The Scientific Committee is pleased to invite authors to submit their abstracts of original contributions to the field of Ichnology and related areas for oral and poster presentations to be delivered at ICHNIA 2024.

Abstract Submission Deadlines

Opening abstract submissionSeptember 1, 2023
Deadline for student abstract submission (for those planning to apply for sponsored travel grants*)December 15, 2023
Deadline for all abstract submissionJanuary 15, 2024
Notification regarding abstract acceptancestudents applying for travel grantsJanuary 10, 2024
general submissionJanuary 31, 2024
No-show notificationMarch 10, 2024

* Information about the availability of travel grants will be given as soon as the sponsoring institutions confirm them. Student membership may be required for the sponsoring scientific societies. Be aware that travel grant application deadline at IAS or IIA is also December 15, 2023!

Guidelines for the Abstract Structure:

Abstracts must be written in Times New Roman 12 pt and may include figures (maximum 2), tables (maximum 1), and references, considering up to three pages in extension. The text (including figures and tables) should be justified.

1. Title of presentation: Please choose a brief, non-descriptive title that clearly indicates the content of the contribution.
2. Authors: Please include name and surname only; middle names should be indicated by the initials only.
3. Affiliation: Please include only the institution name and e-mail address. Superscript numbers should indicate different affiliations.
4. Text: The text must contain a short introduction highlighting the scientific problem, the objectives of the contribution, and the study novelty. Then, describe how the study was conducted, including a short geological setting. After that, describe the results with discussions, presenting the main conclusions (or final remarks). The citations must be numbered with the format [¹] by order of appearance and listed at the end of the text. Abbreviations may be used in the text if they are defined when first used.
5. Figures and tables: Figures should be presented in colors and might have enough print quality (minimum 300 dpi). It must be inserted in the text, as well as tables. The tables should be formatted as clean as possible. The abstracts will be possibly available on the ICHNIA 2024 website, and tables can lose format when inserted in the webpage.
6. Reference list: Please, follow the form below:
[¹] Silva, J.; Smith, J. 2018. Title of the paper, Journal, v.1. p. 222-233.
[²] Rubber, J.; Mengue, J.S.; Silva, M.P. 2017. Title of the paper, Journal, v.1. p. 222-233.
[³] Soulier, J. 2019. Title of the paper, Journal, v.1. p. 222-233.

For ICHNIA 2024 Abstract Template, click here.

How to Submit your Abstract:

After finishing your abstract, save it in a Word file tagged with the authors' name, as indicated below. If you are submitting more than one contribution, include numbers at the end of the file tag to differentiate the files. Include in the tag the wished type of presentation (oral or poster).


  • Smith_oral.docx - in de case of a unique author
  • Smith&Jones_poster.docx - in the case of two authors
  • Smith_et al_oral_1.docx - in the case of three or more authors
In search to promote the One Ichnology! philosophy, ICHNIA prefers not to offer parallel sessions. Thus, the number of oral presentations are limited to ~80, but poster presentations are unlimited. Authors are free to submit as many abstracts for oral presentation as they desire, but there is no guarantee that they will be accepted in this format. The final decision about oral or poster presentation is taken by the Scientific Committee, based on the following criteria: overall scientific impact, the novelty of the contribution, and data and conclusions robustness. The Scientific Committee may use additional criteria. Be aware of this when preparing your contributions!

Abstract submission must be made through The authors will be notified of file reception in 48-72 hours after submission. If you do not receive a notification, please contact the Secretary people in the Organizing Team.