Not only is publishing in high impact journals important in sharing research, it highlights programmes like the Newton-Ungku Omar Fund, which is an example of great UK-Malaysia partnership in research, education and innovation.
HE Vicki Treadell, British High Commissioner to Malaysia
Conducting scientific research is a beginning of development of science. Publication of scientific papers is one way to advance evidence-based practice in many disciplines.
Hazami Habib, ASM Chief Executive Officer
The key to impactful research is an effective publishing strategy. That was the lesson that Dr Jeffrey Robens from Nature Research came to teach in the Workshop on Effective Publishing Strategies on 23 January 2019.
The Workshop on Effective Publishing Strategies was organised by Newton-Ungku Omar Fund with co-organisers ASM and the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur. The one-day workshop was held at the University of Malaya.
In total, the Workshop comprises four sessions: Effective Writing taught participants to write their research paper in a clear, logical and concise manner; Titles, Keywords and Abstracts equipped participants with the knowledge on how to create a great first impression for readers with a well-written title and abstract that utilises impactful keywords; Manuscript Structure taught participants how to convince readers that their research paper is important and matters to be published; and Effective Publishing Strategies guided participants how to find the right journal that is suitable for their research papers.
Dr Robens’ lively and engaging presentation also featured a workbook that ties in with the lecture; he also provided individual assistance by taking questions from participants throughout the whole workshop.