The 8th Workshop on The Art of Writing Publishable Scientific Manuscript and Beyond


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Topics of the workshop:
Key focus topics of the workshop include:
• Understanding the game of publication.
• Deciding on when to start writing.
• Why, what & where do we publish.
• Structure of the research paper (The “IMRaD” Structure).
• How to present data effectively in Table or Graph.
• How to select & cite references.
• How to write the first draft.
• How to select the right journal.
• How to submit a manuscript.
• Dealing with reviewers & Editors’ comments.
• How to handle criticism.
• How to check gallery proofs.
• Understanding the game of journal Impact factor (JIF).
• What is the difference between h-index & journal impact factor.
• How to determine Citation Counts for your article.
• Ethics in publications.

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The 8th Workshop on The Art of Writing Publishable Scientific Manuscript and Beyond

  1. 1. Organized and managed by: In collaboration with:USAINS Holding Sdn. Bhd.(wholly-owned by Universiti Sains Malaysia)Universiti Sains MalaysiaThe 8th Workshop onThe Art of Writing Publishable ScientificManuscript and BeyondDate : 11 & 12 NOVEMBER 2013 (Monday & Tuesday)Venue : Eastin Hotel, PenangTime : 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.HRDF Claimable**Subject to HRDF ApprovalFull house in Feb.,June, Nov. 2012 &Feb. 2013Previous Participants:
  2. 2. Workshop objectiveThe main objective of the workshop is to enhance thecapability of participants in writing publishablemanuscripts in first-class scientific journals and toincrease their knowledge and understanding of theprocesses of scholarly publishing.OutcomeThe participants will have a clear understanding of theessentials of preparing manuscripts for publication inhigh-quality research journals.TopicsKey focus topics of the workshop include:• Understanding the game of publication.• Deciding on when to start writing.• Why, what & where do we publish.• Structure of the research paper (The “IMRaD”Structure).• How to present data effectively in Table or Graph.• How to select & cite references.• How to write the first draft.• How to select the right journal.• How to submit a manuscript.• Dealing with reviewers & Editors’ comments.• How to handle criticism.• How to check gallery proofs.• Understanding the game of journal Impact factor(JIF).• What is the difference between h-index & journalimpact factor.• How to determine Citation Counts for your article.• Ethics in publications.Workshop FormatThe workshop will include presentations and hands-onsessions.LanguageThe language of the workshop is English.Targeted Audience:The workshop is open to lecturers, postgraduatestudents, Engineers, and researchers.Workshop Fee:(Covers course material, refreshment including lunchand Certificate of Attendance.)Normal : MYR 1,399.00 per personGroup : MYR 1,099.00 per person(Minimum 3 participants from the same institution)Student : MYR 999.00 per person– Proof of I.D. is requiredHurry!! Seatsare limited!
  3. 3. Workshop ScheduleDAY ONETime Activity08.30-08.55 am Registration09.00-9.15 am Introduction of workshop & participants09.15-10.25 am Session 1: Publication in first-class scientificjournals: strategy and steps10.30-10.50 am Refreshment break10.55-12:25 pm Session 2: Structure of research manuscript:Part I12.30-12.55 pm Session 3: Hands-on session01.00-02.15 pm Lunch Break02.20-03.30 pm Session 4: Structure of research manuscript:Part II03:30-03.50 pm Refreshment break03.55-05.00 pm Session 5: Structure of research manuscript:Part III & Hands-on sessionDAY TWO09.00-09.55 am Session 6: Writing the first draft & how toselect the right journal for your manuscript.10.00-10.55 am Session 7: Submission & publicationprocess.11.00-11.20 am Refreshment break11.25-12.30 pm Session 8: Dealing with reviewers’comments.12.30-01.00 pm Session 9: How to write publishable reviewarticle01.00-02.15 pm Lunch Break02.20-03.00 pm Session 10: - Editing & formatting issues.- Journal Impact Factor (JIF) &h-index03.00-03.55 pm Session 11: Publications tools and resources(Scopus & ISI)04.00-04.20 pm Refreshment break04.25-04.45 pm Session 12: Writing ethics04.45-05.00 pm Closing and presentation of certificates toparticipantsEndParticipants’ feedbackThe following written comments were received at the end ofprevious workshop. “This workshop is extremely good for new lecturer like me. I wouldrecommend this workshop to other lecturers because it reallymotivated me to move forward to produce more papers and masterthe art of writing good papers. Last but not least, Prof. Bassimhandled this workshop very well and shared his experience in thisfield and also inspired others to do the same.” “ I learned a lot about how to play the “game” as well as its “rules”” “Experience speaker with vast knowledge in publications” “This workshop is an invaluable knowledge that should be acquiredby every respective potential researcher.” “The workshop is very valuable for me to increase my skill in writinga manuscript for journal publication.” “Excellent and impressive workshop and should be taught to allresearchers and lecturers.” “Looking forward for another workshop.”SpeakerPROFESSOR DR. BASSIM H. HAMEEDProfessor Dr. Bassim H. Hameed received his Chem. Eng. from University of Salford, UK, in1992. He is a Professor at School of ChemicalEngineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. His researchinterest is Reaction Engineering and AdsorptionTechnology. To date, he has published more than155 articles in ISI-indexed journals and other 80articles in International and national journals andproceedings. According to Scopus, Prof. Bassim’spublications have been cited over 4,350 times, with 7having been cited more than 100 times each, and hehas an author h-index of 40. According to the reportof MOHE, Malaysian Citation Centre, 2012, Prof.Bassim is the top cited Malaysian-based author inEngineering, 2001-2010 with average citations perpublication of 27.26. According to a recent ScienceDirect report, more than 15 of his articles wereamong the Top 25 Hottest Articles accessed in2007-2012. Currently he serves as a reviewer formany international journals published by prestigiouspublishers such as Elsevier, Wiley, AmericanChemical Society, Springer and Taylor & Francis. Hehas reviewed more than 500 manuscripts. He is arecipient of three Sanggar Sanjung (Hall of Fame)awards for Research Product in 2003 and 2004 andUSM Excellent Achievement Award in 2007 and2011. Also he was a recipient of seven SanggarSanjung Awards in 2007 for publishing 7 articles inISI-indexed journals. In 2008, he received 18Sanggar Sanjung awards for publishing 18 articles inISI-indexed journals. In 2009, he received theSanggar Sanjung award for publishing 22 articles inISI-indexed journals. In 2010 and 2011, he receivedSanggar Sanjung Awards for excellence in JournalPublication. He published 13 and 23 ISI-indexedpapers, respectively. Prof. Bassim has conductedmany workshops on writing publishable scientificmanuscript for university lecturers, postgraduatestudents and researchers.
  4. 4. REGISTER NOW!The Art of Writing Publishable Scientific Manuscript & Beyond Workshop11th & 12th November 2013Send registration form to: USAINS Holding Sdn. Bhd., Ground Floor, Kompleks ЄUREKA,Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM Penang. Fax : 04-657 2210(E) / khairol_usains@yahoo.comNo Participant Name Email1. PersonTel. No. Mobile No.Fax No. EmailDate SignatureMODE OF PAYMENT Number Bank No. of Participants MYRI enclosed Cheque NormalBank Draft GroupMoney Order StudentLO / PO TotalCheque / Bank Draft / Money Order / LO / PO must be made payable to ‘USAINS HOLDING SDN. BHD.’.ENQUIRIESTechnical:Prof. Bassim H. HameedWorkshop coordinatorSchool of Chem. Eng.Engineering CampusUniversiti Sains Malaysia14300 Nibong TebalPenang(DL) : +604-599 6422(E) chbassim@eng.usm.myRegistration/Other:Khairol Anuar MohammedGroup Education & TalentDevelopment Services,USAINS Holding Sdn. Bhd.Kompleks ЄUREKA,Universiti Sains Malaysia,11800 USM, Penang(DL) : +604-653 4372(H/P) : +6012-286 9048(E) email to bothemail addresses)PAYMENT INFO:1. Bank Transfer [Please fax or email your Bank-in Slip (Print your name & details on the slip)].Payee Name : USAINS Holding Sdn. Bhd.Details : The Art of Writing Publishable Scientific Manuscript & BeyondWorkshop, November 2013Name of Bank : CIMB Bank Berhad (USM Branch), Universiti Sains Malaysia,11800 USM Penang.Account Number : 0709-0006708-05-72. A Local Order (LO) or Purchase Order (PO) must be presented before the event.3. Participation will be confirmed upon receipt of payments. The Organizer reserves the right torefrain a registered participant from taking part in the event if no proof of payment can be presented.CANCELLATION / SUBSTITUTIONA full refund less administration fee ofMYR250.00 will be given for cancellationreceived not later than 10 working daysbefore the workshop. No refund will bemade after this period. However, substituteparticipants are welcomed at no extracharge provided written notice of at least 5working days before the event is given tothe Organizer.DISCLAIMERThe organizer reserves the right to reschedule or cancelany part of its published programme or venue due tounforeseen circumstances and will not accept liability forcosts incurred by participants or their organizations forthe cancellation of travel arrangements and/oraccommodation reservations as a result of the workshopbeing cancelled or postponed. Advance notice will begiven if there is such a change or cancellation.