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Call for Abstracts

The regular abstract submission phase for FEBS 2016 is now closed; the details below are for reference only.
Late-breaking abstract submission opens on July 1, 2016. Full details can be found here.


The scientific committee is pleased to invite you to submit abstracts for consideration before the final extended abstract deadline of June 03, 2016, via the participant portal upon completing registration. Abstract topics can be seen here.

In addition to presentation as posters, submitted abstracts can be considered for oral presentation integrated into the related Symposia and in ‘Speed Talk’ sessions.

  • Abstracts must be submitted in English 
  • All abstracts must contain original work that has not been published or presented identically on previous occasions
  • Each registrant can submit only one abstract for evaluation.
  • In order to have your abstract evaluated for oral presentation, FEBS bursaries and the shortlist for FEBS Press Poster Prizes you must complete the Congress registration process by June 03, 2016.
  • For all abstracts: to ensure inclusion in The FEBS Journal Congress Special Issue, registration of the presenting author must be complete by June 03, 2016.
  • Abstracts published in The FEBS Journal Special Issue for the 41st FEBS Congress will be included individually in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index published by Web of Science.

FEBS 2016 Abstract Submission System Step by Step Guide:

    1. Abstract Track: Please select the option that corresponds to your preferred presentation type. Abstracts for evaluation should be submitted under either Oral or Poster track.  Symposia and FEBS Special Sessions are strictly meant for invited speakers
      Note on Oral Presentations and Possible Outcomes: Abstracts submitted in the ‘Oral Presentations’ track are eligible to be accepted as Symposia Mini Lectures, Speed Talks or Poster Presentations. A limited number of abstracts accepted as Symposia Mini Lectures will be included in the relevant symposia. Abstracts accepted as Speed Talks will be featured both in the Speed Talk Session and as Speed Talk Posters. The remaining eligible oral presentation submissions will be accepted as Poster Presentations.
    2. Abstract Topic: Please choose the most relevant abstract topic from the drop-down menu.
    3. Title: Your abstract title must not exceed 200 characters, and must be written in ’Sentence form’. No abbreviations are allowed in the title.
    4. Authors and Institutions: Please add authors by using the 'Add/Edit Author' button in the page accessed through the 'Abstract' tab on the top menu; these tools become accessible after saving your abstract for the first time. The presenting author can be changed from the same section by clicking ‘Edit Author’ button of the preferred author and by choosing ‘Yes’ for ‘Presenter’ field. The order of authors can also be changed in this section by editing the ‘Numerical Order’ of an author. Author names will be automatically formatted to in the following style:  A. Smith, B. Jones, etc.
    5. Abstract Body:
      1. Abstract text should consist of the following sections: Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results; Discussion and Conclusion. Section titles should not appear in the text but the abstract must follow this content and order. Please make sure to start a new paragraph for each section.
      2. Your abstract body can have a maximum of 2000 characters (with formatting). Please use the text field to type the abstract body only. The text can also be copied and pasted into this field, but if this method is used we recommend that the text is pasted as plain text. Editing tools are provided for formatting, but please note point 5f. Please check the final format of your abstract body with the ‘Preview’ button.
      3. Abstracts should be written in ‘Sentence form’.
      4. Use standard abbreviations for units of measure; other abbreviations should be spelled out in full at first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis (exceptions: RNA, DNA, etc.).
      5. Tables, charts or other figures are not permitted.
      6. Special characters can be added using the ‘Special Character’ choice under ‘Insert’ tab and superscript (x2) and subscript (x2) characters can be formatted using the relevant selection under ‘Format’ tab. However, we recommend avoiding such formatting where possible as it can be prone to loss on file transfer.
      7. Do not include any reference citations, funding information, keywords, or commercial advertising.
    6. Please proofread your work carefully before submission and ensure all submission details are correct. You can view your final text by clicking the ‘Preview’ button of the relevant abstract in ‘Abstracts’ page. Abstracts will not be copyedited.
    7. You can edit your abstract through the online system until June 03, 2016 which is the final submission date. Any manual editing request or changes after the deadline will not be accepted.
      [NB. The editing period is different for applicants for the Young Scientists' Forum (YSF); YSF Applicant abstracts cannot be edited after the YSF application deadline.] 

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