Late-Breaking Abstracts

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It gives us great pleasure to announce that we have received many abstracts from researchers by  February 22nd deadline. However, we assume that there are some researchers who are making advances in their research even after the deadline.
We consider it to be of great importance to have discussions based on recent research achievements and thus make a call for Late-Breaking Abstracts (LBA).
Submit LBA and present your latest research developments in Makuhari!



  1. Submission Period
  2. Considerations
  3. Criteria
  4. Presentation Format & Language
  5. Submission Procedure
  6. Data Entry
  7. View / Modify Abstract
  8. Notification of Acceptance
  9. Important Notes
  10. Logging into the Online Submission System


1. Submission Period


May 8, 2017 at 12:00 noon (JST)


May 22, 2017 at 12:00 noon (JST)

Abstract submission is now closed.
We thank all of you for submitting your work.
Acceptance notice will be sent to you by email by the middle of June.

*Abstract submission will close earlier than registration.



2. Considerations

  • Late-Breaking Abstracts are not included in the meeting program. They are available on the JNS Meeting Planner (online abstract browsing system).
  • Presentation format: Poster presentation only. There will be a “Late-Breaking Abstracts Corner” in the poster room.
  • The first 200 abstracts will be received for submission. We may close the submission period earlier than the above date when the number of LBA reaches the limit number.


3. Criteria

  • The presenting author (first author) must submit the abstract; co-authors cannot submit or present.
  • One person cannot submit multiple papers as a first author. Those who have already submitted their abstracts for symposia or regular presentations cannot submit LBA.
  • The first and presenting author must be a member of the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS). Nonmembers who wish to submit abstracts should join JNS first. For details, click here.
  • It may take up to one week to issue your membership number. It is advised to initiate your membership well before the deadline. Please bear in mind that your abstract may be withdrawn if you, as a presenting author, have not completed the membership process by the time the program is finalized.
  • Please also bear in mind that your abstract may be withdrawn if you, as a presenting author, have not completed payment of the annual membership fee.
  • If your membership is paused, please activate your membership prior to your abstract submission.

<Contact for JNS membership registration / payment>
  Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS)



4.Presentation Format & Language

  • Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Create your poster in English. You can deliver your presentation in either English or Japanese.
  • Choose appropriate research themes from the list of categories.
    List of Categories (PDF)
  • Information such as poster size will be announced on the website as soon as it is finalized.



5.Submission Procedure

1) Prior to Submission

Registration must be completed before abstract submission. To register, please click “Registration & Abstract Submission” or visit the “Registration” page.

2) Log in to the Online Submission System

After you complete the registration, the “Abstract Submission” button will appear. Click it to proceed to abstract submission.
If you close the registration page after completing registration without submitting your abstract, go to the URL that will be emailed to you upon completion of registration or click “Confirm or Modify Your Registration” button on “Registration” page and then log in and click “Abstract Submission” to submit an abstract.

3) Process from Abstract Entry to Completion

  • Follow the direction on the abstract submission screen, and fill in the required fields.
  • Once you complete abstract submission, you will receive an automatically-generated confirmation email. If you do not receive this email within 60 minutes, your abstract submission may not have been completed successfully. In that case, please check and submit your abstract again if necessary.
  • Platform dependent characters may not display correctly in the confirmation email depending on your PC’s configuration. This is not a problem as long as they display correctly on the abstract submission screen.
  • Your abstract number and password will be shown in the confirmation email. You need this number and password to view or modify your abstract or to send an inquiry to the Secretariat. Print out the page or save it on your computer to be sure to keep them safe.



6. Data Entry

1) Input Items

  • Enter the following items:
    • Names of authors (no more than 20 authors including presenting author)
    • Affiliated institutions (no more than 20 institutions)
    • First and presenting author’s contact info
    • Email address (for registration confirmation and result notification)
    • Category title
    • Keywords
    • Presentation title
    • Abstract body
    • Research funding name
    • Align the abstract body to the left without any spaces. Do not include the abstract title, names of authors and institutions in the abstract body.

2) Length of Abstract

  • The length of an abstract body should be 2,500 characters or less including spaces. After all required fields are filled, click “Next” to confirm the number of characters you have entered. Please note that an abstract with more than 2,500 characters cannot be registered.

3) Special characters

  • Enter English using the Latin alphabet.
  • To use characters with accents or other markings, you can copy and paste them from the character list on the submission screen. The following are some examples of special characters. You can find more on the submission screen.


① Symbols / Greek Characters


(ex) p&lt;0.05 → p<0.05.
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Greek Letters
(ex) &beta;blocker→ βblocker.

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② Font Change / Decoration

To change fonts or decorate, you can copy and paste the tags below or on the registration page if necessary to make your abstract more accurate.

*Place the tags before and after the words you want to change the font of or decorate.






Line Breaks









→ Na+

→ H2O




Line break after  <BR>


③ Important

If you want to use “<” or “>” (greater-than / less-than signs) in your abstract, enter “&lt;” for “<” or “&gt;” for “>”, in order to avoid confusion with special character code “<>” (angle brackets). 


7. View / Modify Abstract

You can view or modify your abstract during the abstract submission period.  Click “View / Modify / Delete Abstract” button at the bottom of this page, then log in with your abstract number and password. 

Neither modifications nor additions can be made to your submitted abstract once the abstract submission period has been closed.

The abstract submission system and the registration system are two different systems.  Modifications you make in one will not be reflected in the other.  You must update the content of both pages separately when making modifications.


8. Notification of Acceptance

Once the program is finalized, applicants will receive notifications of acceptance / non-acceptance at the beginning of June.
Due to this short notice, overseas LBA applicants should prepare necessary travel arrangements and documentations well ahead of time. Information on presentation schedule, format and room will be included in the notifications of acceptance.



9. Important Notes

  • Retain your abstract number and password.  For security reasons, the Secretariat is not able to respond to inquiries concerning abstract numbers and passwords. 
  • Neither modification nor addition will be accepted for any reason once abstract submission has closed.  Please note that no special cases will be entertained. 
  • In principle, we will not proofread submitted abstracts.  Please ensure that your abstract is ready for publication when you submit it.   
  • First authors are required to obtain co-authors’ consent prior to submission. 
  • Before the meeting, accepted abstracts will be released to the public through the JNS Meeting Planner 2017 at the beginning of July, 2017.  Please contact the JNS Secretariat for the exact date of release at  
  • If you need “Certificate of Presentation for patent application based on the Patent Act Article 30”, please contact the JNS Secretariat at


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Windows: Internet Explorer 11
Mac OS: Safari 9.1 and later
Mozilla Firefox: 49.0 and later
Google Chrome: 54.0and later
You must have Java Script enabled to complete abstract submission.



10. Logging in to the Online Submission System

  • Registration & Abstract Submission
  • View / Modify / Delete Abstract
If you have already completed registration, please click here
Confirm or Modify Your Registration



Contact Information
              Japan Neuroscience Society
              9F Hong Building 7-2-2 Hongo Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033