ASPET expects all authors to comply with generally accepted standards to avoid scientific misconduct.Research Regulations
Authors must affirm that original studies in animals have been carried out in accordance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals as adopted and promulgated by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and were approved by the
Institution’s Animal Care and Use Committee or local equivalent. For investigations involving human subjects, authors must affirm that they have been carried out in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and approved by the
Institutional Review Board(s) or equivalent ethics committee. For multisite studies, all IRBs must be in agreement.
All authors listed on your abstract should meet all of the following conditions:
- made substantial contributions to the conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data
- contributed to the drafting of the abstract or revising it critically for important intellectual content
- given their final approval to you for the version included in the submission to be published.
The presenting author must be thoroughly familiar with the original data for the entire study and be responsible for the integrity of the whole work. If the abstract is found to be faulty or fraudulent, all co-authors share responsibility.
Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present and scientifically defend their work in the format (poster, oral presentation, or both) assigned by ASPET. Failure to do so, if not justified, will result in disqualification
for awards and a notice of retraction in JPET.
The abstract submission fees and award eligibility are determined by the author listed as presenting author. If the presenting author changes after the abstract is submitted, then the new presenting author will not be eligible for awards and
additional fees may apply based on membership status.
You may be a presenting author or a co-author of more than one abstract. However, each submission must represent distinct research. The Program Committee retains the right to reject all abstracts
that they determine are duplicative or plagiarized, including self-plagiary.
Authors are not permitted to submit an abstract on work that has previously been published unless the abstract represents the further progression of the published research.
Responsibility of the Abstract Submitter
The person submitting the abstract on behalf of the authors attests to:
- The merit of the abstract submission and presentation
- The significant role in the research being reported of all authors listed on the abstract
- All authors adhere to the Scientific Integrity Policy
- All authors adhere to the Abstract Licensing Agreement
- The presenting author is eligible for any awards to which they are applying (if applicable)
The abstract submitter has the approval of all authors listed in the application to publish and present the information contained in the abstract.
Author Conflict of Interest
You are required to disclose—verbally and in writing on presentation slides and/or posters—any perceived or potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. Conflicts of
interest may include consultancies, stock ownership, equity interests, patent-licensing arrangements, lack of access to data and lack of control of the decision to publish or present or any other potential conflict). You are encouraged
to include this within your abstract text.
Information and data included in abstracts submitted for the ASPET Annual Meeting are embargoed until the conclusion of the ASPET presentation as a poster or an oral talk. Abstract presentations may not
be presented at another meeting or published in an archival scientific publication before the scheduled ASPET presentation date unless it is at an ASPET-hosted event, such as a press conference, ASPET datablitz session, or a division Town
Hall session. All authors must abide by ASPET’s embargo policy. Press coverage of an abstract, lay summary, data, or supplemental material is strictly prohibited until the embargo is lifted. Promotion of general topics, speakers,
or presentation times is permitted and encouraged within the stated guidelines.
Code of Conduct
All authors and meeting attendees agree to abide by the ASPET Code of Conduct.