The Research Journals Division of CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (NIScPR), New Delhi, is conducting one week National workshop on “Hands on Training on Scholarly Publications” during 12th-18th May 2022 sponsored by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt of India, under Accelerate Vigyan Karyashala scheme.
The Karyashala had two Sessions on third day today. In Session V at 10.00-11.00 a.m., eminent researcher Dr. DN Rao, Honorary Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru delivered quite an informative lecture, “The art of writing review articles”. Prof. Rao has said, to write science one has to first read science intensively. He said, fundamentally, writing a research paper as well as review in science requires clear understanding of the concept/topic, and he stressed upon review of literature for writing quality article, be it a paper or review. He suggested the participants to prepare good review articles on relevant topical themes and submit to journals like ‘Resonance’ that encourage young researchers.
Dr. G Mahesh, Sr. Principal Scientist, CSIR-NIScPR, a scholar in science communication, conducted Session VI, quite a longer one which started around 11.15 a.m. extended till 4.00 p.m. with a 40 minute lunch break in between. Dr Mahesh who had started taking the lead from Prof. Rao’s stress on the importance of review of literature, practically took the participants with him digitally and explained the “Literature collection and Ledger preparation” in a step-by-step manner. He had demonstrated available modern tools and apps for this ‘otherwise difficult task’. Both the sessions today were quite interactive with students asking few questions to the experts.
Shri RS Jayasomu, Chief Scientist & Head, Research Journals (Biological Sciences) and Senior Scientist Dr NK Prasanna conducted all two sessions of day 3 smoothly. The programme was organized to generate awareness on scholarly communication in science for career growth and to provide young potential researchers an opportunity to develop scientific research skills. The intention behind organizing such a workshop is to provide a platform for researchers to understand the basics of science communication, provide them an opportunity to interact with eminent scholars in the subject, and thereby update their knowledge.