Full-Paper Instructions

Papers are limited to 4 pages, with an additional $200 fee for up to 1 extra page. Four pages must contain technical content, figures, and references, while the 5th page may contain only references. This is the maximum number of pages that will be accepted, including all figures, tables, and references. Any documents that exceed the 5-page limit, or that have a 5th page containing anything other than references, will be rejected.

Submission Instructions

Download the ISBI Manuscript templates MS-Word, Latex (ZIP)

Manuscripts are submitted online

Go to Papercept System to upload your paper.

Click “Submit a contribution to ISBI’18”

Click “Submit” next to “Contributed Paper”.

(For Invited Special Sessions ONLY: An alphanumeric code, provided by the session organizer, is required for paper upload.)

An individual can be first author of at most two paper submissions. There is no limit on individuals being co-authors of paper submissions.

By submitting a manuscript to ISBI 2018, authors acknowledge that it has not been previously published or accepted for publication in substantially similar form in any peer-reviewed venue including journal, conference, or workshop. Furthermore, no paper substantially similar in content has been or will be submitted to another conference or workshop during the review period (October 17 – December 18, 2017). The authors also attest that they did not submit substantially similar submissions to ISBI 2017. Violation of any of these conditions will lead to rejection.   Authors may post their article on preprint servers such as arXiv.org before submission. See the IEEE Author Center for details on the policy.

Authors of all 4 page paper submissions need to fill out and submit the form “ISBI 2018 Author Questionnaire”.  No paper will be sent out for review unless this form is filled out and submitted.  Though not required, it is recommended that authors submit this document in PDF format

Animal/Human Subjects

IEEE-ISBI supports the standard requirements on the use of animal and human subjects for scientific and biomedical research. For all IEEE ISBI 2018 papers reporting data from studies involving human and/or animal subjects, formal review and approval, or formal review and waiver, by an appropriate institutional review board or ethics committee is required and should be stated in the papers. For those investigators whose Institutions do not have formal ethics review committees, the principles outlined in the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000, should be followed.

Registration Guidelines:

If you register as a: Your registration fee allows you to submit
Full member

(EMBS/SPS, IEEE, Government Employee, or Non-member)

2 papers in any combination

e.g. 2 contributed papers, 1 contributed

paper & 1 abstract, or 2 abstracts


Student member

(EMBS/SPS, IEEE or Non-member)

1 paper

e.g. 1 contributed paper or 1 abstract

Final Paper Submission Requirements: 

Once notification of paper status is sent, each Accepted paper must have a Corresponding Author (first and/or presenting author) registered at the appropriate full conference rate in order to upload the final paper submission.

Complete payment of a registration fee is required in order to upload the final submission.  If registration is not completed, authors will be unable to proceed with uploading their final manuscript. While any author of the paper may be registered, only the designated “corresponding author” may upload the final paper.

Any co-author of the paper can complete registration payment.  However, the Corresponding Author must upload the final paper by the deadline.  Registration fees are non-refundable once the final paper submission has been up-loaded.

The registration deadline for 4-page paper authors is January 15, 2018.  Authors who have not registered and submitted their papers by the final submission deadline will be removed from the Proceedings of the conference.

Author No Shows

EMBS enforces a strict “no show” policy. ISBI 2018 requires that each accepted paper be presented by one of the authors, in-person, at the conference site, according to the schedule published. Any paper accepted into the technical program, but not presented on-site will be withdrawn from the proceedings published in IEEE Xplore ®.  A  Paper Substitution/Author Absence form must be completed and submitted by the corresponding author of any paper that has been included in the ISBI 2018 program, when the corresponding author or any co-authors are no longer able to attend and present the paper in the conference.  

 Co-Author Paper Transfers

We realize changes occur prior to the Conference.  In the event, the original Corresponding Author cannot attend the Conference; a co-author can attend to present the paper.  The original Corresponding Author must complete the above Paper Substitution/Author Absence form.  Registration fees can be transferred to another co-author ONLY under special circumstances.  Please click here to request registration transfers.