About SciMeetings

What are the benefits to authors who upload their posters and presentations to SciMeetings?

Posters and presentations uploaded to SciMeetings will receive a DOI from ACS Publications, the publisher of record. DOIs ensure your work can be easily cited by others and establish a permanent record of your contribution to the scientific record. You can track views, downloads, and citations in your registered SciMeetings account.

The standard license for work submitted to SciMeetings is CC BY-NC-ND. This license allows others to download your work and share it as long as they credit you, but they can’t change your work in any way or use it commercially.

Posting on SciMeetings ensures your work is seen by a global community. Posters, presentations, abstracts, and author metadata will be fully indexed and searchable on both the SciMeetings platform and the ACS Publications platform, which supports over 150 million downloads to research articles per year.

Does posting on SciMeetings count as a prior publication when I publish my work later?

The Editors-in-Chief of ACS journals have agreed that inclusion of posters and presentations in SciMeetings is comparable with posting on a preprint server, and as such does not constitute prior publication. As with preprints, we recommend that you inform the Editors about conference materials posted on SciMeetings and their relationship to your submitted manuscript in the cover letter. If you plan to submit your work to a non-ACS journal at a later time, you should verify with the Publisher and/or Editor that inclusion of your conference material in SciMeetings is acceptable.

What does it mean for my conference materials to be marked “private”?

Posting your work privately means it cannot be seen by anyone and is therefore ineligible for a DOI or CC BY-NC-ND license. Your work will simply be archived in the cloud. You can change to a public account at any time, but the deadline to be included for the ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting & Expo is April 30, 2020.

Does SciMeetings host virtual conferences?

Currently, SciMeetings is a platform to host conference materials in static form to increase discoverability and advance science. By June, SciMeetings will be capable of hosting virtual conferences. Check back in June to learn more.

Why did ACS Publications select Morressier as the SciMeetings platform provider?

Morressier was selected as the platform for SciMeetings due to their commitment to developing tools that enable conferences posters, presentations, abstracts, datasets, videos, and supporting files to be widely discoverable. Morressier actively pursues new functionality to ensure users have the best possible experience. Research you post on SciMeetings is searchable on both the SciMeetings and ACS Publications platforms.