Press release for Web of Science online workshop on 28 september 2020
Department of Bioresources, University of Kashmir, organized a one-day online workshop (Webinar) in collaboration with web of science (Clarivate Analytics) entitled “Demonstration and understanding the tools/indices of Web of Science: An Opportunity to Learn &Excel” for faculty and researcher scholars to make use of various platforms and indices of web of science to increase research output and enhance the University/ Institutional rankings like NIRF. Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Mir, Coordinator, Department of Bioresources and organizing secretary welcomed and thanked all the participants for attending the workshop. In his welcome address Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Mir said that, in order to maintain the academic/research activities, it is imperative to look out for ways to be able to contribute to research and to reach out to scholars, faculty and heads of the Departments and Institutions to provide a helping hand and a support through these kinds of workshops. In this context he emphasized that Department of Bioresources, University of Kashmir under the leadership of Honorable Vice-Chancellor Prof. Talat Ahamd have started online webinar series and today’s workshop was fourth in that direction. He thanked the Honourable Vice-Chancellor Prof. Talat Ahamd, Dean Academic Affairs Prof. Akbar Masood and Prof. Shakeel A. Romshoo, Dean Research University of Kashmir who promptly accepted his proposal for the online workshop. He also thanked the Web of Science team which was represented by Mr. Vishav Sharma, Senior Consultant, Web of Science and Mrs Preeti Kumari, Inside Sales Consultant Web of Science India. Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel A. Romshoo, Dean Research, University of Kashmir, inaugurated the workshop and in his Key note address to the participants including Heads of Departments/Faculty members and Research scholars from various institutions across the country including; Kashmir university, Central university of Kashmir, SKUAST (K), IUST, Aligarh Muslim university, Cluster University, SKIMS, GMC, BGSBU, NIT, ICSSR (New Delhi) and college professors. He mentioned that the advantages of research extend beyond professional development through detailed research, the researchers develop critical thinking expertise, as well as effective analytical, research and communication skills that are globally sought-after and incredibly beneficial to one and all. He emphasized the importance of various tools/indices of Web of Science in maximizing the research output and enhancing the ranking of the university by various agencies. He further said that Web of Science can be of immense help to our institution when it comes to research excellence. It will not only increase the usage but will also boost the research output of our institution which in turn will help in transforming our institution to a centre of excellence. The technical sessions were led by Mr.Vishav Sharma, Senior Consultant, Web of Science. He explained about NIRF ranking, publishing of research in various journals, Database publishing, citation index, impact factor, h-index. He shed light on referencing, reviewing literature, getting funding sources and collaborators for research. He gave a live demonstration of all the indices/tools of Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) and answered all the questions by participants. He also gave a live demonstration of EndNote9X tool. The open discussion session prior to the conclusion of the workshop was very much interactive and beneficial for all the participants. Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Mir, Coordinator, Department of Bioresources and organizing secretary of the Workshop thanked all the participants for attending the workshop. Dr Manzoor Ahmad Mir deliberated that the research output scores significantly impact institution’s standing in most of the leading global institutional rankings and Web of Science scholarly research publication metrics are incorporated in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) and some of the top research evaluation and ranking frameworks in the world including Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, CWTS Leiden Rankings and Round University Ranking (RUR). Therefore understanding and practicing various indices of Web of Science is of out most importance to turn our university into a centre of excellence. In his concluding remarks he deliberated the importance of the workshop and emphasized that Department of Bioresource University of Kashmir under the leadership of our Honourable ViceChancellor Prof. Talat Ahamd will continue to organize such workshops. In his concluding remarks he thanked the Honourable Vice-Chancellor Prof. Talat Ahmad, Prof Akbar Masood and Prof. Shakeel A. Romshoo, Dean Research University of Kashmir who promptly accepting his proposal for the online workshop. He also thanked the entire team of Web of Science. The sessions were highly interactive and the participants were informed and facilitated through different social media platforms about the workshop. The presentations, notes and entire recording of the workshop will also be shared with all the registered participants of the workshop. Besides the certificate of participation will be given to all the registered participants who attended the workshop. Dr. Manzoor A Mir thanked entire staff of Bioresources Department especially organizing and supporting team led by faculty members like Dr. Bashir A. Lone, Dr. Nissar A Wani, Dr. Haseeb A Shah and research scholar’s.