Mr Marcus Low Gung YuPostgraduate AdministratorFaculty of Science Administrative Office03-8924 8202
Time : 10.00 amSpeaker : Prof Dato’ Ng Seik WengChairperson : Prof Nashiru Billa
Title : 'The Science Citation Index - What Every Academic Should Know Before Starting Research and Tips for Writing a Research Paper'
The Science Citation Index is an on-line database on the Web-of-Science platform for searching an article among 6,500 journals. The SCI calculates the 'Impact Factor' of a journal annually; it can be searched for the number of 'Citations' to a publication by a given author. These parameters, along with the 'h-Index', are now used to evaluate researchers, to assess grant applications as well as to rank universities. Papers in some fields are always well cited whereas papers in others are rarely mentioned, and for a good reason. For graduate students in particular, studying under a principal researcher having a high h-index may give a headstart to the students' academic careers. How these numbers are derived, what they mean and how administrators use them will be explain in this talk.
After completing his doctoral studies at the University of Oklahoma, Dr Ng Seik Weng began his career at the University of Malaya. His initial research involved chemical synthesis; later, he focused on chemical crystallography. He has special expertise in the treatment of twinning and disorder in crystal structure analysis. He has published 2,000 articles in SCI-listed journals in collaboration with other researchers, the majority of which are Chinese. He has more than 20 honorary professorships from Chinese universities. He is a fellow of the Malaysian Academy of Sciences.
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