Submission Deadline: 20 October 2016 midnight (EST)

ACNS encourages submission of abstracts describing new research on the interrelationships between the physiological and psychological aspects of behaviour. Abstracts must be written in understandable English and will be evaluated on the basis of scientific merit by peer review. Abstracts should report original data that will not be published elsewhere prior to the meeting, although presentation at a recent meeting (e.g., within a year) of another society is acceptable. Submissions should cover primarily methods and results, although contributions with a theoretical or methodological emphasis are welcome.

Abstracts that are accepted for presentation will be published in the conference proceedings which will be published on the ACNS website. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to make editorial corrections to submitted abstracts.

Please review the submission instructions carefully below.

The presenting author must register and attend ACNS2016.

Notification of acceptance will be e-mailed to the designated corresponding author within 2 weeks of submission, to facilitate institutional funding requests.

The author will be notified of the format of the presentation in the first week in November.

Presentation Formats

Authors are required to specify the order of preference for EACH of the following presentation formats. We will try to accommodate format preferences, but will prioritise appropriate themes for oral sessions over author format preference.

Poster: All posters will be displayed in a single Poster Gala session on Friday 25 November.

Oral Presentation: There will be a few opportunities for oral presentations within open paper sessions. These will be selected on thematic content and quality of abstract. (20min including questions)

Fast-talk presentations: This new format will allow ECR and students the opportunity to present their work in a brief talk format. (10min including questions)

Important to Note:

All correspondence about abstract submissions will be sent to the corresponding author only.

Each registrant may be presenting author on one submission only.

If the presenting author is a student, they are eligible to apply for a student award. Please indicate your student status at the time of registration (eg., PhD, Masters, undergraduate).

Only ACNS student members at the time of registration are eligible for this award.

Awards will be presented before the AGM on Sunday 27 November.

The presenting author will receive an email confirming abstract submission.

If you do not receive an e-mail response within 24 hours after submission, ACNS did not receive your abstract. In this case, it is your responsibility to contact conference@acns.org.au.

Abstract Submission Instructions

Abstracts must be submitted electronically through this link.

All abstracts must be prepared in plain text, in understandable English with no embedded symbols or formatting characters.

Submissions may not include charts, graphs, tables or references. Please spell out the symbols (alpha, beta, microns, picomolar, etc.) or translate them (mean, chi square, etc.) in your abstract submission.

To submit an abstract, the corresponding author must register with the system, with a current email address and set up a password.

Carefully follow the directions provided with the website instructions:

We encourage new research and preliminary findings. However, we do not support early development of research programs that have no data. If in doubt, please contact conference@acns.org.au.

Theoretical papers and systematic reviews can be submitted and will be considered on their merit.

Please indicate for your abstract the most relevant within each of the following lists:



Focus group

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