Call for Abstracts

AAAM calls for abstract submission for the 62nd Annual Scientific Conference and for the Student Symposium.

Abstract Guidelines

The AAAM’s Scientific Program Committee (SPC) invites abstracts in the following categories:

Note: There will be a separate call for the Student Symposium. Open to current undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. (Abstracts due April 15, 2018.)

Topics of Interest: Abstracts are invited in all areas of the “Haddon Matrix”: pre-crash, crash, and post-crash related research exploring human, vehicle/equipment, physical environment, and social/economic factors.

  • Active safety and integrated safety
  • Alcohol/other drugs and driving
  • Assessing fitness to drive
  • Automated driving technologies
  • Biomechanical research
  • Child injuries
  • Costs of traffic injury
  • Crash avoidance technologies
  • Driver distraction
  • Driver/rider perception and behavior
  • Evaluation of crash injury interventions
  • Human factors
  • Injury mechanisms
  • Injury scaling
  • Medical conditions and driving
  • Novice/inexperienced drivers
  • Pedestrian and cyclists
  • Policy
  • Road and highway design
  • Traffic safety in low- and middle-income countries
  • Trauma outcomes and trauma systems

Author Commitment and Publication Venues: By submitting an abstract, the author(s) agree that, if the abstract review is favorable, the lead author will attend the 2018 AAAM Annual Scientific Meeting (Nashville, TN, USA October 8-10, 2018) and will deliver a presentation. Full-Length Papers, Short Communications and Poster Abstracts accepted for publication will appear as a special issue in the journal, Traffic Injury Prevention (Impact Factor = 1.29), that will published by February 2019.

General Evaluation Criteria: To evaluate the potential for achieving publication, authors submit an abstract for evaluation by the AAAM SPC as described in the sections below. Abstracts are anonymously peer reviewed through a double-blind process. The general criteria for consideration of all AAAM publications is originality, clarity and concise presentation, research quality, and scientific content. Research will be additionally evaluated for study purpose, methodology/design, results and conclusions. Sufficient quantitative data and statistical tests must be presented and all conclusions must be supported by the results. Data sources should indicate sample size, and the abstract should describe how the results relate to reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities.

Full-Length Papers

Abstract Format: Full-length paper abstracts must be less than one page (single spaced using Times New Roman 12-point font). Up to two images, tables, pictures or graphs are allowed in the one-page abstract along with the text. Margins must remain unchanged within the template. All text and up to two images (everything above the indicated line on the template) must fit within one page. Abstract submissions are required to use the full-length paper template and must comply with these guidelines or will not be considered for review. Author or Institution names should not be written anywhere in the body of the abstract.

Abstract Review Criteria:  In addition to the “General Evaluation Criteria” described above, full-length papers should describe new and carefully confirmed findings.  Full-Length Paper Abstracts are based upon the following considerations: significance and timeliness of the research to road trauma prevention; study methodology; generalizability of the results to the population at large; applicability of the research findings to future studies or public policies; the paper’s long-term reference value; the introduction of new, innovative concepts; the manuscript’s clarity; its appropriateness to AAAM’s audience.  Final full-length papers are 8-10 printed pages in length, thus abstracts should describe content that can meet this goal for page range.

Final Publication and Presentation:  Authors whose full-length papers pass the first round of reviews at Traffic Injury Prevention without rejection will be given 15-20 minutes to present their work at the Annual Scientific Meeting. The paper abstracts will be printed in the Program distributed at the Annual Scientific Meeting. Full-Length Papers that are accepted following full peer-review at the journal, Traffic Injury Prevention, will be published in a special issue of this journal by February 2019, and will be MEDLINE-indexed.

Closed for 2018 (Review Timeline)

Submit Full Paper Abstract

Short Communications

Format: Short Communications must be less than two pages (single spaced using Times New Roman 12-point font). Up to two images, tables, pictures or graphs are allowed along with the text. Margins must remain unchanged within the template. All text and up to two images (everything above the indicated line on the template) must fit within two pages. Submissions are required to use the Short Communications template and must comply with these guidelines or will not be considered for review.  Author or Institution names should not be written anywhere in the body of the Short Communication.

Review Criteria: The “General Evaluation Criteria” apply, except that the expected content are completed small investigations or descriptions of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques, or theories.  Short Communications are not considered terminal publications and thus are not evaluated as such.

Final Publication and Presentation:  Short Communications are published in a special issue of the journal, Traffic Injury Prevention.  Authors will be given 7-10 minutes of podium time to present their work at the Annual Scientific Meeting. Short Communications will be printed in the Program distributed at the Annual Scientific Meeting. Short Communications will not be indexed in Medline.

Short Communications are due April 15, 2018 (Review Timeline)

Submit Short Communication

Posters

Abstract Format: Poster abstracts must be less than one page (single spaced using Times New Roman 12-point font). Up to two images, tables, pictures or graphs are allowed in the one-page abstract along with the text. Margins must remain unchanged within the template. All text and up to two images (everything above the indicated line on the template) must fit within one page. Abstract submissions are required to use the Poster template and must comply with these guidelines or will not be considered for review. Author or Institution names should not be written anywhere in the body of the abstract

Abstract Review Criteria: The “General Evaluation Criteria” apply, except that the expected content are completed small investigations or descriptions of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques, or theories. Posters are appropriate for works which are exploratory in nature or ongoing. Posters are not considered terminal publications and thus are not evaluated as such.

Final Publication and Presentation: Poster abstracts are published in a special issue of the journal, Traffic Injury Prevention.  Authors will present their work in poster form, and may be given 5 to 7 minutes of podium time to present their work at the Annual Scientific Meeting.  Poster abstracts will be printed in the Program distributed at the Annual Scientific Meeting. Posters will not be indexed in Medline.

Poster Abstracts are due April 15, 2018 (Review Timeline)

Submit Poster Abstract