FAQ

Updated 11 May 2022

Abstract Publications

Who retains the copyright for abstracts?

Copyright of the written abstracts remains with the Quality of Life Research journal, where the abstracts are published.

Who retains the copyright for posters or presentation slides?

For virtual conferences: The published video for oral/oral brief/symposium presentations and published digital iPosters for poster presentations are copyright of ISOQOL and should not be re-published elsewhere without permission.

For in-person meetings: The physical graphic paper poster (used prior to 2020) and the slides used for oral/brief presentations are not “published” anywhere for posterity, thus the copyright remains with the author/creator. Beginning in 2022 with the digital poster hall, the published digital iPosters presented at the conference are copyright of ISOQOL and should not be re-published elsewhere without permission.

Does ISOQOL allow abstracts to be submitted as encore to other conferences?

No. You should not submit the same abstract to another journal, as that would be duplicating the publication and ISOQOL calls for original work in its journals. The following guidelines apply to all abstract submissions for the ISOQOL Annual Conference.

Original Work: Each abstract should represent complete and original results. Submitting multiple abstracts based on the same data is not permitted. Research that has been presented or published prior to the time of presentation at the Annual Conference will not be considered.

What is the embargo period for submitting manuscripts to another journal?

If you choose to submit the full manuscript to another journal publication, you may do so. There is not an embargo period for this. Of course, we encourage ISOQOL attendees to submit their research to one of two ISOQOL publications: Quality of Life Research or the Journal of Patient Reported Outcomes.

Is there an embargo period for presentations?

ISOQOL does not have an embargo period that restricts authors from discussing the work. Each abstract selected for presentation should represent complete and original results. This abstract should not be presented or published elsewhere prior to the ISOQOL Annual Conference.

Digital Poster Abstracts

How can I submit a poster abstract?

Abstract submissions for 2022 Annual Conference oral, oral brief, and poster presentations are now closed. Visit the Abstract Information page for more information.

Do I need to bring a printed poster?

No. ISOQOL will provide access to digital screens for poster presenters to utilize during an allotted time frame. 

How will I present my digital poster?

Poster presenters will have an allotted time frame to present and discuss their poster with their peers. ISOQOL will provide access to digital screens for the allotted time.

Presenters/Attendees can schedule 1:1 meetings via the conference mobile app to further discuss their research using iPoster Sessions on their personal devices over coffee breaks or during their downtime. More information about the mobile app will be added to this page as available. 

Will poster presenters be required to register for the in-person conference?

All accepted abstract presenters (including posters) must register and present in-person during their scheduled time. More information will be posted on this area of the website as available.

How long will the digital poster hall be available for viewing?

Conference attendees will have access to the poster hall via iPosterSessions from the start of the conference through November 2022.

Registration

Will a hybrid version of the conference be available?

Registration and access for the poster hall will also be available for those unable to attend the Annual Conference in-person. More details will be added to this area of the website as available.

All accepted abstract presenters (including posters) must register and present in-person during their scheduled time.

Other

When will the journal supplement be available?

The digital Quality of Life Research Journal Abstract Supplement will be available online after the Annual Conference, by the end of November. Conference attendees will have early access to the abstract text via the mobile app at the beginning of the conference.

Will a printed final program be available at the conference?

In an effort to support the ISOQOL “Going Green” initiative, the final program will be available digitally on the mobile app to all conference attendees. A printed daily agenda will be available at the registration desk by request only. The abstract title, all contributing authors, and the entire abstract will still be published in the digital Quality of Life Research journal supplement and will be available through the conference mobile app. Thank you for supporting our environment-conscious efforts to go green.

Our Sponsors

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Together, we are creating a future in which patient perspective is integral to health research, care and policy.