What will I gain from signing up to an Oxford Abstracts package?
Using email and online forms to collect abstracts might be free, but it's time consuming and difficult to keep on track. Alice explains how all of our packages - including the free version, can save you heaps of time and hassle.
How long does it take to set up my software?
Once we've enabled your Oxford Abstracts research conference software, it doesnt take long to set your event up so you can begin collecting abstracts.
Abstract management - introduction
Geoff gives an overview of the Oxford Abstracts software, and how you can manage your abstract submission process, from collection through to decisions, along with the publishing of abstract books.
What are the limits to the number of abstract submissions, reviewers and administrators?
Alice answers one of our most frequently asked questions - is there a limit to the number of submissions, administrators, reviewers and committee members in the Oxford Abstracts packages
The Symposia bolt-on explained
A brief overview of the Oxford Abstracts
Symposium bolt-on, for academic and research conferences - for when you want submitters to be able to group abstracts together - for panels, workshops, sessions and roundtables.
The Multi-stage bolt-on explained
If you're trying to keep control of a multi-stage abstract submission or review process, take a look at our Multi-stage bolt-on. We provide a range of workflow tools with user-friendly interfaces for simple and intuitive multiple stage abstract management for your live or virtual conference. Geoff delves into the tools and features of this very useful bolt-on.
How do I delete 'dummy' abstracts before opening submissions?
Deleting submissions is a straightforward process, and you can always restore them if you realise you've accidentally deleted a submission in error. Written guidance can also be found in our Knowledge Base
How do I tell submitters if abstract has been accepted or rejected?
Once you have gone through the decisions process, you can then inform submitters if they have been accepted or rejected.
How do I allow new abstract submissions and amendments?
Do you want to permit only new submissions - eg - late-breaking abstracts? Or allow only those with complete submissions to do a rework? There's a range of options and Alice explains how you can adjust permissions for abstract submission at any time. Written guidance can also be found in our
How should I collect abstracts - through content on forms? Or via file uploads?
There are two ways of collecting abstracts - through the default abstract question on the submission form, or by requesting a file upload. Alice explains the pros and cons of each option. Written guidance can also be found in our
How do I edit a user's submission?
You may find you are required to edit a user's submission. It's a straightforward process and any updates will be recorded in the 'last updated by' column in the submission tables.