A workshop titled “Publishing Connect” was organized at NUST by Quality Assurance Directorate on 27 February, 2014. The workshop was arranged in collaboration with M/S Elsevier, the publishers of SCOPUS data-base. The resource person was Dr. Sheba Agarwal who spoke through video link from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Over four hundred faculty members and graduate students of NUST attended the workshop session at Jinnah Auditorium Main Campus NUST. Four NUST constituent colleges namely MCE, College of E&ME, MCS & PNEC were also connected online. Dr. Agarwal was introduced to the participants by Director Quality Assurance, Engr Muhammad Ismail.
The resource person deliberated on introduction to scientific publishing, the peer review process, how to write scientific article, journal matrix and open access.The workshop was concluded by an extensive question and answer session, which was handled by Dr. Agarwal and Mr. Manik Sethi, Marketing Manager of Elsevier. Finally, Pro-Rector (Academics), Dr. AsifRaza addressed the participants & highlighted the usefulness of the workshop and informed the participants about availability of access to SCOPUS for the use of NUST faculty and students. He urged upon the participants to draw maximum benefit from this facility to enhance their research publications to the best interest of their professional development and NUST.