Call for Abstracts
Abstract Submission is Now Closed
Access the OASIS Presenter Portal to view a read-only copy of your abstract and print a receipt for the $145 abstract handling fee by selecting the button below.
All presenters have been contacted regarding the status of their abstract. Access the OASIS Presenter Portal via the button above for updates regarding your submission.
NEW IN 2021 - Neuroscience 2021 will feature reimagined virtual posters. All accepted abstracts are scheduled for presentation in virtual poster sessions. Presentation during the in-person component of the annual meeting is optional. All abstract presenters must register for the meeting to present their poster.
Each virtual poster presentation will include a live, interactive 60-minute group discussion with 5-15 authors in an assigned session during the virtual experience in November. All virtual poster presenters will be asked to include a PDF slide deck and also record a five-minute video or audio presentation for their virtual poster.
Remember, emeritus, regular, postdoc, or student (graduate or undergraduate) SfN membership is required for abstract submission. Affiliate and institutional members are not eligible to submit abstracts. Make sure your membership is up-to-date prior to submitting.
SfN members are each allowed to submit one scientific abstract and one Theme J (History, Education, and Society) abstract.
Call for Abstracts
Notice of Abstract Acceptance Status
Communications regarding abstracts will be sent to presenting authors only. Other co-authors should ask their abstract's presenting author for information regarding their abstract, or refer to the Neuroscience Meeting Planner, available in late September. Presenters can access the OASIS Presenter Portal via the button above for updates regarding their submission.
Virtual and In-Person Participation Preferences
SfN will contact presenting authors several times prior to the annual meeting regarding participation preferences. Virtual poster presentation is required for all abstract presenters. In-person presentation in Chicago is optional. Presenters do not need to email SfN regarding their preferences. Access the OASIS Presenter Portal via the button above to update your preferences.
Requests to withdraw abstracts will be accepted through September 9, 2021. Submit requests via the OASIS Presenter Portal linked above. Withdrawing your abstract indicates that you do not want to have it included in the annual meeting program.
For the 2021 annual meeting, presenters are required to present virtually. In-person presentation in Chicago is optional. Your abstract can be included in the program even if you do not plan to travel to Chicago.
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.
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. With the updated virtual poster session group discussion format this year, linking groups will help the Program Committee to form relevant discussion groups.
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.
Abstract Submission Policies
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 2021. 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.