Information for Authors and Presenters

Preparation of Abstracts

The abstract submission platform is now open and will remain open to authors until 30 September. Authors need to prepare and submit their abstract(s) online.


Abstracts can be submitted on any research related to mushrooms or the mushroom industry. The Scientific Committee will allocate submissions on similar areas of research into topic groups that will enable concurrent sessions and poster areas to function effectively at the 20th Congress.

As a guide to authors, topics groupings from recent Congresses were: genetics and breeding; substrate, composting and casing; nutrition, bioactive compounds, medicinal aspects; mycorrhiza; germplasm and taxonomy; pests and diseases; molecular biology and genetics; molecular biology and biochemistry; marketing and consumer research; training, outreach (extension), and industry development.

Authors will need to indicate whether they want to have their research considered for an oral presentation or a poster presentation.

Where abstract submissions have been accepted, video and poster submission fees will be:

ISMS member: EUR25; Non-member: EUR50.

(Note, this submission fee is in addition to the registration fee to attend the NAMC/ISMS Congress. Authors need to organise and pay for their own Congress registration, transport and accommodation. Authors are responsible for obtaining the necessary documentation for entry to the United States to attend the Congress.  The laws of the United States of America apply for anyone wishing to attend the Congress. Some useful information can be found at:  Authors who wish to get the best conference registration deal should register before 31 July).

A link to pay submission fees will be emailed to authors at the time they are notified that their abstract submissions have been accepted (early November). An offical receipt will be emailed after payment is completed.

The payment receipt needs to be provided at the time that the video or poster files are submitted.

NB ISMS membership is free. Visit the ISMS website membership page to become a member.

Successful submissions

All abstracts submitted will be reviewed by an expert from the 20th Congress Scientific Committee. Responses to authors will be sent in early November.

Authors whose abstracts are accepted for an oral presentation will be asked to prepare a PowerPoint file and video recording of their presentation. Poster presentations will be a single page in PDF format. The deadline for submission of presentations is 10 December.

Authors who have been invited to present their work will need to register and pay to attend the 20th Congress by 15 December 2023 otherwise their abstract will not be included in the book of abstracts.

Congress Book of Abstracts

A book of abstracts will be printed and provided to delegates attending the 20th Congress.

Congress Proceedings

All video presentations and posters will form part of the proceedings of the 20th ISMS Congress that will be posted on the ISMS website after the Congress. Congress delegates and ISMS members will have access to the material.

Timeline and registration process changes

Following consultation, the abstract submission timeline  and registration process initially announced in the January Update has been modified as follows:

  • March – Abstract submissions open online
  • 30 September – Abstract submissions close
  • 1 October  Review of abstracts begins
  • 30 October  Reviews of abstracts completed
  • 1 November – Invitations sent to authors to make either video (oral) presentation or poster
  • 10 December – Closing date for submission of video and posters
  • 15 December – Closing date for Congress registration receipt to be submitted
  • 26 February 2024 – 20th ISMS Congress commences