What Constitutes a Complete Peer Review System

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The peer-review system has been around as part of the medical scene since the early 1800s. While the peer review system has its fair share of detractors it is still highly regarded in most circles as the best method we have for evaluating academic work.

So, what is a peer review system, and what should it be included to ensure you are delivering a paper or abstract that has the best chance of success?

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Autodesk University Conferences by Autodesk – A Case Study

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Autodesk University conferences is for users who have found creative ways to integrate and use Autodesk software in your real-life projects and developed processes that improve company workflows and efficiency. People can contribute to Autodesk University (AU) and join the leading community of Autodesk experts who are shaping industries and pushing design and engineering software to its limits.

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Used Dryfta for: Collecting abstracts, Sending email campaigns, Assigning abstracts to reviewers & conducting Peer review, Creating CFP website, Managing Speakers and assigning tasks to them.

Here’s a quick interview with Pier-André Maynard, Event Technology & Multimedia Specialist at Autodesk, about his experience with using Dryfta event platform for Autodesk University
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Ethnography in Education Research Forum by University of Pennsylvania – A Case Study

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The Ethnography in Education Research Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education invites submissions for its 2019 Annual Meeting and the celebration of the Forum’s 40th anniversary. The Forum welcomes scholars at all career stages seeking a supportive venue for sharing their ethnographic work at various stages of development.

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Used Dryfta for: Collecting abstracts, Sending email campaigns, Assigning abstracts to reviewers & conducting Peer reviews, Creating Event website, Selling tickets through credit card payments, Creating Program schedule.

Here’s a quick interview with Mary Yee, EdD, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, about her experience with using Dryfta event platform for Ethnography in Education Research Forum 2019
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National LGBTQ Health Conference 2019 by Emory University – A Case Study

Dryfta is a great event platform for conferences

National LGBTQ Health Conference is an interdisciplinary forum that provides an opportunity for presentation and discussion of current health research and programs for LGBTQ adults and adolescents with the overall goal of addressing health inequities for this highly impacted group.

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Used Dryfta for: Collecting abstracts, Sending email campaigns, Assigning abstracts to reviewers & conducting Peer review, Creating Event website, Selling tickets through credit card payments, Program schedule building & management, and Engaging attendees on Dryfta event apps.

Here’s a quick interview with April Winningham, Conference Coordinator, about her experience with using Dryfta event platform for National LGBTQ Health Conference
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Things that can be done using Dryfta Event Platform

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Here’s a list of some of the things that you can do using Dryfta:

Send out invitations – Use the Email Broadcast tool to send email campaigns, send emails to selected contacts, view campaign reports etc.

Handle registration – Form builder allows you to build registration forms with custom fields you want.

Enable participants to pay their participation fee in advance from their credit cards – Payment settings under Basics lets you choose various payment methods including PayPal, Credit Card (you will need a payment gateway like PayPal, Stripe, 2Checkout etc), Wire Transfer. We do not charge any fee on payments you collect. We only charge for the plan you purchase. See here: https://dryfta.com/free-is-what

Enables you to follow up with registration issues – Dryfta has event industry’s best event CRM to manage every details of your contact including his/her information, tickets, abstracts submitted and send private emails to your contacts.

Send further mails before the conference starts – You can send unlimited number of email campaigns as and when you want.

Apart from the above features, you also have the following tools at your disposal:

Abstract submissions & Peer reviews – If you are accepting abstract submissions and call for papers, then this is what you need. Allow authors to submit abstracts, assign them to reviewers to review them and then build an abstract book out of accepted abstracts automatically.

Participation Certificate Builder – Give your attendees a certificate of participation. You can customize your participation certificate like the way you want with event logo and signature. Our customers are loving it!

Event website themes – Design your own event website using beautiful themes. No HTML knowledge required. All you need to do is a few clicks and you are all set with your event website.

There’re more features which I wanted to mention here but I suggest you to explore your Dryfta platform and use them as per the need for your event.

 

Dryfta aspires to become academia’s most preferred conference platform

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There are almost 300 event management platforms out there. However, not everyone caters everything to everyone. Some only focus on registration systems, while others focus on attendees engagement. Some are primarily developed for corporate events, while others are focused on academic conferences. The problem is not a single event platform was ever developed with academic conferences in mind. There are platforms which provide abstract management, peer reviews, and ticketing but that’s not all that happens in academic conferences. Apart from presenting their papers, they also attend numerous sessions, workshops. The attendees at the conference network with fellow attendees, speakers, authors and researchers, collect leads and contact details from them, setup one to one meetings with each other. There’s so much that happens in an academic conference.
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