- 2017 MHSRS
2017 Abstract Review Process
2017 MHSRS Abstract Review Process
Upon receipt, the abstract will be binned according to the Research
Topic area selected by the submitter on the abstract submission form.
For each of the 2017 MHSRS Research Topic areas, a tri-Service committee
of subject matter experts within that field will review and score the
Each abstract will be scored on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being the
highest and 5 the lowest score) in each of three areas:
- Quality of the written abstract. Abstract should contain a
Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions section.
- Scientific rationale/Technical approach/Methods.
- Significance of the results/Impact to the Warfighter.
Abstracts are rank ordered according to the sum of their scores.
After considering the scores, individual reviewer recommendations, and
comments from committee discussion, the Research Topic area chairperson
will nominate the best reviewed abstracts for either an oral plenary or
breakout session presentation, a poster presentation, or for the Young
Investigator Competition. Submissions to the Young Investigator
Competition not selected to go forward to the next level of review will
be considered for an oral breakout or poster presentation within that
Research Topic area. Abstracts will also be considered for "poster
presentation only", if requested by the submitter.
Questions concerning the 2017 Abstract Review Process should be