What’s the #1 rule for abstract review?
There’s a volunteer human being on the other side of the screen. They took time out of their day to build an abstract to share what they’ve learned. Let’s encourage them to keep working and take the next steps – we need their help, just as we need yours.
When should I not comment on a session abstract?
If you want to give feedback and you think the presenter will modify their abstract based on your feedback, then consider just leaving a comment first instead. For example, maybe there are just a few spelling errors, or a few terminology questions.
Should I point out spelling, grammar, and language mistakes?
Yes! Every little thing you can point out to help the presenter, the better. You can also point out things the presenter might not have considered, like issues with internationalization or slang terms that don’t translate well into your language.
Just remember the cardinal rule: be constructive.
What if I found something offensive in an abstract?
Email us and include a link to the abstract.
Got any advanced tips for pros?
- To know when new abstracts are submitted, follow this RSS feed.
- To make your comments look fancy, use Markdown syntax. Your comment will automatically be formatted when you submit it.