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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

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
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