Call for Abstracts, Posters and Peer Reviewed Manuscripts

About the Scientific Program

The scientific program will consist of three types of sessions: 

  1. Organized Symposia – A series of integrated presentations that address aspects of a single topic or theme, submitted as an organized group of speakers.

  2. Contributed Oral Presentations – Individual oral presentations that are grouped into sessions by conference organizers. 

  3. Poster Presentations – An e-Poster session will be part of the virtual program; details will be forthcoming.

Regular Call for Presentations 

The Call for Abstracts for General Contributed Oral and Poster presentations is now closed! Additional information will be forthcoming. 

Track Options: 

  • Contributed Oral and Poster presentations will be grouped with similar presentations to form thematic sessions, based on selected disciplines: Law Enforcement, Legal, IT/Licensing, Administration & Business, Marketing, R3 & Communications, Fisheries and Wildlife. 
  • Oral presentation authors also have the option of indicating interest in an Organized Symposium, either as an invited speaker, or if you want your talk to be considered for a particular symposium. Organized symposia will be finalized first and added to the general Call for Papers with “Symposia Overviews” posted to the conference website for reference.

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts 

When the SEAFWA Journal was created in 2013, some new procedures were created relative to publishing of peer-reviewed manuscripts. Peer-reviewed manuscripts will be published in the Journal. Review the manuscript submission guide to authors

Important Notes Related to Manuscripts: 

  • Authors submitting peer-reviewed manuscripts for consideration may be expected to also serve as manuscript reviewers.
  • If you submit a manuscript for consideration by the journal, you also need to submit a presentation abstract and present the work at the meeting
  • Manuscripts will need to be uploaded in the online form when submitting the abstract. Authors will receive confirmation that manuscripts have been received soon after the deadline. 
  • Notifications of acceptance for publication in the SEAFWA journal will be sent by the journal editors by early August.

Manuscripts and questions regarding abstracts and manuscripts for peer-review should be directed to:

WILDLIFE

Robert Gitzen
Associate Professor
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University
3301 SFWS, 602 Duncan Drive
Auburn, AL 36849
334-844-1051
rag0012@auburn.edu

FISHERIES
Dr. Steve Sammons
Research Fellow IV
School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Science
Auburn University
203 Swingle Hall
Auburn, Alabama 36849
334-844-4159
sammosm@auburn.edu

Important Dates

  • Call for Submissions for Organized Symposia: Now Closed
  • Special symposia have been finalized and will run concurrently with other technical sessions. All technical presentations within a special symposium, including those that have been invited, need to submit abstracts through the online call for papers portal
  • Call for Abstracts for oral, posters, and peer-reviewed manuscript: Now Closed
  • Deadline to submit all abstracts (individual speakers within a symposium, general oral, posters, and peer-reviewed papers): June 26
  • Deadline to submit peer-reviewed manuscripts: June 26Please note: manuscripts will need to be uploaded in the online form when submitting the abstract.
  • Notifications of acceptance will be sent by end of June, and the schedule will be posted online in early August.
  • Please submit an abstract only if you plan to attend the meeting. All presenters, whether presenting in a symposium, oral, or poster session, are required to register and pay the applicable fees.