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Teaching & Research Forum / QS ranking Asia Methodology
« on: October 26, 2018, 07:38:52 PM »
Published annually since 2009, the QS Asia University Rankings highlights the top universities in Asia each year. The methodology used to create the ranking is similar to that used for the QS World University Rankings®, but with some additional indicators and adapted weightings. This set of criteria, developed in consultation with regional experts and stakeholders, is designed to reflect key priorities for universities in Asia, drawing on as much available data as possible. Find out more from the QS Intelligence Unit.

The 11 indicators used to compile the QS Asia University Rankings are as follows:

Academic reputation (30%)
This is assessed using data from the large global survey of academics conducted by QS each year. The results of this survey, which asks academics to identify the leading universities in their own subject area, also feed into other rankings and reports produced by QS, including the QS World University Rankings and the QS World University Rankings by Subject. The aim is to give an indication of which universities hold the strongest reputation within the international academic community.

Employer reputation (20%)
This is again assessed using the results of a major international survey, this time of graduate employers, who are asked to identify the universities they perceive as producing the highest-quality graduates. The results of this survey are used to inform a number of other QS research projects, reflecting the importance of employability and employment prospects for today’s university applicants and graduates.

Faculty/student ratio (10%)
This indicator assesses the ratio of full-time academic staff members employed per student enrolled. The aim is to give an idea of how much contact time and academic support students at the institution may expect to receive.

International research network (10%)
Using data provided by Scopus, this indicator assesses the degree of international openness in terms of research collaboration for each evaluated institution. To calculate this indicator the Margalef Index, widely used in the environmental sciences, has been adapted to produce a score that gives an indication of the diversity of an institution’s research collaborations with other institutions in different locations of the world.

Citations per paper (10%) and papers per faculty (5%)
These two indicators are both assessed using data from the Scopus database of research publications and citations. The first assesses the number of citations per research paper published, aiming to give an idea of the impact each institution’s research is having within the research community. The second assesses the number of research papers published per faculty member. This provides an indication of the overall research productivity of the university.

Staff with a PhD (5%)
A new indicator introduced to the QS University Rankings: Asia for 2016, this assesses the proportion of academic staff members qualified to PhD level. This complements the faculty/student ratio indidator, both aiming to provide proxy measures of an institution's commitment to high-quality teaching.

Proportion of international faculty (2.5%) and proportion of international students (2.5%)
The final four indicators all aim to assess how ‘international’ each university is, reflecting the fact that internationalization is a major priority both for universities in Asia and in every world region. These two indicators, also used in the QS World University Rankings, assess the proportion of staff and students at the university who are classed as ‘international’.

Proportion of inbound exchange students (2.5%) and proportion of outbound exchange students (2.5%)
These last two indicators, not used in the global ranking, offer additional insights into the internationalization activity at universities in Asia, assessing the relative size of each institution’s inbound and outbound student exchange programs.


Teaching & Research Forum / Does authorship matter?
« on: September 28, 2018, 05:36:08 PM »
If we really want transdisciplinary research, we must ditch the ordered listing of authors that stalls collaborative science, says Gretchen L. Kiser.

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Website which publishes black listed journal

As a start, you can put the most popular journal like IOSR or AJER

After implementation of any software it is important to understand the user satisfaction. Various usability methods are available to measure user satisfaction.

- System usability Scale (SUS)
- Questionnaire for User Interface Satisfaction (QUIS)
- Software Usability Measurement Inventory (SUMI)

you can use the following link to know more about usability

Call it a classic case of supply meeting demand.

Universities, colleges, even community colleges insist that faculty publish scholarly research, and the more papers the better. Academics and the schools they teach at rely on these publications to bolster their reputations, and with an oversupply of Ph.D.’s vying for jobs, careers hang in the balance.

Competition is fierce to get published in leading journals. But what about the overworked professors at less prestigious schools and community colleges, without big grants and state-of-the-art labs? How do they get ahead?

As it turns out, many of their articles are appearing in “journals” that will publish almost anything, for fees that can range into the hundreds of dollars per paper. These publications often are called predatory journals, on the assumption that well-meaning academics are duped into working with them — tricked by flattering emails from the journals inviting them to submit a paper or fooled by a name that sounded like a journal they knew. (Source: The New York Times, 2017)

For details please visit

In academic publishing, predatory open-access publishing is an exploitative open-access publishing business model that involves charging publication fees to authors without providing the editorial and publishing services associated with legitimate journals. Please see the list below

Teaching & Research Forum / Scopus indexed journals in Bangladesh
« on: November 13, 2017, 05:02:13 PM »
1   Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition-ICDDRB
2   Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology-Bangladesh Pharmacological Society
3   Bangladesh Medical Research Council Bulletin -Bangladesh Medical Research Council
4   Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology-Bangladesh Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology (BAPTC&B)
5   Bangladesh Journal of Botany-Bangladesh Botanical Society
6   Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy-Bangladesh Association of Plant Taxonomists
7   Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science-Ibn Sina Trust
8   Journal of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering-BUET
9   Chemical Engineering Research Bulletin-Chemical Engineering Department, BUET
10   Bangladesh Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology-Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Bangladesh
11   Journal of Mechanical Engineering Research and Developments-BUET
12    Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences- DU

1st Inter-University Undergraduate Research Symposium 2017 at UIU.

Tracks: Accounting, Marketing, Management, economics, finance and Banking.

Last date for abstract: September 30, 2017.


This paper talked about
3. CB-SEM(Amos) or PLS-SEM (SmartPLS)?
4. EFA vs CFA

Source: Journal of Applied Structural Equation Modeling, 2017

11 is now allowing authors to check their Scopus indexed journal list. You can visit

Elsevier and Springer publishers provide web based software to find suitable journal based on title and abstract. Links are below

I have attached my paper titled " To Use or Not to Use: Modelling End User Grumbling Behavior as User Resistance in Pre-Implementation Stage of Enterprise Resource Planning System"has been published in Journal: Information Systems. ISI Impact factor: 1.832. Publisher: Elsevier. Indexed: SCI,SCIE, Scopus.

Paper is attached. Structural Equation Modeling (PLS) used for analysis, Marker variable was used to control CMV. This paper is focused on the area of HR, Project management and management information system.


Teaching & Research Forum / Status of DIU in SCOPUS
« on: May 07, 2017, 08:08:42 PM »
Rank in Bangladesh : 43
Number of Scopus indexed articles : 234
Total authors: 133
Publication last 3 years. 2017(40), 2016(43), 2015(38)
Subject area: Computer Science (42.7%), Engineering (31.2%), Physics (17.5%), Business and Management (7.7%).

Teaching & Research Forum / QS ranking (Asia) Methodology
« on: April 09, 2017, 12:45:37 AM »
Academic reputation (30%)
Employer reputation (20%)
Faculty/ Student ratio (15%)
Citations per paper (10%) and papers per faculty (10%) [ Based on SCOPUS not Google scholar]
Staff with PhD (5%)
Proportion of international faculty (2.5%)
proportion of international students (2.5%)
Proportion of inbound exchange students (2.5%)
Proportion of outbound exchange students (2.5%)
For details please visit :

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