Submit Your Abstract

You are invited to submit new research or clinical cases to the world's largest gathering of neuropsychiatrists. The ANPA Scientific Program Committee reviews all submissions, and each accepted abstract will be presented during the Poster Session of the Annual Meeting. In addition, a small number of compelling abstracts will be shared as podium presentations during the Clinical or Research Platform Sessions of the Annual Meeting. All accepted abstracts will be featured in the online issue of the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, the official journal of the ANPA. Submit your best science todayAuthors will be notified of abstract acceptance by January 2019. Authors invited to present as part of the platform sessions will be notified by February 2019.

The Deadline to Submit Abstracts is December 7, 2018

Submit your abstract


Keys to successful abstract submission

  • The deadline to submit abstracts to the 30th Annual Meeting is December 7, 2018 at 11:59pm Pacific Standard TimeAbstracts submitted after this time will not be considered for presentation or for publication in The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.  
  • Abstracts are accepted for consideration by ANPA and The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences with the understanding that they represent original material, have not been published previously, are not being considered for publication elsewhere, and have been approved by each author listed on the abstract.
  • Abstract submissions not adhering to the guidelines provided in the General Format Guidelines and following the structure relevant to the type of abstract submitted (i.e., Research Report or Clinical Case Report) will be returned unreviewed to the corresponding author for correction and resubmission.
  • Submissions take place through the Manuscript Central page of the The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences: go to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/appi-jn or click on the “Submit your abstract” button at the top of this page.
  • Submission of an abstract reflects a committment on the part of the authors to present the abstract at the annual meeting of ANPA. Accepted abstracts must be presented in person at the ANPA annual meeting by one of the work's authors. Abstracts that are not presented in person by one of the abstracts authors will not be published in The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 

Format for research reports

Background: A succinct summary of the literature or theoretical rationale underlying the abstract. 

Example:   HIV-Associated Dementia (or AIDS Dementia Complex) is thought to represent a subcortical dementia...

Objective: This section should provide the basic rationale for the research and the hypothesis tested.

Example: Subjects included 20 HlV-seropositive male outpatients who met criteria for HIV-associated Dementia.  All subjects received...

Methods: This section must include the number of subjects and information about the experimental design.

Example:  Subjects included 20 HlV-seropositive male outpatients who met criteria for HIV-associated Dementia.  All subjects received...

Results: This section should include the statistical approach and details of the analysis that support the conclusions. Statements such as “results will be discussed” or “data will be presented” are not acceptable.

Example:  Apathy measures were significantly correlated with basal ganglia hypoperfusion.  This is in contrast to...

Conclusion: This section should summarize the essential findings and their implications

Example:  Apathy, but not syndromal depression, is associated with subcortical impairments in...


Format for clinical case reports

Background: Describe theoretical rationale underlying the abstract and how the case(s) is (are) novel.

Case History: Should include a succinct summary of the literature as well as a history of the case(s).  Outline any supportive neurodiagnostic data (video sample, imaging, test data, etc) that will be included.

Conclusion: This section should summarize the essential findings or unresolved clinical problems or unexpected outcomes or potential dilemmas and their implications when managing Neuropsychiatric disorders.

Example abstracts

Before submitting, please review the following examples of properly formatted abstracts. 








General abstract formatting guidelines

  • Abstracts must be submitted as a Microsoft Word file (i.e., .doc or .docx file type).
  • All parts of the abstract must be double-spaced throughout.
  • List the title at the top of the abstract, and present it in the following format: The First Letter of Each Word is Capitalized, Except for the First Letter of Mid-Sentence Determiners, Prepositions, and Conjunctions.
  • List author name(s) below the title, and present them in the following format: First M. Last. Do not include degrees (i.e., MD, PhD, MA, MS, BA, BS) or other titles (e.g., FANPA, PGY level or medical student year) after author names.
  • Do not list author affiliation(s) in the submitted abstract. Affiliation and email address for the first or corresponding author will be provided during submission in the ScholarOne system - do not provide author affiliations and email address for any author (including the corresponding author) on the submitted abstract document itself.
  • The body of the abstract is limited to 250 words (i.e., not including title and authors).
  • Scientific words can be entered in mixed case (e.g., fMRI).
  • Do not include references in the abstract (i.e., do not include in-text citations or a bibliography/reference list). 
  • Do not include tables, figures, and videos in the abstract or with the abstract submission.
  • Abstract submissions not adhering to the guidelines provided above and following the structure relevant to the type of abstract submitted (i.e., Research Report or Clinical Case Report) will be returned unreviewed to the corresponding author for correction prior to peer review.

Step by step instructions for online submission through JNCN Manuscript Central

The process is similar to manuscript submission with some key differences. Be sure to follow the detailed instructions to the below.

  1. Visit The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences’ Manuscript Central.
  2. Log in. (If you do not already have an account, click on Register here on the right side under New User? to create your account.)
  3. Once you are logged in, select Author Center.
  4. Under Author Resources, click the Submit a new manuscript.
  5. For Manuscript Type, select ANPA Annual Meeting Abstract in the drop down menu.
  6. For Abstract, enter only the words "original work" or "clinical case report."
  7. Click Save and Continue
  8. Choose two key words, and click Save and Continue.
  9. Enter any additional authors, and click Save and Continue.
  10. In the Reviewers section, enter the following four individuals: Kaloyan Tanev, ktanev@partners.org; Joan Camprodon, jcamprodon@partners.org; Jeremiah Scharf, jscharf@partners.org; Omar Ghaffar, omar.ghaffar@gmail.com. 
  11. Attach a cover letter that states whether or not you would like your subsmission to be considered for a Platform Presentation or only the Poster Session.
  12. Upload your files. Then review your submission in both PDF and HTML formats.
  13. Click Submit

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