Skyline University Nigeria

Skyline University Nigeria organizes a Workshop for its Academic Staff on Journal Publication

To acquaint academic staff with information on how to easily publish their research and papers in globally acknowledged journals around the world, Skyline University Nigeria organized a one-day workshop titled “Getting Published; From Start to Finish”. The session was facilitated by Dr Surajo Kamilu Sulaiman, a senior lecturer from the Department of Physiotherapy, Bayero University Kano.

In his opening remark, Dr Isa Usman Lawal the Dean of the School of Basic Medical Science (SBMS) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiotherapy at Skyline University Nigeria said, he was pleased that the resource person was able to accept the invitation to facilitate the workshop within the short period of notice. He also noted that the session is quite imperative for staff to excel in their respective careers and contribute effectively to global discussions.

In his words, Dr Surajo thanked the management of Skyline University Nigeria for providing him with the opportunity to deliver a lecture in the prestigious institution. He reiterated the importance of publications in today’s rapidly changing world and how academics have a big role to play in global development.


Dr Surajo highlighted that Africa as a whole contributes less than 1% to global publications with Sub-Saharan Africa being the lowest. Although Nigeria is among the countries that contribute the most from West Africa, the level of publication from the continent is relatively low, especially because of the immense growth rates that have been recorded by active journals and newly created journals in the world.

The session took the participants through the rigorous nine processes of getting an article published especially for global visibility and impact. The facilitator also enumerated the cycle of publication which is significant in supporting innovations and ideas to be continuously disseminated.

Finally, Dr A. Senthil Kumar, the Dean of the School of Science and Information Technology (SSIT) presented the facilitator with a certificate and award of recognition on behalf of the management of SUN, for ably facilitating the workshop that would be beneficial for the institution and Nigeria as a whole. In attendance, were Deans, HODs and academic staff from different departments of SUN.