The #RSCPoster Twitter Conference is an online event held entirely over Twitter to bring members of the scientific research community together to share their research, network and engage in scientific debate.
Join the 2020 #RSCPoster event:
- Register to submit a poster – 2020 registration now closed, find the wrap-up post here
- Tweet your poster with a title, #RSCPoster and relevant subject hashtag(s) – during the 24h conference beginning 12:00 UTC 3 March 2020
- Discuss and engage – throughout the 24h conference; make sure to answer the questions from the community, committee and comment on other #RSCPosters
- Win prizes* if your #RSCPoster is deemed best by Subject Chairs – find the 2020 winners here
*Only non-commercial posters will be eligible to win prizes.
Meet the 2020 #RSCPoster Committee:
2020 Subject Chairs:
|@DrRubidium Raychelle Burks (St Edward’s University)
@RoyGoodacre Roy Goodacre (University of Liverpool)
@MartinResano Martín Resano (University of Zarragoza)
|Chemical and Biology Interface
|@GTsodikova Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova (University of Kentucky)
@Peeters_Marloes Marloes Peeters (Manchester Metropolitan University)
@SRouhanifard Sara Rouhanifard (NorthEastern University)
|@armando_carlone Armando Carlone (
@pauldauenhauer Paul J. Dauenhauer (University of Minnesota)
@garden_jenni Jennifer Garden (University of Edinburgh)
@RSC_ACG Applied Catalysis Group (RSC Interest Group)
|@clairemcd_chem Claire McDonnell (Technological University Dublin)
@emily_seeber Emily Seeber (Bedales School and University of Oxford)
@petertabichi Peter Tabichi (Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School)
@doc_kristy Kristy Turner (University of Manchester)
|Energy & Sustainability
|@DRMacFarlane Doug Macfarlane (Monash University)
@Robert_palgrave Robert Palgrave (University College London)
@KWilson1971 Karen Wilson (RMIT University Melbourne)
|@nadineborduas Nadine Borduas (ETH Zurich)
@ChalkerChem Justin Chalker (Flinders University)
@petervikesland Peter Vikesland (Virginia Tech)
|@cathleencrudden Cathleen Crudden (Queen’s University)
@marcel_swart Marcel Swart (University of Girona)
@makoto_B Makoto Yamashita, (Nagoya University)
|@EmilyPentzer Emily Pentzer (Texas A&M University)
@MARK_A_OLSON Mark Olson (Tianjin University)
@jelfschem Kim Jelfs (Imperial College London)
|@jamesbatteas James Batteas (Texas A&M University)
@FauldsKaren Karen Faulds (University of Strathclyde)
@SaraSkrabalak Sara Skrabalak (Indiana University)
|@Vy_Dong_Group Vy Dong (University of California Irvine)
@TheNelsonGroup David Nelson (University of Strathclyde)
@RamacharyDB D B Ramachary (University of Hyderabad)
|@laura_mckemmish Laura McKemmish (University of New South Wales)
@jesswade Jess Wade (Imperial College London)
@DrummerBoy2112 Brian Wagner (University of Prince Edward Island)
|@polymerreaction Tanja Junkers (Monash University)
@reid_indeed Marc Reid (University of Strathclyde)
@Jin_Xuan_ Jin Xuan (University of Loughborough)
2020 General Committee:
|@zjayres Zoe Ayres (Hach UK)||@Chem_Diva Malika Jeffries-El (Boston University)|
|@banerjee_r Rahul Banerjee (IISER Kolkata)||@ChemMouse Francesca Kerton (Memorial University)|
|@BrimbleM Margaret Brimble (University of Auckland)||@BertKlumperman Bert Klumperman (Stellenbosch)|
|@HollehButler Holly Butler (University of Strathclyde)||@S_J_Lancaster Simon Lancaster (University of East Anglia)|
|@stuartcantrill Stuart Cantrill (Nature Chemistry)||@MooresResearch Audrey Moores (McGill University)|
|@SuperScienceGrl Nessa Carson (Pfizer)||@drclairemurray Claire Murray (Diamond Light Source)|
|@helen_casey Helen Casey (University of Huddersfield)||@oharalab Charlie O’Hara (University of Strathclyde)|
|@FurukawaG_Kyoto Shuhei Furukawa (Kyoto University)||@Wpiers1 Warren Piers (University of Calgary)|
|@fi_hat Fiona Hatton (University of Loughborough)||@vss31 Victor Sans (Universitat Jaume I)|
|@jenheemstra Jen Heemstra (Emory University)||@dino_spagnoli Dino Spagnoli (University of Western Australia)|
|@AskwarHilonga Askwar Hilonga (AIST)||@reneewebs Renee Webster (Monash University)|
|@haj19932469 Hajime Ito (Hokkaido University)||@RealTimeChem Jason Woolford (Royal Society of Chemistry)|
|Kathryn Gempf||Catherine Hodges||Ed Randviir||Tim Noël||Athina Anastasaki|
Email us: RSCPoster@rsc.org
Tips and Tricks for #RSCPoster:
- Short advice videos from 2019 winners: @TABarendt 1 and 2, @Jin_Xuan_, @alan_enciso in Spanish, @JeffreyYWMak 1 and 2
- Video: #RSCPoster Twitter Conference tutorial
- Blog: Better Posters: A resource for improving Poster Presentations
- Slides: Social media for beginners
- Blog: Twitter tips for beginners
- Chemistry World Article: How to win a poster competition
#RSCPoster a conference with clear advantages…
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need to check the copyright and permissions needed for figures or any other parts of my #RSCPoster which have already been published?
Yes. Copyright owners have the exclusive right to copy their work and to issue copies of their work to the public, and it is an infringement for anyone else to do so without the copyright owner’s permission. If you are reproducing material contained in a Royal Society of Chemistry publication (journal articles, book or book chapters) you may do so providing that you fully acknowledge the original Royal Society of Chemistry publication and include a link back to it. If you wish to include material that has been published by another publisher, you will need to check how the publisher/copyright owner of the third party material wishes to receive permission requests. Information on this can be found on our Permission Requests page at http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/copyright/permission-requests.asp under “Use of third party material in our publications”.
If I include unpublished work in my #RSCPoster, will I still be able to publish this in a peer-reviewed journal afterwards?
Subject to the usual conditions outlined in the License to Publish, being a part of the Twitter conference will not prevent you using some of the information included in your poster as part of an article in a Royal Society of Chemistry journal. Please note this policy varies by publisher and if you intend to submit your research for publication elsewhere after the event, you should check the individual policy for that journal and publisher.
What size/format should my #RSCPoster be?
You can choose any dimensions for your #RSCPoster, the important thing is that the text and figures are clear for people to read and understand. Using Microsoft PowerPoint, we found a text size of between 12-16 were clear to read when saving an A4 slide as a JPEG and uploading to Twitter. Using an A0 template, the text needed to be between 50 and 60 to be legible. You can use any software you like to create your poster, as long as the image you upload is clear for others to read. We recommend testing your poster on Twitter before the conference to make sure you are happy with your image. Check out this blog post by Zen Faulkes for some top tips for making posters with Twitter in mind: http://betterposters.blogspot.com/2019/02/top-tips-for-twitter-posters.html
How can I maximise the accessibility of my #RSCPoster?
There are a number of resources available to increase the accessibility of your #RSCPoster to different user groups! Below are some suggestions and links to resources:
- When you Tweet images you have the option to compose a description of the images so the content is accessible to people who are visually impaired. Please see https://help.twitter.com/en/using-twitter/picture-descriptions for more information on how to do this. The image descriptions have a character limit so we suggest including the title in this image description, and put further details or explanation about the poster content as a thread in the comments.
- The Royal Society of Chemistry has guidelines for inclusive communications which may be useful to keep in mind when designing your poster. The UK Home Office have also produced useful posters on how best to design accessible posters for different user groups.
- If you want to test how accessible your #RSCPoster is to people with different types of colour blindness, this website provides a colour blindness simulator.
- Uploading a link to a PDF of your poster, alongside your image, may enable the use of screen readers for the visually impaired
- We encourage you to capitalise words in hashtags, use simple language and explain any acronyms, to help increase accessibility to non-native English speakers and those from a different or non-scientific background
With thanks to our 2020 Sponsors:
Royal Society of Chemistry Sponsors:
Announcing the 2021 #RSCPoster Twitter Conference:
Save the date – the 2021 #RSCPoster Twitter Conference will be held on 2 March 2021 beginning 12:00 UTC for 24h. More information to be announced soon!
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