“International Seminar on Research Impact, Publishing & Profiling”, 3 Jan. 204, Ernakulam

International Seminar on Research Impact, Publishing & Profiling

KLA Ernakulam Region and the School of Marine Sciences, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi-16, jointly organizing a one day International Seminar on Research Impact, Publishing & Profiling on 3rd January 2014 at School of Marine Sciences, Lakeside Campus of Cochin University of Science and Technology, Near Fine Arts Hall, Ernakulam, Kochi-16

About the Seminar

The concepts of “quality in research”, “reviewed research” and “reviewed publications” are discussed widely and we understand that only reviewed and indexed research pieces qualify for the ratings and rankings of Universities and Institutions. It becomes essential to bring a large number of ‘reviewed’ research papers from Indian institutions, not only just to keep a good ranking, but also to ensure a high level scholarly environment in the country. As a yardstick to measure the research contributions and research impact of individuals, research publications reflect the character of the innovative research, and it is critically looked by agencies and institutions in deciding funding, tenures, promotion and other related activities.

More specifically, the publications indexed in the databases such as Scopus and ISI Web of Science are considered in the global level, where a large number of Indian papers are not accepted in ranked journals and many researchers do not gain an understanding of producing better content. Publishing the papers in peer-reviewed and internationally indexed journals is increasingly important, which will increase researchers’ index and wide acceptance and academic profiling. This is also very important for the ranking of the institutions and the country. Through this seminar, we are trying to explain these issues.

This seminar will address research publication process, global research network, optimization of research publication, structuring of research publications, review and indexing process, methods of generating good publications, demonstration of global indexing databases, research networks and other citation and evaluation metrics. The seminar will have presentations by experts, illustrations and discussions. The seminar will also have an exclusive session with interaction and discussions on ‘academic profiling with research publications and citation metrics’.

Who can participate?

This seminar is mainly intended for young researchers, academicians & scientists from Colleges, Universities, Research Laboratories and Scientific Agencies. Interested administrators and librarians can also participate.

School of Marine Science

School of Marine Science is the lakeside campus of the Cochin University of Science and Technology located at Ernakulam near Fine Arts Hall. It has a long history of over sixty-five years of academic pursuit in Marine biology and Oceanography. Now it has grown into the largest academic faculty of Marine Sciences in India. It has an excellent library with very rare collections of marine science and related disciplines. An interdisciplinary scientific journal, the ”Journal of Marine and Atmospheric Research” is publishing from this School.

About Kerala Library Association

Kerala Library Association (KLA) is an association of professionally qualified librarians formed on 13.11.1972. Since its inception KLA has been able to represent the interests of the qualified librarians working in different libraries, always with due foresight and objectivity, keeping in view the proper development of the libraries and library services in the state.

One of the major objectives of the association is to empower users by holding conferences and meetings. Research communication is gaining attention globally and quality of research has now become one of the most prominent issues in the publishing world. KLA Ernakulam region has conducted a series of seminars on the aspect, and keep in view of the importance of the subject is co-organising the seminar.


Registration is limited to 75 participants on first come first served basis. Registration fee is Rs 500/-. (For participants from CUSAT and KLA members, registration fee is Rs 300/-).

For online registration Click here


The participants will be provided with a working lunch, refreshments and essential course materials.

Registration fee can be paid in the form of Demand draft favoring Secretary, Kerala Library Association Ernakulam region, payable at SBT Thrikkakara Branch, Kochi -22.

Last date of registration is 1st of January 2014

Resource Persons :

1. Dr. P. Pichappan

Visiting Professor

Zhejiang University of Technology, China &

University of Zululand, South Africa

2. Dr. J. K. Vijayakumar

Acting Manager, Library Research & Reference

Senior Science & Technology Specialist Librarian

King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia



School of Marine Sciences Auditorium, Lakeside Campus, CUSAT , Near Fine Arts Hall, Foreshore Road, Ernakulam.

How to reach the venue

Kochi (erstwhile Cochin) is well connected by air, rail, road and sea.

By Rail : Nearest railway station is Ernakulam South station.The Lakeside Campus is only 2 km from the Ernakulam Junction (South) Railway Station and about 4 kms from Ernakulam North railway station.

By Road : Lakeside Campus is situated at the heart of the city and is well connected by road.


The participants have to make necessary arrangements themselves for the stay and travel.


For more information contact

Convener : Coordinator:

Mr. P.J Manuel

(President KLA Ernakulam Region)

Assistant Librarian, School of Marine Sciences,

Lakeside Campus ,CUSAT,Kochi-16

9496276307 Ernakulam,Kerala.


Dr. C. A. Babu,

The Director,

School of Marine Sciences

Lake side Campus, CUSAT, Kochi-16

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