Call for Abstracts / Abstract Requirements

Experience a Different Analytical Symposium

Join us July 12-15, 2021 for the 37th International Symposium on Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis (e-MSB 2021). Cutting-edge research in separation sciences, ranging from fundamental developments to applications that impact health, medicine, food, environment and beyond, will be presented through stimulating workshops and short courses, and during talks delivered by distinguished plenary and keynote speakers, as well as by scientists of contributed talks in parallel sessions that cover diverse topics in Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis.

 

Unique Features of the Conference

Look for strong scientific program content of cutting-edge research in separation sciences, ranging from fundamental developments to applications that impact health, medicine, food, environment and beyond, talks by dynamic world-renowned experts, vigorous scientific discussions between participants with the support of committed and engaged session chairs, heavy focus on Q&A, panel discussion, outstanding high-quality posters presented in poster sessions designed to get into deeper discussions (Poster pitches / 5-min lightning talks; every poster presenter will have an opportunity to pitch her/his poster in a prerecorded talk), short courses, workshops, exposition, and an abundance of networking opportunities to discuss and learn about solutions to the most pressing challenges of today and tomorrow. The philosophy of the MSB symposia aims at encouraging the presentation and discussion of new, hot, sometimes controversial, but mostly unpublished results. Oral presentations are time wise split in 2/3 talk and 1/3 discussion. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the e-MSB 2021 Organizing Committee and Session Organizers in a double-blind manner. The reviewers will not have access to your name, institution or position status. A review will be based solely on the information provided in the abstract.

 

Abstract Requirements and Peer Review

Requirements

Researchers with new results in areas relevant to the meeting are encouraged to submit an abstract online for lecture or poster consideration. One abstract may be submitted per attendee as presenting author. All presenters of an oral contribution who are less than 35 years of age at the end date of the meeting are eligible for the Young Scientist award consideration. All abstracts must be written exclusively in English (including the title, abstract text, author names and affiliations). We are striving to ensure the broadest possible coverage and exchange of recent advances. Kindly see links to Key Dates & Topics for more information about topic areas and abstract submission deadlines.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the e-MSB 2021 Organizing Committee and Session Organizers in a double-blind manner. The reviewers will not have access to your name, institution or position status. A review will be based solely on the information provided in the abstract. Four criteria will be used to score each abstract: Originality, Technical Description, Significance, and Fit to the sessions.

If you cannot submit the abstract prior to receiving company approvalBy the date the abstract is due (please see the link to Key Dates), please submit as a placeholder online the title, authors and a brief description of the kind of material that you would like to present, and indicate when approval is expected. This material will be kept confidential. It is your responsibility to submit the abstract upon approval.

 

Abstract Submissions

  • See Author Instructions for abstract guidelines.
  • Abstracts must be submitted online under the link to Submit Abstracts. Select preferred session topic, preferred presentation type, consideration for young scientist oral session (if age 35 or under, see award guidelines here), enter presenter and author information, add the text of the abstract, and submit the abstract online.
  • DO NOT include author names, affiliation or self-references within the abstract – this is important to safeguard a double-blind review.
  • Once the abstract is submitted online, you will receive an email confirmation that the abstract has been successfully received. If you do not receive a confirmation, then we did not receive your abstract.
  • If your abstract cannot be accepted as Oral presentation, it will be considered for Poster presentation. In compliance with the essentials of the MSB-Symposium series, only the title and presenting author of the contributed abstract is published in the symposium program book.

 

During abstract submission, you will be asked to provide the following:

  • Preferred Presentation Type
  • Consideration for Young Scientist Oral Session (if age 35 or under)
  • Title of your Presentation
  • Introduction
  • Experimental Approach
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • References (optional)
  • Supporting Documents (optional)
  • Preferred Session Topic/Keywords

 

Peer Review

Your abstract will be reviewed independently by two peers with expertise in the topic. The review will be blind to your name, institution or position status and will be based solely on the information you provide when you submit your abstract online. Four criteria will be used to score each abstract:

  • Originality of the work
  • Abstract quality/technical description
  • Fit with the symposium themes
  • Significance to the field of microscale separations and bioanalysis

In order to present, the presenting author of each lecture or poster must be registered as a delegate and must complete the registration process by paying the required fee.

 

Peer Review – Scoring Your Abstract

Four criteria will be used to score each abstract: 1) Originality, 2) Technical Description, 3) Significance to the field, 4) Session Fit. The following qualitative descriptions will be used to associate a score of 1-10 for each criterion, generating a total potential score of 40. You will be notified in 2021 whether your abstract has been accepted for oral presentation, poster presentation or not selected for presentation.

 

Originality
0           No Originality
1 to 3    Many other well-designed studies published like this one
4 to 7    Few similar studies to this
8 to 10  Unique

 

Technical Description
0 to 3    Inadequate analysis; conclusions not supported by data
4 to 6    Deficient analysis; conclusions partially related to data
7 to 10  Appropriate analysis; conclusions supported by data

 

Significance
0 to 3    Little if any significance; does not advance the field
4 to 6    Modest contribution to the field; advances the field modestly
7 to 10  Important contribution to the field

 

Fit to Session
0           The work does not contain separations at a microscale or nanoscale level
1 to 3    MicroScale Separations are noted, but play a minor role in the work
4 to 7    MicroScale Separations are the focus, but the application is very loosely fitted to the session topic
8 to 10  Strong focus on microscale/nanoscale separations with a good fit to the session topic

 

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