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The 40th Teacher Development Center Forum was successfully held

On the afternoon of July 13, the School of Business held the 40th Teacher Development Center Forum in the Xingmin Building 201. Associate Professor Yin Runsheng was invited as the keynote speaker to bring a wonderful lecture to the teachers and students of our school. The theme of the lecture is “Several Issues of Writing and Publication in International Journals”. Associate Professor Liu Zhen presided over the event, and teachers and students of business school participated in the lecture.
Yin Runsheng is an associate professor in the Department of Forestry and Resource Economics at Michigan State University, a core member of the Center for Asian Studies and the International Development Center. He is an Editor-in-Chief of Forest Policy and Economics, Associate Editor of Forest Science, Guest Editor of Environmental Management, and members of the American Economic Association and the Society of American Foresters. He has published more than 80 papers in internationally renowned journals such as World Development, Forest Science, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and Canadian journal of Forest Research (SSCI/SCI). His research interests include forestry economics and management, resources and environmental economy.
At the beginning of the lecture, Mr. Yin told the teachers and students of our school the basic content structure needed to write a standard international journal article, and then explained the writing requirements of each part of the main body of the paper. Mr. Yin first mentioned that the Abstract part is often the most difficult to write. Generally, after the completion of the whole paper, the content of the article is refined to write the abstract. The number of words is often limited to 150-300 words. The specific content in this part should include the problem, the purpose of the research, methods, results and conclusions. The next is the section of introduction, it is necessary to combine the previous literature to describe the general and narrow research background of the topic, the focus of the research and the brief summary of the research questions. This part needs to be controlled in 4-5 paragraphs. Then, it is about the Methods and Materials section, this section is to describe how to accurately repeat the test, including the test object, sample collection, test location, data collection and analysis, so that the reader can verify this. Next, it is on the Results section. This part is mainly for the objective display of the test results. The key point is to show a brief overview of the basic data and the basic conclusions. It is best to use a detailed chart to show it, but this part does not need to be expanded. The last is Discussion and Conclusions section, this part needs to combine literature to explain the details of the study results, including whether or not consistent with the assumptions, the similarities and differences with previous studies, the needs for further areas to improve and recommendations for future research.
After that, combined with previous experience, Mr. Yin explained the precautions in the process of writing and publishing papers from the perspective of journal editors and reviewers. He cited a sample paper of Forest Policy and Economics journals to show how to use the paper writing method described earlier. At the end of the lecture, based on the questions, Mr. Yin answered the specific questions about the topic selection and the publication of the papers that everyone is generally concerned with.
With his solid academic background and rich academic experience, Mr. Yin explained the specific issues of paper writing and publication to the teachers and students. The lecture was thought-provoking and the atmosphere was very lively. The students expressed they benefited a lot. At last, the lecture was over successfully.