Publishing in Research Journals and Mistakes in Academic Writing

In academia, the pressure on publishing in quality research journals has been unprecedented. This seminar consists of two parts. The first part covers some dos and don’ts for manuscript preparation, and the second part analyses the major mistakes that authors often make. The seminar concludes that technical problems are less frequent than communication problems.


Speaker Biography

Professor Rob Law is the University of Macau Development Foundation (UMDF) Chair Professor of Smart Tourism, and Honorary Professor at several other reputable universities. Prior to joining the University of Macau in July 2021, Prof. Law worked in industry organisations and academic institutes.

Professor Law is an active researcher. He has received 100 research-related awards and accolades (e.g. recognised as the most prolific tourism/hospitality researcher in the world over two decades from 2000 to 2019 – International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 2021), as well as millions of USD external and internal research grants. Prof. Law has edited four books and published 1,000+ research papers (including several hundred articles in first-tier academic journals). His publications have received 69,000+ citations, with h-index/i10-index = 120/563 (Google Scholar, accessed on March 5, 2024). In addition, Prof. Law serves different roles for 200+ research journals (e.g. on the Editorial Boards of 67% of the Q1 journals and 75% of the Q2 journals in hospitality/tourism), and is a chair/committee member of more than 180 international conferences.