Abstracts and guidelines


All participants are invited to submit abstracts of their scientific communications, and indicate their preference for Oral or Poster presentation. The number of slots for oral presentations is limited; if the number submitted exceeds the number of slots available the Scientific Committee will have to select which of them will be presented as oral presentations.

Abstracts should be submitted until April 15th by e-mail to ismec2014@unipv.it.

They should be written in English and follow the rules illustrated in the abstract template, available for download HERE. Abstracts should be submitted online in the symposium participant area, after registration is complete. Please indicate, at the end of the abstract, the topic to which it belongs, from this list:

• Solution equilibria and coordination chemistry

• Metal complexes of environmental interest

• Supramolecular chemistry

• Metal-complex interactions with biomolecules

• Nanostructured metal complexes

• Metals in diseases: transport, homeostasis and toxicity

• Metal-based drugs: therapy and diagnosis

• Analytical methods and sensors, based on metal complexes

• Computational modeling

Acceptance will be subject to satisfactory peer review. Each participant can submit only one abstract.

All accepted abstracts will be published online in the Acta of the International Symposia on Metal Complexes (ISSN: 2239-2459), Vol. 4 (ISMEC Group series, Symposium edition: XXV).

The most significant papers may be published in a special issue of a top journal with world-wide distribution and readership, under a peer-review process. The option of publications should be indicated by the participant during the abstract submission process. The final decision on its submission suitability will be made by the Scientific Committee. The deadline for the manuscript submission will be September 22nd.

Oral presentation guidelines

Three types of oral presentations will be present at ISMEC2014, and their definite durations (talk + discussion) are:

• Plenary lectures (PL) – 40 + 10 min

• Keynote lectures (KN) – 25 + 5 min

• Oral communications (OC) – 15 + 5 min

Presenters of oral communications are expected to keep their talks strictly within the scheduled timetable. In order to facilitate the scientific discussion, authors are encouraged to direct their presentations not just towards their specific topic experts, but towards all the audience.

The organizing committee will provide the audiovisual facilities for oral presentations. Microsoft Office (PowerPoint 2003 or 2010) and Open Office3 (Impress) software will be available. If any specific facility should be required, please contact the organization in advance.

Authors are requested not to use their personal computers – both PC and Mac will be available for oral presentations. Files for oral presentations should be given to the organization at least 1 day in advance, either by e-mail or using a USB pen drive.

Poster presentation guidelines

The maximum posters size should be A0 (841×1189 mm or 33.11× 46.81 in), in portrait orientation.

A picture of the presenting author should be included at the upper-right corner of the poster, for easier identification, thus allowing a maximum of scientific discussion.

The organization will provide tools (adhesive tape, gum, a pair of scissors, etc.) for hanging posters.

Posters have to be placed on the assigned space, preferably in the morning of the respective day, so that they are ready to be viewed during Lunch time.

After the poster session is over, the poster must be removed by the authors. If the poster is kept in the same place, staff members will dismount it, and it can be claimed afterwards at the reception desk (no responsibility is assumed for any damage to the posters).

To view the list of poster presentations and check the number of your poster, click here.