Identify promising research topics and publish in top journals
Jianjun (Jan) Shi
The Carolyn J. Stewart Chair and Professor
H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0205
This talk will discuss some ideas and experiences on how to identify promising research topics and how to publish papers in top Journals for Ph.D. student.
Publishing in top international journals is important to many researchers in educational and research institutions. This presentation will discuss various topics important for research and paper writing, including
* How to judge if a journal is among the top ranking?
* How to select and define a research topic?
* How to organize and write a paper?
* What is the reviewing and publishing process for a paper?
The presentation will highlight the dos and don’ts. In addition, a “methodology tree” strategy will be introduced based on my experience of research and supervision of Ph.D. students. The “methodology tree” is a systematic strategy that can be used to organize the literature reviews, evaluate contributions of a research topic, facilitate communications among researchers, and provide a big picture of research problems involved.
The workshop should help scholars to reflect on their own experiences as researchers, authors, and reviewers. It will be interactive and tailored to the interests of those attending. Do bring along your questions and comments.