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newly tt

I referee long abstracts for a workshop in my discipline. In general, abstracts where we cannot identify the argument get ranked lowest.

I know this sounds obvious, but a lot of long abstracts are actually literature reviews or introductions to a topic. We want to know what the paper will be about. So make sure you tell us.


newly tt nailed it. I have reviewed many of these for conferences, and yu need to be clear on your argument. Highlight what is new, what you will add to the debate. And the more concrete you can be the better. Too many conference abstracts are promissory notes that cannot be cashed in!

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