Directions for Abstracts and Papers for the CBMTS-III.

A. Abstract Submission: Abstracts are to be less than 250 words and list the Title, Authors, Full Address. No figures, tables, or references in the Abstract. Include five key words related to topic area.

Abstracts must be submitted by 7 June 2003.

B. Papers All papers must be delivered to ASA and the NBC Group in Zagreb electronically before the meeting.

Papers must be received by 1 August 2003.

If changes are required as a result of discussions at the meeting, these will be made either at the meeting or within one week of the meeting.

C. The papers are limited to five (5) pages of text, plus three(3) tables and three(3) figures, plus references. This is approximately 2400 words. (There is some lattitude for variation within this. In some cases the paper may contain enough new data to require either more text or more figures and tables. Please contact ASA See Example below.
D. Do NOT use any styles or special fonts in the paper. If your institute uses a special style for papers, please REMOVE ALL style commands. (These are often hidden in Word and other wordprocessor programs.)
If you can not remove the styles, send the paper in "text only" format.

ASA will remove all styles, if necessary, and will not look for any information that may be lost in the translation.

E. Tables must be in separate files in Excel or Lotus. Do NOT send tables in a wordprocessor file. If you use a spreadsheet program to make a graph, please supply the tabulated data as well. Do NOT send graphs in a graphic program. Some of the fonts are difficult to print and the spelling cannot be changed. Please be sure to send a hard copy of the graph.

Do NOT send graphs in a graphic program. Some of the fonts are difficult to print and the spelling cannot be changed. Please be sure to send a hard copy of the graph. Please examine your graphics before you send them to be sure that legends on graphs are properly positioned. Some graphics programs do not translate into Excel. If you are using a graphics program with your instruments, please be sure the translation into Excel is correct. If you are unable to do this, please put your graph into a .gif or .jpg or .pict or .tif file. If you are still unsure, send an example to Barbara Price to see if the file will be acceptable.
Figures can be sent as a graphic file, jpg is preferred. Graphics can also be in a wordprocessor file, such as Word or Wordperfect, or a graphics file, such as jpg, tiff, or pict. These must be camera quality graphics. These will be printed as they come out from our computers.
Please send each figure in a separate file. Figures imbedded within Word or WordPerfect documents may not translate into other programs. ASA will make no effort to find them. Please include a camera-ready hard copy.

G. Do NOT put references in footnotes. Please list them at the end of the paper. If the references are in the footnotes they may be invisible in other wordprocessing programs. ASA will make no effort to find them.
H. Details
1. Margins are 1.0 inches or 2.54 cm all around. Left justified.
2. Basic tabs are at 1-1/4 and 1-1/2 inch or 3.2 and 3.8 cm. Others may be used for special indentation
3. Font is Times, size 12 point. All text is justified. Table and figure captions are also justified.
4. Titles are all caps, bold.
5. Authors are regular type, one line space, no bold. Names of the authors are given name followed by family name. The place where the work was performed is given in the next 2 or 3 lines. Institute, street address, city, state, country. The address must be sufficient for mailed inquiries.
6. The paper starts one line space after authors.
7. Major headings in paper are bold, all caps (ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, METHODS, RESULTS, CONCLUSIONS, REFERENCES, KEY WORDS, FIGURES AND TABLES, etc.) If you have sent the file as a text only file, the headings will not be bold. This is OK. We would rather add the bold style than take it out.
8. One line space before each major heading
9. Put all tables and figures at the end of each paper.
10. No more than 3 tables and 3 figures
11. Tables should be in Excel or Lotus. They must be in a separate file and not embedded in the text file of either Word or Wordperfect.
12. Key words should be listed after the references and before the tables and figures.




Rudolf Portmann and Ruth Holzer
NC Laboratory Spiez
CH-3700 Spiez, Switzerland

Toxicity assessment with laboratory animals faces more and more obstacles, therefore one is forced to look for alternatives. On the other hand legislation is still demanding toxicity assay with such animals. Nevertheless there is place for alternative toxicity assays, if they are more cost ...

Cysts: Artemia franciscana cysts were purchased from the artemia reference center of the university Ghent in Belgium, but cysts from a local aquarium shop originally collected in the Great Salt Lakes (Utah, USA) gave similar results.
Chemicals: The inorganic salts used for the artificial sea water were of analytical grade obtained from Merck (Darmstadt, Germany). Most of the test substances were purchased from Sigma...

The brine shrimp, Artemia salina, has a world wide distribution and is in most cases bisexual. The adult female and male animal live in salt lakes and brine ponds found all over the world. Artemia cysts can be stored under oxygen exclusion for years without losing viability, and as soon they are immersed in salt water, the nauplii hatch. Artemia has therefore an almost unique advantage, since it does not require any maintenance or stock culturing.
Toxicity assays have to be done under strictly controlled conditions (1), since biological systems still have enough degrees of freedom for impeding to reach exact data, as it is known in ...

A semiautomatic screening assay for toxic samples is described. The assay uses ...


1. Portmann, R. and Holzer R. (1995) Proc. 5th Int. Symp. Protect. Chem. Biol. Warfare Agents, Stockholm, Sweden, 421-428.
2. Sorgeloos, P. and Persoone, G. (1975) Aquaculture 6, 303-317.
3. Michael, A.S. et al. (1956) Science 123, 464.
4. Vanhaecke, P. et al. (1981) Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 5, 382-387.

Toxicity, assay, artemia, method, microplate, semi-automatic

Figure 1. Schematic of artemia.

Table 1. A comparison of the results of the Auto-Tox method with other methods for the determination of chemical toxicity.

End of Example.


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Updated by ASA 3 January 2003