Abstract Submission

Abstract Deadline: January 11, 2022
(5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Standard Time, GMT -6)

Abstract Policies
  • Abstracts submitted for oral presentation will be scheduled for poster presentation if an oral timeslot is not appropriate. The decision of the Program Committee on the mode of presentation is final.
  • First authors can submit two abstracts, but only one will be considered for oral presentation. No exceptions will be made for presentations given in special sessions.
  • Late abstracts will not be accepted, regardless of the reason.
  • Abstracts are limited to two pages and must be submitted as a PDF file.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in U.S. letter-sized format (8.5" × 11").
  • Abstract file sizes are limited to 3.0 MB.
  • Speakers must be one of the first five authors listed, and brief abstract summaries are limited to 160 characters.
  • Up to the abstract submission deadline, authors can replace their abstracts. Replacement files or updates to abstracts will not be accepted after the deadline.
  • Review your abstract carefully before submitting it and allow sufficient time to have your abstract approved by your institutional review process, your advisor, etc.

New for 2022: Because we are accommodating both in-person and virtual presentations at LPSC 2022, authors will be asked at the time of abstract submission to let us know whether their presentation will be made in person or virtually. Providing this information will be beneficial to the meeting organizers in the successful execution of the meeting and facilitation of an excellent scientific program.


Please review the topic selections carefully since some of them have changed in response to the evolution of research fields combined with suggestions from the community. Many of the topic selections emphasize planetary processes rather than planetary bodies. These submission topics are intended as broad guidelines, and more detailed or specific themes and topics will be identified by the program committee. As you select the appropriate topic for your abstract, keep in mind an important objective of the conference: fresh, interesting, and informative sessions.

Authors are strongly encouraged to choose a primary and secondary topic in order to help the program committee construct compelling topical session themes.

Topics available for this year’s submission form:

  • Astrobiology and Exobiology
  • Ceres and Vesta
  • Chondrites and Their Components: Solar Nebular and Asteroidal Processes
  • Differentiated Meteorites
  • Education and Public Engagement [posters only]
  • Environmental Analogs (including terrestrial operational analogs) [posters only]
  • Exoplanets
  • Giant Planets and Ring Systems
  • Impacts
  • Instruments and Payload Concepts [posters only]
  • Kuiper Belt Objects
  • Martian Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Martian Geomorphology
  • Martian Geophysics and Tectonics
  • Material Analogs (including both physical and chemical) [posters only]
  • Mercury
  • Moon: Surface and Interior
  • Moon: Volatiles and Exosphere
  • Outer Planet Satellites and Pluto
  • Planetary Atmospheres
  • Planetary Differentiation
  • Planetary Mission Concepts [posters only]
  • Planetary Polar Processes and/or Cryospheres
  • Planetary Spatial Data Infrastructure [posters only]
  • Planetary Tectonics and Interior Dynamics
  • Planetary Volcanism and Igneous Processes
  • Presolar Grain and Interplanetary Dust Particles (including Stardust and Genesis)
  • Protoplanetary Disk Evolution and Chronology
  • Small Bodies (including comets, asteroids, and near-Earth objects)
  • Space Weathering
  • Venus
  • Workforce Development [posters only]
  • Other
  • Special Session: A Year of Perseverance at Jezero Crater
  • Special Session: Apollo’s Legacy for Lunar and Planetary Science, from Lunar Sample Analysis to Solar System Studies
  • Special Session: The Chinese Lunar and Planetary Exploration Program: Recent Moon and Mars Results and Future Plans
  • Special Session: Analysis of Pristine Returned Samples from Small Bodies: Ryugu, Bennu, and More
  • Special Session: Venus, the Emerging Planet: What We Know and Don’t Know Before the Upcoming Missions
  • Special Session: Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in the Planetary Workforce

Call for Abstracts

Step 1: Download the appropriate template.
Step 2: Write the abstract (no more than two pages) 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.

For technical assistance, email publish@hou.usra.edu.

Unable to Produce PDF Files? Authors who are unable to produce a PDF file may send their source files (Word or PostScript format) to the LPI no later than January 2, 2022. A PDF file will be created and returned to the author. It is the author’s responsibility to submit the PDF file by the abstract deadline. Source files should be sent to publish@hou.usra.edu.

Abstract Revisions (before the deadline): If you need to replace your abstract file or correct the information submitted on the form, return to the abstract submission portion of the meeting portal and click on the “Update” link that appears next to the title of the abstract you submitted.

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 Meteoritical Society’s 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 December 6, 2021, in order to be considered in time for the abstract submission deadline. To submit a meteorite classification and name for approval, contact the Editor of the Meteorite Bulletin at metbulleditor@gmail.com.

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. In the abbreviated form, there should be a space between the place name and the number. Antarctic meteorites recovered prior to 1981 may have an A after the blank space.

All meteorite names included in LPSC 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 Nomenclature Committee will review 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 that does not adhere to these rules.