"Hands on training on scholarly publications"


May 12-18, 2022

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)

Department of Science and Technology

Government of India Under Accelerate Vigyan Scheme

Organized by

Research Journals Division

CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research

Dr. K S Krishnan Marg, Pusa Campus, New Delhi - 110012


'KARYASHALA' is an effort to improve research productivity of promising PG and PhD students from universities and colleges through high-end workshops on specific themes. This program aims to provide opportunities to acquire specialized research skills.

Objective of the Workshop:

This program being conducted during the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotasv initiative of Govt of India celebration year intends to provide awareness on scholarly communication in science for career growth. All aspects such as writing research papers; popular articles; ethical issues in scientific research; literature collection; selecting a right journal; basics of journal metrics; popular science communication and print production, and as a researcher enhancing academic visibility will be covered.


CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (CSIR-NIScPR), with a legacy of more than 7 decades in Sciene communication, is a premier science publishing institute in India. It publishes 19 research journals and three Popular Science Magzines, apart from CSIR-News, CSIR-Samachar (Hindi), Discussion paper series and Policy bulletins. etc. The CSIR-NIScPR also conducts academic courses leading to PhD & MSc in S&T communication through AcSIR.

Chief Guest: Dr K.N. Rao, Director DESIDOC

Opening Remarks: Dr Ranjana Aggarwal, Director, CSIR-NIScPR

List of Sessions:

Research Communication- Writing research papers/ Choosing a right journal

Ethics in research communication

Collaboration in scientific research

Showcasing oneself as a researcher

The art of writing review articles

Literature collection and ledger preparation

Plagiarism: What is it? and How to avoid?

How to increase the impact of research paper using basic tools of Clarivate analytics

Popularizing scholarly publications by ways and means

Popular Science Writing: Taking science to be masses

Role of museums in science communication

Theory and Demo: Herbarium techniques and museum

Print Production: Journals and Books

Resource Persons:

Prof. SC Lakhotia, BHU, Varanasi

Dr DN Rao, IISC, Bengaluru

Dr. SK Varshney, DST, New Delhi

Prof. Sarfraz, Florida USA

Shri. Hasan Jawed Khan CSIR-NIScPR,New Delhi

Shri. RS Jayasomu, CSIR-NIScPR,New Delhi

Dr G Mahesh, CSIR-HQ,New Delhi

Ms Subhasree Nag, Clarivate Analytics, New Delhi

Mr Sourav Srivastava, Clarivate Analytics,New Delhi

Dr Sunita Garg CSIR-NIScPR,New Delhi

Shri Ashwini Brahmi, CSIR-NIScPR,New Delhi

Workshop Coordinator

Dr NK Prasanna

Sr. Scientist and Scientific Editor

CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research New Delhi-110012

Email: prasanna@niscpr.res.in; avniscpr@gmail.com