Call for Abstracts

Abstracts for the 38th Annual GOTS Congress can only be submitted digitally.

Abstract deadline extended to 15 December 2022, 23:59:59 CET.
Changes and corrections can be made until the end of the registration period.

Abstract Submission System

Submission of abstracts is now open.
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Guidelines for submitting an abstract

Abstracts can be submitted and presented in German or English.
Each contribution must be assigned to one of the proposed topics:

  • Cycling and Triathlon
  • Olympic Martial Arts
  • Ethics and Safeguarding in Sports
  • Biomechanics in Sports Orthopaedics
  • Osteoarthritis and Sports
  • Surgical Therapy of Sports Injuries
  • Conservative Therapy and Prevention of Sports Injuries
  • Free Topics
  • The abstract is limited to 3,000 characters (approx. 400 words).
  • The title should be short and expressive.
  • The structure of the research question, methodology, results and conclusions must be adhered to.
  • An abstract may not be submitted more than once under different topics of the congress.
  • The list of authors is limited to a total of 8 persons. Presenters are to be named first in each case.
  • The abstract is to be formulated in such a way that it can be published (new spelling).
  • Special text formatting should be used sparingly. There is no guarantee that all formatting will be displayed correctly in all media.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published in the journal “Sports Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SOT)”.
  • All listed persons must agree to the content and publication of the abstract as well as the naming in all congress media.
  • Poster contributions will also be registered as abstracts for the individual congress topics.
  • All applications are assessed anonymously by several reviewers.
  • The following are assessed: objective and research question (original, important, clearly defined), material and methodology (adequate study design, prospective/retrospective study), results (complete, trend-setting, statistically validated) and conclusion (critical, well derived, current literature).
  • After completion of the evaluation, the first authors will be notified by e-mail whether the paper has been accepted or rejected and will inform all co-authors accordingly.
  • If accepted as a paper or poster, the first named will receive discounted congress access. All other persons on the list of authors must register regularly if required.