Submit Your Abstract for Presentation at the 69th ASMS

Abstract submission is now open. The deadline for abstract submission is Tuesday, July 13, 2021 (11:59 pm Pacific-USA.) This deadline applies to all submissions (posters and talks). There are NO abstract deadline extensions for this meeting, please plan accordingly. Listing of oral and poster submission topics.

Oral session talks will be in-person only. Posters have the option of in-person or remote. A new question is included in the abstract submission process to ask 'Will presenter be in-person in Philadelphia? Yes/No'. Read more about the format of oral and posters sessions on the Annual Conference homepage.

Online Abstract Submission for 69th ASMS

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Keep reading for details on Review and Notification Process, Criteria for Acceptance, Word limits and instructions, as well as how to Edit your submitted abstract through the deadline of July 13.

Review and Notification Process for Abstracts

The review process for all abstracts will begin promptly on July 14. For this reason there is a HARD DEADLINE for abstract submission on July 13. Late submissions are not possible.

Following review we plan to send notifications on August 6 or 8, 2021. Sender for abstract notifications is This is the same sender for all other ASMS transactions (membership dues receipt, registration receipt, abstract submission receipt.) If you have not already done so, please add to safe-sender list in your email program/software.

Word Limits and Instructions for Online Abstract Submission

Before entering your abstract, assemble the following:
  • Title – Limit 20 words
  • Introduction – Limit 120 words
  • Methods – Limit 120 words
  • Preliminary data – Limit 300 words
  • Novel aspect – Limit 20 words
  • All of the co-author names, affiliations (institute/company) and their email address. IMPORTANT: Help recognize your co-authors correctly by carefully entering their name as it commonly appears on their publications.
  • Session selection - If you wish to be considered for an Oral you will be prompted for a 1st and 2nd choice. There is no oral-only option, you must be willing to present a poster if you opt for oral consideration. For poster-only, simply skip the oral session preferences.
Click "Next" at the end of each page to proceed through the entry process. Your abstract will not be submitted until you click "Submit Abstract" at the end. You and your co-authors will receive an email receipt to confirm your submission. Abstract entry sessions will time out after 10 minutes of inactivity. If you leave your computer and come back to it after the auto-timeout you will need to log back in.

Criteria for Abstract Acceptance

The ASMS Program Committee will meet to review abstracts. Abstracts must meet the following criteria: 
  1. The results presented in each abstract should add something new to our base of knowledge in mass spectrometry. The novel aspect of your work is an important consideration during abstract review.
  2. The abstract should include sufficient results to properly represent the experiments that will be presented.
  3. There must be a fundamental difference between each of the abstracts submitted from a research group. The same results may not appear in multiple presentations.
  4. Each attendee can be the presenting author on only one abstract (although an individual may be listed as a co-author on multiple abstracts).
  5. Abstracts with substantial commercial content will not be accepted.
  6. Failure to disclose information, such as the ID of compounds, is not acceptable.

How-To Edit Your Submitted Abstract Until the July 13, 2021 Deadline

You can edit your abstract at any time up to the extended submission deadline of 11:59 pm PST, July 13, 2021. Edits can include changes of any kind as well as the deletion (withdrawal) of your abstract.

  1. Return to online abstract submission 
  2. Select the conference and then click 'View my drafts and submission'.
  3. Select the abstract to edit and proceed through all pages making the edits you desire (using Next button at bottom of each page).
  4. On the final page (Review & Submit) confirm that all of your edits are reflected.
  5. NEW FOR 2021! Click the 'RESUBMIT' button. This will save your edits and send you plus all co-authors a new abstract submission receipt which displays your complete abstract (inclusive of any edits made.) Note that your abstract submission ID number will remain the same for re-submitted abstract.