Centre for Scholarly Scientific Training and Publishing (CSSTP)

Functions of the Centre for Scholarly Scientific Training and Publishing (CSSTP) at the Office of Research and Development
The Research Centre (CSSTP) at the “Office of Research & Development” performs the following wide-ranging key functions aimed at improving the research outcomes and creating a culture of research at the Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed to be University):
Trains effectively the academic staff and research students on “Methodical Scientific Writing and Publishing in an Indexed Journal.”
Conducts seminars/workshops/symposiums on a regular basis on “Basic Concepts of Scientific Writing, Communications, Statistics and Successful Scientific Publications.”
Facilitates high quality literature search for research students and staff with the help of various resources such as PubMed/Medline, Scopus, ScienceDirect and Jane, among others.
Performs a variety of editorial duties that include editing and producing scholarly scientific materials based on the research outcomes of academic staff and research students.
Assists in the process of “Selection of a Pertinent Journal” based on the research outcomes and the extent of the research topic.
Supports in overseeing all aspects of scientific publication steps including “Responding to the Editor/Reviewers,” if needed by the staff and research students.
Monitors, analyses and motivates staff and research students periodically to produce indexed scientific publications.
Keeps track of the Institution's scholarly accomplishments and updates the staff and research students about the most recent developments in scientific publishing.
Coordinates, and keeps the staff and research students informed about actions related to post-scientific publication monitoring, such as "Citations" and "Field-Weighted Citation Impact" for their published papers, and their "h index,“ if necessary.
Nominates and recommends to the Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar to award staff/research students for their high impact scientific publications and highly cited scientific papers, if any.
Balakumar Pitchai, Ph.D,
Professor & Director,
CSSTP, The Office of Research and Development,
Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science & Technology (Deemed to be University),
Vallam, Thanjavur 613 403,
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