Abstract submissions


The International Mineralogical Association invites you to submit an abstract for consideration, for either an oral and/or poster presentation for the XXII Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association being held between 13-17 of August, 2018.

All abstract submissions for IMA2018 require a submission fee of $33 to be paid. The submission fee is per abstract submission and is non-refundable. The abstract submission fee needs to be paid regardless of abstract acceptance or otherwise. Unpaid abstracts will not be considered for review.

For new abstract submission enquiries, please email [email protected].

For enquiries related to existing abstract submissions, please email [email protected].


Abstracts can be submitted for:


IMA2018 call for abstracts closed midnight 25 March 2018 Pacific Time (GMT-8).

Abstract guidelines

      • Only submissions submitted in English will be considered. Please ensure you thoroughly check your submission for spelling and grammatical errors as accepted abstracts will be printed as per your submission.
      • Abstracts are to be no more than 3500 characters (approximately 500 words). Submissions that do not meet the word limit will not be reviewed.
      • Abstract title, references, tables, images and acknowledgements are not included in the word count.
      • Please ensure any acronyms are spelt out in the first instance.
      • Ensure that all author information (names, affiliations and presenting author biography) is included and entered correctly.
      • Presenters will be notified of acceptance in April 2018 and will need to confirm their attendance and registration before the close of the earlybird registration date.
      • Presenting authors are required to register for the conference. No funding is provided to presenters. Any presenter not registered for the conference by the earlybird registration deadline will not have their abstract included in the program.
      • No abstracts will be accepted for review after 25 March 2018.

Terms and Conditions

By submitting an abstract authors must agree to the following terms and conditions;

      • I declare that the abstracts submitted is the original works of at least one author/presenter.
      • If the abstract is accepted as an oral or poster, I confirm that at least one abstract author will register pay with full intention of attending and presenting the paper at the conference.
      • No funding is provided to presenters. Any presenter not registered for the conference by the deadline specified in the acceptance email will have their abstract removed from the proceedings and program.
      • If my abstract is accepted I also accept that the abstract will be published in a journal chosen by the organising committee.
      • I am aware that only abstracts from authors (or co-authors) who are at the conference will be published.
      • I am aware that if my abstract is selected, I provide consent for my presentation slides (for oral presenters), video and audio record and photos taken during my presentation/of my poster to be used and published by IMA, including being provided to delegates of the conference.
      • I declare that the work described in this abstract has appropriate approval under local, ethical and animal experimentation rules.