Please, read the following instructions carefully! In the case of non-adherence to the guidelines provided by the scientific committee the latter has the right to reject your paper without giving any further explanations.

Abstract submission for the Science and Youth Conference

There are three forms of scientific work which the “Asclepius” Association accepts: Review paper, original article, and case report.

The abstract should be limited to 200 words for review papers and to 250 words for original articles and case reports. Abbreviations in the title and in the abstract should be avoided. The abstract should be written in third person and should not contain figures or citations. At the same time, the abstract should present a well-written and comprehensive summary of the article.

Full text articles

Every abstract approved for participation in the “Science and Youth” Conference would grant its authors the right to publish a full text article as long as the work has been submitted and presented in English. Participants who present in Bulgarian but submit an abstract in English would have that abstract published in the Abstract book. Participants who do not provide at least an abstract in English would have no publication whatsoever.

Review papers should be limited to 8 pages A4 format including tables, figures and text appended to them. Maximal number of references is 35. The article should include the following sections:

 - Introduction;

 - Aim;

 - Methods;

 - Results;

 - Discussion;

 - Conclusion.

Original articles are limited to 6 pages A4 format including tables, figures and text appended to them. Maximal number of references is 20. The article should include the following sections:

- Introduction;

 - Aim;

 - Materials and methods;

 - Results;

 - Discussion;

 - Conclusion.

Case reports are limited to 4 pages A4 including tables, figures and illustrations. If pictures are to be used, the authors must make sure that the identity of the patient being reported is not revealed! Maximal number of citations is 15. Suitable for a case report are scientific findings which contain one or more of the following:

 - Unusual observations;

 - Adverse response to therapies;

 - Unusual combination of conditions leading to confusion;

 - Illustration of a new theory;

 - Question regarding a current theory;

The article should include the following sections:

 - Introduction

 - Actual presentation of the case

 - Discussion

 - Conclusion.

Requirements for authors

All authors applying for participation in the „Science and Youth“ Conference must be under 45 years old. An exception is made for 1 (one) person per team, who could be older and acts as a “mentor”. The mentor’s name is given last in the list of authors and mentors cannot present in the Conference. Maximal number of works in which a single person could participate (regardless of the role – mentor or not) is 3 (three). Maximal number of authors per paper is 5 (five).