Wisconsin International University College (WIUC) library has organized a training workshop
for faculty members aimed at enhancing the capacity of members to develop thorough processes
of developing manuscripts for publishing and how to be visible in the research environment.
The workshop which was facilitated by the Head of the E-Resources Department of the Balme
Library at the University of Ghana, Dr Monica Mensah steered participants through the various
forms of manuscripts, its understanding and articulating the general principles of writing
manuscripts that get published.
Dr Mensah emphasized that good content alone does not guarantee acceptance for publication as
scientific papers have required structures/principles and good structural and phrasing skills to be
On choosing a journal, the Head of E-Resource at the Balme library advised fellows to be
cautious of disreputable journals that request publishing for a fee and without peer review, adding
that articles that have gone through rigorous review processes such as from scholarly, peer-
reviewed, academic and refereed journals are more credible than articles from popular or trade
journals (‘magazines’). Participants were also taken through the guidelines for writing
manuscripts from already written thesis/dissertations.
A Senior Assistant Liberian Mrs Comfort Asare under whose tutelage the event was organized
that all participants at the workshop and hoped the workshop would increase faculty’s knowledge
in the area of publishing make them visible in the research environment.