Submission Guidelines

General Information & Deadlines

  1. Abstract MUST be submitted electronically via the online submission system by the abstract submission deadline: 31 May 2018.
    Abstracts received via fax, e-mail or received after the deadline will not be accepted and therefore will not be considered for the programme or publication.

  2. Abstract can be submitted into the following topic:

    • Quality
      • Respectful Maternity Care
      • Regulation of the Professional Practice of Midwives
      • Enabling Safe Working Environment
      • Strengthening Midwifery Education
      • Keeping Birth Normal

    • Equity
      • Professional Midwifery Education
      • Midwifery Regulation and Scope of Practice
      • Access to Midwife-Led Services for Women
      • Strengthening Midwifery
      • Midwives as Autonomous Professionals
      • Sexual and Reproductive Rights for Women

    • Leadership
      • Professional Identity
      • Advocacy for Midwives
      • Attracting and Retaining Midwives
      • Policy, Politics and Leadership in Midwifery
      • Strengthening Midwives Associations
      • Unification of Midwives’ Voices
      • Women-Centered Maternity Services

  3. Abstracts could be amended in the online submission system until the deadline of 31 May 2018. After the deadline, all abstracts will be locked for further editing.

  4. All successfully submitted abstracts will advance to the peer review process. The ICM Scientific Committee members will consider its formal aspects and the content within a few level evaluation procedures. They will decide which abstracts will be accepted and may reconsider the final presentation type.

  5. Accepted abstracts will form part of the final scientific programme and as such will be presented onsite as well as published in the official conference proceedings. Abstracts not suitable for display will be rejected. Please have your abstract checked for correct spelling, punctuation, grammar and formal structure. The organiser reserves the right to edit abstracts if necessary prior to the publication.

  6. All presenting authors will receive an acceptance/rejection notification via e-mail by 04 July 2018.

  7. All accepted presenting authors are obliged to confirm their participation in the conference programme by registering until 11 July 2018. Those presenting authors who will not be registered for the Conference and whose registration will not be fully covered by the deadline will be automatically withdrawn from the final programme.

  8. During the submission a preferred presentation type (oral, poster or skills workshop) must be selected for each submitted abstract. Please note that the ICM Scientific Committee holds the right to change the final session type if considered accordingly.

Abstract Formatting

  1. All abstracts must be written in English. Abstracts are in plain language, free of specialists’ jargon, unless it is clearly appropriate.

  2. When submitting your abstract, consider and choose the corresponding topic.

  3. The abstract title is limited by 20 words and must be submitted using the Sentence case (e.g. This is the title of my abstract).

  4. Up to 10 authors can be submitted under one abstract (including presenting author).
    The presenting author is selected first; other authors can be added only when the presenting author is submitted. However, the authors order could be changed if needed by swopping the names at the list of the co-authors.
    The first name is considered to be the main author.

  5. Maximum abstract length is 300 words.
    Each abstract should follow a mandatory structury: 
    Background, Objectives, Methods (Include Research Design/Setting/Participants/Ethical Clearance If Relevant), Analysis, Finding, Conclusion, Implications For Practice

  6. No pictures/tables/charts are allowed within the abstract text.

  7. No additional files could be uploaded.

  8. Number of submitted abstracts per one submitter/author is limited to one. Only one abstract per study can be submitted.

  9. Please note the ethical approval has to be obtained for any presentations of research.

  10. Identify if the research has been published or presented elsewhere.

  11. Disclose of any external funding must be clearly stated.

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