Conference papers are an excellent way to "test the waters" of your work. Delivering a conference paper will allow you to gain feedback from colleagues and scholars in the field prior to delivering a manuscript to be published. Think of the conference as a first step in peer review. Additionally, some conferences will ask for your paper to be submitted to their own publication.
For further information read:
- "What Differences Exist Between Publishing in Conference Proceedings and Journal Articles" by Dr. Ruth A. Plamquist
Finding Calls for Conferences
- An international consortium of scholars and teachers, H-Net creates and coordinates Internet networks with the common objective of advancing teaching and research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
- Conference Alerts brings together two groups of people - conference organizers, and academics who need to stay informed about conferences. We work with both small first-time conference organizers and established professional societies to ensure that notification of their conferences reach specifically interested parties. The website also includes a list of Canadian conferences.
- To learn about using Conference Alerts, download this handout.