General Requirements for Submission

RAA2023 participants should submit their abstracts via the online submission system, for approval by the Scientific Committee. Abstracts should be submitted before 19th March 2023 10th April 2023. This submission deadline is definitive and no extension is foreseen after this date. Those received after this deadline will not be considered. The author(s) presenting the abstracts must register and pay the registration fee by (the latest) 2nd July 2023 9th July 2023. Only after the successful registration and payment of the fee the abstracts can be included in the RAA2023 conference programme and as a consequence in the RAA2023 book of abstracts.


The Scientific Committee will decide whether the abstracts are accepted, and in which form, oral presentation or poster presentation, they will be presented. The author's preference, as indicated on the entry form, will be considered, but the Scientific Committee reserves the right to the final decision. The notification of abstract acceptance to the authors will be sent by email no later than 30th April 2023 26th May 2023. 


The presenting author must ensure that all co-authors are aware of and consent to the content of the abstract before submission and to avoid conflict of interest. The research indicated in the abstracts must be original and must not be or have been published or presented prior to the RAA 2023 conference. The official language of the RAA2023 conference is English. Thus, the abstracts must be submitted in English, as the only accepted language. Moreover, abstracts must exclusively be submitted via the online system of the RAA2023 web page. Any other means of submission will not be accepted.


RAA 2023 participants are invited to send max. two extended abstracts, which should be sent as a Microsoft Word file (format *.doc or .docx). The overall text should not exceed the two pages of A4 format including title, authors, affiliations, and figures.


When submitting, please indicate your preference for the type of abstract's presentation, oral presentation or poster presentation. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to the final decision of the form of the presentation.


Book of Abstracts 

By submitting the abstract(s), the author(s) explicitly expresses consent for the abstracts to be published officially as a RAA2023 conference publication, including the open online download of the book of abstracts and in their printed book form. For an accepted, by the Scientific Committee, abstract to be included in the final book of abstracts publication, the presenting author(s) must register and pay the registration fee by the latest (late registration) 2nd July 2023.


Abstract Format Guidelines

RAA2023 participants are kindly invited to download and use the abstract template provided here.


Before submission, please consider the following:


Abstracts should address a specific topic, which is supposed to be selected from the topics list. To preview the topics list please see suggested topics in the template provided. 


Limited to 200 characters, including spaces. Arial, 14pt, bold, centered, in lowercase should be used as the default font. Please, leave a blank line after the title.


Full given names and surnames. The name of the presenting author should be underlined. The name of the corresponding author should be maked with *. Arial, centered, 12pt, bold, in lowercase should be used as the default font. Please, leave a blank line after the authors.


The authors should provide full organization or institute name, postal address (street, postcode and country) and contact details (telephone number, email address). If there are several authors from different organizations, each organization name and postal address should be provided in the new line with index number at the beginning. Arial, left alignment, 11pt, in lowercase should be used as the default font. Please, leave two blank lines after the organization details.

Keywords: Arial, left alignment, 11pt.


Text Content
The abstracts should not exceed the two A4 pages (6700 characters with spaces). All pictures, diagrams and tables should be included in the text. It must not contain more than two figures/tables in black and white. Arial, 11pt. should be used as the default font. Single line spacing, justified. The content should clearly state background and objectives, methods used, results, conclusions and keywords.


No more than two figures/tables in black and white. The caption should be put under the figure in Arial, 10pt. Black and white and colour photos - 300 dpi.


References should be cited by superior numbers (in the text) and listed at the end of the paper in the order in which they appear in the text. Arial 10pt, single line spacing should be used as the default font.


[1] P. Vandenabeele, L. Moens, H.G.M. Edwards, R. Dams, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 2000, 31, 509. (example for Journals)

[2] B. Guineau, V. Guichard, ICOM Committe for Conservation: 8th Triennial Meeting, Sidney, Australia, 6-11 September, 1897, Preprints, vol.2. The Getty Conservation Institute: Marina del Rey, CA, 1987, p.659. (example for Symposiums)

[3] H. Schweppe, H. Roosen-Runge, Artist's Pigments. A handbook of their History and Characteristics, vol.1 Oxford University Press: New York, 1996, p. 255. (example for Books)


If necessary, should be placed after the text content.


Acknowledgements (Arial, 11 pt bold):
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