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Abstract Submission Instructions

Submit an Abstract

Deadline: October 28, 2021, 11:59 pm EDT

Submission Site Opens: September 23, 2021, 8:00 am EDT
Submission Deadline: October 28, 2021, 11:59 pm EDT
Confirmation emails will be sent in mid-January.

Submitting abstracts via the MRS online system is easy and convenient. Once the submission site opens, click Submit an Abstract. Next, you will be asked to Log In or Create a New Account. If you have previously submitted an abstract, attended a meeting or are an MRS member, you probably already have an account. Note that you are not required to be an MRS member in order to submit an abstract. 

After logging in, you'll be redirected to the submission site where you will find step-by-step instructions. You will need to have the following information in order to complete your submission:

  • Your name, email address and affiliation, including city and country
  • Your abstract title and body (no more than 4,000 characters, including spaces. No images, graphics or charts are accepted).
  • The title of the symposium session you wish to submit to (consult the Call for Papers).
  • Whether you prefer an oral or poster presentation. Note that this is a preference; the organizers have the final say as to how an abstract is assigned.
  • Co-author information, including name, affiliation, city, state, country and email address.

Submissions are completed in five easy steps:

  1. On the TITLE/BODY page, enter your title and abstract.
  2. On the PROPERTIES page, choose your preference for presentation type, choose your symposium, choose up to three keywords, and answer the attendance preference question.
  3. On the AUTHORS page, enter your co-authors and contact information.
  4. On the ATTENDANCE page, enter whether you plan to attend onsite or virtually.
  5. On the REVIEW & SUBMIT page, verify that the information submitted is correct. Any required information that is not completed will appear in red. If that happens, return to the proper page and enter the required information. You can also print a proof of your abstract on this page. When all is complete, click the SUBMIT button or the abstract will remain in draft form and will not be reviewed.

The same abstract can only be submitted once. Duplicates will be removed.

Note that the organizers are instructed to forward abstracts they feel would be a better fit for a different symposium. 

Please contact the Meetings Department if you have any questions. 

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