Press Release:- KU’s Bioresources Department Organized Workshop on Book Publishing in collaboration with Elsevier Publishers USA



Press Release


KU’s Bioresources Department Organized

Workshop on Book Publishing in collaboration with Elsevier Publishers USA


Department of Bioresources, University of Kashmir, on Thursday organized an online workshop in collaboration with Elsevier Publishers USA. The workshop titled “The Book Publishing Process” was organized for Faculty, scientists and Research Scholars to make use of various indices, tools and platforms of Elsevier for publishing various types of books to increase the research output and enhance the University rankings like NIRF and QUBEC etc.

More than 300 participants from various higher educational institutions of the country including University of Kashmir, CUK, SKUAST(K), IUST, AMU, SKIMS, GMC, BGSBU, NIT, and ICSSR- New Delhi attended the online workshop.

Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Mir, Coordinator/Head Department of Bioresources and Organizing Secretary of the Workshop extended warm welcome to the guests, the speaker and all the participants of the Workshop. He emphasized that Department of Bioresources under the leadership Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. Talat Ahmad has started a series of workshops and todays workshop was sixth in that direction. He expressed his gratitude towards Prof. Talat Ahmad for necessary support for organizing such workshop for academicians and researchers of the university. Dr Manzoor in his inaugural address emphasized that books are an integral part of academic and research activity and play a vital role in teaching learning process. He said that Books give wings to our ideas, imagination and have the capability to transform our lives. He in his introductory remarks highlighted that the Elsevier is a leading publisher and its electronic platform has enabled easy and fast circulation of the scientific knowledge.

The Chief guest Dr. Nisar Ahmad Mir, Registrar University of Kashmir, in his Key note address appreciated the importance of publishing books, reviews, research articles especially for the academic growth of scholars and teachers. Dr Nisar mentioned that publishing a book gives you the instant credibility as an expert. He appreciated the efforts of Bioresources Department for organizing this workshop and opined that this workshop will help all academicians, researchers and scholars to learn about the Book Publishing Process and pave the way for many young teachers and researchers to become authors. The Registrar, University of Kashmir also congratulated Bioresources Department for being recognized as an independent Department in the University and expressed willingness of the administration to help the in the overall growth of the Department.

The Senior Acquisitions Editor from Elsevier/Academic Press USA Dr. Stacy Masucci, who was the principal speaker delivered a talk on the topic “The Book Publishing Process: An Exclusive Author Workshop” wherein she deliberated upon the role of Editors and Authors in book publishing, the process of submitting a book writing proposal to the Publisher and various phases of publication process involved in publishing a book. She praised the contribution of authors from all over India and from Kashmir University for publishing good quality books and research articles with Elsevier. The interested participants had a detailed discussion and a separate question answer session with speaker to clear doubts and confusions regarding the publication process.

Vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Reiaz Ul Rehman, Sr. faculty member of the department where he expressed thanks to Elsevier USA for support and cooperation and extended his thanks to all the participants, entire staff of Bioresources for making the event successful.

In his concluding remarks Dr. Manzoor A Mir, the organizing secretary of the workshop expressed his gratitude to all the stake holders and emphasized the importance of book publishing process and urged the young researchers to come up with book writing proposals for submission to publishers like Elsevier to contribute to the knowledge domain. He mentioned that in future Department of Bioresources will continue to organize such workshops for the faculty and research scholars.