experimental design and statistical methodology used.
  • Results and discussion: They can go together or separate. The results achieved will be summarized (preliminary or expected in case of projects). These will be discussed in relation to the question presented in the introduction.
  • Conclusions: Synthesize the relevant points of the work and their implications.
  • Acknowledgments (optional): Arial 9 regular (without bold).
  • Bibliography: Arial 9 regular (without bold). The bibliography list will be sorted alphabetically and should reference the citations used in the text; In this one the quotations will indicate author and year of the work, following chronological order, Ex: (Porter et al., 1950, Jones, 1990).

Bibliography wil be:

Books

Landsberg, J.J., Gower S.T., 1997. Applications of Physiological Ecology to Forest Management, Academic Press, California, pp. 354.

Books capters

Jeffrey, D.W., 1988. Mineral nutrients and the soil environment. En: Jones, M.B., Lazenby, A., (Eds.), The Grass Crop, Chapman and Hall, London, pp. 179-201.

Scientific magazines

Lusk, C.H., Contreras, O., Figueroa, J., 1997. Growth, biomass allocation and plant nitrogen concentration in Chilean temperate rainforest tree seedling: effects of nutrient availability. Ecology 109, 49-58.

Minutes of conference and congress

Caldentey, J., Schmidt, H., Bowen, H., 1993. Acumulación de biomasa y nutrientes en rodales de Lenga (Nothofagus pumilio) en Magallanes, Chile. Actas VII Jornadas Técnicas Forestales: Ecosistemas forestales nativos: uso, manejo y conservación. El Dorado, Argentina, pp. 22-36.

  • Format of tables and graphs: Grayscale. Source: Arial 9 regular, for all text included. It is suggested to consider the extension of tables and graphs in order not to exceed the six pages of maximum extension of the work. The legend of the Tables should be placed at the top and the legend of the graphics at the bottom. The graphics should be presented in a separate file in JPG format with 300 dpi resolution for better printing.
  • Image format: JPG format, with 300 dpi resolution. Photos and images should be presented on separate pages.

Works must be sent to the mail account:   ixcongresosspmanizales@gmail.com

Text files should be sent in * .docx and * .rtf format so that they maintain writing characteristics, such as bold, superscripts, etc., with the figures and tables inserted in it.

Each file should be identified as follows: Letter of the theme of the work, as appropriate with the option of the following list, followed by Script, Surname and First name (without space) of the main author. Ej: G-PerezPablo.docx,

(G) – Livestock for sustainable management of watersheds and environmental services.

(A) – Adaptation to climate change and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

(B) – Animal welfare in silvopastoral systems.

(C) – Quality of food originated in silvopastoral systems.

(I) – Institutions and civil society in regional development with sustainability: the transformation of conventional livestock with land management and silvopastoral systems.

To included papers in the reports it is necessary that at least one of the authors is duly registered in the Congress for July 31, 2017.

Method of Evaluation:

The works will be evaluated anonymously, ie without authors, addresses and citations of the text that indicate the origin of the work. Acceptance, rejection or request for corrections required by the evaluators will be communicated to the authors between June 15 and July 30, 2017.

Works approved will be exposed orally or in poster. This information will be communicated to the authors. Once evaluated, the works must be presented according to the guidelines to present that is detailed below:

1. GUIDELINES FOR ORAL PRESENTATION

Oral presentations should be composed of the following items:

Title

Authors

Introduction or Background

Materials and methods
Results and Discussion

Conclusions

Acknowledgments (optional)

2. GUIDELINES FOR POSTER PRESENTATION

The posters of the works that are approved for presentation in this modality, should be elaborated according to the following guidelines.

1- Include only

Title (preferably less than 100 characters).
Authors (with institutional and electronic address).
Introduction (with characterization of the problem and culminating with the objectives).
Materials and methods.
Results.
Conclusions (if any).

2- Construct sentences (no more than 15 or 20 words), and simple paragraphs, respecting the grammatical and orthographic rules of the language, as well as international symbols and abbreviations.
3- Prefer pictures, pictures and photographs instead of long texts.
4- Use bold to emphasize, italics for words in another language (Latin, English, etc.) and quotation marks for vulgarisms.
5- Place simple captions in pictures (top) and pictures or photos (bottom).
6- Use portrait (portrait) format. Size 110 cm high by 70 cm wide (must be strictly respected), if possible with a margin of 2 cm.
7- The graphic configuration should be based on two or three columns.
8- Use simple typography not less than 72 points for title, 48 points for sub titles and 30 points for text.
9- Make sure that the poster can be read in a maximum of three or four minutes at a distance of 0.9 – 1.50 m.
10- Avoid the textures or background figures competing visually with texts and other graphic elements.

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