Abstract Information - International Society Member (ISM) Code Users
Abstract Submission Now Open
Submit and finalize your abstract by Wednesday, June 14, 5 p.m. EDT, including payment of the nonrefundable $155 submission fee.
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.
Instructions for submitting an abstract with an International Society Member (ISM) abstract submission code are available via PDF. Each ISM abstract code user may submit one scientific and one Theme J (History, Education, and Society) abstract.
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 Call for Abstracts web page.
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How to Submit
Get ready to submit your abstract by reviewing the requirements and submission process details.
Register now for the How to Submit an Impactful Abstract for Neuroscience 2023 webinar taking place June 6, 2023, 3–4 p.m. EDT.
Abstract presentations are accepted into either poster or nanosymposia sessions.
- Watch on-demand the How to Organize a Nanosymposium webinar from May 22.
Virtual poster presentations are also available to presenters as a part of the NS23 virtual component.
Rules for Abstract Submissions
Read over the rules for submitting an abstract to Neuroscience 2023.
Justify Your Abstract Presentation
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Scientific Rigor in Annual Meeting Presentations
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.
The body of the abstract should be no more than 2,300 characters, including punctuation but not spaces. Use this range as a frame of reference, then count characters and revise accordingly.
Use standard abbreviations. When using abbreviations for chemical compounds, spell it out in full for the first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Do not abbreviate compounds in the abstract title.
Themes and Topics
Accepted abstracts are organized into topically-based scientific sessions and Theme J sessions. 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.
Abstracts are reviewed and assigned to topically-based sessions by the SfN Program Committee. Abstract submitters can use linking groups to suggest other presenters that they would like to be grouped with in a session.
Notice of Abstract Acceptance
Communications regarding abstracts are sent to presenting authors only. Other co-authors should ask their abstract's presenting author for information regarding their abstract. Presenting authors will be notified about their abstract's acceptance status in August.
Advance registration for members opens on July 12. Abstract presenters must register in order to present at the annual meeting. Presenters may choose to wait to complete their registration until after they have received their abstract acceptance notification in August.
Trainee Professional Development Award
The Trainee Professional Development Award (TPDA) recognizes undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows who demonstrate scientific merit and excellence in research.
Applications will be accepted June 15–June 29.
Theme J Poster Format
For those who submit a Theme J (History, Education, and Society) abstract, note that Theme J posters will encompass three half-days on the poster floor: 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.
Information and data included in abstracts submitted for the SfN event 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 an SfN-hosted event, such as a press conference, during Neuroscience 2023. 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.