ULAB strongly encourages its faculty members and researchers to publish their research work in well-reputed and globally recognized/indexed journals as it is the only way to increase the visibility and credibility of the research as well as the institution in the scholarly community. Hence, ULAB recognizes and thereby encourages faculty members to publish in journals that are indexed with the following databases:
1. Web of Science (WoS/ ISI)
Although these are not the only credible databases for journal indexing, they are more reputable. Both databases recognize and include credible academic journals following a rigorous screening process. For books, book chapters, and conference proceedings, reputed publishers are also indexed by certain databases. Of them, ULAB recognizes the Clarivate/Web of Science database for books and book chapters.
Unfortunately, most of the local publishers and journals are not indexed with these databases. Therefore, ULAB’s OFR will form a Publications Validation Committee to determine the merit of local publishers/journals and some international publishers/journals that are not indexed for some reason, but credible on a certain level.
ULAB highly appreciates the efforts of its faculty members in achieving research grants from national and international research grant providers. Grants bring money and prestige to the university and lead to quality publications. Hence, the reward scheme encourages ULAB faculty members to seek research grants. ULAB Faculty Research Grant will also be a parameter in assessing the quality of a researcher.
The only recognized way to understand the impact of any publication is citations. The number of citations, however, can vary greatly among the disciplines, e.g., an article on health or engineering sciences would naturally have more citations than one from history or media studies. ULAB Reward Policy takes this into account and proposes a range to ensure a level playing field for measuring citations among the disciplines.
A Patent is another very prestigious achievement by a researcher and institution. A patent claimed by a researcher under ULAB would qualify for a reward under this scheme.
The following pages describe further details on this: