Alternatives to Attending Conferences and Events in Person

Onomastics organisations could use online conferences and correspondence to further their research. An online platform for all onomasticians will allow scholars from around the world to engage in collaborative discussions online.

There are many online platforms that enable researchers to share questionable results or that allows peers to review work from a remote location.

Social Networks

Social networks or chat groups allow researchers to download journal articles from a variety of sources to share with a private group. Researchers could annotate and discuss ideas at research facilities around the world regardless of affiliation. This promotes the use of citations in research papers.

Google Scholar

This platform works like a Google search engine that can be utilised to identify hyperlinks to articles that are available to the public. Articles from research that was done decades ago can be obtained by accessing libraries online. In some cases, individuals may need to be a student of the respective institution before being allowed access to the library.


This website gives the option to upload conference papers, posters, journal articles, data, and code to an online database. It currently boasts more than 15 million verified scientists.

Subscribers can also review analytics on their publications. This includes the number of times their papers have been viewed, cited, or read by other subscribers. Users can also design project logs that could possibly attract co-authors to contribute to the journal.

This platform allows users to design a personal profile where they can follow researchers, send messages, upload papers, request feedback, and view analytics on papers that were published. Furthermore, the site also allows subscribers to synchronise their list of contacts with Google, Facebook, and Twitter.

Notwithstanding the many advantages of attending a conference in person, there are many alternatives to attending these events in person. The online landscape has made it so easy to collaborate with peers, experts, and researchers around the world.