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Report of Guest Session on “Choosing the most appropriate journal for publishing your research paper"

Date(s): 9th September 2023

Time: 11am to 1pm

Venue: Online (Zoom Platform)

Resource Person(s): Dr. Raja Sankaran, PhD IIM-Ranchi, Professor, CMS Business School, Jain (Deemed-to-be University), Bengaluru

Faculty Coordinator(s) Ms. Manjiri Joshi

Organizer Research & Publication Cell


  • To provide participants with a clear understanding of the various criteria for evaluating academic journals, such as impact factor, peer-review process, and relevance to their research area.
  • To empower researchers with the knowledge and tools necessary to make informed decisions when selecting journals for their research papers, ensuring a higher likelihood of successful publication.

Brief Report

Dr.D.Y.Patil B School had the honour of hosting an enlightening guest session titled "Choosing the Most Appropriate Journal for Publishing Your Research Paper." The session featured Dr. Raja Sankaran, a distinguished expert in academic and research. During this session, He shared invaluable insights into the intricate process of selecting the right journal for research publications. The audience, comprising researchers, faculty members, and students, benefited immensely from the depth of knowledge and experience offered by the guest speaker.

The key takeaways from the session encompassed understanding the complex landscape of academic publications, including the importance of comprehending a journal's scope and audience. He emphasized the significance of aligning research with a journal's aims and scope, thus ensuring a better fit and higher chances of acceptance. Moreover, attendees gained a comprehensive understanding of the criteria for journal selection, which included considerations like impact factors, peer-review processes, and ethical publishing practices. Practical advice on manuscript preparation, submission, and navigating the peer-review process proved to be particularly beneficial.

The interactive segment of the session allowed participants to seek personalized guidance and address specific concerns related to their research publications. Sir, provided valuable insights, ensuring that attendees left the session not only with enhanced knowledge but also with practical strategies to improve their research publication endeavours.

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