Abstract Infos

We invite you to submit abstracts for talks and posters pertaining to all aspects of geosciences. Abstracts will be categorised following the indications given by the authors in the abstract submission form. The conveners of each session will organise oral and/or poster presentations depending on the number of submissions and their relevance. Abstracts will be available as PDF documents from the SGM homepage free of charge. There will be no printed version of the abstract volume distributed at the meeting. Please note that abstract submission does not replace the registration for the meeting. Each participant must register for the meeting.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically using the online abstract submission form and follow the instructions given below:

For questions related to abstract submission, please contact Pierre Dèzes (see contacts)


The abstract submission deadline is 31 August 2021.


Abstracts should preferably be submitted in English. They can however also be submitted in one of the four swiss national languages.

Abstract Size

Your abstract should not exceed 2 pages in the format of the model abstract including optional figures, captions and references. Please download the abstract model and make use of the pre-defined styles included in the model and consider the following points when writing your abstract:


Please capitalise Names only.


Please list authors by order of contribution/input to the abstract with their “Name Surname” (= Emma Bovary, Anna Karenina, Albert Einstein, etc…)
For each author please indicate: Institution, Address (and e-mail address of lead author).


Please use the predefined styles for:

  • Abstract title
  • Authors
  • Adresses of authors
  • Body text
  • Bullet lists
  • Abstract illustrations
  • Abstract References

Do not “beautify” the abstract, which means: no right justification or other fancy layouting. Thank you!
Otherwise, use Arial 12, single spacing, italics and scientific notations according to standard international rules. Margins are given by the model abstract. The abstract file should be submitted in .docx or .doc format (or .rtf). In addition, we ask you to submit a .pdf file to enable us to check for correct reproduction of figures and special characters.


Please put optional references at the end of the abstract text. The maximum of cited references should not exceed 5.

In text citation

References should be made giving the author’s name with the year of publication.

Examples: (Laubscher 1973, 1975; Meyer 1930) or ……. as Trümpy (1969, Fig.2) stated…. When reference is made to a work by two authors «&» (without a comma before «&») should be used; by three or more authors, the first author followed by «et al.» is cited.

Reference list

The list of references has to be compiled alphabetically in the following standard manner:

Arthaud, F. & Matte P. 1975: Les décrochements tardi-hercyniens du sud ouest de l’Europe. Géometrie et essai de reconstruction des conditions de la déformation. Tectonophysics 25, 139-171.

Blüm, W. 1989: Fazies analyse im Rotliegenden des Nordschweizer Permokarbon-Trogs (Hochrhein-Region zwischen Basel und Laufenburg). Eclogae geol. Helv. 82, 455-489.

James, N. 1983: Reef environment. In: Carbonate Depositional Environments (Ed. by Scholle, P.A., Bebout, D.G. & Moore, C.H.). Amer. Assoc. Petroleum Geol. 33, 346-440. Tables, drawings and photographs.

Figures, Photographs and tables

Please check that your figures and included text are readable (avoid text smaller than 9pts). We recommend a resolution of 300 dpi for pictures and graphics.

Please include all texts and annotations in the figures themselves. DO NOT add texts or annotations over the figures in your text editor.

Naming Conventions

Please make sure that the file names are in the following form: surname_name (e.g. Emma Bovary –> bovary_emma.doc).