NCUR 2020: Abstract Review
Thank you for your interest in being an abstract reviewer for NCUR 2020! With over 4,000 abstracts in all disciplines submitted, your service as a reviewer is crucial to the success of this conference.
- All faculty, staff, administrators, and graduate students who have expertise in one or more of the abstract categories are encouraged to help review.
- Each abstract is 300 words or fewer. We aim to limit the number of abstracts per reviewer to 15-20 when possible.
- We estimate that an average reviewer should be able to complete 10 reviews within 45-50 minutes.
- Create an account at the NCUR portal: https://apps.cur.org/ncur2020/ and then log in to your account.
- If the portal indicates you already have an account but you haven't created a log in, click on "Forgot my Password" to reset it.
- Click on "Abstract Review and then Admin"
- Click on "My Abstracts to Review" - you should see a list of abstracts for you to review.
- You will evaluate each abstract according to the following four criteria listed under "NCUR 2020 Abstract Guidelines"
- Clearly state the central research question and/or purpose of the project.
- Provide brief, relevant scholarly or research context (no actual citations required) that demonstrate its attempt to make a unique contribution to the area of inquiry.
- Provide a brief description of the research methodology.
- State conclusions or expected results and the context in which they will be discussed. Note that it is not required that students have results in their abstracts at this point.
- You will rate each abstract on a 1 to 5 scale, with "5" indicating an exemplary project. On average, 85%-90% of your reviews should score in the 3-5 range. Poor abstracts should receive a 1 or 2 along with an explanation regarding why you gave that score. Written comments are not needed for abstracts that score in the 3-5 range.
- Remember that these are undergraduate research projects and that the typical acceptance rate at NCUR is 85%-90%. Any feedback provided in the comment box should be constructive, not destructive.
- Abstracts are due Dec. 6, 2019
- Reviews are due Jan. 9, 2020
- NCUR will notify submitters on January 15, 2020