Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) hosted a webinar targeted towards inexperienced scholarly authors and researchers in Qatar titled Introduction to Research and Academic Writing Skills. It was led by Dr. Rim J. Isaifan, Head of Academic and Journals Publishing at HBKU Press.
The webinar’s participants learned how to organize their work, paraphrase, cite sources, basic referencing skills, and targeting the right journals for submission. The session also included ways to address a reviewers comments and implement the changes in their work.
Bachar Chebaro, Executive Director of Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press said “HBKU Press is committed to the development of the academic and research landscapes in the local and regional community.”
“This webinar ensured that local researchers have the knowledge and skills they need to get their work published in academic journals in Qatar and around the world,” he said.
“Whether an event is successful is based on the participants’ engagement and if they gain any practical and valuable knowledge from the session,” Dr. Isaifan said.“While it’s difficult to gauge in virtual formats, overall, the participants were keen and asked insightful questions. Many expressed that they learned new skills that they