Since its inception in 1986, Sultan Qaboos University has been entirely concerned with upgrading all aspects of the educational process, by creating an environment for acquiring knowledge and conducting research. This has been demonstrated in providing the infrastructures, facilities, incentives and awards, as well as recruiting scientists and professors, to contribute towards capacity building and the development plans in the country. The University has made heart-warming, constructive steps – competing with prominent global academic institutions, winning academic, prestigious awards in recognition of its efforts in enhancing research, disseminating knowledge and maintaining an academically solid and sound approach in line with international standards. H.M. Sultan Qaboos, whose name the University is particularly honored to carry, and the senior officers of the University have always been aware that academic institutions are not merely rising buildings, sophisticated equipment, teachers and students, but are also centers for generating knowledge that serves society and humanity as a whole through promoting steady progress and ensuring a sound and healthy intellectual life. Therefore, they have been determined to enhance research and academic publishing through putting in place all resources, capabilities, awards and rank promotions. The Department of Academic Publication and Outreach is but the outcome of such efforts. The unlimited support for the Department is testimony to the awareness among senior officers of the significance of academic publishing, as a leading indicator of the progress of nations, and the role of science in building and sustaining civilizations. We welcome submissions from all researchers, and we are ready to offer full support so that the findings of their work can be published for the benefit of society. We are also happy to receive constructive views and feedback in order to develop the Department’s performance, and thus attain its mission and goals. We do not intend here to list the tasks and responsibilities of the Department. Instead, you can browse our website and look closely at our publications and efforts. May Allah guide us all to what is good and beneficial to society and mankind under the leadership and guidance of H.M. Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the mentor and wise leader of the renaissance of Oman.
Jamal Al Gheilani
Director, Department of Publication & Outreach