Please contact the Oxford Abstracts Support Team in order to add the multi-stage feature to your event. There is no limit to the number of stages you can have in an event.
Once created, Account and Event Administrators will see the multiple stages for their event at the top of the event dashboard below the 'Manage Event' menu.
Clicking on each stage name will display the event dashboard for the selected stage where you can see the submissions, reviews and decisions in each stage.
Advance a submission into a another stage
In order to advance a submission to another stage, click on 'See All Decisions' in the 'Outcomes' area of the event dashboard. This will open the 'Decide Outcomes' table.
In order to advance a submission to a new stage, click on the down arrow in the decision column for the submission you wish to advance, hover your mouse over the 'Advance' option then click on the stage you wish to advance the submission to.
The system will then show that the selected submission has been advanced to another stage, in the example below, submission 1 has been advanced to the 'Second Stage'.
Managing a submission in a new stage
Any submissions that have been advanced to a new stage will no longer be visible in the 'Initial Stage' event dashboard. Therefore, to view, edit, review or make a decision on a submission in a new stage, click on the name of the relevant stage at the top of the event dashboard. You will then be taken to the event dashboard for that stage where you can manage the submissions in that stage.