Saturday, March 3, 2012

ARI Publication Retreat - Day 2

The second day of the retreat is a publication workshop. Professor Dr Rashidah Abdul Rahman, ARI Deputy Director (Research & Linkages)briefed the participants of the expected outcome of the workshop.
Leading the workshop is ARI's own research associate: Associate Professor Dr Norzaidi Daud who is a prolific author and editors to more than ten international journals. Participants were firstly briefed on preliminaries which include definitional issues of "indexed journals", "refereed journals", "professional journals", "impact factors", "citation" and the determination of authors' "H-index". Once the definitional issues were clarified, Dr Norzaidi spoke on "strategies to get your paper published in indexed journals". Topics cover the selection of a "catchy title",writing a "precise but impactful abstract", a "do-or-die introduction", "conceptual VS theoretical framework", "filling the research gaps", "detailing research methodologies", "paying attention-to-details in data analysis", "writing a story-board on research discussion" and coming up with the "wow conclusion". All in all, these are the ingredients to a successful journal publication.
After the lunch break, researchers discussed their draft journal articles with the workshop mentor. Researchers would then work on the suggestions and could hopefully submit online their papers by the third day of the retreat. After a hard day's work, all participants were treated with a BBQ dinner...

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