Authors FAQs

Have a question about becoming an author? We can help! Below we have answered some of the most Frequently Asked Questions.

You can submit your abstract by visiting Abstract Submission and select submit abstract.

You do not need to be a member of SME to submit an abstract.

Abstracts for consideration are due May 31, 2021.

We ask that you keep your abstract to 400 words.

Manuscripts should not exceed 10 pages.

We do not need copyright assignment on abstracts. If accepted, you will be asked to sign copyright assignment for the manuscript.

Acceptance or otherwise will be emailed in May, 2021.

You may edit/remove/cancel your abstract by login into your account on the abstract submission site. Please notify SME Programs at of any abstract, manuscript or presentation cancellation - include title, and primary authors. It is also helpful to inform your session chair of your withdrawal.

SME does not cover travel expenses or registration costs for presenters.

Abstracts will be available online in November 1, 2021.

All guests need to be registered and must wear an official badge to functions. Purchase of additional tickets may be required if applicable.

Yes, all presenters are expected to register and pay for the conference. SME does offer a discounted speaker rate.

An email will be sent to the email address listed for the primary author. If someone else submitted the abstract for you and used their email address they will receive the confirmation.

No, each submission must be done separately.