Frequently Asked Questions - NAREA Workshop

What types of submissions are accepted for the NAREA Workshop?
Answer: The 2017 Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) Workshop will bring together experts and researchers analyzing climate adaptation and mitigation policies related to public and private land conservation and restoration. The workshop will focus on (1) the impact of climate change on ecosystem services generated from domestic (federal, state and private) and international land conservation and restoration, (2) the effectiveness and efficiency of mitigating climate change through forest conservation, (3) adaptive land conservation and restoration methods that account for climate change and the uncertainty inherent in climate projections.
In particular, we are looking for abstracts that have the potential to become high quality manuscripts by mid-July 2017 so that they can be considered in the special issue of the ARER.  Extended (1500 word maximum) abstracts are required for all submissions.  Additional details can be found in the call for papers. 

Is there a stipend for presenters of papers at the 2015 Workshop?
Answer: The Workshop will cover the publication charges and, depending on the availability of funding, may also provide an honorarium to the presenting author (up to a maximum of 12 papers) upon successful completion of their submission of their paper to ARER. The Workshop is supported from multiple of sources including the USDA-ERS.

Are there page charges for workshop papers that become accepted in the special issue of ARER?
Answer:  Papers accepted in the special issue of ARER are subject to the Journal's normal page charges but outside funding will cover all page fees for these papers (the authors of workshop papers do not have to pay page charges, the Workshop will cover the cost of the page charges).

Can graduate students present at the workshop?
Answer: Yes!  We welcome presentations from graduate students, and encourage students to work closely with faculty as co-authors or mentors to enhance the quality of their presented papers.

What is the review process for workshop papers?
Answer: The Workshop Paper Review Committee will review the extended abstracts in terms of significance to the field, strength of methodology/design, clarity of writing and application to the workshop. Reviews will occur in late February and in March.  The Workshop Committee will notify authors of their decision on all submitted papers by March 31, 2017.  Reviews are blind.

What is the difference between a workshop paper and a selected paper at the regular NAREA meeting?
Answer: Papers submitted to the NAREA meeting will be considered for inclusion in the program of the regular NAREA annual meetingĀ June 11-13, and may be on a broad range of topics. Papers submitted to the workshop should relate to the theme of this year's workshop, and should be advanced enough that the authors can submit their paper for inclusion in the special issue of ARER by July, 2017.

What information is required the online submission of workshop papers?
Answer: The submission of proposals for the workshop papers require author information (i.e. full name, institution/organization, and contact number) and an extended abstract of no more than 1500 words. More details are available on the “Submit Workshop Abstract” tab on the Workshop webpage http://narea.org/2017/workshop/about.asp

Is a full paper required or only an abstract for a workshop paper?
Answer: Only extended abstracts are required.  Full papers will be required by mid-July for all Workshop presenters that plan to submit a manuscript to be considered in the special issue of ARER. 

When will I be notified about the status of my Workshop paper submission?
Answer: Notification dates are posted in the call for Workshop papers and on the Annual Meeting website.  The anticipated notification date is March 31, 2017. 

I missed the submission deadline (e.g., due to website or computer problems, misreading the due date, etc.).  Can you accept a late submission?
Answer: Only in the most rare and unavoidable circumstances will the deadline be extended.  Difficulty with the web submission process is not sufficient justification for an extension.  We suggest submitting abstracts a few days early to make sure everything proceeds smoothly.

Can I change the date and/or time of my Workshop paper presentation?  Can I request a specific date and/or time for my presentation?
Answer: No.  The program is put together under numerous constraints, including the distribution of topics within and across different Workshop sessions, and coordinating presentations so that presenters are not double-booked. We are generally unable to accommodate requests for individual time slots or changes.

Can I change the order of my paper within the session?
Answer: We strongly discourage changing the order of presentations within each Workshop session after acceptance.  Altering the order of presentations can cause attendees to miss important presentations.  The final decision, however, rests with the moderator of each Workshop session.  

What is the time allotment for workshop presentations?
Answer: We expect that most of the Workshop sessions will include four papers, so we suggest allowing around 20 minutes for presentations, leaving five minutes for questions/discussion after each presentation. When only three papers are scheduled in a session, individual presentations can run for 25 minutes with an additional 7 or 8 minute period for questions/discussion. The Workshop session moderators will make final decisions regarding minutes per presentation.

Will a projector and a laptop will be available in the room?
Answer: Yes.  Presenters simply need to bring their presentation file on a thumb drive and load it to the laptop prior to the start of their presentation session.

Do workshop presenters have to pay the workshop registration fee or the regular NAREA Meeting registration fee?
Answer: Yes, all Workshop presenters need to pay the Workshop fee.  We also encourage all Workshop participants to come for the NAREA meeting and present a paper as part of the general NAREA meeting.   If you attend and/or present a paper at the NAREA conference, you will also need to pay the registration fee for the conference. All workshop and conference participants need to be NAREA Members.