Abstract Selection Process
- Authors will submit an abstract to be considered for presentation at an upcoming ECS Meeting. All submissions must be made electronically via the abstract website.
- Once the deadline has passed, the Symposium Organizers will evaluate all abstracts for content and relevance to the symposium topic.
- The Organizers will schedule all acceptable abstracts as either oral or poster presentations.
- Abstracts found unacceptable may either be rejected or moved to a more appropriate symposium.
- Once all abstracts have been scheduled, Letters of Acceptance will be sent to the corresponding authors of the accepted abstracts.
- All accepted abstracts will be published in the ECS Digital Library.
(Once abstracts are published, no corrections will be made.)
Abstract Submission Process
You will need the following information:
- Abstract Title
- Abstract Text – A maximum of 750 words is allowed.
- One (1) Figure File – You may upload one image file containing any necessary figures/tables/equations. (JPG is the only allowed image format. PNG images will not be accepted.)
- Corresponding Author Information –Full name, affiliation, address, phone number, and email address.
- Co-author Information – The full names, affiliations, and email addresses for all co-authors.
You will encounter these action steps:
- Choose a symposium to present in.
- Request either oral or poster presentation type.
- Confirm that all co-authors are aware of your submission.
- Consent to the ECS Copyright Release (Revised September 2020).
- Note if it is a student presentation or not.
- Enter all of the abstract information (title/authors/text/image).
- Confirm all final details of the submitted abstract.
You MUST complete the confirmation step or the abstract will not be considered for presentation.
- DO NOT submit the same abstract to two different symposia; each abstract may only be submitted to ONE (1) symposium. Any duplicate abstracts will automatically be removed, leaving only the original submission.
- Students: To be considered for the General Student Poster Session Award, you MUST submit to the General Student Poster Session. Abstracts submitted to other symposia are not eligible for participation.
- Any symposia with less than 12 abstracts will be combined with a similar symposium, moving abstracts to a symposium different from the one originally selected.
- Once the abstract submission deadline has passed, all unconfirmed and incomplete submissions will be automatically removed.
Select symposia will be publishing their proceedings in ECS Transactions (ECST). All authors of accepted meeting abstracts from these symposia are encouraged to submit a full-text paper. Be sure to check the call for papers for more information and your symposium’s requirements. Eligible authors will receive a notification email, including login credentials, when the ECST submission site opens. All proceedings will be published prior to the meeting for which they were submitted. Questions may be sent to ECST@electrochem.org.
All authors of accepted meeting abstracts and/or ECST papers are encouraged to submit their papers to the Journal of The Electrochemical Society or the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology. While the expectation is that six months is sufficient time to revise an abstract or ECST paper to meet the stricter standards of the journals, there is no deadline for submission. Submissions to the journals must be made using the online submission system (JES | JSS). ECS journals now offer open access. Learn more about Author Choice Open Access at ECS!
Note: There is no conflict for an author to submit their work to both ECST and an ECS journal.
ECS recently launched ECSarXiv, a preprint service for the community working in electrochemistry and solid state science and technology. This free service is for preprints and other preliminary communications that are not yet published in a peer-reviewed outlet. ECSarXiv offers an excellent opportunity to draw more attention to your meeting presentation or poster, and provides a venue to share your work, no matter the format. Find out more or submit now!
- Oral presentations – The conference venue uses a presentation management system requiring all presentations to be centrally uploaded in the Speaker Ready Room. Technicians are in the room to assist with upload and to help. If there are any issues in uploading your presentation:
- Bring your presentation to the Speaker Ready Room (check online program for location) on a USB-drive at least two hours before your session starts. Be sure to have your abstract title and four-digit ID number with symposium code (ex: A01-0123). This is located in your acceptance letter or on the online program.
- If your presentation is before 0930h, we recommend uploading your presentation the day before.
- If you cannot transfer your presentation to a USB drive, the technicians in the Speaker Ready Room can help you by providing an upload link on site.
- Test your presentation for functionality on one of the several laptops available in the Speaker Ready Room.
- Each session room is equipped with a laptop connected to the projector and sound system. This laptop will have the same specifications as the computers in the Speaker Ready Room.
- A technician is present in each session room to operate the presentation management system and play each speaker’s presentation.
Speakers requiring special equipment should have submitted a written request to ECS headquarters (email@example.com) before the meeting; special requests are not handled on site.
Speakers Preview Room Opening hours:
- Saturday, October 7: 1300-1900
- Sunday, October 8: 0700-1900
- Monday, October 9: 0700-1900
- Tuesday, October 10: 0700-1900
- Wednesday, October 11: 0700-1800
- Thursday, October 12: 0700-1600
Additional information for oral presentations:
- Arrive at your session room early and introduce yourself to the Session Chairs (identified by the Session Chair ribbons on their nametags).
- No additional time is allotted for Q&A (questions and answer sessions). If you plan to have Q&A, prepare your talk accordingly, based on the time length specified in your acceptance notification.
Your poster must fit within the dimensions of A0 print format (841 x 1189 mm/33.1 x 46.8 inches).
Your poster must be laid out vertically (portrait layout)
All poster presentations MUST be in English.
- Posters may only be displayed on their assigned day as listed in the meeting program.
- Display all information from left to right, starting at the top left corner.
- The paper title, poster number, names and affiliations of all authors MUST be at the top of the display.
- Recommended print size for the title is 1” to 2” (2.5 cm to 5 cm) high.
- Minimize written text, using only when needed to emphasize data and/or to stimulate discussion.
- All illustrations, drawings, charts, pictures, graphs, figures, and captions should be large enough to be read from a distance of 5′ (1.5 m). Matted and finished photographs are recommended to enhance visibility.
- You may bring smaller copies of your poster (8.5×11 or A4 sizes only) for attendees to take away. Bring a clear folder to put them in and pin it the board with your display.
- Commercial advertisements or publicity are NOT be permitted in poster presentations. Authors violating this regulation will be asked to remove their presentations immediately.
To display your poster, adhere to these guidelines:
- Presenters are responsible for setting up their displays, being present during the entire scheduled poster session, and removing their displays at the conclusion of the poster session.
- No posters may be displayed without author participation. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE GRANTED.
- You may mount your poster only on your assigned day. Specific times for this will be detailed in your acceptance letter and also in the meeting program.
- Do not begin setting up your poster until all boards have been numbered; only hang yours on the appropriately numbered board.
- Remove your poster promptly at the end of the session. Unclaimed posters will be discarded.
- Pushpins and/or thumbtacks will be supplied.
- Authors are responsible for the security of their displays and all items of value. ECS will not assume any responsibility for lost, stolen, or broken articles.
- Special requirements should be addressed to the ECS HQ and symposium organizers prior to the meeting.