Call for Abstracts

The Society for Affective Science (SAS) is delighted to announce its call for abstracts to be considered for the 2021 Annual Conference, held in an all-virtual format April 15-30, 2021.

In line with our goal to facilitate interdisciplinary advances, we welcome submissions from across the broad domain of affective science including anthropology, business, computer science, cultural studies, economics, education, geography, history, integrative medicine, law, linguistics, literature, neuroscience, philosophy, political science, psychiatry, psychology, public health, sociology, and theatre.

We encourage submissions from authors at all career stages ‚Äď trainees, early career researchers, and senior faculty. All presenters will have the opportunity for meaningful dialogue with other affective scientists via virtual presentation and Q&A¬† slots.

There will be no fee to submit an abstract. The fee structure for conference registration will be announced soon.

Submission Deadline

Abstracts must be submitted by Thursday, December 10th, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Baker Island Time (BIT; UTC-12 ‚ÄĒ last timezone on earth) to be considered for inclusion in the program.¬†

IMPORTANT: SAS abstracts are changing this year!

  • Extended abstract format: maximum 1-page, including up to 1 figure using a SAS provided template
  • TWO submission types:
    New Results:
    Showcasing the latest new findings in affective science, reporting the results of data that has been collected and analyzed. We very much welcome and encourage preliminary work! 
    New Idea:
    NEW! Showcasing a new research idea, complete with planned experimental designs and analysis approach(es). We do not expect any data to have been collected, other than for proof of concept. Submissions already pre-registered in another platform are admissible. 
  • Highly-ranked submissions will be published as a peer-reviewed abstract in a supplement of our journal Affective Science
    IMPORTANT: A peer-reviewed published conference abstract in the supplement does NOT preclude the work from being submitted/ published as a full paper in any scientific outlet
  • No poster/flash talk distinction! Presenters of accepted abstracts will be offered up to TWO sessions to deliver a 5-7 minute pre-recorded presentation of their work followed by live Q&A

Submission Review Process 

Abstracts will be evaluated based on scholarly merit by a double-blind peer review process with our Abstract Review Board.


Please contact Maria Gendron at and Hongbo Yu at

More updates soon on our website and via our Twitter account @affectScience!