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PublishingConnect 2017: Universiti Putra Malaysia




Elsevier Publishing Connect

Elsevier_academic publishing workshop

Writing a Great Paper and
Getting it Published in a Research Journal

14 September 2017, Thursday
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Auditorium Putra, Level 3, Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Off Jalan Lebuh Silikon, Universiti Putra Malaysia 

The importance of training researchers to become good authors has increasingly become a challenging endeavor. This workshop will help authors discover international best practices in publishing, preparing and submitting the correct manuscript language, structuring articles, and understanding ethical writing.






2:00pm - 2:20pm On-site registration
2:20pm - 2:30pm

Workshop introduction

2:30pm - 2:40pm

Welcome and opening remarks

2:40pm - 3:00pm

Data-driven, innovative and user-centric: The Elsevier advantage

Michelle Foo, Solution Sales Manager - eBooks, Elsevier

Michelle has been actively involved in ScienceDirect (Books) activities since joining Elsevier in 2011, such as supporting researchers and helping librarians to increase efficiency and research outcomes. Prior to her role at Elsevier, she worked with TNT Express Services as the Territory Sales Manager.

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Writing a great paper, and getting it published in a research journal

This presentation will cover:

  • Elsevier Publishing Campus
  • What steps are needed before writing a paper
  • How to write a lay summary
  • The peer review process for scholarly publishing
  • Demystifying permissions and plagiarism: author’s responsibilities & rights 
  • Getting noticed - what you should do after getting published

Dr. Sangeeta Mehta, Director, South Asia Research Solution Sales - eBooks, Elsevier

Sangeeta Mehta holds a Doctorate in Microbiology specializing in drug target discovery and biological control and MS with specialization in Pathology. Dr. Mehta has been awarded NIH Fellowship and Adjunct Faculty position at the Burnett School of Medicine, Florida, USA and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship by NSERC at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Before joining Elsevier, Dr. Mehta has worked at organizations such as Agilent Technologies, Thomson Reuters, ASSOCHAM and TERI at various capacities, with the objective to bring a solutions approach to sales and marketing. In her previous roles she has contributed her knowledge of Industry, Academia and Government to frame solution sales approaches according to customer workflows and has implemented many MOUs with Industry and Academia for collaborations resulting in solution sales, creating value for customers and developing KoLs.

To date, she has 8 peer reviewed publications, 4 invited book chapters from Springer-Verlag on microbial ecology. She is key inventor on 4 PCT, 4 US, 1 European, 2  Indian and 1 South African published patents in the field of Applied Microbiology. Also, she has successfully transferred microbial technologies to blue chip technology companies in India and globally.

4:30pm - 5:00pm Question & answer




 Registration for the workshop is now closed.


For more information on the workshop, please contact the following:

Mr Khairil Ridzuan Khahirullah
t: 03-89468604 | e:  khai_ridzuan@upm.edu.my