Improve peer review with an online tool

  When organising a research conference, the biggest headache often lies with the peer review stage. Technology to assist with the abstract management process wasn’t always as advanced as nowadays. Conference organisers and their admin team were required to manually collect submissions, check each submission complied with the formatting, reject if they did not comply,…

3 elements of a successful conference

Naturally, the more experience you have in organising research conferences the more chance you know how to perfect them. Here are 3 quick tips for you on what shapes a successful conference; apply these elements and you’re halfway there to roaring success! 1. Excellent Planning This is the number 1 rule for organising any conference…

Should you hire an event professional?

You’ve taken on the task of organising a research conference and it’s your first time. You’re researching the workload involved, and it seems many industry professionals recommend hiring a Professional Conference Organiser. “I can do it alone” you say, “it could not be that hard?!”. Indeed it may not, however for a first time organiser…

Peer review: a global view 2016

Taylor & Francis Peer Review: A Global View 2016 insight supplement into peer review was released last month. The review followed on from their 2015 study that took a look into authors, reviewers and journal editors opinions of the existing peer review process. The latest review, released in July (2016), asked researchers globally to take…

5 tips to encourage conference networking

[July 2017 Update: Ex Ordo announce PaperCrowd, the free research conference directory. You can add your event for free in a couple of minutes. Researchers can see who is following your event, to encourage greater participation and networking. ] In this digital world we live in we are constantly networking. This means of course that we…

Promote your conference

One of our most popular articles to date has been List of Conference Announcement Sites to Promote Your Call For Papers. With this in mind, I decided to update this list with some new additions! If you have any suggestions for further additions, simply get in touch with me here. Many conference organisers find it difficult to…

Must-have peer review system features

If you’ve organised a research conference in the past, you will be aware of the mammoth amount of work involved in the abstract management process. Indeed, while of course the entire process is an enormous task, it’s the peer review phase that takes up the greatest effort. So you’re seeking a peer review system, but…

Tips for organizing panel discussions

Panel discussions are a great way of getting a wide range of viewpoints from experts in a specific field. In this article, I touch on some of the essential elements you need to consider when putting together a panel discussion. Like any event, panel discussions need to be well planned and thought-out. The Format First thing’s first, choose…

3 ways to promote 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. You can read how PaperCrowd improves the Call for Papers here.] You could be planning the best research conference the world has ever seen, but if no…

Manage abstract submissions efficiently!

Perhaps you’ve organized many research conferences in the past, or indeed this may be your first. Either way, are you wondering if you need an online abstract submissions system? Well, what if I said you would be crazy not to consider one. An online abstract submissions system can eliminate over 90% of your admin time…