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Writing Your Journal or Conference Abstract

Pieper, Pam PhD, ARNP, PPCNP-BC

Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/JPS.0000000000000018
Original Article

Abstract: The purpose of an abstract is to provide a clear, succinct snapshot of your entire study or project, allowing readers to determine if they wish to invest further time learning more about it. This article provides general tips; suggestions specific to each section of a conference or journal abstract, its title, and key words; and a description of final details to be addressed prior to abstract submission. The goal is to maximize chances your abstract will be accepted. The article concludes with a brief overview of the abstract acceptance/rejection process.

Author Information

Pam Pieper, PhD, ARNP, PPCNP-BC Clinical Associate Professor, University of Florida College of Nursing, and Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Pam Pieper, PhD, ARNP, PPCNP-BC, Department of Surgery, 653 W. 8th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. E-mail:

Copyright © 2014 American Pediatric Surgical Nursing Association

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