"I have been to two Wessex Institute conferences. Seeing the quality of the presentations my guess is that any abstract will be accepted. They are fairly lightweight conferences held in interesting places in the world. By attending the conferences I have made some interesting contacts. I have some extra publications that look OK, at least on the surface. The conferences are not academically rigorous, they are expensive, they are very small and they consequently do not have the leading scholars attending them. They do appeal to people who are trying to make their mark, because you do get a seemingly attractive publication (book chapter) out of them. It does seem to me that they are a money making ruse for the owner of the institute (Carlos Brebbia)that is succesful because of the academic imperative to publish. I won't go to another one. There are many more reputable conferences to choose from other than those put on by Wessex Institute."
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