Networking at a Conference

22 November 2013

Conferences are what you make of them. Whether you are an experienced academic or a student aiming for a career in research or academia, there are countless benefits you can take from attending conferences. One of the most important elements of attending a conference is meeting new people or catching up with those who you…


How to Assign Copyright

19 November 2013

Authors don’t just submit to a conference to get reviewed – the core aim of many is to get their work published. Many conferences, especially the likes of a medical conference, tend to submit work to a Medical Journal for publishing after conference proceedings. In most cases, they need the author’s permission. But how do…

Conference Programme

Time Trap #4 – Collecting Conference Material

4 November 2013

In our previous posts we’ve looked at how organisers can save admin time in Abstract Submission, Peer Review and Accepting and Notifying Authors. We are nearly there! However, significant time savings can still be found in the final time trap – Collecting Conference Material. At this stage, authors submit the final corrected versions of their abstract/paper, plus other material…

Conference Programme

Time Trap #3 – Accept and Notify Authors

4 November 2013

In the first 2 posts in this series, we’ve looked at the admin time savings a chair can make in Abstract Submission and Peer Review. This 3rd stage is the “Accept and Notify Authors” Stage. The conference has now reached the point where all the submissions have been reviewed, and the chair has to decide which abstracts to accept/reject…

Conference Programme

Minimising Problems during Reviewing

11 October 2013

For a conference to be successfully set up and carried out, a lot of inputs have to be taken into consideration- from authors, reviewers and administrative staff to name just a few. With the exception of a meeting planner, most if not all other staff have other full-time duties. This poses a problem for the…

Peer reviewing
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