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Research Publication & Ethics

Writing your research

Publishing your research

Survey-based research

Workshop on the UGC-mandated paper

Practical units of Research Publication & Ethics paper

Open Access publication
Predatory journals
Indexing & abstracting
Journal & author metrics
Journal finder tools

Askıda Ekmek!

Topics covered

Need for open access; how publisher responded to this change; difference between conventional and open access publishing

Understanding copyright policies and open access policies; understanding the UI of Sherpa/RoMEO

Subscription and open access model of publishing – history, pros and cons; factors that influence the choice of publication


Using Sherpa/RoMEO to identify open access journals, in the respective domains of the scholar

Identifying open access journals by publishers

Comparising OA features among the chosen journals

Don’t fall prey to predators!

Topics covered

Understanding predatory journals and the downside of publishing with them; learning to identify such publications through SPPU’s tool

Beall’s list and UGC care list


Review journal websites to identify potential warning signals

Who stores the published articles?

Topics covered

Indexing databases, Citation databases: Web of Science, Scopus, etc.

Understanding indexing databases; using these databases to help pick the right journal for publication


Retrieving recommendations using Web of Science and Scopus

How to measure performance?

Topics included

How the impact factor of a journal is calculated

Alternatives of impact factor: journal citation report, SNIP, SJR, IPP, Cite Score

Author-level metrics: h- index, g index, i10 index, altmetrics


Discussion of the metrics of select journals and articles

Interpreting the author-level metrics


Find the right journal for your paper

Topics included

JANE, Elsevier Journal Finder, Springer Journal Suggester, etc.

Publisher-specific and third-party journal finder tools

Shortlisting journals for publication


Using journal finder tools by publishers to shortlist journals for their topics

Writing Workshops

Writing your research paper

Many people procrastinate writing because they are not sure how to do it right. In this workshop, you will learn about the right approach to writing: the preparatory steps, writing a draft and preparing the final copy.

MS Word for writing

MS Word has a powerful arsenal of writing weaponry. These features help you create error-free documents, simplify repetitive and mundane tasks, increase your efficiency and save time.

Referencing tools for the researcher

Coming soon . . .

Good words for good deeds . . .

I am happy to inform you that all workshop participants expressed complete satisfaction. Most of them liked the way you handled the sessionsand that they learned better about research publications.

We the organising committee (Department of History, Department of Educational Technology and the Centre for Youth and Development Studies) wholeheartedly register our gratitude for spending your precious time with our participants.

We are glad to extend the academic cooperation with you in future also.

Prof. T. Asokan

Head of the Department of History, Bharathidasan University, Trichy

Your commitment, expertise and ability to engage participants online were truly commendable.

Throughout the FDP, your effective and efficient management of the sessions made the learning experience both enjoyable and enriching.

I particularly appreciate your responsiveness to participants’ queries and your willingness to share valuable insights and practical tips.

Thank you!

Dr Senthamarai Sengottuvel

Dean, Mgmt Studies, Holy Cross College, Trichy

Workshops on Publication

Identifying the target journal

You will learn to know how to shortlist journals by analysing the journal information available on its home page and from indexing databases. The workshop also helps you compare journals to pick your target journal.

Understanding open access

You will learn to know how to shortlist journals by analysing the journal information available on its home page and from indexing databases. The workshop also helps you compare journals to pick your target journal.

Preparing the manuscript

Writing a draft version of the paper and preparing it for submission are different. Learn how to use author instructions to make your draft submission-ready.

Writing an appealing abstract

The abstract is the gateway to your research paper. Learn why is it a critical component, the types of abstracts, what is included, and the do’s and don’ts of writing the abstract.

Conducting a survey ?


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