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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…

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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…

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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…

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