Call for Papers

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

The call for papers is now open. We invite submissions of papers for regular presentations (oral and poster presentations). Submissions must be completed by the online submission system. Please note that symposium speakers are also required to submit their abstracts via this online submission system.
Please read through the submission guidelines below and proceed to the submission page.


  1. Submission Period
  2. Criteria
  3. Travel Award for Domestic Students
  4. Presentation Format & Language
  5. Submission Procedure
  6. Conflict of Interest (COI) Disclosure
  7. Data Entry
  8. View / Modify Abstract
  9. Notification of Acceptance
  10. Important Notes
  11. Logging into the Online Submission System


1.Submission Period


December 2, 2019


February 6 → 13 → 16, 2020 at 11:59 pm JST

*The period for abstract submission is different from that for registration.
*Symposium organizers are expected to inform symposium speakers that they are required to submit their abstracts via the online submission system.




  • The presenting author (first author) must register and submit the abstract; co-authors cannot submit or present.
  • One person cannot submit multiple papers as a first author, including symposia. However, this excludes plenary lectures, special lectures, educational lectures, award lectures and luncheon seminars.
  • 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.
    Click here for detail information on the Japan Neuroscience Society
  • 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 Please bear in mind that your abstract may be withdrawn if you, as a presenting author, have not completed the membership process by the time the program is finalized.
  • Even JSN members, your abstract may be withdrawn if you are behind in payment of membership fee.
  • Invited speakers of symposia are not requested to join JNS. However, in order to encourage the participation of researchers in related fields, we welcome their new application for the membership at this occasion.
  • If your membership is paused, please activate your membership prior to your abstract submission.


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



3.Travel Award for Domestic Students

We invite applications for Travel Award for Domestic Students. Domestic undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for the award. Accommodation of up to 3 nights will be provided for the recipients. We will decide and arrange the hotel for the recipients. We will evaluate applicants and select the recipients if we receive more than 50 applications.
Please visit here for more information.



4.Presentation Format & Language

You can indicate your preference for either an oral or a poster presentation when you submit an abstract for regular presentations. The final decision, however, will be up to the Program Committee. You will be informed of the acceptance of your presentation, together with the format (oral or poster) and schedule.
Please kindly understand that we cannot meet all requests.






Plenary Lectures
Special Lectures
Award Lectures




Educational Lectures




Oral Presentations



English (Japanese is permitted)

Poster Presentations


English /Japanese
*Posters must be created in English.

English / Japanese

1)Symposia (designated presenters only)

  • Please consult the session chair beforehand concerning your presentation time.

2)Regular Presentations

  • Choose appropriate research themes from the list of categories. Please kindly note that your presentation may belong to a different category from what you choose at the Program Committee’s discretion.
    List of Categories (PDF)

【Oral Presentations】

  • Presentations should be delivered in English. Discussion in Japanese is allowed.
  • Each oral presentation is 15 minutes including discussion. However, the presentation time may be changed depending on the number of applicants.

【Poster Presentations】

  • Please create your poster in English.
  • Information such as poster size will be announced on the website as soon as it is finalized.

<Junior Investigator Poster Award>
There will be an award for the best posters presented by undergraduate students.
Candidates of this award are presenters who are undergraduate students at the time of abstract submission.


<Industry-Academia Collaboration Poster Presentations>
We invite the submission of papers that deeply collaborate with industry or areas associated with application to industry as “Industry-Academia Collaboration Poster Presentations”.
These poster presentations are scheduled on the same day as Industry-Academia Collaboration Projects, which will be held on the first day of the meeting.
We look forward to receiving submissions as an opportunity to deepen discussions with participants from industry.

  • To apply for Industry-Academia Collaboration Poster Presentations, check the “Industry-Academia Collaboration; / Associated with Application to Industry” box on the abstract submission page. At that time, please confirm that your presentation meets the criteria shown on the page. Please kindly note that we may not be able to fulfill all requests, depending on the number of applicants.
  • Please prepare your poster in English. Additionally, please prepare a handout summarizing your work in order to explain more clearly to participants from industry, and distribute it to interested parties during the poster session.



5.Submission Procedure

1)Prior to Submission

Registration is necessary 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 be displayed correctly in the confirmation email depending on your PC’s configuration. This is not a problem as long as they are displayed 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.Conflict of Interest (COI) Disclosure

If you are the first or lead author (including non-members) of the presentation to be given at the JNS meeting, you must submit in advance a notice to the meeting secretariat on the presence or absence of conflicts of interest during a past one year calculated from the time of abstract submission concerning any corporation involved with the subject of the presentation. This applies to your spouse or any relation in the first degree who shares income and assets with you.
You are required to disclose that if you have conflicts of interest to disclose when you deliver your presentation at the meeting.
Please refer to the following page for more details.
Conflict of Interest Guidelines for JNS meetings



7.Data Entry

1)Input Items

  • Enter the following items:
    • Preferred presentation format
    • 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)
    • Presentation Category number
    • 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 1,500 to 2,500 characters 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 less than 1,500 or 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 followings are some examples of special characters. You can find more on the submission screen.
①Symbols / Greek Letters

(ex) p&lt;0.05 → p<0.05

You Type













Greek Letters
(ex) &beta;blocker→ βblocker

You Type
























You Type






















You Type









②Font 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




Start a new line after <BR>



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).

Example: p<0.05
 × p<0.05
 ○ p&lt;0.05



8.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.Please ensure that your submission is accurate and that no authors, affiliations or other information have been accidentally omitted, since your submission will be published as is.

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.



9.Notification of Acceptance

Once the program is finalized, applicants will receive notifications of acceptance / non-acceptance at the beginning of April. The notifications of acceptance will include information such as presentation schedule, format and room. The decision on abstract acceptance is entirely up to the Program Committee. Please note that the abstracts of symposia speakers may also be checked by the Program Committee.



10. 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 been 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 2020 at the beginning of July, 2020. 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 Conference Secretariat at


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11. Logging in to the Online Submission System



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