Two Day International FDP Program
FDP – PUBLISHING RESEARCH PAPER IN HIGH IMPACT JOURNAL
The FDP is contemplated with an aim to explore the basic dimensions of research and the concomitant need for participants to rethink the assumptions that underlie historic paradigms of research in the field of management. It includes recent development in research methods, methodological issues in research publication, publication ethics, use and misuse of statistics in research, and availability of resources for reading material. On completion of the said program, the participants are likely to have developed the skills to review literature, develop a hypothesis, frame research design, and comprehend the role and relevance of the tools for data collection and analysis.
The international FDP on PUBLISHING RESEARCH PAPER IN HIGH IMPACT JOURNAL, a two-day faculty development program started. Dr. Neha Gupta, Director(I/C) School of CSIT gave a brief overview of the FDP with opening comments and an introduction to the FDP.
Welcome Address by Vice Chancellor, SUAS:
Dr. Prithvi Yadav, VC, SUAS, Indore explain why research plays an important role in academic and industry. He also explained Writing a quality research paper requires a substantial amount of research knowledge and effort. However, several faculty members and research scholars are not able to publish quality research papers due to a lack of necessary knowledge and skills. This FDP will bridge this gap to an extent and provide a hands-on learning experience to the participants so that they can utilize the knowledge gained through the workshop in writing and publishing quality papers.
1. Session by Dr. Jack Reardon
Dr. Jack Reardon University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire, Wisconsin (Online) explained the Topic “Best Practices in Research Publishing”. The speaker gave a comprehensive explanation on the topic “Best Practices in Research Publishing.” They started by emphasizing the importance of having a clear and well-structured research plan before beginning the writing process. They also highlighted the need for a thorough literature review to ensure that the research adds value to existing knowledge and is relevant to the field of study. The speaker discussed the various options for publishing research, including traditional academic journals, conference proceedings, and open-access platforms. They emphasized the need for researchers to carefully consider the impact factor, peer review process, and publication fee structure when choosing a publishing outlet. Overall, the speaker provided valuable insights and practical tips on how to effectively publish research, making the talk engaging and informative for all attendees.
2. Session by Adv. Rakesh Soni
Adv. Rakesh Soni, IPR Expert, Govt. of India Topic “Patent and copyright file, Publishing and Grant Process”. The speaker began by discussing the importance of protecting intellectual property through the use of patents and copyrights. They explained the differences between patents and copyrights and provided examples of the types of inventions and creative works that can be protected by each. The speaker then went on to talk about the patent and copyright filing process, including the required documentation, the examination process, and the importance of having a clear and detailed description of the invention or work. Finally, the speaker concluded the presentation by summarizing the key points and offering practical tips and resources for those seeking to protect their intellectual property, publish their research, or obtain funding through grants. Overall, the speaker provided a thorough and insightful overview of the patent, copyright, publishing, and grant process, making the talk both informative and helpful for all attendees.
3. Session by Dr. Ram Bilas Pachori
Dr. Ram Bilas Pachori, IIT, Indore explained the Topic “To Provide knowledge on the Research Methodology and design aspects”. They started by introducing the importance of having a clear and well-defined research plan before beginning the research process. They emphasized the need to determine the research questions, identify the target population, and select the appropriate research design and methodologies. The speaker then went on to talk about the different types of research methods, including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods. They provided detailed explanations of each method, including the strengths and limitations, and when each method is best suited. Finally, the speaker concluded the presentation by highlighting the importance of ethical considerations in research, including informed consent, confidentiality, and protection of research participants. They also emphasized the need for a clear and well-written methodology section in research papers to ensure that the research is rigorous, reliable, and can be replicated by other researchers.
4. Session by Dr. Prithvi Yadav
Dr. Prithvi Yadav, Vice Chancellor, SUAS, Indore Topic “Multidisciplinary analysis approach in the research process”. They started by defining the concept of multidisciplinary analysis and its importance in today’s research landscape. They emphasized the need for researchers to draw on multiple fields and perspectives to address complex research problems and gain a deeper understanding of the issue being studied. Sir also explains the various steps involved in conducting a multidisciplinary analysis, including identifying the research problem, selecting relevant fields and disciplines, and developing a research plan that incorporates multiple perspectives. They also discussed the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and the role of communication and teamwork in the multidisciplinary research process. Overall, VC sir provided a clear and engaging overview of the multidisciplinary analysis approach, making the talk both informative and inspiring for all attendees.
5. Session by Dr. Basant Agrawal
Dr. Basant Agrawal, Central University, Ajmer Topic “Publishing Articles in International Conferences and Project Funding Proposals”. They began by discussing the importance of securing funding for research projects, as it can greatly impact the success and impact of the research. They highlighted the various sources of funding, including government agencies, foundations, and corporations, and the types of projects that each funding source may be interested in supporting. The speaker then went on to discuss the process of writing a successful grant proposal. They emphasized the importance of having a clear and compelling research plan, understanding the funding agency’s goals and priorities, and tailoring the proposal to meet their specific requirements. They also provided tips on how to develop a strong budget and justification, and how to effectively communicate the impact and potential benefits of the research project.
6. Session by Dr. Patrick Acheampong
Dr. Patrick Acheampong, GCTU, Ghana, West Africa “How to get published in top journals: Scholarly Publishing”. They began by discussing the importance of publishing research in academic journals, as it can greatly impact the researcher’s career and contribute to the advancement of their field. They emphasized the need to understand the publication process and the criteria used by top journals to evaluate submissions. Sir also discussed the key elements of a successful manuscript, including clear and concise writing, a well-defined research question, a rigorous methodology, and meaningful results. They also provided tips on how to structure a manuscript, how to effectively communicate findings, and how to handle revisions and feedback from reviewers. Finally, the speaker concluded the presentation by summarizing the key points and offering practical tips and resources for researchers who are seeking to get published in top journals. They emphasized the need for persistence, perseverance, and a willingness to learn and grow as a researcher.
7. Session by Dr. Kamal R. Pardasani
Dr. Kamal R. Pardasani, MANIT, Bhopal Topic “To understand the process of writing the best Project Funding Proposals”. They began by discussing the importance of securing funding for research projects and the various sources of funding, including government agencies, foundations, and corporations. The speaker then went on to discuss the steps involved in writing a successful grant proposal, including identifying the funding agency’s goals and priorities, developing a clear and compelling research plan, and tailoring the proposal to meet their specific requirements. They emphasized the importance of clear and concise writing, attention to detail, and compliance with all submission requirements. The speaker also discussed the importance of building strong partnerships and seeking out mentorship and professional development opportunities to improve grant writing skills. They emphasized the need for persistence, perseverance, and a willingness to learn and grow as a researcher. Finally, the speaker concluded the presentation by summarizing the key points and offering practical tips and resources for researchers who are seeking funding for their projects.
Certificates were distributed to participants after the completion of all sessions.
Vote of Thanks given by Dr. Devendra Chouhan:
Dr. Devendra Chouhan extended a heartfelt vote of thanks to all for taking the time to attend this Faculty Development Program on Publishing Research Papers in High Impact Journals.