Contributing factors in publications among academicians

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The excellence of academicians in universities at present is determined by several indicators, including the high number of publications. Academicians with a high number of publications will often be attentive to colleagues and employers for being able to bring a good reputation to the university. Administrators use publishing as one of the key criteria in measuring the competence of an academician and determining promotion. The study aims to explore factors that contribute to the performance of publishing among academic staff in UKM. This study uses a qualitative app inroach to collect and analyze findings. In-depth interviews using semi-structured questions are the primary means of data collection. This study involved a total of 10 informants consisting of two target groups which are excellent in publishing group and less excellent in publishing group. Analysis was conducted thematically. The findings show three main factors contributing to the excellence of publications namely (i) personal (ii) workplace climate, and (iii) interpersonal relationships in the workplace. In conclusion, success in determining excellence in publications requires the balance and well-being of the social environment. The recommendations of this study can be used as means to assist university management to increase publications among the academic staff of the university.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering
Volume8
Issue number2 Special Issue 10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019

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Keywords

  • Academicians
  • Publication
  • Qualitative study
  • Thematic analysis

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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Contributing factors in publications among academicians. / Subhi, Nasrudin; Saim, Nor Jana; Nen, Salina; Mahmud, Mastura; Sarnon, Norulhuda.

In: International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 2 Special Issue 10, 09.2019, p. 61-66.

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