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Scholarly Publishing

A guide to publishing strategically

The value of presenting at conferences

Conference attendance is one useful method of staying current and invaluable for networking with colleagues in your research field. Presenting at conferences have the added benefit of personalising your work and providing a face and voice to it. It can also provide the opportunity to test initial receptiveness and academic rigor of your work before aiming to publish in journals and other forms of academic publishing.

  • There are some ways in which articles in conference proceedings may be accredited. Both hinge on peer review.
  • Check to make sure the conference proceedings gets published and you get recognition for your hard work.
  • Often submission of completed papers for pre-conference peer review is required. Only certain papers are then selected for presentation and publication.
  • For some other conferences post-conference submission for peer-review and possible publication is invited.
  • Get additional mileage after producing your conference poster by posting links to it on your blog and social media profiles.

Databases and directories to identify recognised conferences

There are tools that can help researchers to identify potentially internationally recognised conferences in their respective fields.

Databases with citations or full text to conference papers