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

(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.
  • Only full-paper submissions will appear in the proceedings of the conference and will be considered for oral presentation. 1-page submissions will only be considered for poster presentation, and will not appear in the proceedings.
  • By submitting a manuscript to ISBI 2020, 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 22 – December 18, 2019). The authors also attest that they did not submit substantially similar submissions to ISBI 2020. Violation of any of these conditions will lead to rejection. Authors may post their article on preprint servers such as before submission. See the IEEE Author Center for details on the policy.
  • ISBI uses a single blind review process.
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 2020 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.

Final Submission

Please note, you will need to register for ISBI prior to uploading your final paper. You will enter the confirmation code sent from CVENT in Papercept. One day registrations will not cover paper publication.

Contact Brianna Orr, ISBI 2020 Conference Manager, with any questions.