PUBLICATIONS


Documentation of knowledge, following the conventions of science, serves two purposes: assessment and recognition of the knowledge contributed by Taylor's to the existing corpus of knowledge. Documentation of knowledge has taken on an even more important role in Taylor’s University’s towards research excellence. How do we go about this arduous task of getting more teaching staff to write? The answer: they must be given an avenue to publish. Thus, the setting up of Taylor's Press, to serve this function effectively.

As a University, Taylor's will benchmark against global standards of scientific inquiry, writing, and publishing in order for its researchers to be assessed, cited and recognised. Taylor's Press will aim towards increasing the number of published titles and quality research papers by the academics as well as help build the university’s scholarly writing capacity and capability.

Form and Function
Taylor's Press is managed by a Publications Steering Committee chaired by the Pro Vice-Chancellor. Other members include the Head of the Centre for Research and Development who has his hand on the pulse of the research carried out at Taylor's, Chief Editors of existing journals, the Chairman of Research/Scholarly and Development Committee and other individuals whom in the view of the Pro Vice-Chancellor can contribute effectively towards the publishing programme of Taylor's.

The Publications Steering Committee
The functions of the Steering Committee are essentially to set the Editorial Policy, set the house style for the Press, seek funds and set financial policies, monitor progress in publications, suggest recommendations, decide on publication awards etc.

Journal Editorial Boards
Existing journal editorial boards shall continue to function while new editorial boards shall be set up for each new journal initiated. When deciding on members for journal editorial boards, it will be good to keep in mind that members serve to help the chief editor identify reviewers for each manuscript received, cajole reviewers into meeting review deadlines, check if authors have incorporated changes suggested by reviewers and ensure sufficient articles for each issue of the journal.

Taylor's journals will work towards listing in the Science Citation Index (SCI) within a 3-year period. This is achievable if the journals are published according to schedule, have a good peer review system in place, the articles are methodologically sound, written in good English with strong adherence to the house style, and the journal receives a fair number of articles from other countries.

Publications
Taylor’s Press has and continues to publish journals, academic and general books as part of its aim to develop and produce publications of high-impact and scholarly value.


Taylor’s University In-house Journals

JESTEC (Journal of Engineering Science and Technology) – indexed in SCOPUS
This journal published by Taylor’s School of Engineering is a peer-reviewed journal that aims at the publication and dissemination of original research articles on the latest developments in all fields of engineering science and technology. The journal publishes original papers in English which contribute to the understanding of engineering science and improvement of the engineering technology and education. Papers may be theoretical (including computational), experimental or both. The contribution should be unpublished before and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

More details about the journal and the published issues can be found at its website.

SEARCH: The Journal of the South East Asia Research Centre for Communication and the Humanities –indexed in SCOPUS
The journal published by Taylor’s School of Communication is dedicated to the development of communication and the humanities in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other, contributing thereby to knowledge, applications, values and sensitivities.

More details about the journal and the published issues can be found at its website.

Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism (APJIHT)
The journal published by Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts aims to promote and enhance research development and innovation in the field of hospitality and tourism. The journal seeks to provide an international platform for hospitality and tourism educators, postgraduate students and researchers, to debate and disseminate research findings, facilitate the discussion of new research areas and techniques, and highlight best practices for industry practitioners. The articles published in the journal will cover a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach to studying the marketing, finance, economics and social aspects of hospitality and tourism. Papers dealing with theoretical, conceptual and empirical aspects of the subject matter will be considered for publication.
 
More details about the journal and the published issues can be found at its website.