Paper guidelines

These guidelines are for people who are submitting a paper at the IFBF 2021 virtual conference. If you have any questions, please contact us.


You are responsible for ensuring that you have the rights to the content of your paper and associated materials, and that you have not infringed the rights of others. You agree that you have the consent of any co-authors.


Conference papers support speaker’s presentations and presenter’s posters but should also be a stand-alone document with sufficient detail to serve as an academic or industry reference. If you are limited by time in your presentation, or space on your poster, you can include extra details in your paper. Papers should be factual and avoid commercial advertising or promotion.

Papers provide a record of each year’s conference and will be published in the IFBF Conference Book of Papers. This book will be made available to all delegates and third parties after the conference in electronic format.

We encourage authors to include their IFBF conference paper in their list of personal publications. If you wish to submit your paper for publication in the Journal of Energy Storage, please email the editor – Patrick Moseley – as soon as possible and inform him that your paper has been accepted by the IFBF.


Please submit your poster as an unlocked Microsoft Word file. A template is available here.

Please format your paper ready for publication. If your paper includes photographs, images or diagrams – or uses equations or special symbols – please create a .pdf of your paper and embed this in the .docx file. This will allow our editorial team to see exactly how you intend your document to appear.


Your paper must be submitted on or before 6 January 2021 via Oxford Abstracts. Please upload your paper as soon as possible to allow us time to prepare the conference materials.


All papers will be reviewed before inclusion in the IFBF Conference Book of Papers. If time permits, we will contact you regarding any changes or clarifications.

Presentations and posters

Please see the separate guidelines for speakers and posters.

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