Reviewers of conference proposals read a large number of submissions to determine whether the proposed paper or poster meets the requirements of the conference and how the submission might best be combined with other presentations in oral sessions or poster displays. They may or may not be experts in your area of study. Reviewers need to understand clearly:
- the importance of the research project
- the existing state of knowledge
- the research question
- the method or methods used
- the main findings
Since MURC is not a specialized conference, reviewers will also be assessing whether an interested non-specialist audience will be able to follow the presentation. Including brief definitions or explanations and using concrete “real world” examples helps non-specialists understand what your study is addressing and why.
You can also prepare by attending one of our Abstract Writing Workshops and/or Peer Review Session.
MURC 2021 Abstract Resource Guide (includes strategies and examples)