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What is the difference between Journal papers & Conference papers?

A Journal is a regular periodical publication, published  say monthly or bi-monthly, containing a collection of peer reviewed papers. The Journal may be National or International. The Journal Must have an ISSN. According to wiki anacademicorscholarly journalis aperiodical publicationin which scholarship relating to a particularacademic disciplineis published. Academic journals serve as permanent and transparent forums for the presentation, scrutiny and discussion of research. They are usuallypeer-reviewedor refereed. Content typically takes the form of articles presentingoriginal research,review articles, andbook reviews.
Academic journals are periodicals in which researchers publish their findings, mostly the recent ones. Academic journals are typically peer-reviewed journals that publish theoretical discussions and articles that critically review already published work. Academic journals serve as an important forum for researchers and academicians from where they can access important…

Benefits of attending Conferences?

At an early stage in everyone’s PhD process they will ask themselves the question: shall I attend an academic conference? Immediately other questions come to mind. Do I have anything worthy to be presented? Can I just present my literature review or theoretical framework, or should I wait until I have my first results from my case studies? Perhaps it is better to go first to several workshops and graduate students conferences, get experience in presenting in front of my peers, and then make the jump to a senior academic conference?


These doubts are absolutely normal, and we all went through those, but in my experience the earlier one goes to senior academic conferences, the better. You learn and gain so much in these events that you should not postpone it to the later stages of your PhD. Of course, it is important to have something presentable. Do not go if you are not clear in your mind. But if you only have a literature review, a theoretical framework and some hypotheses, that’s fine…