Invitation to Nature Publishing Talk at UTM by Springer Nature

Inside Nature & Sister Titles – Invitation to Nature Publishing Talk at UTM by Springer Nature

Date: 23 September 2019 (Monday)
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Seminar Room 3, Level 4, Bangunan Perpustakaan Sultanah Zanariah (PSZ JB),UTM Library, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, 81310

About this Event

Since the launch of Nature magazine 1869, Nature has deep-seated faith in the missions: facilitating the prompt communication of significant advances in any branch of science and ensuring that the results of science are rapidly disseminated to the public throughout the world. While more Nature-branded titles have been joined the Nature family over past 20 years and the scientific publishing landscape is currently undergoing a dramatic change in light of open access model, these missions remain unchanged. In the talk, the speaker will endeavor to shed light on how editors at Nature journals apply these principles to our daily editorial practice, “who Nature is, what the Nature editors do and what criteria for a good piece of research publication”. At the end, the speaker will look at the opportunities of potential collaborations with Malaysian researchers.

Main coverages:

1. Nature portfolio, the aims and scopes of the various Nature Research titles

2. Strategy of Nature and the trend of publishing

3. Examples on preparing manuscripts and correspondence for submission and publication


Yaoqing Zhang is a Senior Editor at Nature Communications, where he handles a wide swath of manuscripts spanning the areas of energy materials research, with a particular focus on solid state ionics and electrochemical energy storage. Prior to that, he held an assistant professorship in Tokyo Institute of Technology where he worked on the synthesis, design and characterisation of new inorganic solids with desired physical and chemical properties. His postdoc research involving understanding of magnetism in low dimensional oxides was also in Japan and even further back in the mists of time, he received training as a solid state chemist in the University of St Andrews in the UK for a PhD degree. Dr Zhang is based in the Shanghai office, and outside the area of his editorial responsibility, he is enthusiastic about crystallography, superconductivity and high pressure chemistry.

Seat is limited. Please register RSVP before 20th September. Register —–>

Research Canvas Competition 2019


Hello everyone,

Research Canvas Competition is back for this year. Who wants to WIN a brand new laptop with accessories or lots of attractive prizes! Follow the rules and it might be yours.

Register here at

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This contest ends on 17th 19th September 2019 at 12.00pm.

For more details, please contact Puan Haliza Binti Zainal – 07 553 0529 / or Puan Nor Shaliza Mohd Basarudin –  07-5530529 /

Best of luck everyone 😀

Research Writing and Publication Workshop

We would like to invite you to join us for the above training. Also, we appreciate if you could extend the invitation to other too. As seats are limited, please reserved your seats here:

The details of workshop as follows:

Date : 2 September 2019 (Monday)
Time : 10.00am-1.00 pm
Venue :Banquet Hall, Sultan Ibrahim Chancellery Building, UTM JB
Who Should Attend : Open to all UTM Staff, Researchers and Students.

Major Sections of the Workshop Will Include:

– How to write an article and important point to pay attention to.

– How to select a journal for your manuscript?

– How does peer review work?

– What are editors and publishers looking for?

– Publishing ethics

– What can you do to promote your research to get the visibility you deserve?

– How to review a scientific article.

– Data – driven, innovative and user centric research solution.

About Speaker
Yan Sun is an Executive Publisher at Elsevier. She graduated from School of Environment of Tsinghua University, China, and has also studied in Southampton University of UK, Lund University of Sweden,Twente University in the Netherlands and Warsaw University in Poland supported by EU Erasmus scholarship. Having been working in STM publishing industry for more than 10 years,Yan has taken various positions including Publisher for Environmental Sciences journals, Health and Medical Sciences journals, Manager of Journal Collaboration programme in China, and Senior Manager of Elsevier’s Publishing Content Department.

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Looking forward to seeing you!


Program K-Sharing: Penyakit Mental: Peka Atau Pekakkah Aku?

Program K-Sharing ini akan disampaikan oleh YBrs. Dr. Zulfikar bin Ahmad, Pengarah, Pusat Kaunseling UTM pada 10 Julai 2019 (Rabu), jam 11.00 pagi, bertempat di Bilik Seminar 3, Aras 4, Bangunan Perpustakaan Sultanah Zanariah, UTM, Johor Bahru.

Tentatif Program:

10.45 pagi – Pendaftaran dan ketibaan tetamu
11.00 pagi – Program bermula
12.15 tengahari – Sesi soal jawab
12.30 tengahari – Sesi penyampaian cenderahati
12.35 tengahari – Program selesai dan bersurai

Kehadiran akan diambil kira sebagai mata CPD dan direkodkan dalam sistem UTMSmile.

Program Bicara Karya: Syahidnya Kapten Luis De Souza

Perpustakaan UTM dengan kerjasama Penerbit UTM menganjurkan program bicara karya bertajuk Syahidnya Kapten Luis De Souza (Pemenang Anugerah Buku Negara 2019, Kategori Novel Sejarah) seperti ketetapan berikut:

Tarikh: 26 Mei 2019 (Ahad)
Masa: 10.00 pagi – 12.00 tengah hari
Tempat: Bilik Seminar 3, Aras 4, PSZ JB
Penulis/Pengulas: Prof. Dr. Amran Md. Rasli, Naib Canselor Sumait University, Zanzibar

Semua dijemput hadir dan kehadiran akan dicatat sebagai mata CPD dalam UTMsmile.

Ksharing Penyakit Zoonotic Pada Haiwan Kesayangan: Bagaimana Menghindarinya

08 Mei 2019 (Rabu)
2.30 – 4.30 petang
Bilik Seminar 3, Bangunan Perpustakaan Sultanah Zanariah, Perpustakaan UTM, UTMJB


Dr. Fuziaton Baharudin 
Pensyarah Kanan, Sekolah Kejuruteraan Bioperubatan & Sains Kesihatan,
Fakulti Kejuruteraan, UTM Johor Bahru
Sehubungan dengan itu, dijemput semua warga UTM untuk hadir ke sesi perkongsian ilmu ini
Kehadiran staf UTM akan direkodkan dalam UTMSmile dan 
kehadiran pelajar akan direkodkan dalam Sistem Merit

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