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Conference Papers or Journals? (Advantages and Disadvantages)

Publishing a research paper in a journal or conference is an important activity within the academic community. It allows you to network with other scholars and to further refine your ideas and research. Below you can compare conference papers’ and journals’ qualities and choose the most suitable one for you:

Conference Papers

Advantages

1. Takes short time for feedback (Nearly one or two months depends on the conference);

2. Presenting the work done so far;

3. Interacting with international audience working in the same field Negotiation and feedbacks.

Disadvantages

1. Some conferences take whatever you send them if you participated in the event;

2. Less feedback from reviewers;3. Tend to have fixed page limits, which restricts the content to preliminary findings.qw

Journals

Advantages

1. Frequently peer-reviewed (i.e. the paper will carefully be evaluated for errors and possibly rewritten a couple of times);

2. Higher Impact Factor compared to Proceedings;

3. High-quality papers with deep analysis;

4. Useful Feedback from reviewers;

5. Tend to have generous page-limits (or none at all), but typically require the work to be more comprehensive and self-contained in return.

Disadvantages

1. Takes longer time for feedback (nearly a year in some high impact factor journals);

2. Research topic may become outdated as a result of publication delayed.

 

Source: Researcleap

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