General RulesAbstract FAQ  

Early Abstract Submissions is now open.  Abstract Submission Deadline: October 1, 2023

  • The abstract submission handling fee is $75 and is non-refundable.
  • All abstracts must represent scientific research that cannot be perceived as marketing a specific company or product.
  • Authors submitting abstracts are responsible for ensuring that all authors listed on the abstract have been notified of the submission.
  • Each abstract will be reviewed by the 2024 Program Committee, and decisions to accept or reject abstracts rest with this committee.
  • Early abstracts will be programmed each day of the meeting and grouped by topic. The scheduling of abstracts by the Program Committee is final and authors must be prepared to present their work as programmed.
  • There is a limit of 300 words for the title and body text of your abstract submission.
  • No graphics will be accepted in the submission of abstracts.
  • All abstracts will be printed and published as they appear in the Review My Work step. BPS is not responsible for and will not copy edit abstract submissions.
  • Please ensure all special characters and formatting display correctly.
  • Abstracts are not peer-reviewed, but they are citable. Abstracts will be published online ONLY prior to the meeting and published as a supplement to the Biophysical Journal.



  • All abstract submissions require a sponsor
  • Sponsors must be a Regular, Early Career, or Emeritus member with 2024 dues paid. They can sponsor their own abstract or someone else's.
  • Members may sponsor up to two abstracts if one is in the Biophysics Education category. Abstracts submitted to the Biophysics Education category will also be reviewed in an appropriate scientific abstract category determined by the program committee for platform presentation consideration.
  • Student members, with 2024 dues paid, may only sponsor their own abstract. 
  • Nonmembers may submit an abstract, but must have a 2024 BPS Regular, Early Career, or Emeritus member who is not submitting their own abstract sponsor the nonmember abstract. Alternatively, they may join the Society at the time of submission.

Revisions and Withdrawals

Withdrawals and revisions of early abstracts must be submitted by Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 11:59 PM, USA Eastern. 

Withdrawals and revisions of late abstracts must be submitted by Thursday, January 4, 2024, 11:59 PM, USA Eastern. 

To make revisions to your abstract:

  • Log into your myBPS account and return to the Annual Meeting abstract submission page. Click on the control number of the abstract you wish to edit. 
  • Select the appropriate section on the left-hand margin to return to that portion of the submission site. In order to complete the section and save any changes, you must click the “Save and Continue” button at the bottom of the section. You will be directed to the “Review My Work” section. 
  • If all sections have a blue check mark  a message will appear that states, “This submission is complete.” Any abstract marked “Incomplete” will not be considered for programming until it has a “Complete” status.

Requests for abstract withdrawal must be received in writing by the Biophysical Society, 5515 Security Lane, Suite 1110, Rockville, MD 20852; or via email from the presenting author’s email address: [email protected]. Include the presenting author's full name and abstract number. The abstract submission handling fee is non-refundable.


The Biophysical Society Office will email early abstract scheduling notices to Presenting Authors only in late November 2023. 

The Biophysical Society Office will email late abstract scheduling notice to Presenting Authors only in mid January 2024. 

If you have not received your programming notice, please contact [email protected]

It is important that a valid and current email address for the Presenting Author be entered during the abstract submission process. Once an abstract is received by the Biophysical Society all subsequent notifications will be sent to the Presenting Author via email. Notifications will not be sent to the other authors. The Presenting Author holds the responsibility of notifying all authors on the abstract of the scheduling.