Author instructions

The language of the symposium is English. Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract either for paper or poster presentation.  

Abstract review process

Abstracts will be reviewed on the basis of an extended abstract of at least 1 full page, but not more than 2 pages. Acceptance for presentation and publication will be based on scientific quality and significance.

Abstracts for paper presentation should be submitted to the Secretariat by email (istss@sp.se) by 4th May 2015, poster abstracts by 1st September 2017. All submissions should be in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format, typed single-spaced on A4 white paper with 25 mm margins. Abstracts should contain the following details: Title, Authors, Affiliation/Organization of the Authors, Informative content. See example abstract in the right column.

Acceptance for paper presentation

Authors will be informed of the decision of the Scientific Review Board by 30th June 2017. Successful authors will be sent full instructions on formatting and submission of their papers in conjunction with confirmation. Full papers should be submitted no later than 1st October 2017 to the Secretariat by email (istss@sp.se) in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format. When writing the paper, the template in the right column should be followed. The full paper should be a maximum of 12 pages (single sided) in length. Please use one-column format and 11 pt text, see the template in the right column. Papers that are sent after the deadline may not be accepted.

Before final acceptance of the paper it will be reviewed and authors may be asked to include missing information, further explanation, or editorial corrections by 1st December 2017.

The revised paper should be submitted no later than 1st January 2018 to the Secretariat by email (istss@sp.se) in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format. Papers that are sent later may not be accepted.

The papers accepted for presentation at the symposium will be published in the Proceedings of the Symposium.

Important deadlines for the paper submission process

• Extended abstract submission: 4th May 2017
• Decision for paper acceptance: 30th June 2017
• Full paper submission: 1st October 2017
• Paper review: 1st December 2017
• Final paper submission: 1st January 2018

Acceptance for poster presentation

A poster is a visual presentation of your paper which will be on display throughout the conference. There will be a special Poster Session during the conference where you are asked to be “in residence” at the poster site to present your work to delegates and answer questions. Authors will be informed of the decision of the Scientific Review Board by 1st October 2015. Successful authors will be sent full instructions on formatting of posters and submission of an extended abstract explaining the poster in conjunction with confirmation. An extended abstract (maximum 2 pages) will be included in the proceedings for the Symposium. This extended abstract should be sent to the Secretariat by email (istss@sp.se) in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format by 29th November 2017.

The maximum poster size should be A0 (Portrait). You do not need to send the poster in advance but should bring it and mount it on boards provided at the conference venue at the start of the conference.