Call for Abstracts
Neuroscience 2021 Abstract Submission
Abstract submission will open on Tuesday, July 6. Submit and finalize your abstract by Thursday, July 15, 5 p.m. EDT, including payment of the nonrefundable $145 submission fee.
Accepted abstracts are organized into scientific sessions and Theme J sessions.
Remember, emeritus, regular, or student (postdoc, graduate, or undergraduate) SfN membership is required for abstract submission. Affiliate members are not eligible to submit abstracts. Make sure your membership is up-to-date prior to submitting. Check now and beat the rush before abstract submission opens.
SfN members are each allowed to submit one scientific abstract and one Theme J (History, Education, and Society) abstract.
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Call for Abstracts
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.
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 submitted for presentation in sessions are reviewed by the Program Committee in July.
Notice of Abstract Acceptance Status
Presenting authors of submitted abstracts will receive notification of their abstract's acceptance status in late August. 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.
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.