Call for Papers

The ACA program is composed of a number topics covering a plethora of crystallographic disciplines.  

The ACA will begin to accept abstracts in February of 2020.  

ACA members and non-members are invited to submit an abstract.  There is no submission fee however, authors will need to be registered for the meeting and have a MemberClicks profile prior to submitting an abstract. All submitted abstracts will be accepted as either a talk or a poster.  Authors will be advised via email of the details regarding their abstract.  

Information regarding the formatting of the abstract will be announced in the near future.  No one may be first author on more than one abstract unless the session specifically states that this rule does not apply.  

The ACA's tradition of offering a blanket 1-2 week extension to the abstract deadline will NOT be offered this year. Abstract submitted after the April 20 deadline will only be accepted at the special request of Session Chairs who need abstracts to fill incomplete sessions. All other abstracts submitted after April 20th deadline will automatically be assigned as posters.

Abstracts for invited presentations must be submitted in the same manner as those for contributed papers and are subject to the same applicable abstract fees and deadlines.

The meeting in 2020 will not utilize a program book.  Instead, all abstracts will be available online and through an app. After the meeting the ACA archives all abstracts online.  


Mode of Presentation:

There are a number of different opportunities to present your work at the ACA Annual Meeting:


Session Presentation: Session chairs will review the submitted abstracts and assign same at their discretion. Presenting authors will be notified of their final abstract number, session name, date, time, and room assignment approximately 4 weeks prior to the meeting.

Poster Presentation: Poster chairs will review the submitted abstracts and assign same at their discretion. If selected for a poster session an author will need to have a poster prepared and be present at the assigned date/time during one of the three poster sessions.

Three Minute Thesis: Three Minute Thesis participants will be chosen at the discretion of the Three Minute Thesis session chairs. his session is fully populated by abstracts for posters at the meeting. Authors will present a 3-minute thesis talk, but will additionally present their poster during the regular poster schedule.