Tuesday, November 08, 2011


Course Synopsis

This course provides the knowledge and skills to produce High Impact/Impact Factor/Citation Indexed academic/technical writing manuscripts appropriate for journal publication. The course will expose young engineers to elements of journal or academic manuscript and help them to understand the typical manuscript and strategic writing and publishing process. Some general academic/research integrity, ethics, indexing, categories of journal publications, criteria of Thomson Reuters acceptance, ‘Do’ and ‘Don’t’ tips of writing and submitting academic articles for publication will be emphasized and discussed. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice and hands-on on their own papers with some simple engineering-based technical writing skills relevant for an academic or journal manuscript. Finally, the participants will be able to plan and prepare an outline of a manuscript based on their respective research projects.

Course objectives

1. To raise the young engineers’ level of awareness of the strategic techniques in writing and publishing journal or research articles.
2. To encourage the young engineers’ level of capability in writing and publishing in impact and citation indexed journal articles.

Course learning outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Identify elements of academic manuscript in published research articles
2. Form strategies for writing quality research articles
3. Produce an initial outline or a draft for writing a manuscript

Speaker's Profile:

Prof. Dr. Kamaruzaman Jusoff a Kelantanese had his childhood education in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia. He received the PhD in Forest Engineering Survey from Cranfield University, England, UK in 1992. He is currently a Senior Professor (Grade VK6/B) of Forest Engineering Survey (Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging) with the Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia and has been a Visiting Professor with Harvard, Kyoto, Yale University and an Erasmus Mundus Professor with Lund University, Sweden, Warsaw University, Poland and ITC, The Netherlands. While a Visiting Professor with Yale and Harvard University in 2008/9, he has published more than 100 papers on top of his 4 technical and 4 non-technical books. He has currently published more than 300 papers in various Citation Indexed/Direct Open Access Journals particularly ISI & Scopus-based.

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