JALUKBARI, April 7 - Springer Nature India conducted a workshop for young researchers working in various research fields in different disciplines including science and technology, at Gauhati University yesterday in the GUIST Auditorium in collaboration with UGC-HRDC, GU.
Springer Nature is a global publisher that serves and supports the research community. It aims to advance discovery by publishing robust and insightful research, supporting the development of new areas of research and making ideas and knowledge accessible around the world.
The workshop was inaugurated by the chief guest Dr Atul Bora, principal, Assam Engineering College, Jalukbari. Expressing satisfaction with the workshop, he said such events would definitely help researchers publish their works in quality journals which would be noticed by experts of the respective fields.
One session of the workshop was conducted by Aninda Bose, senior publishing editor, Springer Nature in which he discussed in detail various aspects of publishing. The session was aimed at creating awareness about relevant topics related to publishing such as how to structure a manuscript with an attractive title, write abstracts and compose the covering letter for the publisher including publication ethics, how to handle peer-review comments, plagiarism, etc. He explained each and every topic very systematically citing real time examples.
Alpana Sagwal, account development manager, Springer Nature conducted a brief session, talking about the importance of digital resources in the present age. She projected some interesting facts and figures about Gauhati University users and stressed the need to access e-resources and how to use them.
Prof Anupam Saikia, wrangler of Cambridge University and professor of mathematics at IIT Guwahati who attended the valedictory session as the chief guest, lauded UGC-HRDC, Gauhati University for taking such an enormous initiative to help the young generation researchers by giving them the chance to know many unknown things and also providing the platform of Springer Nature India to work for quality research.
More than 390 readers, including faculty members, researchers from various disciplines of Gauhati University and other universities, colleges including medical and technical institutions of the region attended the workshop. Participants from Bhutan were also present. Many new topics were touch upon and new tools relevant to publishing were shown by the resource persons.
Prof Jogen Ch Kalita, Director, UGC-HRDC, GU chaired the workshop.