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Call for Individual Presentation Abstracts


The Call for Posters has been extended for additional and late-breaking work.


Poster abstracts are being accepted on an ongoing basis, until capacity is reached, from authors who are not already presenting at CitSci2019. Proposals that address the conference theme are encouraged but not required. Submissions will be accepted in English only through the online form. Abstracts will be considered on a rolling basis until capacity – please apply early if interested.

After submission, abstracts will be reviewed and authors will be notified of decisions, where possible within 7-10 days. Abstracts will be reviewed for clarity and relevance. Where appropriate, background, methods, results, and conclusions should be clear. For all abstracts the topic and take home message should be obvious. Reviewers will use the criteria below as a guideline when selecting presenters.

Abstracts will only be accepted in English and are limited to 500 words.

Poster presentations are intended to communicate any of the above in a 3ft X4ft printed format. Posters will be available for review throughout the conference and presented in a happy hour format.


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Review Criteria (for all submissions)

All proposals will be reviewed and ranked by the CSA Conference program committee. The CSA Conference program chair may accept or decline your proposal.
All abstracts will be evaluated based on the degree to which it:

  • Presents an original argument, not only descriptive account of a project. Offer a clear rationale, intellectual-grounding, and outcome/payoff for the presentation (i.e., “so what”), including practical advice on best practices for or tools that can be put to use by other people in the community.
  • Uses data (interpretive, qualitative, or quantitative approaches) to make their case for citizen science (but does not simply detail scientific findings; e.g., “These data reveal that invasive plants are found in 99% of all public natural areas”).
  • Is clear and well written. Abstract should be free from spelling and grammatical errors. Where appropriate, background, methods, results, and conclusions should be clear. For all abstracts the topic and take home message should be obvious.
  • Appeals to a wide array of people in attendance at the conference (including its broad accessibility and clarity). Represents a voice, or voices not typically heard from in mainstream CS (Public Agency, NGOs, Community-Based Organization, Participant, Health Organization, etc).
  • Addresses Ethics, Equity and Diversity, Privacy, Authorship, and other social questions with respect to citizen science. Addresses social impacts through education, behavioral change, contribution to understanding of some phenomena.

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