This is a unique book covering topics of both academic and professional interest. Be they new Teachers, Researchers, Authors, Editors, Copyeditors, Graduate students or corporate executives and officials having anything to do with writing, editing, and publishing, this Manual and Some Thoughts will be a trusted companion. Starting from issues on Language and Style, Citations and Referencing, Editing, Plagiarism, etc., the volume also encompasses Articles on publishing and book development proposals in South Asia and other non-English speaking regions. The book will be a handy guide in maintaining consistencies and acceptable standards.
The Manual is a concise compilation of Styles and Standards from various authentic sources (in Part 1) as well as an analysis of the present status of publishing (in Part 2) in Bangladesh and elsewhere. A painstaking, research-based, and brief but well illustrated Manual on Standards and a short but thought-provoking work on publishing, the book also suggests an academic Course on Publishing - all for dissemination of knowledge and scholarship.
An academic, an open learning proponent and a publishing professional of long-standing, the Author was a senior Faculty in universities and research organizations in Bangladesh and abroad. A PhD in Communication, with a Masters in English, Manzurul Islam received advanced training in UK, USA, and Canada. His recent engagements include Faculty Development and Quality Assurance programs through trainings in research and publication works.