Your message should be easy to convey in few words and using meaningful images or charts. Keep your topic narrow and focused. A good poster is readable, legible, well organized and succinct.
When defining your poster topic, consider:
Where will you present your poster?
Each conference generally publishes a call for posters. Read the guidelines carefully and adhere to all requirements. These may include:
You may need to submit an abstract for your poster to get accepted. These are typically reviewed by the conference organizers or by peer reviewers. Plan for success using these steps:
4. Peer Review
Some conferences publish the poster abstracts or full posters in a program or journal volume. Be aware of how your abstract or poster will be used by the conference. If you are asked to sign a copyright transfer form, be aware of your rights as the author.
The SPARC Author Addendum is a legal instrument that you can use to modify your copyright transfer agreements with non-open access journal publishers. It allows you to select which individual rights out of the bundle of copyrights you want to keep, such as: