Frequently Asked Questions
- Is the Poster in my Pocket app free?
- Is the Poster in my Pocket app available for iOS and Android devices?
Yes, the app is freely available for iOS devices from iTunes and for Android devices on Google Play.
- Is the Poster in my Pocket app available for the iPad?
There is not a specific iPad version, but the iPhone version should work fine on an iPad. In fact it’s probably easier to read the poster on an iPad without having to scroll too much.
- How do I know if a conference I am attending supports Poster in my Pocket?There are 2 ways. The app itself will state all the conferences it is supporting. It will also be mentioned on the website; most probably in the Posters section.
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- Is it only Elsevier Conferences that support Poster in my Pocket?
We also now offer it to a limited number of Non-Elsevier conferences. If you are a conference organiser and interested in using the Poster in my Pocket app at one of your conferences please contact us at: email@example.com.
- Where can I find a list of Elsevier Conferences?
The current year’s list of conferences is here.
- I have downloaded the app on my mobile, but I don’t see the conference I’m planning to attend. Why not?
A conference (& any posters associated with that conference) is only visible from 180 days prior to the event. The conference will also continue to be visible in the app up to 180 days after the event.
- Can I use other apps on my mobile to read the actual poster of interest?
Certainly. Well-known apps such as iBooks, Dropbox, Kindle, Stanza and many more can be used for reading a poster. Once you have opened the poster to view it, there is an “open” button on the top right. Click on this and you will see the apps (already on your mobile) that can support this. This functionality has been incorporated into the app to enhance your reading experience, (especially if you already have a favourite app for reading), but is entirely optional. You can also read the poster within the Poster in my Pocket app itself.
- Is it free to participate in Poster in my Pocket?
Yes. As long as your abstract has been accepted for the specific conference, and you are registered as a delegate, it is totally free.
- I have already uploaded my poster to the database, but I have just generated new results from my experiments I would like to add to the poster. Can I upload a new PDF?
Certainly. You are allowed to upload a new PDF whenever you want.
- Can people who do not attend the conference see my poster?
Yes. Anyone who installs the app on their mobile has access to posters. However the advantage for conference attendees is that they can read the physical poster first and even ask you questions about it. If they think it’s interesting enough to read in more detail later, they can download the poster by using the (QR/numerical) code.
- I am not attending the conference but would like to submit a poster to Poster in my Pocket app. Is this possible?
No. From the poster presenter’s point of view, the Poster in my Pocket app is only open to those who are attending the specific conference and have had an abstract accepted. However we would encourage you to still download the app and play around with it. You can still view posters that may be of interest to you.
- I forgot to add the unique number/QR code to my poster before it was printed. What can I do to ensure viewers know my poster is available via the app?
There will be a number of “blank” Poster in my Pocket branded stickers available from the Conference Registration desk where you can write your Poster in my Pocket unique number on. This can then be manually attached to your poster.
- Is my delegate number the same as the Poster in my Pocket number?
No. Although this would be an ideal situation, due to technical reasons this was not possible to implement. It is important for you therefore not to mix up the numbers, and to keep the Poster in my Pocket number safe.
- Can people who read my poster contact me?
This is entirely up to you. You will be given a choice when you upload your poster if you want readers to get in touch with you.
- Do I still own the copyright of the poster after I submit my poster to the Poster in my Pocket database?
- How long does my poster PDF file stay in your database?
Up to 180 days, or shorter if you decide to retract your poster earlier. You can do so via our back end system.
- My results are confidential. Can participation in Poster in my Pocket lead to results falling in the wrong hands?
We advise to omit all confidential data from your poster, whether or not you participate in the Poster in my Pocket app. Elsevier accepts no responsibility for confidential data that is shown on a poster.
- Does Elsevier make money if I participate in this?
We do not make any direct revenue from Poster in my Pocket. This is an added service to Scientists to help disseminate their research.
- Does participation in Poster in my Pocket app help increase my chances in getting published in an Elsevier journal?
There are no links between the two. If you are interested in publishing in an Elsevier journal we advise to visit here: www.elsevier.com/author or read this publication: www.elsevier.com/publishingprocess. Also at the conference you are attending, there is a good chance that publishers and editors of relevant journals are present. We advise you to chat to them.
- Why is my poster PDF giving me an error when I try to upload the file?
Try doing the poster upload using a different browser. Internet Explorer usually works the best.
- Can I install the Poster in my Pocket at the conference?
Yes, as long as you have internet/Wifi connection. This varies from conference to conference. However we advise you to install the app before travelling to the conference.
- Can I store data prior to going to a conference?
Yes, you can cache all available poster data prior to attending the conference by sliding the blue arrow to the right (at the bottom of the Events page within the app). Should you now go offline, then you would be able to experience the app just like when you would be connected. The only thing you cannot do when being offline, is downloading the actual high resolution poster, and refreshing new data.
- I see a poster that I would like to read on my mobile but I’m not connected to the internet, what can I do?
Go ahead and open the app, enter the unique number you see on the poster (or scan the QR code) or flag the poster from the list. The next time you are connected to the internet you will be able to download the poster under 'My Posters'.
- Can I forward the poster to my colleague or supervisor who is not at the conference?
Yes, when you see an interesting poster within the app, you can forward it to any email address by hitting the forward icon. The recipient will be given a link to the poster within the app (that they will need to install first). If the recipient doesn't have an iPhone or Android device they are given the option to have it sent to their email address.
- Can I contact an author of a poster?
Authors of posters opt in for this functionality. So if you see an option to contact them after you download the poster, then by all means you can contact them.