ISAZ 2018


Abstract Submission Has Now Closed

Submission deadline is midnight Sunday 21st January wherever you are located in the world (Universal Time Coordinated).

Abstract Submission Topics:

  • Human–wildlife conflict/interactions
  • Animals in human health, development and therapy (children, adults, older)
  • Attitudes toward animals and animal issues
  • Animal personality research
  • Grief studies
  • Historical aspects of our interactions with other animals
  • Cruelty to animals/animal abuse
  • The ethics of animal use
  • Strategies to keep animals out of shelters and improve rehoming rates
  • Cultural and cross-cultural studies (e.g., indigenous people’s relationships with animals)
  • Animals in zoos – visitor studies; attitudes toward zoos
  • Animals in farming: effects of stockpersons on; attitudes toward
  • Representations of human–animal interaction – e.g., art, literature, media – and their influence on human–animal interactions
  • Interactions with invertebrate animals
  • Free papers - topic outside those listed

Abstract Types: Critical Review or Research 

Two types of Abstracts are acceptable for the ISAZ 2018 Conference: Critical review and Research. 

For both types of abstracts, the work should already be completed. Providing a list of topics to be covered, or using statements such as “results will be discussed” or “a new theory will be developed” will lower the review score and likelihood of acceptance.

Applicants will need to select 'Research' or 'Critical Review' during the submission process to finalise their abstract.

Please read below the definitions of each type:

Critical Review Abstracts must be structured and include the following components:

a) Introduction: A clear statement of the purpose of the review
b) Key literature references to theory, concepts, evidence, or methodology that have been reviewed or re-evaluated
c) Main findings
d) Principal conclusions and implications for the field

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Research Abstracts must be structured and based on completed quantitative or qualitative research and must include the following components:

a) Introduction of a few sentences introducing the study and its objects.
b) Methodology, including specific descriptions of:
i) Participants (both human and animal), such as number of subjects, type, age, gender, and species
ii) Study Design & Procedures for data collection
iii) Apparatus and/or Measures used
iv) Data Analysis
c) Main Results, including, where appropriate, statistical tests, significance level(s), and actual test values (e.g., F(df) = .xx, p = .xx)
d) Principal conclusions and implications for the field.

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Submission Guidelines

  • Abstract Submission Due Date: January 21 2018
  • Abstracts cannot contain more than 350 words in the main body of the abstract. Titles, author names/affiliations, contact information, and references do not contribute to the word count, although citations presented in the text do.
  • You will be able to select between an Oral presentation and a Poster presentation at the time of abstract submission. Please note that some requests for talks may need to be moved to poster presentations.

  • Anyone who presents a poster at ISAZ is eligible to have their poster made available on the web, (Online Poster Session) Instructions for submitting digital files will be sent to authors of accepted posters.

Important Information:


The submission process is online from the same profile you create for registration. It will work with any contemporary browser and the system will let you know if there is a problem with your browser version. When ready, you should open your document so you can cut and paste into the online system. Please do not work from .pdf files. The steps are straight forward and the abstract builds online as you paste in so you can check it is correct as you go through the process.

The benefits of this system are many but include:
 i.   Allowing you to preview your abstract and make modifications to your satisfaction;
 ii.  Ensuring you know your lodgement is completed as you will receive an immediate email confirmation;
 iii. Ensuring accurate indexing of all authors in the abstract book;
 iv. Ensuring consistent presentation of all abstracts in the proceedings (overarching formatting is imposed).

Note that your abstract will not be included in the program if you do not register and pay for your registration.


You will receive a confirmation email after your Abstract Submission has been successfully submitted. You can view or edit your abstract by returning to your Currinda profile. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please contact the Conference Secretariat.
Changes can be made to your abstract until the scoring process begins. Just return to your Conference Dashboard and select the Edit option under Abstracts. The edit option will no longer appear once scoring has commenced.


Abstract Submission due date : January 21 2018

Email notification of programming decisions will come from the secretariat shortly after the expiry of deadlines and the working program will be posted to the web site. It will also appear on your Currinda profile.The notification will include specific presentation instructions but in the interim, those preparing posters should note the maximum size allowed is 100cm wide by 120cm deep. Velcro will be available to fix the poster to the boards.


A week before the meeting, the final program will be available on this web page. The abstracts will also be available on the conference ‘App’. When submitting your abstract you can opt to withhold your abstract from being published in the conference program & App if you wish.