The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs), Prof. Romanus Odhiambo has challenged post graduate students to embrace research and new knowledge to positively impact their respective professions. Addressing participants of a workshop on Insider Guide to Getting Published, the scholar equally urged the students to come up with quality and professional research papers that can be published in globally reputable journals.
“It is now a requirement for our masters and PhD students to have an additional publication in a Refereed Journal besides the central thesis publication”, said Prof. Odhiambo, adding that the university is keen on producing scholars capable of undertaking entrepreneurial and innovative research with global case studies.
The workshop held on Friday June 8, 2012 was jointly organized by the JKUAT library and Emerald Publishing Limited and facilitated by Mr. Sibu Zondi of Emerald Publishing Ltd.
Speaking at the same event, JKUAT librarian Mr. L. Wanyama told participants drawn from various departments of the university and post graduate students body that skills to self publishing is now a requirement of a scholarly undertaking. “Every graduate student must now have skills and knowledge on how to prepare professional manuscripts that can be published in world renowned journals’, said the librarian.
The workshop was a response to the graduate students needs to get their works published. It took the students through the nitty-gritty of self publishing including: essentials of a research paper, targeting research work more effectively and the benefits of getting published.
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