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Scientific Papers


Selected Conference Pre-Conference Instructional Courses, RESNA Workshops, and Scientific Papers/Posters will be presented between July 7-10, 2020.

RESNA 2020 Instructions


RESNA holds a Scientific Paper Competition each year. To enter, submit your paper through the online Scientific Paper submission process at RESNA Conference Paper Submission CMT Site. Your submission will be reviewed and scored by a panel of reviewers who are experts in area(s) relevant to its topic.

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Authors of accepted Scientific Papers will be expected to present their work at the RESNA conference. Conference organizers will assign accepted papers to either a 15-minute platform presentation or an interactive poster session. See section 9 of the Author Instructions for more details.


Accepted scientific papers will be posted on RESNA’s website and will be publicly available as Conference Proceedings. The abstracts of accepted papers will also be published in an issue of RESNA’s Assistive Technology journal.

Authors may select between online publication of their full paper as submitted or a shorter abstract in the Conference Proceedings. The abstract-only option is ONLY for authors who plan future submission to scholarly journals and wish to avoid strict restrictions on "prior publication" established by some journals (e.g., Archives of PM&R and some medical journals).

  • All authors considering the abstract-only publication option should investigate the requirements of their targeted journal.
  • Authors who wish to submit their paper to RESNA's Assistive Technology journal do not need to limit their publication to an abstract, as the conference proceedings is not considered to be prior publication by the Journal editors.

Deadline Extended!

Papers must be submitted online via the RESNA Conference Paper Submission CMT Site no later than Saturday, February 29th, 2020, at 11:59 PM EDT.

For additional questions about the RESNA 2020 Conference, contact

For general questions, contact the RESNA 2020 Conference Chair