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.

We ask all the presenters at NEURO2024 (hereafter referred to as "this Meeting") to first register for the meeting and submit their abstracts regardless of the types of sessions in which they are to present their work.
Call for abstracts for oral and poster presentations, and Training School for Next Generation Scientists is also open. Please submit your abstract through the abstract submission system.


  1. Abstract Submission Period
  2. Abstract Submission Eligibility
  3. Presentation format / Language
  4. Regular presentations
  5. Disclosure of Conflict of Interest (COI)
  6. How to Submit your Abstract
  7. Viewing/Modifying Submitted Abstracts
  8. Abstract Acceptance Notification
  9. Important Notes
  10. Login to the Registration System

1. Abstract Submission Period

The abstract submission period is different from the pre-registration period.
Symposium presenters must submit their abstracts. We ask the symposium organizers to cooperate in making sure that the speakers submit their abstracts.

Submission periodDecember 1, 2023 – February 8, 2024, 17:00 Japan time February 15, 2024, 17:00 Japan time
We will not extend the deadline nor invite additional papers after the deadline. Please submit your papers by the deadline.

2. Abstract Submission Eligibility

  • The presenting author (the first author) himself/herself should register for the meeting and submit an abstract. Abstract submission by a co-author on behalf of the presenting author (first author) is not permitted.
  • Each person can submit one abstract as a first author either for a symposium, an oral presentation, or a poster presentation. Speakers of plenary, special, educational, and award lectures and luncheon seminars may submit an abstract for either a symposium, an oral presentation, or a poster presentation as a first author.
  • The first authors should obtain consent from all co-authors before submitting a paper.
  • The presenting author (first author) should be a member of the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS), the Japanese Society for Neurochemistry (JSN), or the Japanese Society of Biological Psychiatry (JSBP). We ask non-members to immediately apply for those memberships.
  • It may take about a week to obtain a membership ID (number) after you submit your application. Please apply for membership well in advance. In case the membership application process is not completed by the time the program is fixed, your abstract may be retracted.
  • Those whose membership is paused should make sure to reactivate their membership by the day the meeting starts.

<Contact information for JNS / JSN / JSBP membership/annual fee>

The Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS)
Membership Inquiries
TEL: +81-3-3813-0272 E-mail:

The Japanese Society for Neurochemistry (JSN)
Membership Inquiries
TEL: +81-3-5361-7107 E-mail:

The Japanese Society of Biological Psychiatry (JSBP)
Membership Inquiries
Tel: +81-3-6267-4550

3. Presentation Format / Language

Program Abstract ※1 Time Presentation Q&A
Plenary Lecture
Special Lecture
English 60 minutes English English
Award lecture English TBA English English
Educational Lecture Japanese ※2 60 minutes Japanese ※2 Japanese ※2
Symposium English ※3 English English(Japanese also permitted)
Oral session ※4 English 15 minutes including discussion ※4 English English(Japanese also permitted)
Training School for Next Generation Scientists English 30 minutes including discussion English English(Japanese also permitted)
Poster session English 60 minutes English※5 English※5
  • ※1 Enter title, names of authors, and affiliations in Japanese if applicable.
  • ※2 Presentations and Q&A of Educational lectures are to be conducted in Japanese (English also permitted). Presentation slides of those lectures are to be prepared in both Japanese and English.
  • ※3 Organizers will decide the time allocation. The meeting secretariat will inform all symposium speakers of their presentation time in early June after the organizers decide.
  • ※4 Presentation time will be 30 minutes for abstracts accepted for Training School for Next Generation Scientists.
  • ※5 Posters of Industry-Academia Collaboration Presentations are to be prepared in English. Additionally, please prepare your resume in Japanese.

4. Regular presentations

1) Notes on submitting papers

  • You will be asked about your presentation format preference on the submission screen. Please choose either an oral or poster presentation. Oral presentations can be delivered online. The meeting secretariat will contact the accepted presenters for preference on presentation format after the review results are announced. Presenters of Training sessions for early-career scientists will be selected among those who choose oral presentations and apply for this session.The final decision will rest with the Program Committee. Your presentation format will be indicated in the acceptance notification email.
  • Please select a category in which you would like to deliver your presentation from the List of Categories (pdf).
  • Poster presentation guidelines including poster sizes will be announced on our website one month prior to the meeting.

2) Training session for early-career scientists

This is targeted at young scientists and provides opportunities to have enthusiastic discussions of their research projects with active research leaders at the forefront of this field. The presenters can spend more time on their presentations and discussions in the same time slot as other oral presentations, and get profound and sharp advice and feedback. If that excites you, apply for Training School for Next Generation Scientists!
Eligibility: Undergraduate students, graduate students, and those who received a Ph.D. within five years at the time of NEURO 2024.
* Those who are not selected for this session will be selected for either oral or poster presenters.
Presentation time: 30 minutes per presenter. (15 minutes for presentation + 15 minutes for discussion and feedback) * The presentations will be held in the same time slot as regular oral sessions.
Number of presenters: 30-34 sessions / 60-68 presenters
Presentation topic: Research project * same as regular oral presentations. You can include unsatisfactory points of your research, problems you are facing, and questions about your presentations as well.
Language: Same as regular oral presentations
Selection: The leading researchers will select excellent presentations. Selection methods and criteria will be announced in the meeting program.
Announcement and award ceremony: The certificates of commendation will be sent to those who are selected as excellent presenters.

3) Junior Investigator Poster Award

There will be an award for the best poster presented by undergraduate students.
Candidates for this award are presenters who are undergraduate students at the time of abstract submission. Graduate students are not eligible.
Select “Apply for Junior Investigator Poster Award” when you submit your paper. Student ID and your supervisor’s approval are required.

4) Industry-Academia Collaboration Poster

We call for poster presentations of research conducted in close collaboration with the industry or related to the industrial application to be introduced as “Industry-Academia Collaboration Posters”.
Presentations of Industry-Academia Collaboration Posters will be scheduled for the same day as the industry-academia collaboration event is programmed. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and submit an abstract to further discussions with corporate participants.

  • If you wish to present an industry-academia collaboration poster, please select “Apply” for the Presentation at Industry-Academia Collaboration on the abstract submission page, go through the Checking List, and check items that are applicable to your abstract.
  • Posters that will be on display on the day of the meeting should be created in English. Copies of a handout on one side of A4 paper should be prepared to be distributed to the audience who would wish to have it so that you can talk them through it effectively.

5) Travel Award for Domestic Scientists

NEURO2024 offers Domestic Travel Award to undergraduate and graduate students who live in Japan and deliver oral/poster presentations at the meeting. The award recipients will be selected based on their papers and itineraries and receive partial travel support. Please choose “Apply for Domestic Travel Award” when you submit an abstract. This award is different from Travel Award for Foreign Scientists. Only domestic participants can apply for this award.

6) Travel Award for Foreign Scientists

Application process differs from general registration.
Please review and proceed with registration from the application instructions page below.

Travel Award for Foreign Scientists

NEURO2024 offers Travel Awards to enthusiastic, leading, non-Japanese neuroscientists traveling from abroad to present high-quality papers at the meeting. Applications from young principal investigators and senior postdoctoral fellows, particularly from Asian-Pacific countries are especially encouraged.
The award recipients will be selected based on their papers and itineraries, and receive partial travel support, which will be between 80,000–190,000 JPY per award.

  • Benefits include:
    • Waiver of registration fee for successful applicants
    • Partial support for travel expenses
    • Free accommodation in Fukuoka for maximum of 4 nights (from July 23, a single room in a budget hotel)
    • Invitation to the International Exchange Meeting for Young Researchers and a get-together part on the day before NEURO2024 to facilitate interaction among young researchers from abroad and Japan
  • Registration for NEURO2024 is not required at the time of application to the Travel Award for Foreign Scientists. Applicants can register to the meeting once the results are communicated well before the abstract submission deadline of February 8, 2024, 17:00 JST. Unsuccessful applicants can also submit an abstract until the submission deadline. For details, please follow the travel award application instruction.
  • Ineligibility for this application:
    • Symposium speakers
    • Other grant recipients related to NEURO2024
    • Applicants who are applying via other Neuroscience Affiliations (This means that if you have already applied for the Travel Award for participation in NEURO2024 organized by FENS, SfN, or other neuroscience societies, you are ineligible for this application due to duplicity)

*Applicants from the following countries must apply for the Travel Award through their home Neuroscience Affiliations: China, South Korea, India, and Iran.
Each society has set their own deadline date and guideline. Applicants shall follow their instructions. For further information, please contact the office of your society below:

China: the Chinese Neuroscience Society
South Korea: the Korean Society for Brain and Neural Science (KSBNS)
India: Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN)
Iran: the Iranian Neuroscience Society (INS)

5. Disclosure of Conflict of Interest (COI)

When presenting at NEURO2024, you should disclose the existence of a conflict of interest of the first author, responsible author, and their spouses and relatives in the first degree who share income/assets with them backdated a year from the time of abstract submission. Please check whether any of the following conflicts of interest apply to you in advance. If applicable, confirm the name of the company/organization with which you have a conflict of interest.

【A】The annual compensation you receive from a company, corporate organization, or association as a director, advisor, or employee is over 1,000,000 JPY.
【B】Your annual income derived from one company's shares is over 1,000,000 JPY or 5% of the relevant shares.
【C】The annual patent royalty you receive from a company or organization is over 1,000,000 JPY.
【D】Your principal salary is paid out of the ordinary expenses of your employer.
【E】The aggregate of speaking, manuscript, and supervision fees from one company or organization is over 500,000 JPY a year.
【F】The total amount of research funds (sponsored research, scholarship funds, endowed chairs, etc.) you receive from a single company or organization is over 1 million JPY a year.
【G】Affiliation with an endowed chair funded by donations from companies and organizations.
【H】You receive worth over 50,000 JPY of compensation which is not directly related to the research such as travel and gifts from a company or organization a year.

6. How to Submit your Abstract

1) Registration process (create an account, register for the meeting, and submit an abstract)

Please click on the “Registration System” button at the bottom of this page to create an account and register for the meeting. After your registration is completed, you will be able to continue to submit your abstract.
To view or modify what you have entered, you need to log in to the system. Please be sure to keep your account information (login ID and password) until acceptance/non-acceptance of your abstract is notified.
Please kindly understand that we are unable to answer inquiries related to log in ID and password for security reasons.

2) Abstract submission flow: from entry to completion

  • Follow the instructions on the abstract submission screen and enter the required information.
  • When your submission is completed, a confirmation email will be sent automatically. If you have not received the email within 60 minutes, your abstract may not successfully be registered to the system, so please submit your abstract once again. We also ask you to check your spam folder for the confirmation email as well.
  • Depending on your PC environment, machine-dependent characters may not be displayed correctly in the confirmation email. If they are displayed correctly on the registration system though, there is no problem.

3) Character limit

The abstract body is limited to 2,500 characters, including space, special characters, symbols, and HTML tags that are used for text formatting.
To count characters, please click “body” to select all text, copy, click on the “Characters Counter” button, and paste the text into the counter box. Please note that abstracts with more than 2,500 characters will not be accepted.

4) Special characters and text formatting

When you wish to use special characters or text formatting, please copy and paste what you need from the list of available symbols being displayed in another window on the abstract submission screen.

7. Viewing /Modifying Submitted Abstracts

  • You can view or modify your submitted abstract only during the abstract submission period. Please log into the registration system and make the necessary changes.
  • After the call for abstracts is closed, you cannot modify the registered information, including the abstract text, author names (the first author and co-authors), or affiliations. We will make no exceptions regardless of the circumstances.
  • Submitted abstracts will not be proofread in principle. Registered information will be published on the Abstract browsing system as entered, therefore, the submitting author should take responsibility for ensuring the correct entry of affiliations or all the co-authors without omission.

8. Abstract Acceptance Notification

Acceptance/non-acceptance of regular abstracts will be notified via email in early April after the program is fixed. The acceptance notification includes information such as presentation date and time, format, and room. The decision about the acceptance/non-acceptance of abstracts should rest with the Program Committee. Please note that your abstract may not be accepted.

9. Important Notes

  • Accepted abstracts will be published in the NEURO2024 Meeting Planner in early July before the meeting. The exact date will be announced on our website or by mail magazines.
  • When you need a “Proving Document for Seeking Application for Provision of Exceptions to Lack of Novelty of Invention” under the provisions of Article 30 of the Patent Act, please contact the meeting secretariat (

10. Login to the Registration System

Login to the Registration System for Account Creation, Registration and Abstract Submission