Best Poster Resources for Trainees
Scientific Poster Roundup
Get your scientific posters on point by visiting these sites for inspiration, how-to guides, and other free resources:
- Scientific Posters
- Poster design tips, examples and templates from Michael Alley at Penn State, author of The Craft of Scientific Writing.
- Poster Basics
- Poster how-to that captures basics, design tips, logos and images, and printing, from New York University libraries.
- Scientific Poster Design
- How to keep your poster from resembling an “abstract painting,” from Cornell Center for Materials Research.
- Scientific Poster Tutorial
- Poster design and design principles for planning and preparing the parts of your poster, as well as technical aspects like sizing, images, content, and printing services from Make Signs.
- Online Library of Scientific Posters
- Open-access library of recent scientific posters to peruse for inspiration with option to submit your own posters to be shared globally online with ePosters, part of the Technology Networks Group.
- Poster Perfect: Drive Home Your Science with a Visually Pleasing Poster
- Tips for design and formatting, clarifying content, and a checklist of what to do before printing your poster, from The Scientist.
- Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation
- List of practical tips including how to communicate about your poster at the event, available through NCBI publication in PLOS Computational Biology from Thomas C. Erren at University of Cologne and Philip E. Bourne at University of California San Diego.
- Challenging Status Quo of a Scientific Poster
- What makes a poster “sexy” and “fun”? Get design tip commandments derived from Kendall Powell’s “Presentations: Billboard Science” in this article from Next Scientist.
- 10 Simple Rules for Designing a Scientific Poster
- Quick-reading list of poster design criteria from The Molecular Ecologist. Even if you’re not into Molecular Biology this great info can be applied to all posters.
- Colin Purrington’s Templates for Conference Posters
- Downloadable templates in a variety of dimensions with practical tips on formatting.