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 17-29 & July 16-29

  • 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 April 29 & July 29 by 5pm PDT.
  • For your contribution, abstract reviewers are printed in the abstract book

Oral and Poster Presentation Judge

Conference Judge On-site: October 17-19, 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


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