Press release

Recommended Practices to Ensure Technical Conference Content Quality

18 January 2016

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) together with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Elsevier has created 'Recommended Practices to Ensure Technical Conference Content Quality'.

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.

In November 2015, The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) formally endorsed the recommended practice, and also contributed new content to the paper.

We hope to see a wider adoption and support for the guidelines within the global information community.

Media enquiries to:

Hannah Kellett
External Communications Manager

Tel: +44 (0)1438 767336
Mob: +44 (0)7738 602426
Email: HKellett@theiet.org

Rebecca Gillick
Communications Executive

Tel: +44 (0)1438 765 618
Mob: +44 (0)7725 498 129
Email: rgillick@theiet.org

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