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Proceedings vs Book of Abstracts

Proceedings vs Book of Abstracts

The proceedings and the Book of Abstracts, both get published in the book format either as an e-book or as a printed book or both. Proceedings usually contain full-length peer-reviewed papers while the Book of Abstracts contains only abstracts or extended abstracts of the presented papers.

Some journals publish abstracts of an academic meeting as supplementary materials however, we prefer to publish abstracts of papers presented in an academic meeting as book and call it Abstract Book or Book of Abstracts. Few common differences between proceedings and book of abstracts are given below-

ProceedingsBook of Abstracts
Published as an edited volume; either individually or through a dedicated proceedings series. An individual meeting can have multiple volumes of proceedings.Published as a monograph; it is preferred to have a single book of abstracts for the entire meetings. However, an individual meeting can have multiple volumes of the Abstract Book.
Includes all full-length peer-reviewed articles that were presented in a particular academic meeting.Includes only abstracts or extended abstracts of all papers presented in the academic meeting.
Peer-reviewing gets done by the reviewing committee set by the organizer.Normally, abstracts do not contain enough information for peer-reviewing; only structured formatting is required.
Usually takes 4 weeks for final publication.Usually takes 3 weeks for final publication.
Identifiers are ISBN, ISSN, & DOI for each article.Identifiers are ISBN & DOI at the book level.
Responsible individuals from the organizing committee to manage the reviewing process, communication to authors, and publishers are included as Volume Editor of the Proceedings.Responsible individuals from the organizing committee to manage the formatting, collection, communication to authors, and publishers are included as Editor of the Abstract Book.
Considered as a conference article.Considered as an abstract only.
The author can further submit the extended version to a peer-reviewed journal. Most of the journals accept an extended version of a conference paper with the addition of up to 30% additional work. The author shall clearly mention in the cover letter that its extended paper which has already been published in the proceedings, also cite the conference paper in the extended version.The abstracts are not considered as prior publication and hence the author develop the abstract into a full-fledged article and submit it to any scholarly journal. It is suggested that the author clearly mentions in the cover letter that the abstract has been published in a conference book of abstracts, also cite the abstract in the full paper.
Normally, get published prior to the event and order hard copies for distribution to the participants. Proceedings also can be published after the event and hard copies may not be required for the distribution.Always get published prior to the event for convenient distribution to the participants. Along with online publication, hard copies are preferred for easy distribution and record purposes.
Proceedings publication fees depend on the number of articles to be included. (considering open access which will be freely available for the readers)A fixed publication fee per Book of Abstracts of an individual meeting is required which is most economical for the organizers. (considering open access which will be freely available for the readers)
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