Re: Abstracts...

Subject: Re: Abstracts...
From: "David L. Bergart" <bodafu -at- CCVAX -dot- SINICA -dot- EDU -dot- TW>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 1994 23:24:23 +0800

Margaret Redding <ab555 -at- FREENET -dot- CARLETON -dot- CA> asks

>I'm a bit puzzled about how I can know if the abstract truly
>reflects what is in the paper, if I don't have the paper.

You can't. This is a real problem if the abstracts are to be used for
something formal -- i.e. publication by an abstracting service -- but it they
are to be used in something like a blurb for a research institution or a
program for a symposium then there is more leeway. I've found that the
abstracts submitted for a symposium's program often differ significantly
from the abstract of the full manuscript submitted for the proceedings (this
really burns my bearings when I have to re-edit the damned things).

I'm rather curious about who wants you to "jazz" up these abstracts and make
them *interesting*. If these are abstracts in the formal sense, this is not
kosher -- researchers depend on the accuracy of the abstracts, and you can't
provide it without reference to the manuscript.


Previous by Author: Re: Sizes
Next by Author: Enter vs. Type
Previous by Thread: Re: Abstracts...
Next by Thread: Can someone please tell me what happened?

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads