Frequently Asked Questions

What is PaperCrowd?

PaperCrowd is a community-driven directory of academic conferences. Organisers use PaperCrowd to find new researchers for their event. Researchers use PaperCrowd to find new conferences they wish to attend. Best of all, it’s free for everyone.

Is PaperCrowd Free?

Yes - PaperCrowd is built and supported by the team at Ex Ordo as our contribution to the global research community. You can read more on this on our About page.

We’ve committed to keeping PaperCrowd free. To help us pay the bills and keep improving PaperCrowd, please consider Ex Ordo as your next online conference management system.

What’s the purpose of PaperCrowd?

We built PaperCrowd to fix the Call for Papers problem. Every chair who runs an academic conference emails a Call for Papers to promote the conference. The chair gathers a ton of email addresses from faculty, committee members, previous attendees etc into a single list and sends a mass email. This has 2 major flaws:

  • Researcher’s inboxes are flooded with unsolicited emails for conferences they are not interested in. (e.g. we know one chair who sent over 28,000 emails and got just 120 abstracts)
  • The bloated list is limited to “known” researchers and doesn’t include any new researchers who may wish to attend.

PaperCrowd fixes the problem in 2 ways:

  • Researchers use PaperCrowd to search and follow conferences of interest. They can also follow other researchers and see the conferences they’re attending (coming soon).
  • Organisers use PaperCrowd to add & promote your conference to known and new researchers. They can also check their event is not clashing with a similar event at the same time.

Why only Academic Research Conferences?

PaperCrowd is for researchers interested in academic research conferences. Every conference has to include a call for abstracts or papers and a submission deadline to prove it’s a true academic conference.

We don’t support call for papers for Journals, unless there is an associated conference.

Non-academic conferences are not allowed and will be removed. If you see an event that shouldn’t be listed, please email us at help@papercrowd.com so that we can remove it.

At the moment, we don’t include Journal call for papers, unless there is an associated conference.

Someone else added my event. Can I access it?

Log in and use the email link on the conference to ask the person who added the conference for access. They can add you in the step 4 of the Add a Conference workflow. If that does not work, please email help@papercrowd.com and we’ll try to help. In your email, you’ll need to include a link to the official conference website confirming you are an organiser.

How do I download my followers?

Organisers can log in and click on My Conferences in the menu bar to see the followers and export the list by email.

How much support can I expect?

As a free service, support is very light-touch. If you have a query, please email help@papercrowd and we’ll try respond as quickly as possible.

I like PaperCrowd. How can I help?

Spread the word and tell your colleagues. Here’s a Tweet to get you started.

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