Rules for formatting - Online presentation – Publication


Submission of expanded abstracts for the 1st CLADAM until September 15, 2021, exclusively through this site.Submission of expanded abstracts for the 1st CLADAM until September 30, 2021, exclusively through this site.

Go to ” Submission”.

On the displayed screen, enter your e-mail and password. If you have not yet registered with ITARGET, click on “I am not yet registered”.

Once the registration is made, log in to the system and enter the registered e-mail and password.

Memorize the entered e-mail and password, as they will be required to register for the event.


  • Make sure the registered data is correct, since it will be used for the preparation of booklets, records and Book of Abstracts.
  • Make sure you have entered the data of all the authors of the work in the system and in its order. This information will be used, without modification, in all printed material.
  • When the paper is registered, it must be informed who will be the author for correspondence purposes and who is the author who will present the paper in the Congress.


In order for the process to maintain the integrity of the content, we will only receive MS Word or compatible files.

The works must not be longer than 08 (eight) pages, including text, illustrations, formulas, equations, references, acknowledgements and annexes.

The number of authors and coauthors shall be limited to a maximum of eight. That is, one author and up to seven coauthors.

Papers will be accepted in Portuguese, Spanish or English, and will be published in the language in which they were originally written.



All pages must be set up as follows:

• Top / bottom / left / right: 2.5 cm;
• Gutter: 0 cm.

From the margin:
• Header: 1.27 cm;
• Footer: 1.40 cm.

Paper size:
• A4 (21 x 29.7 cm);



The works may be typed in any word processor using the following formatting:

• Arial;
• Size 14 only for the titles and 12 for the remaining parts of the work.

• Line spacing: 1.5 line;
• Alignment:

CENTER-JUSTIFIED – paper title, authors’ names, figures, tables and associated legends.

JUSTIFIED – body of paper.


2.3 – FOOTER

The footer, included in all pages of the paper, must mention the name of the event with the words in upper case, italic, left-justified and in Arial, font size 8 with the page number right-justified.

After writing the text, click on Boarders and Shading and insert the upper border.

For example:

1º Congresso Latino- Americano de Drenagem Ácida de Mina (1º CLADAM)
1st Latin American Acid Mine Drainage Congress (1st CLADAM)
1er Congreso Latinoamericano de Drenaje Ácido de Minas (1er CLADAM)



The first page must include the paper title (font size 14, lowercase letter, bold, center-justified), the authors’ full names (upper case and lower case letter separated by a semi-colon) and professional data (institution, full address, phone number and Email) inserted into the footer. The title of the work, with a maximum of 140 characters, must be presented in the original language of the work and in English. Abbreviations must be identified in full the first time they appear in the text. The units of numerical quantities shall comply with the standards of the International System of Units (SI).

Do not add professional titles to the side of the author’s name. If you find it convenient, it should be the first item of the related footer.

Below the name of the authors, include the “Abstract” (Resumo in Portuguese), followed by the Abstract (in English), the keywords (minimum 3, maximum 5).

Articles must, obligatorily, present an abstract in Portuguese and English. For works written in Spanish, the abstract will be in Spanish and in English.

The abstract should be written in a single paragraph, ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 characters, briefly and objectively presenting the justification for the work, the methods used, the results and conclusions.

An ENTER space must be left between the items that make up the first page of the expanded abstract (title, authors’ names, abstract, abstract, keywords).

After the keywords, insert a page break so that the content of the document always starts from page 2. Should your “Resumo” and Abstract be too lengthy and use up part of the second page, the paper text must start after you click ENTER twice.



The first line of each paragraph must be 1 cm away from the left margin. In order to format the paragraph, use the option format paragraph in the menu or use the TAB key.



The presentation of the content of the article starts on page 2. The main items of the article should be numbered sequentially, being Introduction 1 and Bibliographical References with the final number.

Between the end of the text of an item and the title of the next item, a blank “ENTER” must be inserted.

After a new item, click on ENTER and start typing that paragraph.

The items should be typed according to the example below:



2 – OBJECTIVES – upper case letters, left-justified.

The first paragraph, after each item or sub-item, must start one line after the title of the item (or sub-item), the alignment being justified. The first word must start one centimeter from the left margin.

The sub-items must be set up as follows:

2.1 – Specific Objectives – upper and lower case letter, italics and left-justified.

2.1.1 – Case Study – upper and lower case letter and left-justified.





The list of bibliographic references must be inserted at the end of the technical paper and must include only the works mentioned in the text (including legends, figures and tables).

They must mention the authors’ last names, followed by the name initials, publication title, publishing company, place, date and other information that may be required for identification purposes. The ISBN codification (when known) must be included after the editor’s name. In the paper body, the references must be numbered in the order of appearance in the text and placed between brackets (i.e [1])



All figures, photos and graphs must be included in the body of the paper. The figures must be identified using consecutive numbering (upper and lower case letters, center-justified), displayed below the figure (i.e. Figure 1. Title).

If the document was set up in such a manner so as to generate a paper document, make sure that the electronic setup contained in the file produces the same result.

Figures (maps, photos, profiles, sketches, graphs, diagrams, etc.) must be numbered sequentially. The title must be clear and concise, and placed at the base of the figure. Other information related to the figure (caption, data source, observations, etc.) will be placed right below the figure, with single spacing and a font smaller than that of the main text. Figures must be prepared in high resolution (greater than 1Mb). For good legibility, symbols and text characters in the figures must have a minimum size of 1 mm, even after the figure has been reduced.


2.8 – TABLES

Tables will be numbered sequentially and inserted normally within the text. The title must be clear and concise, and placed at the top of the table. Other information related to the table (data source, observations, etc.) will be placed right below the table, with single spacing and a font smaller than that of the main text.

Don’t use complicated formatting, borders, or shading.




The equations may be incorporated into the paper in many different ways. They may be scanned images, created in an external software application; they may be prepared using symbol fonts or with the equation editor of the word processor used to prepare the paper. Whatever the case, they must be numbered consecutively along the document, starting at 1.25 cm from the left margin and the number must be placed in parenthesis aligned at 1.5 cm from the right margin.



Footnotes are allowed and must be included in the footer of the corresponding page (with font size 8).



The work must be submitted for plagiarism verification by Águas Subterrâneas Magazine. CopySpider software ( will be used, free of charge. We recommend that authors carry out the check before submission, to avoid the article being rejected. We use international parameters: articles whose similarity rate is greater than 3% will not be accepted.



The presentation will be in the presenter’s original language and there will be no simultaneous translation.

All presentations will be via recorded video. Authors should be online to answer questions after video submission.

Authors must record the video and send it in advance to the Executive Secretariat via email / We transfer.

Guidance for recording will be sent along with the approval of the work.


3.1 – Oral presentation of works – Commitment

ABAS has been running into a number of problems caused by authors who fail to deliver their oral presentation, harming the technical session and causing disappointment to those who attended the presentation. This also leads to unnecessary extra cost to the event in virtue of the installations which need to be rented as well as the personnel required to the technical sessions.

Due to this problem, to validate the final acceptance of the presentation, ABAS requires that the presenting authors of the paper pay their registration fees. The “Term of Agreement for Presentation” must also be signed by one of the authors. This should be submitted to the event administration office by e-mail [email protected] until November 3, 2021.

Click here to download the Term of Agreement for Virtual Presentation

Authors who committed to present virtually and who do not show up for their presentation, without a justification, will be prohibited from presenting works / abstracts orally at the next ABAS events.


3.2 – Best works award

The best works in the categories will be awarded:

  • Academic (undergraduate and graduate);
  • Professional.



They will be published within the Águas Subterrâneas Magazine website. Only abstracts that have been presented at the event will be published.

Additional Information

By submitting the article to Águas Subterrâneas Journal, the authors jointly declare that they consent to the publication of the work, with acceptance of the rapporteurs’ recommendations and confirmation of non-publication in any other vehicle while it is being evaluated by the members of the Journal’s Advisory Board.

The abstracts will not be reviewed or edited. The author will be responsible for the final review before completing the “Upload”. Abstracts will not be edited, therefore, authors are required to prepare their contributions in accordance with the rules defined herein.
Should you have any questions, please contact the Executive Secretariat at e-mail: [email protected].