News: Guide To Getting Published Workshop 2016

18 October 2016, UPM Library – “Guide To Getting Published Workshop” is a collaboration between Perpustakaan Sultan Abdul Samad (PSAS), UPM and Emerald Group Publishing. It is an annual event and this is the fourth consecutive year that PSAS organized this program since the year 2013. This collaboration give great opportunities for PSAS to venture smart partnership between government and private agency in organizing such workshop.

From the previous workshop, there are many demands from UPM Community to participate in this workshop. However, the numbers of participants are limited to ensure the aim and objectives of the workshop are delivered accordingly. PSAS look at this issue seriously and to cater for this matter, this year two (2) sessions were organized on 11th  October and 18th October 2016 to allow more participant to participate in this workshop. Ninety Seven (97) participants attended the workshop.

The aim of this workshop is to give tips and guide on how to better published research outcome among UPM Community. The main contents include an overview of the publishing process, co-authorship, journal rankings, how to submit your journal articles, what makes a good paper from an editor’s and reviewer’s point of view, peer review, analysis of rejected articles, plagiarism and copyrights. This workshop is also hope to enhance the level of confidence among UPM Community to improve the quality of their manuscripts and thus increase chances of their research papers beings accepted for publication in reputable, international and high-ranking journals.

Emerald Literati Awards
The Emerald Literati Awards are now in their 23rd year and were established to celebrate and reward the outstanding contributions of authors and reviewers to scholarly research.The paper entitled ‘Audit committee attributes and firm performance: evidence from Malaysian finance companies’ written by Mr. Basiru Salisu Kallamu, Student of Putra Business School, Universiti Putra Malaysia and Dr. Nur Ashikin Mohd Saat, Lecturer from Department of Accounting and Finance, Universiti Putra Malaysia were selected as one of the winners of the “The Emerald Literati Awards” out of over 2,000 authors and reviewers worldwide rewarded for their high quality research and commitment to their academic field.

The award were presented to the winners during the opening ceremony of the “Guide To Getting Published Workshop” by Mr Ben S’ng, Senior Consultant on behalf of Emerald Group Publishing. The judging criteria include internationality; diversity; support for scholarly research; encouragement of applied research (impact); commitment to high quality scholarship; and a desire to ensure reader, author and customer experience is the best it can be. These awards not only recognise research rigour but also provide authors with the recognition they deserve to help them achieve more throughout the scholarly research journey.