Research Paper Review Criteria

Proposals for individual papers and posters are evaluated by a team of reviewers according to each of the following criteria:

  • Title: clear description of presentation and its contents
  • Conciseness, coherence, clarity and focus of presentation
  • Methodology: research design if an empirical study, including clearly stated questions, data sources, data collection procedures, analytic approach and results
  • Relevance, currency, appropriateness and significance of the topic/issue/problem
  • Theoretical orientation  and/or practical application to the field
  • Originality

Factors Affecting Selection

LISD seeks to bring together individuals from around the world examining from various perspectives. Therefore, an important factor in selection is programme balance. The Conference Scientific Committee will seek such balance in:

  • Range and significance of topics
  • Level of expertise
  • Interests covered
  • Relevance of the proposal to the needs of the research topic and the Conference-theme
  • Clear and concise description of the paper/poster presentation, conveying the paper’s importance and significance in the field
  • Evidence of a high standard of research and/or practice (where applicable)

It is recommended that you read the above criteria carefully and refer to them as you are drafting your abstract.

Factors Disqualifying an Research Paper Abstract

  • The presentation promotes commercial interests
  • The proposal is not completed according to the guidelines outlined in this call for participation
  • The proposal was not received at LISD website/ email by the appropriate deadline
  • The proposal was faxed or mailed