Saturday, 21 May 2016

Attending an academic conference or not?

As a researcher, you may want to publish your research results, communicate with academic peers and receive feedbacks from them. How to realize this in the modern world today where everyone is busy? Attending academic conference!

In an academic conference, you can present your work to your peers, learn about their research work, discuss and keep in touch with them, thus broadening your academic networks. After the conference, you will probably receive conference proceedings which contain the paper you submitted. The proceedings can be indexed by SCI, EI, ISTP, etc.  Compared with a journal publication, review period for a conference paper is relatively shorter and thus it can be accepted and published much sooner.

Before submitting your paper to a conference, it is necessary to check the quality of the conference, because there are hundreds of conferences even in on field and not all of them are good places for communication. Plus, some conference proceedings will be included in high-standard indexes while others are not. For better decision making, you may want to check the below details of the conference.  

  1. The number of past meetings
  2. The press for the conference proceedings
  3. Website for the conference
  4. Contact information for the conference
  5. Registration fee
  6. Originating institutions

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