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Tips for a better Conference Call

13 February 2014

When organising a large conference, a Chair will usually have a committee to help them with some of the day-to-day tasks. As committee members may be spread across a State or country, it is not always viable for everyone to meet at one particular location. This has increased the popularity of conference calls. A conference…

Conference Planning

Benefits and drawbacks of single-blind peer review

12 February 2014

In our recent posts, we have discussed both what’s involved in both double-blind peer review and open reviewing. The third, and so far most common, form of reviewing is the single-blind peer review. Definition of single-blind peer review Single-blind peer review means that the identity of the reviewer is anonymous, but the author’s name and affiliation are on…

Research conferences

Benefits and drawbacks of double-blind peer review

29 January 2014

Peer reviewing is used in conferences around the world. There are three types of reviewing commonly carried out in a conference setting; open reviewing, single-blind peer review and double-blind. In this post, we will discuss the elements of double-blind peer review. Definition of double-blind peer review Double-blind peer review means the identity of both the…

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Is an Open Peer Review System the Way Forward?

22 January 2014

The role of reviewing is to help the conference Chairs decide on whether to accept or reject papers or abstracts. Up to now, the most common forms of reviewing has been the single or double-blind review, where the authors don’t know who the reviewers are. However, the idea of using an open peer review system…

Research conferences