NUC to train academics in journal publication

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By Martin Paul


National Universities Commission (NUC) said it had concluded arrangements to conduct a nationwide training for junior and middle-career lecturers on academic publishing.
NUC’s Director of Research, Innovation and Information Technology in NUC, Dr Suleiman Ramon-Yusuf, who disclosed this yesterday in Abuja, said the training was part of efforts to promote research works in the nation’s universities.
Ramon-Yusuf urged vice chancellors of public and private universities to support as many junior, middle-level and experienced academics as possible to benefit from the free training, slated for December 11 to15, 2017.
He said the training was aimed at equipping academic staff with “the required knowledge, skills and nuances of academic publishing required to write good scholarly academic articles for publication, with a prospect to enhance the career development of young academics and ultimately position the NUS to attain global relevance in terms of the quality and quantum of world class academic articles published by Nigerian academics.”
He disclosed that the training workshop, jointly organised by NUC and a US-based organisation called Enzo, would cover two topics that are of important to the Nigerian universities’ academic climate namely: “Academic Publishing” and “Identifying a Target Journal for Publication.”
”The workshops will elucidate the criteria for selecting appropriate journals for publication with emphasis on impact factor, citation index, peer review, availability as an open access journal, understanding author’s right, etc. Registration for the workshop which is free can be done at
“The facilitating partner for the workshop, Enago Academy, is a United Kingdom-based knowledge platform offering up-to-date resources on scholarly publishing for researchers, authors, publishers and academic societies.
“Enago Academy provides assistance to researchers and authors, help journals and publishers to produce quality articles and collaborate with universities and academic institutions by conducting author workshops for first-time authors and researchers; improve the quality of publications from universities,” he said.

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