SciMeetings FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About SciMeetings

What is SciMeetings?

SciMeetings was launched as a solution for sharing science intended for presentation at the terminated ACS Spring 2020 event, and became the official archive and repository for the ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting abstracts and presentations. To date, a total of 3,310 ACS presentations have been uploaded to the platform, powered by Morressier, with over 67,000 content views.

I submitted an abstract. What now?

Your presenter abstract(s) will automatically appear in SciMeetings as the official meeting archive and repository for ACS Spring 2021. You do not need to take action.

I have more than one poster or presentation that I would like archived on SciMeetings. How do I add the SciMeetings fee for more than one presentation?

A drop-down quantity box will appear during the registration process.

I paid the $90 (non-member) or $45 (member) fee for my poster(s) or presentation(s) to appear on SciMeetings. What now? 

Your payment will be recorded. Your poster or presentation that was uploaded for ACS Spring 2021 will be added to the SciMeetings platform. In order to complete the process, you must log on to the SciMeetings platform to accept the terms and conditions to obtain the license associated with receiving your DOI. Posters and presentations will appear after the virtual ACS Spring 2021 live events conclude, on approximately April 30, 2021.

I completed my registration and did not select to pay for SciMeetings, but have changed my mind. Can I still pay for my poster(s) or presentation(s) to appear on SciMeetings? 

Yes. You can log back into your account to purchase this item later. 

When will I receive a DOI and CC BY-NC-ND license for my conference materials?

Once your work has been automatically uploaded to SciMeetings, you must log in to the SciMeetings platform and accept the license terms and conditions to receive your DOI. Your DOI will take 3-5 days to process after accepting the terms and conditions. As the lead author, you will receive this information by email. Please share the DOI with your co-authors. You can also find the DOI on the platform when available by selecting Copy DOI. 

How do I add my co-authors to my SciMeetings submission?

In the navigation panel on the left of the page, select “My submissions.” Select the poster or presentation you wish to edit by clicking the “Edit submission” button. Select the tab “Invite co-authors” and add their names and email addresses as they appear on your conference materials. Click “Save,” and an invitation will be sent to your co-author(s). You may add co-authors up until October 30.

How do I add my photo and affiliation to SciMeetings?

Log into SciMeetings with your ACS ID, click on your name in the upper right corner, then select “Settings.” Click “Edit details” to add your affiliation. You can upload a photo to personalize your account.

Why are PDFs the only file type accepted for posters and presentations?

The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a universally accepted format for document display independent of application software, hardware, and operating system. This is the best way to ensure your poster or presentation is presented exactly as you crafted it, whether viewed on a monitor, tablet, or mobile device. PDFs also facilitate download and offline viewing of your work. While the primary poster or presentation must be in PDF format, supporting materials can be uploaded in the native file format.

What types of metadata or supporting files can be uploaded, and how are they viewable on SciMeetings?

SciMeetings accepts posters or presentations in Prtable Documentation Format (PDF). PDFs are a universally accepted formt for document display independent of application software, hardware and operating system. 

This ensures your poster or presentation is presented exactly as you crafted it, whether viewed on a monitor, tablet, or mobile device. PDFs also facilitate download and offline viewing of your work. While the primary poster or presentation must be in PDF format, supporting materials can be in their native.

Additional files may be uploaded as supporting information. The following file formats are supported (with a maximum file size of 150 MB):

  • Images – jpg, png, bmp
  • Audio – mp3
  • Video – mp4
  • Data – csv, xls
  • Other – PDF