Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Extended abstracts should be submitted under the following discipline headings:

  1. Arts and Law
  2. College of Medical Sciences
  3. Education/Institute of Education
  4. Life Sciences/Agricultural Sciences/Veterinary Medicine
  5. Management Sciences/Social Sciences/IPAES
  6. Pharmacy
  7. 7.Physical Sciences/Engineering/Environmental Sciences

The extended abstracts should be prepared using the following sub-headings:

  • Title
  • Author(s)’ name(s)
  • Author(s)’Affiliation(s)
  • Abstract – single paragraph, single line spacing, maximum of 150 words
  • Keywords (3 to 5 Keywords)
  • Background
  • Aim/Objectives
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusion(s)
  • Acknowledgements
  • References

The entire extended abstract should not exceed four pages.

  • Concise and informative abstract titles should be used. Abbreviations should not be included in the title.
  • If acronyms and abbreviations are used within the abstract, their meaning should be written in full the first time, with the acronym/abbreviation written in brackets.
  • SI Units and other discipline-related terms should be used consistently.
  • Scientific and non-English names should be in Italics.
  • Chemical formula, equations, and other special terminologies/characters should be written appropriately.
  • In-text citations and list of references should be written using the Harvard style.
    • Examples of in-text citations – Omoruyi, 2023; Omoruyi and Ajayi, 2023; Omoruyi et al., 2023.
    • Examples of Harvard reference styles - Author surname, initial. (Year). Article title. Journal Name, Volume (Issue), pp. page range.
      1. Omoruyi, ABC. (2023). Understanding the ‘Middle Child’ Phenomenon. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 31 (2), 24 – 31.
      2. Omoruyi, ABC and Ajayi, XYZ. (2023). Understanding the ‘Middle Child’ Phenomenon. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 31 (2), 24 – 31.
      3. Omoruyi, ABC, Ajayi, XYZ, Aliyu, EF and Adekola, GH. (2023). Understanding the ‘Middle Child’ Phenomenon. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 31 (2), 24 – 31.


Title: Initial capital letters should be used for each word, Bold, and Centralized. Times New Roman, 12 points
Author(s) name(s): Surname, INITIALS. Times New Roman, 10 points, Bold, Centralized

  • Affiliations should be indicated with superscript Arabic numbers appearing at the end of surname.
  • A superscript asterisk should be added for the corresponding author.
  • If there is more than one name and address, they should be related by superscript numbers.
  • Times New Roman, 10 points, fully justified.
  • Body: Times New Roman, 10 points; single line spacing, and fully justified


Important Dates

Abstract Submission begins – September 8, 2023
Abstract submission deadline – October 7, 2023
Notification of Abstract Review Decision by October 23, 2023
Deadline for Submission of Revised Abstracts - October 27, 2023


Date – November 8 – 9, 2023.

Time – 9.00 am daily.

Venue – Senate Chambers, University of Benin.

Accommodation is available at affordable rates at the University Guest House and nearby hotels; participants are required to make prior arrangements for accommodation

Sponsorship Categories

We invite sponsorship from individuals, institutions, and organizations. Please note that the logos of sponsors will be included in the Conference Programme, also Sponsors may place advertisements on the Conference Programme.

  1. Platinum Sponsors – Five Million Naira (₦5,000,000.00)
  2. Diamond Sponsors - Three Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (₦3,500,000.00)
  3. Gold Sponsors – Two Million Naira (₦2,000,000.00)
  4. Silver Sponsors - One Million Naira (₦1,000,000.00)
  5. Bronze Sponsors - Five Hundred Thousand Naira (₦500,000.00)

Payable to: University of Benin Microfinance Bank

Account Name and Number – University Research and Publication Committee; 1100050674.