Abstract Submission Guidelines
For submission of a paper or poster for an upcoming ACS meeting in one of the Organic Division Sponsored sessions:
1. Please record your ID# and Password (in left upper corner). Use these to reaccess your abstract if you submit your abstract in more than one session or need to edit it. This will help avoid duplicate submissions and simplify communications.
2. The graphics appear much clearer in the book of abstracts if images are submitted as a .gif file saved directly from the drawing program, and it is suggested that you draw the structure 4 times larger than you normally would before saving it as a gif file.
3. The title is to be in lower case except for the first word in the title, the first word after a colon and proper names or acronyms.
4. Please check that authors from the same institution have the same address to avoid redundant addresses in the abstract. There is a radiobutton as new authors are added to simplify the process.
5. If multiple papers are being submitted please indicate this in the comments so that scheduling conflicts can be avoided.
6. Double check that the oral/poster radiobutton and session agree with the format of the presentation to avoid confusion.
7. Please read the instructions to authors before submitting abstracts. This will save you and the organizers time and effort in preparing the program.
Official requirements for authors who wish to submit a paper for an ACS meeting in one of the Organic Division Sponsored sessions:
I. American Chemical Society Requirements for papers presented at National Meetings
ACS Membership. At least one author of each paper must be a member of the American Chemical Society, unless all the authors are not chemists or engineers residing in the United States.
II. Organic Division Requirements and Policies for Oral and Poster Presentations at National Meetings
1. Publications. Under no circumstances should a paper appear in print in a journal other than as a communication to the editor before presentation. Responsibility for ensuring that this policy is not violated rests solely with the author(s). If a manuscript is accepted for publication before a Meeting, the author(s) should specifically request the editor to arrange publication in an issue that is circulated after the ACS Meeting.
2. Abstract. Submit abstracts using the Meeting Abstract System (MAPS) at http://maps.acs.org
3. Manuscript. From the votes cast by members during the fall of 2002, a long abstract is no longer required for acceptance for presentation at ACS meetings within the Division of Organic Chemistry's program.
4. Scheduling of Papers. The papers are arranged according to subject matter. Please do not request the scheduling of a paper for specific days unless a conflict WITH ANOTHER ACS PROGRAM makes it impossible for you to present at a specific time. If such a conflict exists, please advise the Program Chair no later than the deadline. REQUESTS FOR PARTICULAR TIMES FOR PRESENTATION THAT FAIL TO INDICATE A CONFLICT WITH AN ACS FUNCTION WILL BE TAKEN UNDER CONSIDERATION ONLY.
5. Notification of Acceptance. The author presenting the paper will be notified of the half-day session to which the paper has been assigned. If a paper cannot be accepted, the author will be notified of this fact as soon as possible. If an oral presentation is requested on the short abstract, an attempt will be made to honor that request. However, if the topic of the requested oral presentation does not fit in an oral session, or if an inordinately large number of requests for oral presentations are received, the presentation may be moved to a poster session. When no preference is indicated, the paper will be slotted in either an oral or a poster session depending on the topic.
6. Acknowledgment of Receipt. Any author(s) of the abstract (as well as the subsequent assignment) must enclose two self-addressed and stamped postcards, such as those originally attached to the standard ACS abstract form. Foreign authors are not required to provide stamps.
III. Oral Presentation
Each meeting room will be equipped an LCD projector and an overhead projector. Laptops will not be supplied. Slide projectors are no longer supplied unless specifically requested. Overheads are not recommended for large audiences such as symposia. Authors should be sure their presentations are legible and present a reasonable amount of data on each slide. Manuscripts should not be read verbatim. The Executive Committee recommends that the presentation should be carefully prepared so that it is properly timed and of high quality. Since the time allotted to each oral presentation is only 20 minutes it is suggested that no more than ten slides be used in the presentation.
IV. Poster Session
Boards (4' x 6') will be available for each poster presentation. Plan to use large letters for the titles, authors, and affiliation. Minimize text and maximize the number of figures, schemes, and structures. The contents must be readable from at least four feet.