UUM ONLINE: 15 March - UUM Press acknowledged the substantial efforts and support extended by the authors to further intensify the publication agenda by hosting the UUM Press Appreciation Ceremony at the EDC Hotels & Resorts, UUM yesterday.
The Director of UUM Press, Dr. Ram Al Jaffri Saad said, the event was held to honour the staff, authors from UUM and also other writers who had given their full support and cooperation to UUM Press. In 2017, UUM Press published a total of 43 manuscripts.
"This award ceremony will inspire the lecturers to improve the quality of publications under the imprint of UUM Press," he said.
"Nevertheless, throughout the journey, UUM Press has encountered various challenges, specifically the laborious progress and time-consuming process of publishing high-quality manuscripts.
Dr. Ram Al Jaffri believed that, the appreciation ceremony would foster closer cooperation and build on the existing rapport between the authors and the editors.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni), Prof. Dr. Abdul Malek Abdul Karim said, the manuscripts published by UUM Press have been used as reference sources for students and also the public. The publication activities have also contributed to the Myra's data, ranking and other accreditations that the university hopes to achieve.
"My heartiest congratulations to all recipients and I truly hope that this award acts as a form of incentive for the recipients to continue working, writing and become the role-model to other colleagues. Perhaps, other lecturers will be inspired to become actively involved in writing and publishing high-quality manuscripts," said Prof. Dr. Abdul Malek.
In addition, he remarked that it is high time for UUM Press to focus on e-publishing which has become the latest trend nowadays.
Prof. Dr. Abdul Malek also presented the awards to recipients of the UUM Press Most Published Work by an Author, the Most Promising Author Award, School with the Most Publications, the Textbook Royalty Award (School Category) and the Best-Selling Book Award.
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz
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