World University rankings were
announced by Thomas Reuters and The Times. As an Indian, besides being
one teaching for nearly five decades, I was eager to know the results of the
announcement. I showed enough concern. Where have our good Indian
universities/higher educational institutions been placed? I set my eyes on top ranks, and it didn’t give me anything to be
proud of. My eyes crossed over more than two
hundred and fifty names of universities of the world, including those of some
not so “developed countries.” But I came across no name of Indian
institutions/universities. This upsets me.
What made the Indian educational scenario virtually get eclipsed by the scenarios
of the rest of the world?
I drew a comparison between the higher education in India
with that of many other countries. The World
Education scene in general occupied a higher
level of degree in research and publication than that of the Indian
Education scene. Research flourishes when research is brought to light through publication.
I always advocate sound growth in Indian Education. This can be achieved if we
improve journal publication. This awareness
has resulted in this book. Therefore, Journal Publishing is a Cultural Imperative.
This -book is designed to help readers
understand what a journal is, the people who are responsible for the creation
and production of this journal, how a journal is published, where a journal flourishes,
and why it is mandatory in education development. I have
taken materials from all over the world and all these sources have been acknowledged
in the references, but for them, this
book would not have been a reality.
D. Radhakrishnan Nair is an Emeritus
Professor/Editor at SCMS Cochin School of Business. He is a faculty member who has had a long, distinguished career as
Professor of English Language, Literature, Cultural studies, and English
Communication. He was the Director of Mahatma Gandhi University Research Centre
in English. He is the author of the award-winning
book on Narratology, and is also
the author of other seminal books and published papers. He has presented papers at International
conferences, on narratology and literary comparatistics.
Besides being a speaker for many academic
and social causes, he is the editor of a double blind peer reviewed, academic journal in
Business and Management Studies embedded in databases: Cabell’s, J-Gate, ICI, EBSCO,
ProQuest, and Ulrich’s. One of the leaders of popular movements like “Against
Establishment of Atomic Reactor in Kerala” (1982-90), he is a teacher with five
decades of experience in teaching English. He has organized many UGC Seminars, academic
conferences, and refresher courses for the University and college teachers. Dr.
Nair adorned several academic and administrative positions in colleges and