13th April 2023, JOHOR BAHRU – PGSS FCE was pleased to conduct the second structured course through an online platform with the given title “Tips & Tricks to Publish in a High Impact Journal” on Thursday, April 13, 2023, through the Cisco Webex platform. The speaker involved is Dr. Yong Ee Ling, who is currently serving as one of the senior lecturers at UTM from the Department of Water and Environmental Engineering. This online structure course was promoted two weeks before through media platforms, such as PGSS’s official Instagram and WhatsApp. This program was open to all UTM students, including undergraduate and postgraduate students. A total of 50 participants took part in this structured course.

This course aims to:
1. To provide students with some ideas and exposure on how to write an excellent research paper and publish it in a high-impact journal.

2. To assist students, understand the importance of publishing papers in a high- impact journal.

The Cisco Webex meeting opened from 9.30 a.m. for participants to log in, and the opening ceremony was conducted at 10.05 a.m. After the moderator finished a brief speaker’s introduction, this session was handed to the speaker at 10.10 a.m. The speaker started the presentation by introducing the importance for research publication. The speaker shared the tips and tricks to the participants on how to produce impactful research paper such as sourcing the reference materials from appropriate databases, improving the writing skills and emphasizing authorship and affiliation together with she played some videos related to the topic.

The QnA session was held at 11.35 a.m. The speaker is able to communicate with the participants through this session and it helps to clarify a lot of uncertainties questioned by the participants. The session ends at 12.00 p.m. The closing ceremony was conducted after the end of the photo session, and the program ended at 12.05 p.m. Positive comments such as informative, educative, and professional were received from the feedback form.