PaperCrowd: Fixing Call for Papers

PaperCrowd is Ex Ordo’s new, global research conference directory. It fixes the Call for Papers problem. Best of all..it’s free! The Call for Papers problem. Here in Ex Ordo, we’ve worked with hundreds of research conferences since 2008. One thing that has bugged us from the start is how poorly the traditional Call for Papers (CFP) serves…

Organiser Time Traps #2 – Peer Review

Picture the scene – you’re a conference chair/organiser and you’ve just closed off your call for papers. You’ve received 300 submissions, even more than you anticipated. You decided early on that each abstract would be reviewed by 3 people, so you have now 900 reviews to be carried out.  So how do you allocate 900…

Promoting Your Conference

[July 2017 Update: Ex Ordo announce PaperCrowd, the free research conference directory. Promote your conference to the global research community for free. Add your event in a couple of minutes.] There are numerous channels for promoting conferences, the one you choose will depend on the time and budget you have available. We’ve put together a list…

List of conference announcement sites to promote your call for papers

[July 2017 Update: Ex Ordo announce PaperCrowd, the free research conference directory. Organisers can add a conference and make it visible to researchers all over the world. You can read how PaperCrowd improves the Call for Papers here.] A few people have been in touch asking if we can create a single list of Conference Announcement sites…

Ex Ordo wins European Entrepreneurs Award in Finland

Hurrah! We scooped top prize at the European Business & Innovation Centre (EBN) Award, announced at a major conference in Finland last Friday. The Kauffman FastTrac META Group European Entrepreneurs Award (phew!) is an initiative aimed at EU entrepreneurs who have recently established a high-growth potential start-up. The scope of the prize is to give…

The Scientific Evolution:The Future of Open Publishing

As part of their Open Science series, the University of Oxford hosted a debate on “The Evolution of Science: Open Publishing” in February 2012. A distinguished group came together in Oxford’s Rhodes House to publicly debate ‘The Scientific Evolution: Open Science and the Future of Publishing’. The diverse panel included publishers, funders, academics and entrepreneurs:…

Coffee Break: Crowd-Sourcing Expands Power of Brain Research

Today’s NY Times has a really interesting article on brain research. In the largest collaborative study of the brain to date, scientists using imaging technology at more than 100 centers worldwide have for the first time zeroed in on genes that they agree play a role in intelligence memory. Scientists working to understand the biology…

Reviewing the Peer Review process

Nature, the international weekly journal of science opened a debate on the peer review process. Peer review is commonly accepted as an essential part of scientific publication. But the ways peer review is put into practice vary across journals and disciplines. What is the best method of peer review? Is it truly a value-adding process?…

Need help Organising your Academic Conference?

Organising a conference? Unsure of the next steps?  Need help scheduling your milestones? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It is very difficult to identify a proper calendar of events, especially if you are a novice at organising conferences. How far in advance of the conference do I issue my call for papers? Do I invite…