Pre-Conference Workshop

Theme:  Conducting High Impact Research and Publishing in Top Tier ISI WoS Indexed Journals  

Date: April 17, 2018. 

Venue: Computer Laboratory, Dept. of Computer Science, FCIS, UNILORIN

Time: 9am – 6pm.  

Objective: To enhance participant’s skills of conducting high impact research towards national development & publishing the results in top tier ISI WoS journals.      

Workshop Highlights

  • Academic databases e.g WoS, Scopus, PubMed., etc.
  • Computation of ISI WoS impact factor.
  • Identifying quartile ranking of ISI WoS indexed journals (Q1, Q2, Q3 & Q4).
  • Techniques and skills required to publish in high impact factor ISI WoS journals.
  • The pitfalls and secret to successfully penetrate ISI WoS indexed journals.
  • What ISI WoS indexed journals chief editors & reviewers are looking for?
  • Overcoming the challenges of ISI WoS indexed journals high rate of rejections.   
  • ISI WoS indexed journals literature review standard.
  • Scholar Metrics: Productivity/collaboration, scholar impact, H-Index and citations.
  • Research and scholar visibility e.g ResearcherID, ORCID, etc.
  • TETFund Research grants.
  • TETFund New Key Performance Index: IBR, NBR and Int. Conf.  

Registration Details: Registration fee is N10, 000 for participants from other institutions and N7,000 for participants from university of Ilorin. Interested scholars are required to send their full name, institution, scan copy of the proof of payment (made to the account below), phone number and status: lecturer or student to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 09022093785 for booking. Booking is on first come first served due to limited facilities. 

Account Detail:

Account Name: Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences 10th Anniversary

Account No.: 1013386202

Banker: Zenith Bank

Workshop Activities 





Session 1

Academic databases and search techniques

Dr. Abdulsalam Ya’u Gital

9am – 10:30am 

Session 2

Conducting high impact research and publishing the results in tier 1 ISI WoS indexed journals 

Dr. Haruna Chiroma

11  - 1pm  

Session 3

ISI WoS standard systematic and critical literature review 

Dr. Abdulsalam Ya’u Gital 

2pm – 3pm

Session 4

General overview of authorship, collaborations, performance metrics and scholar/research visibility 

Dr. Haruna Chiroma 

4pm – 6pm

Target audience: Lecturers, TETFund research grant scholars, potential TETfund research grant scholars, industry R and D personnel, active researchers with zeal to publish in high impact journals and postgraduate students.   

Target institutions: University of Ilorin and any other institution across Nigeria.   



Haruna Chiroma possessed B.Tech., Msc, and Ph.D.  He has published over 100 academic articles including ISI WoS indexed journals such as Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier) Q1, PLoS ONE Q1, International Journal of Information Management (Elsevier) Q1, Applied Energy (Elsevier) Q1, Neural Computing and Applications (Springer) Q1, SpringerPLus (Springer) Q2, etc. He is a reviewer for 14 ISI WoS indexed journals with impact factor. Chiroma is an Editor – Telecommunication, Computing, Electronic and Control Journal TELKOMNIKA – (Scopus Indexed), leading Guest Editor in Journal of Optimization (ESCI – WoS indexed) – Hindawi. Volume Editor of an edited book in Green Energy and Technology series (Scopus indexed) - Springer. He has been a technical programme committee member for more than 20 high profile international conferences – Springer, IEEE, etc. H-index as @ 2 January, 2018: Google Scholar 9, Scopus 7 and ISI WoS 5. He was invited by QS world universities ranking body Intelligent Unit in 2017 to evaluate research strength of universities in computer science. Chiroma is presently a lecturer at the Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe and visiting senior lecturer at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria.     

Dr. Abdulsalam Ya’u Gital is a senior lecturer at the Mathematical Science Department of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria. He received his B.Tech., Msc., and PhD in Computer Science from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University and University of Technology Malaysia, Malaysia, respectively. He has published over 50 academic articles in international journals including ISI WoS indexed journals with impact factor such as Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing (Q4), Applied Soft Computing (Q1), IEEE Access (Q1), PLoS ONE (Q1), etc., international conference proceedings and book chapters with renown publishers like Springer.