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[ Tools for researchers ] September 23, 2022

How conference organizers can improve research credibility and impact

Conferences are vital to the progress of scientific research. But beyond calling for content and accepting papers, the ideas discussed at conferences must be appropriately peer-reviewed and shared so they can live on in an accessible virtual library.

Why are academic conferences so important?

Conferences are breeding grounds for impactful conversations and discussions around ideas and content shared by speakers. These discussions help shape the evolution of research and should be captured and archived for the wider audience to learn.

Conferences matter to science because they create the best opportunities to refine ideas, test new techniques, and present discoveries that become useful innovations.

Furthermore, when scholars meet, connections are built, and collaboration on projects and papers happen. This collaboration is especially invaluable when there’s no culture of research competition, and the future of science and the researcher’s careers can accelerate. However, all these achievements should not end once the conference is over. Academic conferences help promote research, but publishing conference proceedings can help the research go even further.

 

How can we improve conference paper peer review?

Whether in the form of oral presentations, posters, or workshop discussions, research information in whatever form is a valuable resource for world learners. But conference organizers need to act responsibly to ensure the content presented is carefully reviewed and meets the highest standard of research integrity. 

More so, open peer review should be encouraged for better scholarly communication, allowing the scientific community to analyze and validate the research.

Implementing innovative policies combined with digital transformation can help improve the way research is reviewed, shared, and promoted. This will also help prevent fraudulent research from being presented and stop retractions that could cost conference organizers their reputation and resources.

 

What are the benefits of sharing conference proceedings?

As the world continues to go digital, it makes no sense to put all that effort into reviewing conference research content only for its relevance to end once the last session is over. Conference organizers can leverage digital publishing platforms to sustain the impact of their event long after it's over. Beyond that, here are ways conferences and their proceedings can improve the quality of science.

 

Collaboration: 

When researchers set their competition aside and contribute by sharing their thoughts and ideas, collaborations can happen and help modify the research work. Beyond the conference, proceedings published on digital platforms can attract engagement that leads to collaboration from other researchers who would like to contribute to the work.

 

Scientific impact: 

Conferences bring together great gatherings of intelligent scholars who have the knowledge to contribute to discussions and debates. These exchanges of thoughts can refine the ideas presented, creating greater scientific and societal impacts when shared with the world. Even better, we can create virtual libraries that capture this discourse on each piece of content presented or shared at a conference.

 

Researcher’s career: 

Publishing conference proceedings can significantly impact the researcher's career. From helping them grow their network and collaborate, to gathering feedback on their work and increasing citations, conference proceedings are stepping stones for their early-stage research to make an impact.

 

In conclusion

Against attendance and successful hosting background, it's important to understand that conferences can better impact science if proceedings are properly archived and shared. Virtual libraries are helping research go farther than it ever has before. 

The Morressier platform is enabling researchers to ensure their work has more impact combined with innovative peer review tools that help readers know they can trust these new findings.

Get in touch with us to learn more about how our platform can give your conference proceedings better impact, or download our ebook to discover more about our approach to peer review.