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CANOSC Mary Ann Keenan & Phillippe Denormandie Prizes Essay Submission

Deadline - December 10, 2020. 
1. Select Essay Submission Type

The essay should be unstructured, concise and precise and should convey the essential findings. It should state the rationale, objectives, findings, and conclusions of the manuscript. Authors are encouraged to include a statement that describes the potential translational impact of the study results. The essay should review a topic relevant to neuro-orthopedics. The submission will be graded according to content, originality, thoroughness of the literature review, style and organization. The essay, in either of Canada’s official languages, should not exceed 4,000 words (excluding references) and be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 words.

An abstract must clearly include the following:

  • The title should be written in sentence structure (capitalize first word and remaining words begin in lower case).
  • Author names should begin on the line immediately after the Title in the following style: First Name, space, Middle Initial(s) followed by period, space, Surname, comma, space, followed by next author in same format. Underline the name of the presenting author. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address.
    For example: Anna L. Smith 1, Robert G. Davis 2
    1 Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    2 Laboratory Medicine, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • The study objective.
  • Sufficient information demonstrating relevance in pathology.
  • Sufficient description of methodology or case.
  • Sufficient objective evidence/observations in the results section to support conclusions. Results are to be expressed in IFCC SI units.
  • Statement of conclusions.

Submission Process

  1. Writing must be concise, clear, and grammatically correct.
  2. Technical information pertaining to observations and conclusions cannot be withheld for proprietary reasons. It is not acceptable to state that “results will be discussed”.
  3. Do not use hard returns to break lines; use the word wrap feature.
  4. The abstract paragraph cannot exceed 250 words.  A maximum of 2 tables and/or figures are acceptable. Deduct 50 words from the maximum word count for each included table or figure. Figures should be no larger than 3.5 inches wide by 4.0 inches high, legible at these dimensions, and cropped to eliminate extra white space. Tables must fit and be legible within a 3.5 inch column.
  5. Leave one line space between the affiliation address(es) and the beginning of the abstract paragraph.
  6. All abbreviations should be defined when first used.
  7. If used, references should be given in parentheses without authors or title by provided Index-Medicus-listed Journal abbreviations without punctuation followed by year, volume number and inclusive page numbers. (Example: CJP 2012;35:151-169).
  8. Indicate with a disclosure statement at the end of the abstract whether it has been presented previously, at which venue and the date.
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