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AUK Library Organizes Author Workshop in Collaboration with Springer

The American University of Kuwait (AUK) Library invited Springer, one of the world's largest scientific publishing companies, to hold a workshop to cover best practices in scholarly publishing to members of the university's faculty and staff last week. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Thafeer Atta, the Licensing Manager for Middle East and Central Asia, Dr. Nabil Khelifi, a Publishing Editor for Earth Sciences & Geography, and Dr. Jeffrey Robens, an Editorial Development Manager from Springer's Singapore location, and included an overview of current publishing trends and offered tips to the attendees on how to proceed with publishing their articles.

Mr. Atta introduced Springer, a publisher of many works of Nobel laureates in the field of science, and discussed current research trends in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, meanwhile focusing on the GCC and in Kuwait. Dr. Khelifi spokeabout the process of publishing in Springer journals and conference proceedings and how to submit successful book proposals. . The workshop concluded with a lecture from Dr.Robens, who explained the logistics on how to effectively write articles for journals and successfully publish those articles in the appropriate academic journals. He also provided some tips for authors to consider when starting their manuscripts.

Faculty and staff from the Business, Humanities, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering departments, attended the workshop. The Library Director, Ms. Asma Al-Kanan, thanked Springer for organizing the workshop and the speakers for their continued support and service to libraries around the world.

Mr. Thafeer Atta, Springer's Licensing Manager for Middle East and Central Asia

Mr. Thafeer Atta, discussing current research trends in GCC and in Kuwait

Dr. Ali Aljamal, Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Economics

Prof. Mohsen Bagnied, Department Chair, Associate Professor of Marketing and Management

Dr. Jeffrey Robens, Editorial Development Manager from Springer's Singapore location

Dr. Jeffrey Robens, explaining effective tips to be used by journals

Dr. Jeffrey Robens, Editorial Development Manager from Springer's Singapore location

Ms. Asma Al-Kanan, the Library Director participating in the workshop

Group of faculty attending the workshop

Released by the Office of Public Affairs on the 2nd November 2015

Photography by the Office of Public Affairs (C) 2015

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