Guidlelines for Submitting Poster Reports
Poster Reports are short reports based on a poster presentation at a meeting. The content should follow the poster presentation and should fall within the Aims & Scope of StemJournal.
Poster Report submission files and cover letter can be sent to: email@example.com (soon they will be welcomed via Editorial Manager). First, please read the guidelines below.
Open Access Publication
All content published in StemMeets is Open Access (OA). Each Poster Report will be freely available from the moment it is published. For submissions in 2020, there will be no processing charges. Thereafter, processing charges will be an affordable US$ 150 / € 100 per published Poster Report.
Preparation of Poster Reports
Organization and Style of Presentation
- Poster Reports that fall within the Aims & Scope of StemJournal to be accepted for publication
- Poster Reports that have content outside of the Aims & Scope of StemJournal will be rejected outright.
- Poster Reports will be published without undergoing peer review, but will be vetted by the Editorial Board to ensure that the submitted Poster Report falls within the Aims & Scope of StemJournal.
- Poster submissions should have 1000 words or less, including the Abstract and Bibliography. A maximum of eight images, figures or tables can be submitted. Composite figures or images are considered as one figure or image. If you wish to submit more than eight images, figures or tables, please justify this in your submission letter.
- Poster Reports must be written in US English. Authors whose native language is not English are recommended to seek the advice of a native English speaker or English language service before submitting their Poster Report. A language or editing service that we recommend is PeerWith.
- Poster Reports should be double spaced throughout with wide margins (2.5 cm or 1 in), including the "References." Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should include a page number centered at the bottom. Do not number headings or subheadings.
- Nomenclature for amyloids should follow the 2014 guidelines of the Nomenclature Committee of the International Society of Amyloidosis (Amyloid 21, 221–224, 2014), e.g., amyloid-β (Aβ) and amyloid-β protein precursor (AβPP). Also preferred is Aβ42 and sAβPPα.
Poster Reports should be organized in the following order with headings and subheadings typed on a separate line, without indentation.
- Title (should be clear, descriptive, concise, and avoid the use of abbreviations)
- Full name(s) of author(s)
- Full affiliation(s). Delineate affiliations with lowercase letters.
- Present address of author(s), if different from affiliation
- Running title (45 characters or less, including spaces)
- Complete correspondence address, including telephone number and email address
To be considered as an author of a Poster, the following criteria must be met:
- Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; and
- Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
- Final approval of the version to be published; and
- Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
When submitting the Poster Report, the author listing and order should be final. If any addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list does need to be made after submission, this can be done only before acceptance and with the Editor’s approval. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (1) the reason for the change in author list and (2) written confirmation from all authors, including the affected author, that they agree with the addition, removal, or rearrangement. Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, publication of the manuscript will be suspended. Please contact the Editorial Office firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Include a list of 4–6 keywords. These keywords should be terms from the MeSH database.
Provide enough information to put your work into context. Be concise. Briefly address the following points:
- What information is already available?
- What is the rationale or reason for your research?
- What problem(s) does it address?
Do not include a comprehensive literature review of your research. End the Introduction by clearly stating the aims of your study, ideally in a single sentence.
Materials and Methods
This section should give a very brief description of the processes and procedures used. Add appropriate references for a more detailed description of the methodology or protocols used in the study. Use references appropriately to refer to published protocols or methodology. Do not repeat a detailed description of an already-published method or protocol.
This section should summarize the main findings of your study by means of figures and/or tables and accompnaying legends. Consider providing a one- or two-sentence summary at the beginning if you think that this would help the reader in understanding your findings. Each figure or table should be accompanied by a legend including up to two key references, such that each figure or table provides a self-contained description of the related findings. Do not provide any additional text and any data in great detail in this section. Please see be for instructions regarding the formatting of figures and tables below.
Begin this section with a very brief statement of the significance of the results. Ensure that you answer all the questions posed in the "Introduction." Mention briefly both the strengths and the limitations for your study.
Conclusion and Future Direction
End by summarizing the applications and implications of your findings. Include future directions of research with up to three bulleted points.
Acknowledgments (including sources of support)
Include individuals, granting instutitions, or companies which have assisted with your study, including advisors, funding sources, administrative support and suppliers who may have donated or given materials used in the study.
Conflict of Interest/Disclosure Statement
This section is mandatory. If there is no conflict of interest to declare, do still include this section and insert "The authors have no conflict of interest to report."
Name the conference, location and date where the original poster was presented.
Add up to a maximum of 10 key references. Authors are requested to use the Vancouver citation style. Place citations as numbers in square brackets in the text. All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references at the end of the manuscript. List the references in the order in which they appear in the text. Only articles published or accepted for publication should be listed in the reference list. Submitted articles can be listed as [author(s), unpublished data]. If an article has a DOI, this should be provided after the page number details. The number is added after the letters "doi". Poster Reports will not be considered if they do not conform to the Vancouver citation guidelines.
References must be listed in Vancouver style:
 Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1–2):40–46.
 Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
 Berkow R, Fletcher AJ, editors. The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy. 16th ed. Rahway (NJ): Merck Research Laboratories; 1992.
 Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGrawHill; 2002. p. 93–113.
 Canadian Cancer Society [homepage on the Internet]. Toronto: The Society; 2006 [updated 2006 May 12; cited 2006 Oct 17]. Available from: www.cancer.ca/.
 Tian D, Araki H, Stahl E, Bergelson J, Kreitman M. Signature of balancing selection in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. In press 2002.
 Fletcher D, Wagstaff CRD. Organisational psychology in elite sport: its emergence, application and future. Psychol Sport Exerc. 2009;10(4):427–434. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2009.03.009.
- Number the figures according to their sequence in the Poster Report. The figure legend should include key relevant references.
- Each figure should be included on a separate page with the accompanying figure legend
- The accompanying figure legend should be provided on a separate page together with other figure legends and with the appropriate figure number. These should be numbered according to their sequence in the Poster Report.
- Figures should preferably be formatted in JPG format. TIF or EPS can also be submitted.
- Composite figures must be preassembled
- Figures should be designed with the format of StemJournal in mind. They should be of such a size as to allow a reduction of 50%.
- Line art should have a minimum resolution of 1200 dpi and be saved as an EPS or TIFF:
- Do not use faint lines and/or lettering and check that all lines and lettering within the figures are legible at the final size
- All lines should be at least 0.1 mm (0.3 pt) wide
- Vector graphics containing fonts must have the fonts embedded in the files
- Grayscale figures (including photos) should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, or 600 dpi for combination art (lettering and images) and be saved as a TIF
- Figures should be cropped to include the figure only (no blank space)
- Do not save line art as JPG; this format may lose information in the publishing process
- On figures where a scale is needed, use bar scales rather than numerical ones, i.e., do not use scales of the type 1:10,000. This avoids problems if the figure needs to be reduced.
- Photographs are only acceptable if they have good contrast and intensity
- Color figures and photographs will be published online at no charge
- Citations in the figure legends should be numbered and included in the References
- Number tables according to their sequence in the Poster Report. Each table should include any relevant references.
- Provide each table on a separate page
- Include a brief and self-explanatory title with any explanations essential to the understanding of the table given in footnotes at the bottom of the table
- Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space between the columns instead.
- Citations in the table legends should be numbered and included in the References