Overview

The Academic Publication Board was established in 2003 to oversee the university’s academic publishing affairs that cover all kinds of publications such as books, translated and documented manuscripts, articles, and research findings submitted to journals in both Arabic. The Board does not deal with online or DVD/ CD publications, which are considered non-academic.


It also reviews and proposes policies and procedures of academic publishing of books, defines the rules of publishing journals and responsibilities of the editorial board members, as well as licensing procedures for cultural and informative bulletins and journals. Achieving the objectives as delineated in the Regulations of the law of the university, the board seeks to contribute to the promotion of social progress through authorship, research and scientific achievements, develop solutions to existing problems, and disseminate research results for the benefit of the Omani society, in particular, and mankind as a whole. 

Structure

The Board is chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Postgraduate Studies & Research and consists of the following members:


·         Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Educational and Psychological Studies

·         Editor-in-chief of the SQU Medical Journal

·         Editor-in-chief of the SQU Journal of Science

·         Editor-in-chief of the SQU Journal of Agriculture and Marine Sciences

·         Editor-in-chief of the SQU Journal of Arts and Social Sciences

·         Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Engineering Research

·         Dean of research

·         Director of the Department of Academic Publication & Outreach (Member & Reporter)

Responsibilities

·         Review and propose policies and procedures of academic publishing of
          books and responsibilities of authors,translators, and editors

·         Define the rules of publishing journals and responsibilities of the editorial board members

·         License procedures for cultural and informative bulletins and journals

Goals

·         Enrich scientific, cultural and informative knowledge in all areas that the university
          promotes within its academic disciplines

·         Transfer, accommodate, and develop modern information technology so as to
          meet local Omani demands and therapy contribute to the comprehensive development

·         Conserve, investigate, and study Omani, Arab, and the world heritage and
          introduce it to the humanities researchers

·         Enhance skills in the areas of research, translation, and authorship by stimulating
          authors and scholars through facilitating, and thus benefiting from, the publication of their work

·         Increase specialized knowledge for the benefit of society in a way that would
          consolidate the role the university plays in the society

·         Document academic output with a view to encouraging faculty members and their
          equivalent to produce original and creative research, write and translate books, and draw up scientific reports

·         Encourage authorship, translation and scientific investigation being
          effective channels for scientific communication

·         Collaborate with local and foreign publishing companies and organizations
          through exchanging relevant expertise and skills

·         Communicate the university’s research achievements to scientific circles and
          foster scientific links with other universities

·         Contribute to electronic publishing