Collaboration is the cornerstone of any successful research or academic event. Recognizing this, we're excited to announce a significant update to Dryfta's Abstract Submission System that makes adding co-authors a breeze. This update introduces new options for submitters to add co-authors either by searching our existing database or by manually entering details, or even both. Let's explore how this new feature can enhance your abstract management experience.
Simplified Co-Author Addition
Previously, adding co-authors to an abstract involved manually entering each co-author's details, which could be time-consuming. With this update, we've introduced a more streamlined approach. Submitters can now search for co-authors in the existing database by name or email address. Once a match is found, the system will auto-populate the co-author's existing information, saving valuable time.
Flexibility with Manual Entry
We understand that not all co-authors may be in the existing database. That's why we've retained the option to manually enter co-author details. Submitters can choose to add co-authors manually if they prefer, offering the flexibility to accommodate all scenarios.
The Best of Both Worlds
For those who want the ultimate in flexibility, the system allows for both search and manual entry options to be enabled simultaneously. This means submitters can choose the method that's most convenient for them, whether it's pulling existing data or manually entering new information.
Why This Update Matters
Time-Saving: The auto-populate feature significantly reduces the time needed to add co-authors, allowing submitters to focus on the content of their abstracts.
Enhanced Accuracy: Auto-populating from an existing database minimizes the risk of errors in co-author details.
User-Friendly: Offering both manual and database search options caters to the varied needs of submitters, making the system more user-friendly.
Streamlined Workflow: By simplifying the co-author addition process, we're streamlining the overall abstract submission workflow, making it more efficient for everyone involved.
This update is a part of our ongoing commitment to make Dryfta the most efficient and user-friendly event management platform. We believe that these new co-author addition features will greatly benefit submitters and event organizers alike. As always, we're eager to hear your thoughts and feedback as you explore these new capabilities. Stay tuned for more updates!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the new update in the Co-Author Addition feature?
The new update allows submitters to add co-authors to their abstracts either by searching the existing Dryfta database or by manually entering the co-authors' details. Submitters can also choose to enable both options for maximum flexibility.
How does the search option work?
When using the search option, submitters can look for co-authors by their name or email address in the existing Dryfta database. If a match is found, the system will auto-populate the co-author's details, saving the submitter time.
Can I still manually enter co-author details?
Yes, the option to manually enter co-author details is still available. This provides flexibility for cases where the co-author may not be in the existing database.
Can I use both the search and manual entry options?
Absolutely. The system allows for both options to be enabled simultaneously, giving submitters the choice to use the method most convenient for them.
How does this update benefit submitters?
This update aims to save time and reduce errors by auto-populating co-author details from an existing database. It also provides flexibility by allowing manual entry, catering to the varied needs of submitters.
Is this feature available to all users?
Yes, this feature is available to all users who have access to the Abstract Submission System on Dryfta.
What happens if the co-author is not in the existing database?
If the co-author is not in the existing database, you can easily add them manually. The system provides the flexibility to accommodate all scenarios.