When designing the submission form, it may be necessary to add questions. 

Clicking on the + Question button at the top of the edit view of the submission form will take you two lists: Default Questions and Custom Questions.

Click on the type of question you require, and click Create Selected Question

Question types


Enter the title of the question. Add an API name, should you require - NB. this field can be ignored of not required.  The Description will be the details and instructions given to the submitter. You can format the description using the icons in the tool bar (eg italicise, underline, add images and links etc.)

Word limit Enter the maximum word count permitted.

Character limit: Enter the maximum character limit permitted.

Text Editor Type  Choose the text type with the capabilities that you require.

At the bottom of the edit question panel, you can apply various tags -

T - the response is the Title and this will be reflected throughout the system.

The following options are available for all questions.

Show reviewer - response will be seen by reviewer.

Include answer in abstract book - response will appear in the standard abstract book download.

Answer required - a response to this question is mandatory and a submission will be marked as incomplete if the question hasn't been answered.

 When published, it is viewed as below.

Permission to publish

Author approval

Author will attend

These are checkbox questions, and ideal when you require a consent answer. If it is tagged as a mandatory question, and the user leaves it unchecked, then the submission will be marked as incomplete. 

They are similar in terms of formatting, the difference being that they are prepopulated with the description text relevant to each question. 

You can see how they will be displayed in the form below.



These are questions where users choose options from a dropdown menu. 

You can see how it will be displayed in the form below.

You can hide an option, if you require - eg if an option becomes unavailable after a certain date.

Click Hide options from submitters.

Choose the relevant option to hide the visibility.

See also Designing the submission form and Custom Questions.

If you can’t find the guidance you need, please contact: support@oxfordabstracts.com