Submission Guidelines

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the Scientific Committee without knowledge of their source. Acceptance or rejection of an abstract is based on the average grade awarded by the reviewers and at the discretion of the Scientific Abstract Selection Committee.

The deadline for abstract submission is April, 30 for an oral presentation and June, 15 for a poster presentation.

The submitting authors will be notified on May 2018, at the email address (submitting author) provided during submission, whether their abstract has been accepted for an oral presentation. They will be informed at the same time about the format of their presentation. Later, they will receive an email indicating the date and time of their presentation. Submitted abstracts for oral presentation are eligible for publication into a special issue of the prestigious Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry journal. The publication submission is due on the 1st of September 2018. For poster submission, the decision will be sent on early July.

Conference registration and attendance

Submission of an abstract does not constitute registration for the Congress. Submission of an abstract implies the commitment that if the abstract is accepted, the presenting author will attend the meeting and the expectation that financial resources to attend are available. If the original presenting author is unable to present, one of the co-authors should take over this responsibility.


Abstracts can be submitted under the following themes:

  • NMR/MRI development and signal processing: new sequences, hardwares, specific NMR devices and methods (including DNP, Field cycling…) for relaxometry, diffusion and imaging measurements applied to food science in a broad sense (from constituents to sensory analysis), signal and image processing
  • Food Physics: physical properties of food, food ingredients, food structure design and their measurement by NMR (gels, emulsions, dispersed systems, glass phase, food structuration and destructuration, etc.)
  • Postharvest Technologies: specific developments and/or applications of MRI and NMR to plants and fruit/seed/tuber quality
  • Food Technologies: specific developments and approaches to monitor food processing (unit operations, on-line, etc.). Specific NMR set-up, small NMR devices, mobile magnets to be operated in hitherto unusual environments, such as in a permanent installation (factory, growing chamber) as a sensor
  • Foodomics and Food Chemistry: fundamental aspects and applications of metabolomics (nutritional metabolomics, healthy components, etc.) and food chemistry (microbiological, sensory, nutritional, physiological, authenticity and origin aspects of food) including related multivariate data analyses.

Abstract Submission (use template)

Please submit a 1-page abstract by informing if it will be by Poster or Oral presentation. Please follow the instructions carefully and choose an appropriate theme. If you cannot see an obvious place for your contribution please submit under miscellaneous.

The submission should be all text detailing the objective of the work, methodological detail (particularly if deviation from standards and norms), main results of the study, and implications, meanings, conclusions that can be drawn from the data of the work you want to present. If your contribution does not fit this structure please adapt an appropriate structured style. There is no minimum word count but sufficient detail must be presented to allow review.
If you are struggling with a data requirement to support your abstract please submit it as it will still be considered for acceptance.

Submission of an abstract does not constitute registration for the congress. Submission of an abstract implies the commitment that the presenting author will attend the meeting and the expectation that financial resources to attend are available.

Text Format
Abstracts may include: Tables, Schemes, Figures and References.

To maintain a consistent appearance, all abstracts must be prepared in the following style (see also the template in the next page):

  • maximum space limit is half page
  • maximum usable area is 16.0 cm wide and 12.0 cm high
  • times new roman font (symbol font for special characters)
  • 14 point boldface font for the title
  • 12 point underlined font for presenting Author (12 point normal font for other Authors, if any)
  • 12 point italic font for affiliations
  • affiliations distinguished by superscript numbers if necessary
  • one blank line left between address and the beginning of the abstract
  • one blank line left between the end of the abstract and references/acknowledgment (if present).

Download here template