Conference contributions

When you register written conference material, it is essential to use the correct category (template/content type) and add the right metadata in order to receive the correct number of BFI points. In particular, it is important to attach the correct conference and book series and the correct publisher.

How to register participation in conferences and events is handled in a different guideline.

Registering conference publications

There are seven template that are relevant to use when registering conference material. The templates are located in three different categories based on publishing channels. Only conference publications that are published through journals and proceedings warrent BFI points.

When you register your conference publication, you need to select the template (subcategory) that corresponds to the actual publication type.


Types of conference material by publishing channel

1. Journal

  • Conference article
  • Conference abstract

2. Proceeding

  • Conference contribution/-article
  • Conference abstract

3. Conference material

  • Poster
  • Conference abstract
  • Paper

The category Conference material encompasses material that is published at the conference itself or on the conference website, but is not published in a journal or proceeding.

Always register the following information with your conference publication to avoid missing BFI points

  • Journal/publisher from the "Central database"
  • The conference under "Event". You can search for the conference record in Pure or create it yourself. If you create the conference record yourself, feel free to add a link to the confence website to have the link shown with your publication.
  • BFI conference series. It is only possible to add BFI-conference series that are listed on the BFI-series list. Search out and add the conference series. As shown in the example, many conference series have very similar names. Please check the BFI-lists to verify the name, also, if you are not able to find the series by search.
  • Book series if the proceeding is published in a book series. Please check the BFI-lists for correct name and status.

The fields for this information are not placed in a nice order in the templates. This increases the risk of not filling them out. Use this guide as your check list to make sure you add all the necessary information.

Terms for receiving BFI points

The conference publication qualifies for BFI points if the following terms are met:

It is a

  • research article

The publication is peer reviewed and published in a

  • journal listed on the BFI list for series for the corresponding year
  • proceeding listed on the BFI list for series for the corresponding year

or is published by

  • a publisher listed on the BFI list the corresponding year

It is only possible to attach conference series from the BFI-lists. The BFI lists are updated continuously. If a conference series warrents points, it will be on the list.