Press release

IET and key publishers address need to improve conference content quality

26 November 2014

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) together with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Elsevier has created draft recommendations for conference content.

These recommendations are designed to uphold the quality of published research presented at scientific meetings and conferences. The presence of low-quality papers in conference proceedings degrades the value and reputation of the author, conference organisers, their sponsors and commercial or non-commercial publishers, and any repository they are part of.

Daniel Smith, Head of Academic Publishing at the IET said, “The IET is spearheading the use of these recommendations in order to improve the quality of conference content globally. We are committed to promoting and disseminating trustworthy, high-quality scholarly research, which benefits both the author and the global information community.

“We hope that the global information community will widely adopt the recommended practices, which set out the obligations on behalf of all parties involved in order to improve conference content quality.”

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Hannah Kellett
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Email: HKellett@theiet.org

Notes to editors:

The IET is working to engineer a better world. It is one of the world’s largest organisations for engineers and technicians with nearly 160,000 members in 127 countries around the world. The IET’s mission is to inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community, supporting technology innovation to meet the needs of society. The IET is the Professional Home for Life® for engineers and technicians, and a trusted source of engineering intelligence and thought leadership.

The IET offers a range of services and resources to the engineering community including an extensive publishing programme. For the research community, the IET publishes a portfolio of research, letters and open access journals and over 400 eBooks; all located within the dynamic and market-leading IET Digital Library.  IET Inspec, a highly respected  A&I database with close to 15 million abstracts from a range of international publishers and IET.tv, the world’s largest online archive of engineering and technology video content are also available to support and develop engineering excellence.