• 11 November 2019
  • 14:30 – 17:00
  • B.B. Dikshit Library, AIIMS

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We are glad to announce that Enago in collaboration with Karger Publishers—a leading scientific and medical publisher—will be conducting an informative Author Workshop for assisting health science researchers in achieving publication success.

The sessions will provide insights to medical professionals on the important aspects of the publication journey including conceptualizing a research study, manuscript writing and submission, the post-submission review process, and citation metrics and their importance. We will also discuss how researchers can apply the principles of openness to their research cycle and participate in the Open Science movement. Furthermore, we will also give researchers an overview of the medical publishing landscape in India.

Through these workshops, researchers will learn:

  1. Overview of types of medical studies and manuscript
  2. Insights into peer review decisions
  3. Awareness of citation metrics and their importance
  4. An outline of “Open Knowledge”
  5. Understanding the Open Science movement

At the end of the workshops, all participants will also receive a Certificate of Participation issued by Enago.

About the Speakers

Dr. Krishna Kumar VenkitachalamMS (MD) ELS

  • Krishna Kumar is a qualified Orthopaedic Surgeon (2008, University of Mumbai) and also an ELS- certified editor with more than a decade of experience in the field of scholarly publishing as a manuscript editor, manuscript writer, publications consultant, and trainer.
  • In his capacity as a medical editor/writer, he has helped many authors publish manuscripts in several high-impact journals, including Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, British Medical Journal, Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Diabetes, Chest, The Lancet, and PLOS One.
  • Krishna Kumar has conducted interactive training courses in numerous fields, focusing on a variety of topics related to scholarly publishing for ESL authors in medical publishing.
  • In his current role with Enago, Dr. Krishna Kumar works with researchers from around the world, converting their research findings to papers worthy of publication in leading international academic journals.


Daniel Ebneter, MBA

  • Daniel Ebneter is the CEO and a member of the Management Board at Karger Publishers, a worldwide publisher of scientific and medical content based in Basel, Switzerland.
  • Prior to joining Karger in July 2017, Daniel Ebneter was a member of the executive board of the Hogrefe publishing group. Earlier positions include senior roles in business consultancy and industrial trading as well as teaching at universities. He has extensive professional experience in publishing and digital business.
  • Daniel Ebneter holds a Master’s degree in applied physics, mathematics, and computer science from the University of Bern, Switzerland, as well as an Executive MBA in integrated management from the Universities of Applied Sciences Bern and Fribourg, Switzerland.

Workshop Schedule


Time (Local Time) Topic
14:30 – 14:45 Registrations & Welcome Note
14:45 – 14:55 Significance of Impact Metrics in Medical Scholarly Communication

Speaker: Dr S. Siva Chidambaram, Chief Librarian, B B Dikshit Library, AIIMS Delhi

14:55 – 15:10 Future of Medical Research: Patient-Centric, Digital, Open

Speaker: Daniel Ebneter, Karger Publishers

15:10 – 15:15 Q&A Session
15:15 – 15:30 Tea Break
15:30 – 16:15 Navigating Through the Publication Journey 

Speaker: Dr. Krishna Kumar Venkitachalam, Enago

16:15 – 16:20 Q&A Session
16:20 – 16:50 Open Science: Accountability, Integrity, and Reproducibility in Scholarly Research

Speaker: Dr. Krishna Kumar Venkitachalam

16:50 – 16:55 Q&A Session
16:55 – 17:00 Vote of Thanks

Workshop Briefs

  • Future of Medical Research: Patient-Centric, Digital, Open

Karger Publishers, a trusted medical and scientific publishing partner since 1890, offers innovative and smart solutions catering to the need of scientific and medical communities. It actively embraces major developments in the scholarly publishing industry like Open Access and Open Research and aligns its strategic goals and policies in the interest of the researchers. Their new business units, “Karger Clinical” and “Karger Healthcare Clients” conform to the same. In his introductory remarks, Daniel Ebneter, CEO of Karger Publishers, will briefly discuss the future challenges for research and healthcare. He will speak about how Karger supports researchers, doctors, and patients along the complete cycle of knowledge in the Health Sciences.

  • Navigating Through the Publication Journey

For the advancement of science and technology, it is imperative that researchers publish their research in peer-reviewed journals successfully and disseminate their knowledge. Especially in Medicine, publishing research work not only demonstrates the interest level in the subject but also helps in careful diagnosis and treatment. It provides medical professionals with an opportunity to evaluate their practice objectively, assesses the evidence appropriately, and think critically about a situation. This presentation is primarily targeted towards medical professionals who wish to pursue research and publish their papers in top-notch international journals but lack awareness about scholarly publishing.

After this session, you will have a better understanding of the following:

  1. Insights on medical publishing landscape in India
  2. Expert tips on formulating a research problem
  3. Guidelines for presenting your research data effectively
  4. Preparing submission-ready manuscripts
  5. Expert tips for selecting the right journal
  6. Handling rejection by journals and responding to reviewers’ comments appropriately
  7. Importance of citation metrics
  • Open Science: Accountability, Integrity, and Reproducibility in Scholarly Research

In this increasingly complex and interconnected global scientific ecosystem, Open Science aims to make knowledge transparent and accessible using digital technologies, collaborative networks, and tools. The principles of openness must be applied to all the stages of the research cycle as a step forward to increase integrity, collaboration, and reproducibility in scholarly research. This presentation will give a detailed overview of the concept of Open Science and its aspects such as Open Access, Open Data, etc. It will also highlight how researchers can contribute to Open Science by sharing their research outputs, resources, methods, or tools openly.

After this session, you will have a better understanding of the following:

  1. Overview of “Open Knowledge” and its pros and cons
  2. Awareness regarding open access publishing
  3. The significance of open data sharing
  4. Insights into open peer review and open licensing
  5. Summary of open source and open education resources
  6. Outline of open science movement
  • Register Now for Workshop!

  • Venue

    Date: Monday, 11 November 2019

    Time: 14:30 – 17:00

    Registration Closing Date: 9 November 2019

    Seating Capacity: 100

    Address: Reading Hall, B B Dikshit Library, AIIMS

    Contact Details:

    Dr. S. Siva Chidambaram, M.Sc (Zoology), A.D.I. Sc (DRTC), Chief Librarian, AIIMS

    Ph: 011- 26593312; 26588437

    E-Mail: chieflibrarian.aiims@gmail.com