Save the Date – 2022 Annual Meeting

The 2022 ISAS Annual Meeting will again be held virtually, but with added participant interaction.

The meeting will also be compressed into a single, albeit long day, on April 9, beginning at 7:30am and ending at 7pm after the KeyNote address.

More plans will be announced soon, but for now, SAVE the DATE of April 9, 2022, to join Illinois College in virtually hosting the annual meeting.

Registration and abstract submission will open January 14, 2022.

Student Research Grant Applications

Student Research Grant Applications closed on Friday, November 5, 2021. They are currently being reviewed and recipients will be announced in December 2021.

Introducing our new Online Membership Directory

We now offer you the opportunity to opt-in to our members-only online membership directory.

2021 Student Research Grant Winners

December 11, 2020 – Congratulations to our 2021 Student Research Award Recipients.

  • Katelynn Fuller-Svarz (Eastern Illinois University)
  • Carl Namini (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)
  • Madison Chao (Western Illinois University)
  • Averi Hubert (University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis)


Seal of the State of Illinois

Our mission, from our founding in 1907, has been the promotion of scientific research, the diffusion of scientific knowledge, and the unification of scientific interests in Illinois. Beginning in 1907, we have held our annual meeting at varying locations around the state every year since. In addition, our refereed journal, Transactions, has been published continuously since its inaugural first volume in 1908. Learn more.

We Are an Open Access Refereed Journal

At the 2017 Annual Meeting, the Board made the decision to open access to all Transactions articles to the general public in support of free dissemination of research. Transactions remain a refereed journal!

At the 2019 Annual Meeting, Publication fees for members were reduced to $40/page for members!

Recent Published Manuscripts

For the general public:

  • You can search our complete archive of published Transactions articles and book reviews by the author, year, or title (full or partial) from the search menu to the right, with the ability to download articles as PDFs. Publications back through 1942 are available, with those from 1908-1941 still to be added.
  • On our Annual Meeting page, you can also download the complete supplements for our meetings which include all abstracts for posters and oral presentations at our annual meetings, beginning with the 2008 meeting.

Added benefits for members:

  • Attend our annual meeting each March/April.
  • Submit an abstract proposal for an oral or poster presentation at the annual meeting.
  • Students sponsored by an ISAS member can apply for a research grant. The 2020 application period has closed. The 2021 application period will open September 2021.
  • Reduced publication costs in Transactions$40/page for members, $100 for non-members
  • Membership options with easy autorenewal with secure PayPal (PayPal account not required).

For authors:

  • We use an online submission process and an electronic review process. We have also changed our “print” look so manuscripts take far fewer printed pages.
  • Publication charges for members are $40/page, $100 for non-members. You can pay publication page charges with credit or debit card via our PayPal portal. Authors receive PDFs of published manuscripts.