How to Submit
Abstract submission for SfN Global Connectome: A Virtual Event is now closed. Thank you for your submissions.
Preparing the Abstract
To submit your abstract, you will need the following information readily available:
- Title and body of your abstract
- Pictures, graphs, and/or tables associated with your abstract
- Name, affiliation, and conflict of interest information for all authors
- Support/grant information
The submission process is very detailed and requires the entry of specific information (including email addresses of co-authors and conflict of interest information). The primary cause of error in abstract submission occurs when the user is unfamiliar with the submission site and rushes to submit work at the last minute. Enter the submission site and begin submissions well in advance of the deadline of Friday, November 13, 2020, 5 p.m. EST to ensure your abstract is submitted correctly.
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.
Deadlines and Payment
Submit and finalize your abstract by the deadline. All abstract submitters must be registered for the virtual event before submitting their abstract. Access to the abstract submission site will not be granted until registration for the virtual event has been completed. To register, all applicable fees for virtual event registration must be paid in full. Registration for the virtual event must be completed before proceeding to abstract submission.
Hashtags will be used during the SfN Global Connectome: A Virtual Event to aggregate presentations that use the same hashtag. Attendees will be able to use hashtags to search for related content, as defined by presenters.
Submitters can submit as many terms as necessary into the hashtag text field, up to 500 characters. Visit Neuronline to collaborate with other abstract submitters to create your unique hashtag terms.
Those interested in networking with other attendees from their area of specialization should utilize hashtags to highlight the presenter's research area of expertise.
Those on the job market are encouraged to use these standard job-related hashtags to indicate that the presenter of your abstract is seeking opportunities or has job opportunities available:
- #seekingpostdoc used by employers with available postdoc positions
- #phdopenings used by PhD programs with openings
- #hiring used by employers
- #postdocseeker used by applicants seeking a postdoc position
- #phdseeker used by applicants seeking PhD programs
Titles are limited to 1,200 characters, including spaces. The title of the abstract should incorporate all words critical for the subject of the abstract. Write your title in sentence case (first word is capitalized; remaining words are lower case). Do not bold or italicize your full title.
Enter the source(s) of research support. Grant numbers may be listed here.
Selection of a theme, subtheme, and topic for the abstract allows submitters to "self-identify" the area of neuroscience in which the abstract fits. This identification is the first step in sorting abstracts for the Program Committee, who will take this identification into consideration and place related abstracts with similar topics into the same session. Selection of a primary theme and topic is required. Selection of a secondary theme and topic is optional, but often helpful to the program committee.
List all authors who contributed to the work discussed in the abstract. The presenting author will receive correspondence regarding the abstract. Be prepared to submit contact information as well as conflict of interest information for each author listed.
Submitters will also be asked to identify their abstract's senior author(s). The senior author(s) represent the principal investigator(s) of the lab where the work described in the abstract was completed. Senior author(s) should be listed towards the end of the author block.
Enter the body of the abstract and attach any applicable graphic files or tables here. Do not re-enter the title, author, support, or other information that is collected in other steps of the submission form. The abstract body is limited to 2,300 characters, not including spaces. Including a table reduces the character count by 350 characters. Including a graphic reduces the character counter by 500 characters.
Confirmation of Session Information
Only the presenting author will receive notifications, via email, of the abstract's status. Notifications regarding the abstract's status will be sent via email in December 2020.
If no email address is supplied or if an incorrect email address is listed, information will not reach the first/presenting author. Contact SfN staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to change contact information.
To ensure that you receive all SfN correspondence, add email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, SfN_Program@abstractsonline.com, email@example.com, and DoNotReply@conferenceharvester.com to your email "safe senders" list