Call For Papers


Call for Papers

The Scientific Committee of the 26th IFSCC Conference invites Researchers, Professionals, and Students to submit their abstracts to be included as posters or podium presentations.

Important Dates
- Abstract submission site opens: September 21st, 2020
- Abstract submission deadline: February 12th, 2021
- Notification of abstract selection results: May 24th, 2021
- Deadline to send full papers (accepted abstracts): July 2nd, 2021
Notification to authors will be sent by e-mail.
Guidelines for Abstract Submission
  • Abstracts must be written in English and should not exceed 500 words. Tables, charts, and figures can be included in the abstract only if they are essential for understanding the topic.

  • Abstracts must include all the following headings. Authors must use abstract template (see the attached file):

    • Introduction: should provide the context or background for the research and should state its purpose

    • Methods: procedures used (type of study, observational and analytical methods used, and materials employed)

    • Results: main findings (giving specific effect sizes and their statistical significance, if it is possible)

    • Discussion and Conclusion: They should emphasize new and important aspects of the study and state the contribution of the work to state of the art in the field

  • Summarize efforts to ensure scientific rigor (e.g., including sample sizes and replication, blinding, and which controls were used). Scientific rigor is the structured and controlled application of the scientific method using the highest standards in the field, including considerations in experimental design, data analysis, and reproducibility.

  • Use standard abbreviations for units of measure. Other abbreviations should be fully spelled out on the first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.

  • At the time of abstract submission, the study should not have been previously published as a scientific article or meeting abstract. The abstract may not be presented verbatim at another meeting before the scheduled IFSCC Conference. Lack of originality will be a criterion of rejection.

  • Abstracts must focus on any aspect of Cosmetic science-related research. The Scientific Committee has established the following topics: a) Cosmetic science through the senses, b) Endemic ingredients for cosmetic products, c) Green and sustainable beauty, d) Color in the beauty and cosmetics world, e) Trends in skin care and sun protection, f) Main goals and issues in hair care, g) Beauty innovation, and h) New technologies in cosmetics.

  • Abstracts describing experimental work on animals will not be considered appropriate and will be rejected by the Scientific Committee.

  • IFSCC Conference welcomes abstracts from industry that contain cosmetic science research, data, and results. However, abstracts deemed to contain commercial content, products, or service-related advertisements may be rejected by the Scientific Committee.

  • Abstracts should not contain commercial trade names. However, the mentioning of trade names of equipment used is allowed unless the intention is to promote its use. Authors must also declare adherence to the restriction of trade names when submitting their abstracts.

  • The submitting author is responsible for: ensuring that each author has legitimately contributed to the study; guaranteeing the final version of the abstract; and securing consent from all authors to be listed.

  • Authors can state, when submitting their paper, if they would like it considered for a podium or poster presentation, but not both.

Guidelines for papers
  • Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be asked to send a copy of the full-length paper. The manuscript must be written in English, and it can include tables and figures. The text should not exceed 5000 words (tables, figures, charts, and other illustrations are not included in the word count). Manuscripts must be typed in Arial 10 point font and single spacing must be used with margins of at least 2.5 cm. Authors must use the full-length paper template (see the attached file):

  • The manuscript title must coincide with the title of the approved abstract. Authors must certify that the paper is original and has not been published elsewhere and will not be published until after the Conference. If, however, the paper submitted has been published before presentation at the Conference, information regarding where and when the paper was published must be provided.

  • Note that full-text submissions are required for both podium and poster presentations submissions.

  • Authors must also declare adherence to the restriction of trade names when submitting their papers.

  • Manuscripts must be submitted in the form of a PDF file. Editing will not be performed, and therefore papers will be distributed to the participants of the Conference in the same way as it was received.

  • The first page of all manuscripts must contain the following information:

    • The title of the paper.

    • Names of authors (Surname, First Name, and initial of the second name should be indicated, using a comma to separate the Surname from the Name/Names. Further authors must be separated by a semicolon. All authors must be indicated in the full manuscript.

    • Names of the institutions at which the research was conducted, clearly linked to respective authors. Each author should be listed with one or more institutions identified with a number. Use this number as a superscript to the right of the name of each author.

    • Name, address, phone number, and email address of the principal author (sometimes, the author who will present the work).

    • A list of 4-6 keywords.

    • A statement of all funding sources that supported the work.

    • Any conflict of interest disclosures.

  • Manuscripts should be organized as follows:

    • Title Page
    • Structured abstract. Maximum of 250 words and should be divided into the following sections: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusion

    • Introduction. This section must describe the background for the research and the objectives.

    • Materials and Methods. They must include the essential details of the experimental material, employed methods, equipment, and applied statistical analyses

    • Results. It must describe the main findings of the research

    • Discussion: It should emphasize new and important aspects of the study and state the contribution of the work to state of the art in the field

    • Conclusion. A brief paragraph that summarizes the major achievements of the research

    • Acknowledgments

    • References. All the references must be quoted numerically in the order in which they appear in the manuscript. This must be done in between square brackets [1]

  • The mentioning of trade names of equipment used is allowed unless the intention is to promote its use.

  • No trademarks are accepted except for the case that it defines the quality of the product, in which case it must be mentioned behind the scientific/technical name (between brackets).

  • All presented material (visually presented, electronically presented, printed in the Proceedings book, or podium presented) should be free of any commercial or trade names of chemicals. Common chemicals or commercial derivatives must be named using INCI Nomenclature. The mention of trade names of equipment used is allowed unless the intention of the presentation (paper or poster) is to promote the use of equipment. The presenter’s company name is permitted only on the title and last slide.

  • By submitting the full-length paper, the Scientific Committee of the IFSCC Conference 2021 will take this as an agreement to publish the full paper in the proceedings and other related publications, which will be distributed to the participants of the Conference.

Guidelines for posters
  • All posters must be written entirely in English

  • Text must be easy to read from a distance of 1.5 m

  • Handwritten posters will not be accepted

  • Posters must be printed on the poster template (see the attached file in ppt)

  • Poster number must be indicated on the top right part in the header of the template. The poster number is indicated in the Poster Session.

  • A poster printed on one large sheet is encouraged. However, the maximum size for posters is 120 cm high and 90 cm wide

  • Authors are responsible for setting up and removing their posters according to the schedule to be indicated.

  • All poster authors are invited to collect their posters on October 27th, not before 4 pm. Posters not collected after the Conference will be disposed