FAQ: Abstract/Paper

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Does my abstract need to be formatted before I upload it?

Yes, it is very important that all abstracts are correctly formatted prior to upload.

Full instructions and sample templates are available for download here.

If you would prefer to receive these via e-mail, please send your request to; forum@EFCF.com

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Can I change the title of my abstract?

Yes, it is possible to change the title of your abstract. Please send the abstract number from the confirmation e-mail, and the new title to; forum@EFCF.com

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Can I make other changes to my abstract after it has been uploaded?

Yes, if you would like to make changes please send an updated version of your abstract, with the changes clearly marked to; forum@EFCF.com

However, the initial abstract is used for evaluation and programme planning, so if the changes are fairly minor, it may be better to wait and include them when you submit your extended paper at the end of April.

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Can I include additional authors/co-authors?

During the abstract and paper upload process, you can include 3 authors for each submission. Due to space restrictions, only the first 3 authors will be listed in the printed programme.

However in the abstract itself, and later the full paper, an unlimited number of authors can be listed. All listed authors will appear in the conference agenda and the online proceedings.

If at any time after submission you need to add or change the author list, please send full details in an e-mail to; forum@EFCF.com.

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Why do I need to submit a full paper once my abstract has been accepted?

After your abstract has been evaluated and accepted, you will be asked to submit a full paper (8 - 10 pages). This applies to all abstract submissions – both oral and poster – and is outlined in the Call for Papers (www.EFCF.com/C4P) under the heading ‘Abstract Submission’.
 
The reason we ask everyone to submit an extended abstract is to ensure the level of information offered to participants at all EFCF events remains at a consistently high level.
Also, as presentations at the conference are run in two parallel sessions, this allows all participants to receive information about topics they are interested in, even when they are unable to attend every presentation.

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What if I am unable to submit a full paper due to copyright issues?

After your abstract has been evaluated and accepted, you will be asked to submit a full paper (8 - 10 pages).

If your work has been published elsewhere, or is due to be published elsewhere, then it is acceptable to submit a slightly shorter paper (4 - 7 pages) with an abridged description of the contents, and pictures or graphs. You should make sure you refer to your publication on the first page of your abstract.

You are also very welcome to distribute copies of your publication at the beginning of your session, which will help to generate interest in your work, as well as ensuring an ongoing high level of information exchange during the conference.

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How do I get the ISBN number for the upcoming proceedings?

A full list of assigned ISBN numbers can be viewed in the online library at: www.EFCF.com/Lib

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After submitting my abstract or paper online should I receive a confirmation e-mail?

Yes, an automatic confirmation is always sent after a successful upload.

If you did not receive a confirmation e-mail, you should first check in your junk mail and spam folder.

If you still can't find a confirmation, please send an email to forum@efcf.com so we can check if your upload was successful.

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I have not received a confirmation e-mail for my EFCF user account in the Author Center. How do I upload my contribution?

There are many reasons that you might not receive a confirmation e-mail after successfully filling in your contact data (spam filters, errors, etc) in the Author Center.
We can work together to solve this issue if you write to us at forum@efcf.com outlining the problem. As soon as we receive your message we can review your account set up, activate and test it, and will reply with instructions on how to proceed.

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Can I send you my abstract or paper via e-mail?

We require all submissions to be done via the website upload feature at; www.EFCF.com/Upload

Using the upload feature allows you to select the type of presentation (oral or poster), your publication wishes, and the subject category that best describes your work.

If you have problems using this feature, please let us know, and we will be happy to help.

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What if I have tried everything, and still can’t upload my contribution in the Author Center?

If If it is not possible for you to upload your contribution via the Author Center, then we can do this on your behalf.

Please write to forum@efcf.com and attach your contribution as a formatted .doc file.
You will also need to include the following information:

A - Abstract
- One or two topics which best describe the contribution www.EFCF.com/TOPICS
- Your Publication Wish - ISBN or FUEL CELL/ISBN or ELSEWHERE www.EFCF.com/PP

B - Paper
- Your EFCF ID (e.g. A0307)
- Your Publication Wish - ISBN or FUEL CELL/ISBN or ELSEWHERE  www.EFCF.com/PP
- If you are willing to share your slides (3 options)
a.  "Yes, I am open to share all of my watermarked slides as pdfs after the EFCF conference."
b.  "Yes, I am open to sharing some of my watermarked slides as pdfs after the EFCF conference."
c.   "No, I do not want to share my slides for optimal understanding of my presentation."you have problems using this feature, please let us know, and we will be happy to help.

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I created an EFCF user account in the Author Center, but I have forgotten my password. Can I change my password?

Yes, to reset your EFCF user account password click here.

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