Paper Preparation

This section provides prospective authors with useful information and guidelines to prepare and submit their contributions to ISMAB 2020.

Paper Preparation Guidelines

Electronic Submission

Manuscript should be submitted by the website paper management system ONLY. The Author must fill in the required information for the manuscript, including the title of the paper, the affiliations of authors and co-authors, the contact information, the types of presentation like oral or poster, and abstract. All information must be completed in English, and incomplete information will result in unsuccessful paper submission.

Style Guide and Manuscript Template

Manuscript with a single column should be submitted in PDF format online. The page size should be A4 format (210 mm x 297 mm) and the paragraph should be typed in single-space. All contents, including drawings, charts, photographs, tables, figures, and references should be fitted in 2-6 pages. For specific style guidelines and standard manuscript template, please download the following templates for your reference.

Download Microsoft Word (manuscript_template.docx)

Instruction for Presenters

Oral Preparation

General Instructions:

You are kindly advised to arrive at least 10 minutes before the session begins, to get acquainted with the location and meet the session chair and co-chair, and to upload your presentation.

  • Introduce yourself, introduce the topic and inform your audience what you intend to speak about.
  • Deliver your talk, including the methods, results, and conclusions.
  • Summarize for your audience the most important points of your lecture.
  • Carefully note the allotted time for your presentation.
  • Please note that there will be no translation during the sessions, so please prepare and deliver your presentation in English. On-site technical support will be provided to facilitate and coordinate the smooth delivery of all oral presentations.

Please follow the guidelines above.

Preparation of your presentation:

Laptops will be available in each room. Presentations should be in Microsoft PowerPoint or Adobe PDF format. Macintosh users who want to submit presentations must export their presentation as a MS PowerPoint file or save as a .pdf file. The following file formats are supported: *.ppt, *.pps, *.pptx, *.ppsx, *.pdf. Videos: Make sure that you compress the video and embed it in the presentation if possible. It is best to check video functionality well ahead of your presentation. Note the day and time of your oral session presentation. Presentations must be prepared in English. Bring with you a copy of your presentation on a USB flash drive to the session room to be uploaded onto the computer provided for presentation, at the start of the session or during the break prior to your talk.

Poster Preparation

Poster Session/ Instruction:

Poster sessions are scheduled for selected papers that may be better presented in details with more visual images, allowing poster presenters to share their viewpoints with visitors and have discussions one-on-one. Attendees can also study or restudy the information during the poster sessions.
For poster sessions, ISMAB 2020 provides each presenter with a bulletin board on which the presenter can mount a poster [90 cm (W) * 150 cm (H)], and the presenters can provide flyers of the research if needed. Please note that presenters must be around their bulletin boards to make their presentations and answer questions during the poster sessions.