Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract Notifications will be sent by end of day 2/8.

Abstracts are submitted through your MyVSS  account.You must be a member to submit an abstract. Each member may submit one abstract as first author. The first author must be a current member in good standing (for 2022).

Accepted and presented abstracts are published in the meeting program and online in the Journal of Vision.

Abstract Format

Abstracts are limited to 300 words. This does not include title, authors, and affiliations. Additional space is provided for funding acknowledgments and for declaration of commercial interests and conflicts.

Your abstract should consist of an introduction, methods and results sections, and a conclusion. It is not required that the sections be explicitly labeled as such. It is, however, important that each abstract contains sufficiently detailed descriptions of the methods and the results. Please do not submit an abstract of work that you are planning to do. Such abstracts will not be accepted.

Per the VSS Disclosure of Conflict of Interest Policy, authors must reveal any commercial interests or other potential conflicts of interest that they have related to the work described. Any conflicts of interest must be declared on your poster or talk slides.

Please complete your submission carefully. All abstracts must be in final form. Abstracts are not proofread or corrected in any way prior to publication. Typos and other errors cannot be corrected after the deadline. You may edit your abstract as much as you like until the submission deadline.


Substitutions of presenters for talks or posters are not allowed except for cases in which the first presenting author is unable to travel to the meeting due to circumstances connected to the COVID-19 pandemic, including health or travel restrictions.  In such cases a different author may be designated as the presenter.  The presenter must be registered for the meeting.  VSS must be informed of and approve any such substitutions in advance.

Under special circumstances requests for presenter substitutions for posters for reasons different from the above will be considered by the VSS Program Committee and will be handled on a case-by-case basis. If a presenter substitution for a poster is approved, the presenting author must be registered for the meeting and the first author must still pay registration fees.

Abstract Publication

Titles and authors of all accepted abstracts (talks and posters) are included in the VSS Program. Full abstract text is included in the Abstracts Book. All abstracts presented at the conference are published in the online Journal of Vision.

Submission Schedule

Submissions Open: November 3, 2021
Submissions Close: December 7, 2021 Extended
Notification of Accepted Abstracts: February 7, 2022

Submitting an Abstract

To submit an abstract, Log in to your MyVSS Account or Create a New MyVSS Account, pay for your 2022 membership, and then click the Submit an Abstract button.

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Updated: November 18, 2021