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Late-breaking Abstracts

The scientific committee is pleased to announce that Late-breaking Abstract Submission will open on July 7, 2017 and run till August 1, 2017, to enable very recent research findings to be included at the 42nd FEBS Congress as poster presentations.

Late-breaking abstracts can be submitted for consideration via the website's registration and abstract submission system. Abstract topics can be seen here

Important points

  • Late-breaking abstracts must be submitted in English, contain original work that has not been previously published, and describe substantive scientific results in the molecular life sciences.
  • Each registrant can submit only one late-breaking abstract for evaluation.
  • Registrants who already have an abstract accepted at FEBS 2017 to be published in The FEBS Journal  supplement of Congress abstracts cannot submit a late-breaking abstract.
  • Late-breaking abstracts submitted to the Congress will be screened by the Congress Organizing Committee for relevance to the Congress’ scientific content and presentation. Abstracts not meeting the quality standards will not be accepted.
  • Research outlined in a late-breaking abstract accepted to FEBS 2017 will be presented (by the presenting author) as a poster at the event.
  • Late-breaking abstracts accepted to FEBS 2017 will be presented on the Congress website shortly before and during the Congress, and on the Congress app; however, they will not be included in The FEBS Journal  supplement of Congress abstracts.
  • In addition to presentation of posters at the event, poster pdfs can be uploaded to the Congress website for viewing by delegates for a limited period around the time of the event.
  • To ensure assessment of a late-breaking abstract and inclusion in the FEBS Congress website abstract section and app, registration of the presenting author, with payment, must be complete by August 1, 2017.  Confirmation of abstract acceptance for the Congress will be communicated by August 11, 2017.

FEBS 2017 Late-breaking Abstract Submission System Step-by-Step Guide

Late-breaking abstract submission opens on July 7, 2017.

  1. After logging in, select the 'Abstract' tab on the top menu of your participant account on the Congress website.
  2. Abstract Track:  Submit your abstract into the late-breaking abstract track.
  3. Abstract Topic: Please choose the most relevant abstract topic from the drop-down menu.
  4. Title: Your abstract title should be short and informative, and must not exceed 200 characters. It must be written in sentence case – do not write your title in all capital letters. 
  5. Authors and Institutions: Please add authors by using the 'Add/Edit Author' button. The presenting author can be changed by clicking the ‘Edit Author’ button of the preferred author and by choosing ‘Yes’ for ‘Presenter’ field. The order of authors can also be changed by editing the ‘Numerical Order’ of an author. Author names will be automatically formatted in the following style:  A. Smith, B. Jones, etc. The author's workplace address must be added for every author listed – this can be done via the Add/Edit Author's Workplace(s) button.
  6. Abstract Body:
    a. Your abstract body can have a maximum of 2000 characters (with formatting and including spaces). The first sentences should provide the background of the work. This should be followed by the experimental details, with a conclusion of one or two sentences. The abstract body should be presented as one single paragraph – do not use paragraph returns.
    b. 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; see note 6c. Please use the ‘Preview’ button to check the final format of your abstract body carefully.
    c. Special characters can be added using the ‘Special Character’ choice under ‘Insert’ tab. Superscript (x2) and subscript (x2) characters can be formatted using the relevant selection under the ‘Format’ tab. Take care not to use I (cap i) or l (ell) for 1 (one), O (capital o) for 0 (zero) or ß (German esszett) for β (beta).
    d. 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.).
    e. Tables, charts or other figures are not permitted.
    f. Do not include any reference citations, keywords or commercial advertising.
  7. Editing and submission: You can edit your late-breaking abstract through the online system as you wish before the submission deadline of August 1, 2017, clicking 'Save' to keep your abstract as a draft. To submit your abstract to the Congress, simply click 'Submit' ahead of the deadline. However, please proofread your work carefully and ensure all details are correct ahead of submission. You can view your final text by clicking the ‘Preview’ button in the ‘Abstracts’ page. Editing or other changes to your abstract are not possible after you have clicked Submit, and accepted abstracts will not be copyedited ahead of posting.
  8. Abstract display: Accepted late-breaking abstracts will be displayed on the Congress website and app. The presenting author will be required to check a box in the online system indicating consent from all abstract authors to submission of the abstract to the event, and posting through these channels.

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