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    Author(s): J. Michael Scott; C. John Ralph
    Date: 1988
    Source: Wildlife Society Bulletin, 16(1):68-74
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    The lack of quality in symposia proceedings has recently been criticized by Bart and Anderson (1981). Their criticisms elicited 2 defenses of publishing symposia proceedings (Ca- pen 1982, Finch et al. 1982). These authors offered excellent suggestions for improving the quality of published proceedings: review papers before acceptance; use outside reviewers; request revisions; reject low quality papers; establish a strong organizing committee; and recognize proceedings as citable works. In this paper we build on these suggestions and offer additional guidelines for improving the quality of symposia and their published proceedings.

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    Scott, J. Michael; Ralph, C. John. 1988. In my experience: quality control of symposia and their published proceedings. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 16(1):68-74

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