April 01, 2019

*Deadline Approaching* WSASAS 2019 Call for Papers


Call for Western Section Abstracts and Proceedings Papers

Western Section Abstracts and Proceedings will remain open through April 4, 2019.Please note the following instructions and guidelines:

  • WSASAS is accepting submission of Proceedings or Abstracts.
    • Proceedings will be scheduled for ORAL presentation only.
    • Abstracts will be scheduled for POSTER presentation only.


All WSASAS Proceedings, for regular Oral Sessions or Graduate Student Competition, must be submitted via the Translational Animal Science(TAS)platform at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/asas-tas. If you do not have a TAS account with Manuscript Central (ScholarOne),please create one.

  • All procedures regarding submission, copyright release, page charges, and manuscript proofing will follow TAS standards, which are similar to the Journal of Animal Science.
  • At the submission site, create an account or login using yourTASUser ID and Password. Once logged in, click Author on top tool bar followed by Start a New Submission on the left hand toolbar.
  • SelectWestern Section Proceedings as manuscript type, and follow all instructions for submission.
  • When asked, there is NO need to provide a cover letter or reviewer suggestions. The WSASAS program committee will assign your submission to the appropriateOralSession.
  • Submission should be completed following TAS Style and Form, see https://academic.oup.com/tas/pages/General_Instructions.Thesubmissionprocessshould be completed as if you were submitting a regular manuscript for publication in TAS. PleaseDO NOT submit aPDF file as in previous WSASAS meetings.
    • Submissions should followTAS guidelines and include an abstract(max 2,500 keystrokes).However, abstract swill not be published so WSASAS Proceedings are not considered journal articles by indexing groups. Abstracts will be included in the WSASASMeeting App within the schedule of oral presentations.
    • Submissions are LIMITED to 20,000keystrokes(characters and spaces) including title page, abstract, all text, tables, figures, captions, and references.This limitation will prevent issues with text duplication, originality, and subsequent publication of there search in scientific journals.
    • If your proceedings paper is being submitted for theGraduateStudent Competition, please write Competition at the beginning of the Running Head.Graduate competition papers should include an IMPLICATIONS section after Results and/orDiscussion.
  • A pop up will alert you to the $100 standard submission fee, which is mandatory and not refundable if the submission is rejected.


All WSASASAbstracts, including for General Poster Sessions and Undergraduate Student Competition, should be emailed as a MicrosoftWord Document to westernabstracts@asas.org.You will receive an automated response acknowledging submission; please save that for your records.

  • Abstracts should be also prepared following TAS Style and Form, see https://academic.oup.com/tas/pages/General_Instructions.
    • Abstracts should consist of NO MOREthan 2,500 keystrokes in one paragraph, and contain a summary of the pertinent results with statistical evidence (i.e.,P-values). Abbreviations in the abstract must be defined at first use.
    • Please organize your abstract submission in the following order:
      • Title of abstract.
      • Name of authors(e.g., T. E. Smith; no title, positions, or degrees)and institutions, including:
        • The department, city, state or country, and ZIP/postal code.
        • Affiliations foot noted according toTAS Style and Form.
    • At the bottom of the document, please list up to 6keywords in alphabetical order and separated by commas.
    • If your abstract is being submitted for theUndergraduate Student Competition, please write Competition above the abstract title.
  • Abstracts submitted toGeneral Poster Sessions will also be charged a $100 standard submission fee, which is mandatory and not refundable if the submission is rejected. Authors will receive an invoice upon abstract submission.This fee will be waived fromAbstracts submitted to the Undergraduate Student Competition.
  • Abstracts will be included in the WSASAS Meeting App, and will be published in the Journal of Animal Science.

Western Section Proceedings papers are limited to 4 journal pages, this equates to approximately 500 words per page with space for figures and tables. Because every paper is different, we cannot give you exact numbers. However, if your proceedings is significantly above 4 printed pages, we will charge $100 per additional page.

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