Submission of Research to a Convention

Conferences and conventions provide scholars, particularly student scholars, with an excellent opportunity to get feedback on research before submitting their manuscripts to journals. Presenting at a convention can help clarify a scholar’s thinking on a topic and can offer scholars the chance to articulate an idea in an environment that is constructive to emerging researchers. Although the opportunities from conference submission are abundant, the road to conference paper submission is also fraught with perils. The goal of this entry is to help scholars understand the benefits of conference submissions while avoiding some of the most common pitfalls.

One of the most important benefits of submitting research to a convention is writing with a deadline. In the busy world of academe, it can be difficult to balance ...

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