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 ACS Meetings & Expositions. To date, a total of 4,065 ACS posters or presentations have been uploaded to the platform, powered by Morressier, with over 120,000 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 Fall 2021. You do not need to take an action.

I have more than one poster or presentation that I would like uploaded to 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 $150 non-member, $90 member, and/or $45 student member fee for my poster(s) or presentation(s) to appear on SciMeetings. What now?

Your payment will be recorded and your poster or presentation will be automatically uploaded to the SciMeetings platform. As the ACS Fall 2021 meeting approaches, you will receive invitation emails from Morressier on behalf of SciMeetings asking presenters to log in and accept their terms & conditions. You can also upload any supplemental information (like datasets, audio or video) at this stage. Posters and presentations will appear after the ACS Fall 2021 hybrid meeting, on approximately September 1, 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 and visit the Registration Resource Center to add SciMeetings to your registration.

Do I need to complete any other action?

We strongly encourage presenters to record a video discussing the research findings in your poster or presentation. This will help you utilize the Q&A networking feature. Using a comment feature, embedded under the video, attendees and the public can comment on your research after ACS Fall 2021. You can record a video using the Digitell (ACS Fall 2021) platform. When complete, please upload the .mp4 file to SciMeetings.

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

Once your work has been submitted to SciMeetings form the virtual meeting platform, you must login to the SciMeetings platform and accept the license terms and conditions in order to receive your DOI (Note: In some instances you may need to re-upload your video to Scimeetings, please retain a copy for your records). 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 PDF format. Title, author, affiliation, keywords, and abstract are captured and viewable on SciMeetings.

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

Technical Features

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 in their native.

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

SciMeetings accepts posters or presentations in PDF format. Title, author, affiliation, keywords, and abstract are captured and viewable on SciMeetings.

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