Empowering Academicians in Web of Science and End Note for improving Research Productivity, an online workshop organised by School of Education, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
*Approximately 2000 participants from diverse background of studies ranging from sciences, engineering, social sciences and languages from IITs, BITS, IISER, ICMR, Central and state goverment universities and HE institutions from almost all states and UTs of the country participated in the programme of 6 hrs continuous duration.*
Vice Chancellor Prof (Dr.) Jaspal Singh Sandhu , Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar in his inaugural message elucidated on the importance of research and its publication for NIRF and assessment in world ranking. Research opens the door to millions of unsolved problems and facilitates, discoveries and inventions. The growth of any educational institution and the civilisation is proportional to the quantum of quality research. Lockdown period is being utilized judiciously by the academicians to enhance their professional growth and get them familiarized with the use of technology in research methodology through the online workshops, especially structured for them. He congratulated the team of school of education to take these initiatives.
Prof Amit Kauts, Project Coordinator, School of Education, extended a warm welcome to the participants and introduced them with the content of the workshop and its significance to the researchers. He stressed on the use of Web tools by the present genre of researchers to access, organise and create the research outcomes. These tools have become ubiquitous and have the ability to ease the research process and to enhance resource-development for otherwise complex process of research. Now is the opportune time for the faculty and researchers to adapt to the benefits of artificial intelligence, available through the competent softwares.
CISCO WEBEX software platform was used for the workshop.
Vishav Sharma who is a Senior Solutions Consultant at Clarivate Analytics was the key resource person. He is an Alumni of IIM Calcutta, with vast expertise in the research solutions such as Web of Science, EndNote and JCR, Vishav has been instrumental in supporting the researchers and management at top research and academic institutions across the country. Understanding ‘Web of Science’ to take your research to the next level and Hands on practice of ‘Web of Science’,
Managing references and find the most suitable journals to publish in, with ‘*EndNote’* along with
Hands on practice of ‘EndNote’ were some of the highlights characteristics of the presentation by the experts.
The workshop covered series of sessions, includingQ/A Sessions, surveys and live demonstrations for the smooth conduct of the programme.
The basic contents of the workshop included
For Web of Science:
Citation analysis and reports, h-Index of authors & institutions
Analysis of search results to find Top authors, journals, institutions, publications etc.
Research output and impact on overall h-Index
Impact Factor and its significance in research
Various search methods and refine search options
Tools available for disambiguation of authors and institutions
Analyze and find the co-authors, access collaborations and find suitable funding agencies based on research area
Various methods of building a library in EndNote
Ways of finding the best-fit /most suitable journal for a manuscript ready for publishing
Creating various types of Groups and assigning/sharing references
Adding annotations/notes and highlighting in full-text
Writing citations & references using the ‘Cite-while-you-write’ feature
Dr. Jaspreet Singh from Professor, Department of Computer Science department, Dr.Tejwant Singh Kang from Department of Chemistry, Dr Rawal Singh Aulakh from department of Physical Planning and Architecture, GNDU, were participant coordinators who raised the queries of approximately 2000 participants with the experts and extended their support for the success of the programme.
In the valedictory session,
Dr Deepa sikand thanked the organizers and congratulated them as the workshop got an overwhelming response from approximately 2000 participants, from all over India. She was of the view that there is dearth of such training programmes which provided hands on experience.He further expressed that this time was appropriate to equip the academicians with latest technological tools paving way towards the promotion of research.
The workshop concluded with some reflections on the success and benefit of today’s workshop by Prof (Dr) Saroj Arora, Department of Botanical Sciences, GNDU, Amritsar and Dr. Virendra Nagarale, Professor of Geography, S.N.D.T. Women’s University, Pune campus.
Dr. Deepa Sikand Kauts, Head, Department of Education, thanked Vice Chancellor Prof (Dr.) Jaspal Singh Sandhu , Guru Nanak Dev University,Amritsar, Prof Sarabjot Singh Behl, Dean Academic Affairs, Mr vishav sharma from Clarivate analytics, Prof Amit Kauts, Project coordinator along with team of SOE for the conduct of the online workshop. She congratulated the participants for the interest and thirst in the present workshop. She concluded with a note that the content of the workshop would go a long way in the conduct of quality research.