For this reason, all papers submitted are double blind refereed, with reviewers asked to provide clear feedback on how papers can be improved. Author(s) of papers accepted during the review process are expected to revise them for presentation at the conference and publication in the proceedings. To further encourage quality, EAMSA offers a “Best Paper” award in association with Palgrave-Macmillan.
In addition to bearing this in mind during the review process, organisers are required to run workshop sessions where new ideas and theories, proposed research projects preliminary research findings can be put to the test and thrashed out with peers. Intellectually stimulating debate is always encouraged.
EAMSA puts great store by supporting young or new academics to fully realise their research, teaching and other potential. Among other activities, each conference has a PhD track in which Doctoral papers – ranging from research proposals to pre-submission analyses – are presented to a panel of senior scholars for evaluation, comment and discussion, encouragement and suggestions for improvement (both during the PhD sessions and afterwards through, for example, written comments and suggestions).