Submission Guidelines

  • All abstracts should be submitted as Microsoft Word format. If selected for publication you will be required to send a high resolution image separately as .jpg or .gif file.
  •  The abstract submission system will allow 2,500 characters in the main body of the abstract. The title (150 characters) references (500 characters) a table or figure and the author names are added separately.

  •  Abstract title

  • All authors’ initials and last names and place where work was carried out
  • The text of the abstract should containthe following headings: background, methods, results, conclusions. The methods should include a statement of ethics
  • Case reports should contain the following headings: introduction, case or cases, discussion and learning points. A case report should end (before the references) with a statement about the consent given by the patient
  • Use a blank line to separate paragraphs
  • If you are copying and pasting your abstract into the submission system please note that line breaks will not necessarily be preserved
  • One table or figure is permitted, this should be incorporated into the document and the text should be reduced accordingly to accommodate it within the allowance
  • If a figure is used, ensure that a figure caption is provided within the abstract document.  (The figure will be reduced in printing; please do not use any font in the figure smaller than your text font.)
  • References are listed and cited as specified by the Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care (,
    • No more than five references should be included.
    • The title should be omitted.
    • If reference has more than 6 authors, then list the names of first 3 authors followed by et al.
  •  Please acknowledge any source of funding for your study at the end of the abstract

  •  Please include the following statements in the text box on the abstract submission website as appropriate:

    • I confirm that all authors listed have contributed to the work and support the submission of this abstract
    • This study received ethics committee approval or was conducted under the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act (1986) (include licence numbers) or equivalent” (list the ethical approval granted or that patient consent has been obtained. In the event of the presentation involving a deceased individual cases should have been considered by an ethics committee similar.)
    • You should affirm that the work has not been published or previously presented at a major meeting

Please note that authors whose work is forwarded to the TACC for publication may have to amend their abstracts as requested by the journal.

NB Instructions on the presentation of abstracts will accompany the final judging decisions.