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“Tips for Publishing in International Journals”

Prof. George F. Farris
Rutgers University
Editor-in-Chief (2002-2010), IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

  • Mon 11 June 2012, 2pm to 4pm - Limited to 40 participants only
  • Legong & Pendet Room, 2nd Floor, Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel
  • Fee includes refreshments and tutorial notes
    • IEEE Members: SGD65/USD45 each
    • Non Members: SGD70/USD50 each
      1. Requires advanced registration and payment on a first come first served basis
      2. There shall be no refund for registration cancellation
      3. The organizer reserves the right to cancel the workshop. In this event, paid registration fees will be fully refunded to payees.


Publishing in international journals is important to the careers of scholars in most educational institutions, yet many experience frustration upon submitting their research papers. Scholars receive critical comments from reviewers on work which they believe to be close to perfection, and in the majority of cases, submitted papers are rejected by top international journals. This high degree of frustration and rejection is caused by multiple sources including the quality of the research itself, the quality of the written report of the research, mismatches between the paper and journal to which it is submitted, management problems at some journals resulting in slow reviews, and poor communications among authors, reviewers, and editors.

This workshop will discuss the reviewing and publishing process, using IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management as an example. First, the overall process of submission and review will be described. Next, the perspectives of the various parties involved in the review process: Authors, Editors-in-Chief, Department Editors, Editorial Assistants, Editorial Review Board members, and Ad Hoc Reviewers will be reviewed. Finally, suggestions will be offered to authors as to how to choose journals for particular papers, how to prepare a manuscript for submission, how to prepare a useful transmittal letter to the Editor-in-Chief, how to respond to reviewer comments, how to prepare a revised manuscript, and what to do with a rejected manuscript. The workshop should help scholars to reflect on their own experiences as researchers, authors, reviewers, and editors.
The workshop will conclude with reflections on the role of publishing in the academic promotion process and in academic careers. It will be interactive and tailored to the interests of those attending, so bring your questions and comments!

About the Speaker

George F. Farris is Professor II of Management Emeritus and Founding Director of the Technology Management Research Center at Rutgers University. He is also past Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and former Division Chair of the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management.

Professor Farris is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. He was cited “for seminal contributions to the understanding of organizations and personnel practices in the furtherance of technological innovation and the management of technology.” His scholarly publications have appeared in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and his work has been cited several times in the Wall Street Journal.

Previously Professor Farris was Acting Dean of the Graduate School of Management at Rutgers, Professor of Administrative Studies at York University in Canada, Ford Foundation Professor of Management at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management in Belgium, and Associate Professor of Organ¬izational Psychology and Management at M. I. T. He has held part-time visiting appointments at Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China and the National University of Singapore, and he has presented invited lectures at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea. He received his Ph. D. at the University of Michigan and his Bachelor's at Yale University.

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