Abstract Template Instruction


  • Please note that the presentation type for this workshop are oral and poster. EAGE cannot make any contributions toward coverage of expenses relating to the presentation. 

Layout of Abstract

  • Titles should be short (max. 16 words) and relevant. A summary of the abstract (max. 200 words) must be submitted as well. Abstracts must be in English, original and not have appeared in any other publication.
  • The body of the abstract needs to be 2 full pages in length, paper size A4. Abstracts that are shorter than 2 full pages might receive a request from the reviewers to furnish with extra information hence, we encourage authors to submit 2 full pages. The abstract should consist of text and appropriate figures supporting the key message. The text should contain at least one figure and include references. 
  • Please do not use more than 1 column for text, do not frame the text, and please upload the body of your abstract as one document with embedded figures.
  • A good abstract set in the template consists of an introduction, the main description of theory or method broken down as appropriate and illustrated with figures, conclusions, optional acknowledgements and references. It should reflect work that is actually completed at the time of submission and not plans or ideas that are still taking shape in the mind of the author or research that is still highly immature.
  • The abstract must concentrate in itself the essential information of the presentation: purpose, methods, results and conclusions. It should be an abbreviated, informative, accurate representation of the presentation and not a mere recital of the subjects to be covered.

Template Usage

  • Do not make a cover page for your abstract. EAGE will make this for you with the title, authors and summary. Therefore, do not include this information in the body text of your abstract.
  • Start the body text of your abstract directly under the EAGE logo.
  • Use font ‘Times New Roman 11pts’ with single line spacing. Set the alignment as justified and use the standard. Word outline level (body text).
  • Use 2,54 cm (1”) for top, bottom, left and right margin.

The lay-out of the references should be consistent with the style guide for references in the First Break guidance for authors. Please ensure every citation has a reference and vice versa.

Number the figures sequentially, according to their appearance in the text, and check that each figure is cited in the text.

Supply a short caption for each figure; more detailed discussion of the figure can be reserved for the text. Further information about the use of figure captions and figure numbering can be found in the First Break guidance for authors.

Example of an extended abstract, by courtesy of G.D. Wach.

AI Generated Content for Papers

EAGE acknowledges the use of generative AI tools, like ChatGPT, Bard, etc, in research publications, books, articles and abstracts. However, some concerns have been raised about these tools and therefore EAGE has some rules in place. Refer to the EAGE statement on AI generated content for papers for more details.

Anti-Plagiarism Statement

EAGE invites the presentation of new and original material in a range of multi-disciplinary topics in Geoscience and Engineering. The EAGE takes plagiarism very seriously. Therefore, if an abstract or paper, after careful review, examination and consideration, is rejected on the basis of plagiarism, ALL authors of the abstract/paper will be denied the opportunity for further abstract submissions for the following three years. Note that this means that NO abstracts/papers from ANY of the authors (as author or co-author on subsequent papers) will be accepted for ANY EAGE event (Annual Meeting or Workshop) for a period of three years starting on the date of the event for which the paper was originally submitted. 


The accepted abstract is published on EarthDoc, which is an official EAGE publication, as submitted. Badly written abstracts not only reflect poorly on the authors, but also on the association. Many more people read the accepted abstracts than those attending the presentation. Therefore EAGE will only consider properly written and informative abstracts that are submitted in line with the template instructions. Authors are encouraged to submit their material for publication in one of the journals of the association. Acceptance for the workshop does not guarantee acceptance for publication in one of the journals.