Become a Judge and/or Abstract Reviewer

                                                  Thanks to Nelson Rico Gutierres

Abstract Reviewer and Judge Information


Abstract reviewers and judges must satisfy the following criteria:

  • SACNAS requests that those interested in reviewing and/or judging must have a PhD
  • Profile: Create or update your SACNAS profile
  • Must be registered for the national conference to participate as a judge
    • Important Note: You can sign up as a judge before registering for the national conference

Abstract Reviewer

Abstract Review Periods: April 17- May 1 & July 16-30

  • A SACNAS pre-conference opportunity
  • You will be assigned approximately 15 - 20 abstracts in your discipline via an on-line review site, Confex
  • All abstracts are evaluated using common criteria and are either accepted or rejected
  • In April you will receive access to the on-line review site, Confex
    • Deadline to submit scores is on May 1st & July 29 by 5pm PDT.
  • For your contribution, abstract reviewers are included in the abstract volume

Oral and Poster Presentation Judge

Conference Judge On-site: October 16-18, 2014

  • A SACNAS on-site conference opportunity
  • Oral Presentations
    • Oral presentations range from 3-5 student presentations per room
  • Student and Postdoctoral Researcher Presentations
    • Each student is judged twice
    • As a judge, you may receive approximately five students to judge-mentor
  • All presentations are evaluated using common criteria and indicators of success
  • In appreciation of your contribution, judges will receive a letter of appreciation and a press release via the SACNAS e-newsletters

*Important Note: SACNAS is not providing registration waivers for judges for the 2014 SACNAS National Conference. Funds for all registration waivers are being used to support student travel scholarships

For additional information as an abstract reviewer or judge please contact Jessica Macias at 1-877-SACNAS-1.