Next Steps for Submitted Abstracts

Notifications will be sent in during the first two weeks of March (exact date will be posted here once known). Notifications will be from sender 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 white list / make safe this sender (

March 12 is deadline presenting author changes and withdrawals for accepted abstracts. If for any reason the presenting author listed on the abstract is not able to make this presentation, you must contact ASMS ( for approval to change the presenter (be sure to reference your abstract ID). New presenting author must not already be scheduled to present a poster or talk. If an accepted poster or talk must be withdrawn please contact by March 12. Reference the abstract ID in email.

April 15 is the date for public availability of the final program for Atlanta. This will be available to all via the Online Planner.

Submitting authors may learn the status of their abstract by checking online. 
Go to ASMS Abstract site and select 'View my Submissions and Drafts'. Select abstract by clicking the title, full abstract will display and session assignment information will appear in upper right corner.

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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.

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.