Call for Abstracts

Oral and poster contributions on any aspect of meteoritics and planetary science are invited. Abstracts should be submitted using the instructions below. First authors are limited to two submissions, but only one will be considered for oral presentation.


Abstract deadline: May 31, 2023, 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time (GMT -5).

Abstracts will be published in electronic format as a supplement to Meteoritics & Planetary Science.

Contributors will need to choose a primary and secondary topic from the following list:


  • Returned Samples
  • Chondrites
  • Aqueous Alteration of Chondrites: Tribute to Ted Bunch
  • Refractory Inclusions, Chondrules
  • Presolar Grains, Micrometeorites, Interplanetary Dust Particles
  • Disk Evolution and Early Solar System Chronology
  • Organics
  • Achondrites: Tribute to Klaus Keil
  • Small Body Evolution
  • Impacts and Shock Metamorphism: Tribute to Erin Walton
  • Moon
  • Mars
  • Isotope Anomalies
  • History and Cultural Significance of Meteorites

Submission Policies

  • No late abstracts will be accepted, regardless of the reason.
  • Abstracts sent by email will not be considered.
  • Abstracts are limited to one page.
  • All abstracts must be submitted as PDF files.
  • All abstracts must be submitted in U.S. letter-sized format (8.5 in × 11 in).
  • Abstract files are limited to 3 MB.
  • If not using the template provided, leave a one-inch margin on all four sides of your document.

Preparation and Submission of Abstracts

Step 1:  Download the appropriate template.

Step 2:  Write the abstract (no more than one page) using the format shown in the template.

Step 3:  Create a PDF file (no larger than 3 MB).

Step 4:  Fill out the electronic abstract submission form and upload the abstract file.

Use of Meteorite Names

All abstracts should follow the Best Practices for the Use of Meteorite Names in Publications (Heck et al., 2019). All meteorites that are cited in abstracts must have official names approved by the Nomenclature Committee. Authors can use the Meteoritical Bulletin Database to check the status of a meteorite name. Meteorite names must be approved by the Nomenclature Committee, not pending and not provisional names. New meteorites not yet approved by the Nomenclature Committee must be submitted by no later than May 12, 2023, to be considered in time for the abstract submission deadline. To submit a meteorite classification and name for approval, please contact the Editor of the Meteorite Bulletin at [email protected].

The full names of meteorites should be used in titles, subheadings, and at first mention in the text. Abbreviations, including those published in the Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter and the Meteoritical Bulletin, may be used in tables and elsewhere. Note that in the abbreviated form, there should be a space between the place name and the number. In addition, Antarctic meteorites recovered prior to 1981 may have an A after the blank space.

All meteorite names included in abstracts must be listed on the abstract submission form. Submitters are asked to carefully check the spelling and compliance of meteorite names within both their submitted abstract(s) and form(s). A representative of the Meteorite Nomenclature Committee will be reviewing the abstracts to ensure that all authors are in compliance with the rules stated above. The program committee reserves the right to reject any abstract found to be in violation of these rules.Authors are encouraged to start the submission process early so the LPI staff will have time to provide assistance in the event of technical problems. For technical assistance, send an email message to [email protected].