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The 9th Workshop on The Art of Writing Publishable Scientific Manuscript and Beyond


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The 9th Workshop on
The Art of Writing Publishable Scientific Manuscript and Beyond
Speaker: Professor Bassim H. Hameed
Date: 3rd- 4th March 2014
Time: 8:30.00am- 5:00 pm
Participants: Lecturers, Researchers and Postgraduate students
Organizer: USAINS/Universiti Sains Malaysia
Venue: Eastin Hotel Penang

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The 9th Workshop on The Art of Writing Publishable Scientific Manuscript and Beyond

  1. 1. The 9th Workshop on The Art of Writing Publishable Scientific Manuscript and Beyond Date Venue Time : 3 & 4 March 2014 (Monday & Tuesday) : Eastin Hotel, Penang HRDF Claimable* : 9:00 am – 5:00 pm *Subject to HRDF Approval Organized and managed by: USAINS Holding Sdn. Bhd. (wholly(wholly-owned by Universiti Sains Malaysia) Previous Participants: In collaboration with: Universiti Sains Malaysia
  2. 2. Workshop objective The main objective of the workshop is to enhance the capability of participants in writing publishable manuscripts in first-class scientific journals and to increase their knowledge and understanding of the processes of scholarly publishing. Outcome The participants will have a clear understanding of the essentials of preparing manuscripts for publication in high-quality research journals. Topics 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. Language The language of the workshop is English. Targeted Audience: The workshop is open to lecturers, postgraduate students, Engineers, and researchers. Workshop Fee: Covers hard copy of course material, refreshment including lunch and Certificate of Attendance. Normal : MYR 899.00 per person Group : MYR 799.00 per person (Minimum 3 participants from the same institution) Student : MYR 599.00 per person – Proof of I.D. is required Hurry!! Seats are limited! Workshop Format The workshop will include presentations and hands-on sessions.
  3. 3. Speaker Workshop Schedule DAY ONE Time 08.30-08.55 am 09.00-9.15 am 09.15-10.25 am 10.30-10.50 am 10.55-12:25 pm 12.30-12.55 pm 01.00-02.15 pm 02.20-03.30 pm 03:30-03.50 pm 03.55-05.00 pm PROFESSOR DR. BASSIM H. HAMEED DAY TWO 09.00-09.55 am Professor Dr. Bassim H. Hameed received his Ph.D. in Chem. Eng. from University of Salford, UK, in 1992. He is a Professor at School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. His research interest is Reaction Engineering and Adsorption Technology. To date, he has published more than 170 articles in ISI-indexed journals and other 100 articles in International and national journals and proceedings. According to Scopus, Prof. Bassim’s publications have been cited over 6,000 times, with 13 having been cited more than 100 times each, and he has an author h-index of 45 and i 10-index of 110. According to the report of MOHE, Malaysian Citation Centre, 2012, Prof. Bassim is the top cited Malaysian-based author in Engineering, 2001-2010 with average citations per publication of 27.26. According to a recent Science Direct report, more than 15 of his articles were among the Top 25 Hottest Articles accessed in 2007-2012. Currently he serves as a reviewer for many international journals published by prestigious publishers such as Elsevier, Wiley, American Chemical Society, Springer and Taylor & Francis. He has reviewed more than 550 manuscripts. He is a recipient of three Sanggar Sanjung (Hall of Fame) awards for Research Product in 2003 and 2004 and USM Excellent Achievement Award in 2007 and 2011. In addition, he was a recipient of Sanggar Sanjung Awards in 2007-2012 for Excellence in Publication in top ISIindexed journals. Prof. Bassim has conducted more than 30 workshops on writing publishable scientific manuscript for university lecturers, postgraduate students, and researchers. 10.00-10.55 am 11.00-11.20 am 11.25-12.30 pm 12.30-01.00 pm 01.00-02.15 pm 02.20-03.00 pm 03.00-03.55 pm 04.00-04.20 pm 04.25-04.45 pm 04.45-05.00 pm Activity Registration Introduction of workshop & participants Session 1: Publication in first-class scientific journals: strategy and steps Refreshment break Session 2: Structure of research manuscript: Part I Session 3: Hands-on session Lunch Break Session 4: Structure of research manuscript: Part II Refreshment break Session 5: Structure of research manuscript: Part III & Hands-on session Session 6: Writing the first draft & how to select the right journal for your manuscript. Session 7: Submission & publication process. Refreshment break Session 8: Dealing with reviewers’ comments. Session 9: How to write publishable review article Lunch Break Session 10: - Editing & formatting issues. - Journal Impact Factor (JIF) & h-index Session 11: Publications tools and resources (Scopus & ISI) Refreshment break Session 12: Open Access Journals Closing and presentation of certificates to participants End Participants’ feedback The following written comments were received at the end of previous workshop. “This workshop is extremely good for new lecturer like me. I would recommend this workshop to other lecturers because it really motivated me to move forward to produce more papers and master the art of writing good papers. Last but not least, Prof. Bassim handled this workshop very well and shared his experience in this field 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 acquired by every respective potential researcher.” “The workshop is very valuable for me to increase my skill in writing a manuscript for journal publication.” “Excellent and impressive workshop and should be taught to all researchers and lecturers.” “Looking forward for another workshop.”
  4. 4. REGISTER NOW! ENQUIRIES The Art of Writing Publishable Scientific Manuscript & Beyond Workshop 3rd & 4th March 2014 Prof. Bassim H. Hameed Workshop coordinator School of Chem. Eng. Engineering Campus Universiti Sains Malaysia 14300 Nibong Tebal Penang (DL) : +604-599 6422 (E) Send registration form to: USAINS Holding Sdn. Bhd., Ground Floor, Kompleks ЄUREKA, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM Penang. Fax : 04-657 2210 (E) / NO PARTICIPANT NAME Technical: EMAIL 1. 2. 3. Registration/Other: 4. Khairol Anuar Mohammed Group Education & Talent Development Services, USAINS Holding Sdn. Bhd. Kompleks ЄUREKA, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang (DL) : +604-653 4372 (H/P) : +6012-286 9048 (E) : 5. Address Postcode Contact Person Tel. No. Mobile No. Fax No. Email Date Signature MODE OF PAYMENT I enclosed NUMBER (Please email to both email addresses) BANK NO. OF PARTICIPANT Cheque Normal Bank Draft Group Money Order MYR Student LO / PO Total Cheque / Bank Draft / Money Order / LO / PO must be made payable to ‘USAINS HOLDING SDN. BHD.’. 1. Bank Transfer [Please fax 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 AND BEYOND – MARCH 2014 Name of Bank : CIMB Bank Berhad (USM Branch), Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM Penang. Account Number : 0709-0006708-05-7 2. A Local Order (LO) or Purchase Order (PO) must be presented before the event. The Organizer reserves the right to refrain a registered participant from taking part in the event if no proof of payment can be presented. This only applies to registered participants who have NOT paid the registration fee PRIOR to the event date. 3. Cancellation / Substitution A full refund less administration fee of MYR250.00 will be given for cancellation received not later than 10 working days before the event. No refund will be made after this period. However, substitute participants are welcomed at no extra charge provided written notice of at least 5 working days before the event is given to the Organizer. DISCLAIMER The organizer reserves the right to reschedule or cancel any part of its published programme or venue due to unforeseen circumstances and will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organizations for the cancellation of travel arrangements and/or accommodation reservations as a result of the workshop being cancelled or postponed. Advance notice will be given if there is such a change or cancellation.