Presenter FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About SciMeetings

Who should I contact if I didn’t receive an invitation to submit my poster or presentation to SciMeetings for the ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting & Expo?

If you were the presenter of an accepted abstract for the national meeting and did not receive an invitation from Morressier to submit your work, please contact Garreth Fitzsimons (g_fitzsimons@acs.org). Please include your name, the email address used in your submission, and the title of your poster or presentation. You should then receive an invitation within 24 hours. Please check your spam folder to ensure the email is received. If a co-author was listed as the presenter, please coordinate with your co-author to upload the submission.

I received an invitation to submit – now what do I do?

See the How to Use SciMeetings Guide (PDF) for step-by-step instructions.

Who do I contact if I would like to reinstate my abstract for the ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting & Expo?

Please contact maps@acs.org and provide your name, the title of your abstract, and your abstract number. Once we receive this information, you will receive an email from Morressier to upload your work on SciMeetings, and your abstract will be included on the platform.

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

DOI will be provided immediately upon submission. You will receive this information by email.

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 until the submission window closes on April 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.

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