Abstracts can be submitted via registration system only. Please, read the Process paragraph before submitting abstract,
Language of Submission: All abstracts must be submitted in English with accurate grammar and spelling suitable for publication.
Abstracts Submission Limit: One abstract submission per submitter with exception of special sessions. Note that you are allowed to present another abstract if this second abstract is submitted to special sessions
IUCr Scientific Freedom Policy Statement:
The Organizing Committee of the 25th Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr 2020) shall observe the basic policy of non-discrimination and affirms the right and freedom of scientists to associate in international scientific activity without regard to such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political stance, gender, sex or age, in accordance with the Statutes of the International Council for Science. At this Congress and General Assembly no barriers will exist which would prevent the participation of bona fide scientists.
It is not necessary to register at the congress before sending an abstract but, please, create your profile at https://www.conftool.com/iucr2020/
Note: Abstracts that are in draft status after the deadline will not be
considered for selection.
Many fields are “required” indicated by an asterisk*
You will have access to the online submission system, to review and adjust your abstract up to the deadlines identified above accordingly.
Acronyms: If the research to be presented is known through an acronym, please indicate the name of the research (e.g. "XAFS") in the appropriate field, as well as the full name of the acronym (e.g. "X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure").
Changes and corrections: Once submitted, it is possible to change your abstract. In order to correct your abstract you must login into your account and make sure to make your modifications before the abstract submission deadline. In the case of errors in your abstract discovered after the deadline, you may indicate the correction during the presentation at the congress. However, changes will not be included in the publications.
Withdrawal: You can withdraw your abstract before the deadline. If you want to withdraw an abstract already submitted after the submission deadline, please notify us as quickly as possible at the firstname.lastname@example.org stating the title and number of the abstract to be withdrawn. Note that, withdrawal is still possible after the submission deadline.
Presentation Review and Selection Process
The community of crystallographers from around the world is encouraged to submit presentations that address the proposed topics. Because the number of presentations accepted for the 25th Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography is limited, and the number of submissions is expected to be high, the presentations chosen are held to the highest standards. Program Committee, comprised of Crystallography experts, including subject matter experts who review and score each submission, guides the selection process.
The online review process will take place before the end of April, 2020. All abstracts will be reviewed by experts in the fields of the chosen topic. The final selection will be made by the IUCr 2020 Congress Program Committee in April 2020.
The abstract will be reviewed by topic-dedicated reviewers. Once the reviews are completed, abstract acceptances for oral or poster presentations will follow. We only accept one oral abstract per presenter excpet special sessions. The process for reviewing will take a minimum of four weeks after the submission period ends.
Notification of Selection
Communication will be sent to the Abstract Submitter in April 2020 with a report on the status of the abstract (accepted or declined). Abstracts not selected for oral presentation will be considered for poster presentation. (Presentation times are subject to change). The presenters of lecture will be required to register to the Congress by May 15, 2020 to confirm their acceptance and be included in the Conference Program and Book of Abstracts. Abstracts of posters will be accepted till June 30 to be included in the programme book.
Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present if accepted. Failure to present and register for the Congress, if not justified, may jeopardize future acceptance of abstracts.