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Review the abstract submission policies listed below and please also read our Code of Conduct for APS Meetings.
If you are an invited speaker or reciprocal society member, APS membership is not requires. However, you will need to create an APS web account in order to submit an abstract. Please refer to our list of reciprocal societies.
Membership requirements vary when submitting an abstract to unit meetings. Check the APS Meeting Calendar and the respective meeting website for details.
Only abstracts received by the published deadline are guaranteed acceptance into the scientific program. Meeting organizers are under no obligation to schedule any contributed abstract that arrives after the close of business on the deadline date.
All contributed or poster abstracts must be submitted online using the abstract submission system. Abstracts sent through other means (e.g. email, fax, mail) will not be accepted.
Editing of Abstracts
Authors should review and edit abstracts thoroughly before submitting. All co-authors must be added before the abstract submission deadline. APS will only correct mistakes and misspellings in the author’s name or affiliation.
Only the submitter can request to withdraw an abstract from the program. Abstracts can be withdrawn online before the withdrawal deadline in your presenter confirmation email. After the deadline, send withdrawal requests via email to APS Abstract Help (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you withdraw your abstract before the withdrawal deadline, it will not appear in the program. If you withdraw your abstract after the withdrawal deadline, it will still appear in the printed program but the final online program will state “Abstract Withdrawn.”
Altered or Rejected Abstracts
APS reserves the right to alter or reject abstracts based on (but not limited to) the following criteria: