The Art of Writing Publishable Scientific Manuscript February 2013


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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.

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The Art of Writing Publishable Scientific Manuscript February 2013

  1. 1. HRDF Claimable**Subject to HRDF Approval The 6th Workshop on The Art of Writing Publishable Scientific Manuscript and Beyond Date : 25 & 26th February 2013 (Monday & Tuesday) Venue : Eastin Hotel, Penang Full house in Time : 9.00 am–5.00 pm Feb., June & Nov. 2012!Organized and managed by: In collaboration with: USAINS Holding Sdn. Bhd. Universiti Sains Malaysia (wholly- (wholly-owned by Universiti Sains Malaysia)Previous 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.Topics Targeted Audience:Key focus topics of the workshop include: The workshop is open to lecturers, postgraduate• Understanding the game of publication. students, Engineers, and researchers.• Deciding on when to start writing.• Why, what & where do we publish.• Structure of the research paper (The “IMRaD” Workshop Fee: Structure).• How to present data effectively in Table or Graph. (Covers course material, refreshment including lunch• How to select & cite references. and Certificate of Attendance.)• How to write the first draft.• How to select the right journal. Normal : RM 1299 per person• How to submit a manuscript.• Dealing with reviewers & Editors’ comments. Group : RM 999 per person• How to handle criticism. (Minimum 3 participants from the same institution)• How to check gallery proofs. Student : RM 899 per person• Understanding the game of journal Impact factor – Proof of I.D. is required (JIF).• What is the difference between h-index & journal impact factor.• How to determine Citation Counts for your article. Hurry!! Seats• Ethics in publications. are limited!Workshop FormatThe workshop will include presentations and hands-onsessions.LanguageThe language of the workshop is English.
  3. 3. Workshop Program Speaker DAY ONE Time Activity 08.30-08.55 am Registration 09.00-9.15 am Introduction of workshop & participants 09.15-10.25 am Session 1: Publication in first-class scientific journals: strategy and steps 10.30-10.50 am Refreshment break 10.55-12:25 pm Session 2: Structure of research manuscript: Part I 12.30-12.55 pm Session 3: Hands-on session 01.00-02.15 pm Lunch Break 02.20-03.30 pm Session 4: Structure of research manuscript: Part II 03:30-03.50 pm Refreshment break 03.55-05.00 pm Session 5: Structure of research manuscript:PROFESSOR DR. BASSIM H. HAMEED Part III & Hands-on sessionProfessor Dr. Bassim H. Hameed received his Ph.D. DAY TWOin Chem. Eng. from University of Salford, UK, in 09.00-09.55 am Session 6: Writing the first draft & how to1992. He is a Professor at School of Chemical select the right journal for your manuscript.Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. His research 10.00-10.55 am Session 7: Submission & publicationinterest is Reaction Engineering and Adsorption process.Technology. To date, he has published more than 11.00-11.20 am Refreshment break150 articles in ISI-indexed journals and other 80 11.25-12.30 pm Session 8: Dealing with reviewers’articles in International and national journals and comments. 12.30-01.00 pm Session 9: How to write publishable reviewproceedings. According to Scopus, Prof. Bassim’s articlepublications have been cited over 3,800 times, with 01.00-02.15 pm Lunch Break7 having been cited more than 100 times each, and 02.20-03.00 pm Session 10: - Editing & formatting issues.he has an author h-index of 39. According to the - Journal Impact Factor (JIF) &report of MOHE, Malaysian Citation Centre, 2012, h-indexProf. Bassim is the top cited Malaysian-based 03.00-03.55 pm Session 11: Publications tools and resourcesauthor in Engineering, 2001-2010 with average (Scopus & ISI)citations per publication of 27.26. According to a 04.00-04.20 pm Refreshment breakrecent Science Direct report, more than 15 of his 04.25-04.45 pm Session 12: Writing ethicsarticles were among the Top 25 Hottest Articles 04.45-05.00 pm Closing and presentation of certificates to participantsaccessed in 2007-2011. Currently he serves as a Endreviewer for many international journals publishedby prestigious publishers such as Elsevier, Wiley, Participants’ feedbackAmerican Chemical Society, Springer and Taylor & The following written comments were received at the end ofFrancis. He has reviewed more than 500 previous workshop.manuscripts. He is a recipient of three SanggarSanjung (Hall of Fame) awards for Research “This workshop is extremely good for new lecturer like me. I wouldProduct in 2003 and 2004 and USM Excellent recommend this workshop to other lecturers because it reallyAchievement Award in 2007 and 2011. Also he was motivated me to move forward to produce more papers and mastera recipient of seven Sanggar Sanjung Awards in the art of writing good papers. Last but not least, Prof. Bassim2007 for publishing 7 articles in ISI-indexed handled this workshop very well and shared his experience in thisjournals. In 2008, he received 18 Sanggar Sanjung field and also inspired others to do the same.”awards for publishing 18 articles in ISI-indexed “ I learned a lot about how to play the “game” as well as its “rules””journals. In 2009, he received the Sanggar Sanjung “Experience speaker with vast knowledge in publications”award for publishing 22 articles in ISI-indexedjournals. In 2010 and 2011, he received Sanggar “This workshop is an invaluable knowledge that should be acquiredSanjung Awards for excellence in Journal by every respective potential researcher.”Publication. He published 13 and 23 ISI-indexed “The workshop is very valuable for me to increase my skill in writingpapers, respectively. Prof. Bassim has conducted a manuscript for journal publication.”many workshops on writing publishable scientific “Excellent and impressive workshop and should be taught to allmanuscript for university lecturers, postgraduate researchers and lecturers.”students and researchers. “Looking forward for another workshop.”
  4. 4. REGISTER NOW! ENQUIRIES The Art of Writing Publishable Scientific Manuscript & Beyond Workshop Technical enquires: 25-26th February 2013 Prof. Bassim H. Hameed Workshop coordinator Fax or send registration form to: USAINS Holding Sdn. Bhd., Ground Floor, Kompleks EUREKA, School of Chem. Eng. Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM PENANG. Fax : 04-657 2210 Engineering Campus (E) / Universiti Sains Malaysia 14300 Nibong Tebal Please register the following name/names: (Please use separate sheet, if required) Penang (DL) : +604-599 6422 No Participants Name e-mail (E) 1. 2. Registration/Other enquiries: 3. Khairol Anuar Mohammed 4. Group Educational Services, 5. USAINS Holding Sdn. Bhd. Address Kompleks EUREKA, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang (DL) : 04-653 4372 Postcode (H/P) : 012-286 9048 (E) : Contact Person Telephone No. Mobile No. (Please email to both email addresses) Fax No. Email Date Signature Mode of Payment Number Bank No. of Participants MYR I enclose Crossed Cheque Normal: Bank Draft Group discount: Money Order Student: LO/PO Total Cheque / Bank Draft / Money Order / LO / PO must be made payable to ‘USAINS HOLDING SDN. BHD.’. CANCELLATION / SUBSTITUTIONPayment Info: A full refund less administration fee of MYR250.00 will be given for cancellation received not later than1. Bank Transfer [Please fax your Bank-in Slip (Print your name & details on the slip)]. 10 working days before the course. No refund will Payee Name : USAINS Holding Sdn. Bhd. be made after this period. However, substitute Details : The Art of Writing Publishable Scientific Manuscript & participants are welcomed at no extra charge Beyond Workshop, February 2013 provided written notice of at least 5 working days Name of Bank : CIMB Bank Berhad (USM Branch), Universiti Sains Malaysia, before the event is given to the Organizer. 11800 USM Penang. Account Number : 0709-0006708-05-7 DISCLAIMER The organizer reserves the right to reschedule or2. A Local Order (LO) or Purchase Order (PO) must be presented before the event. Any cancel any part of its published programme or venueparticipant using LO/PO is not entitle for Early Bird Discount. due to unforeseen circumstances and will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organizations for the cancellation of travel3. Participation will be confirmed upon receipt of payments. The Organizer reserves the arrangements and/or accommodation reservationsright to refrain a registered participant from taking part in the event if no proof of payment can be as a result of the course being cancelled orpresented. This only applies to registered participants who have NOT paid the registration fee postponed. Advance notice will be given if there isPRIOR to the event date. such a change or cancellation.