Abstract Information - International Society Member (ISM) Code Users


Abstract Submission is Now Closed

Use the "Access Submission" button below to access a read-only copy of your submission, print a submission confirmation, or to print a receipt for the nonrefundable $135 abstract handling fee.

Access Submission

Only non-SfN members who have been assigned an ISM abstract submission slot number are able to access their abstract via this page. If you are an SfN member, you may submit your abstract via the main Abstract Information web page.

ISM abstract submitters must have an SfN nonmember account to access the submission site. If you have never interacted with the Society (i.e. registered for the annual meeting, applied for an award, etc.), create an account now.

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Abstract Sessioning

Accepted abstracts are organized into topically-based scientific poster sessions, Theme J poster sessions, and nanosymposia. Abstracts are grouped together based on the theme and topic that abstract submitters select from the Themes and Topics list during abstract submission.  Theme and topic selections help the Program Committee to group abstracts; they do not represent the titles of annual meeting sessions.

Notice of Abstract Acceptance Status

First authors of submitted abstracts will receive notification of their abstract's acceptance status in late June. Communications regarding abstracts will be sent to first authors only. Other co-authors should ask their abstract's first author for information regarding their abstract, or refer to the Neuroscience Meeting Planner, available in mid-August.

Scientific Rigor in Abstract Submissions

Accepted abstract presenters will be expected to transparently report a study’s experimental design and analytical methods in their poster or nanosymposium presentation at the annual meeting. Efforts to ensure scientific rigor include blinding, statistics, sample sizes, and replication. Error bars should be defined. Biological variables such as species, sex, age, strain, or cell line should be noted in the presentation, if applicable. Visit Neuronline to view multiple resources on scientific rigor.


Dynamic Posters

During submission, abstract submitters will have the opportunity to express their interest in presenting a dynamic poster.  Dynamic posters are poster presentations given on an electronic screen, allowing the presenter to incorporate multimedia elements into their poster. 

To offset the costs of this presentation format, dynamic poster presenters will be charged a $150 presentation fee, similar to the costs of printing a paper poster.  This fee will be assessed for accepted dynamic poster presenters in mid-July. 

Meeting Registration Opens in July

The abstract handling fee ($135) does not include registration to the annual meeting. First/presenting authors are expected to register for Neuroscience 2017 and present their abstracts. If the first/presenting author cannot attend, presentation by a coauthor is acceptable. Only the author(s) attending the meeting need to register. To register for the meeting at member rates, ISM abstract submission code users must register using the same login information (username and password) used for abstract submission. Visit the Registration page to learn about registration fees and deadlines.

Theme J Poster Format

For those who submit a Theme J (History and Education) abstract, note that Theme J posters will encompass three half-days on the poster floor beginning at 1:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, November 11: Saturday p.m., Sunday a.m., and Sunday p.m. Posters should remain on display for these three half-days for casual viewing and be removed by Sunday, November 12, at 5 p.m. EST.

Embargo Policy

Information and data included in abstracts submitted for the SfN annual meeting are embargoed until the conclusion of the SfN presentation or press conference. Abstract presentations may not be presented at another meeting or published in an archival scientific publication before the scheduled SfN presentation date unless it is at a published satellite event or SfN-hosted press conference for Neuroscience 2017. All authors must abide by SfN's embargo policy. 

Coverage of an abstract, lay summary, data, or supplemental material is strictly prohibited until the embargo is lifted. Promotion of general topics, speakers, or presentation times is permitted and encouraged within the stated guidelines. 

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