Vice Rector of the Premier Polytechnic, Prof. Edmund Ameko has advised sister Polytechnics to carve a niche for themselves as vocational-oriented institutions especially as the institution prepare for convention to Technical Universities. The Vice Rector who also doubles as the Chairman of the Planning Committee for the launch of the institutional research journal dubbed “APT Journal of Multidisciplinary Research” shared this piece of advice at the launch of the maiden edition here in Accra.
According to him, the Research and Innovation Centre of the Polytechnic with the support of Management, Academic Board, and Council of the Polytechnic is ready to help develop an institutional research journal that would not mimic the traditional research journals.
“This is to make sure that authors are not writing articles just for the sake of publishing to increase the number of articles under their belt but rather that authors would be writing articles because they would be identifying relevant and real problems affecting our society, researching to find practical solutions to the problems and publishing to place the knowledge in the public domain,” he said.
Prof. Ameko indicated that responsible researchers throughout the world generate or apply knowledge to improve society. “The mission of this journal therefore is to provide a platform for academia and researchers as well as for practitioners in non-academic institutions involved in project management to place their knowledge and findings in the public domain”.
He revealed that the APT Journal of Multidisciplinary Research is an international peer reviewed open access research and project management journal and freely available online.