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Research & Development Cell

Research Centre

Research Centre

Department of Computer Science & Engineering is recognised research centre of Anna University Chennai


Research Supervisors



The main objectives of the Research and Development (R&D) Cell are to:

  • To establish R&D centre in all the Engineering departments of our College.

  • To encourage our students to enroll in valued added courses.

  • To encourage our students and faculty members to enroll in NPTEL online certification courses.

  • To organize Conferences/Seminars regularly.

  • To facilitate our students and faculty members to publish their research work/project work in minimum SCOPUS indexed journals.

  • To encourage our students and faculty members to inculcate themselves in consultancy based research projects.

  • To encourage our students and faculty members to apply for Project proposals called by Central Government and State Government and other funding agencies..

Guidelines for selecting the appropriate journal for publication

The research work/project work of a student or a faculty member will be recognized if their work is prepared as a research article and submitted to an appropriate standard journal for publication. This section clarifies the various terms in research such as

  • Referred journals

  • Impact factor of a journal

  • h-index and citation index

Frequently asked questions

What is research?

The scientific and systematic investigations to establish facts and to reach new findings and conclusion

Where the themes for the research can be searched?

DOAJ, SCOPUS, DELNET, Citeseer, Google Scholar and Sci-hub.

What is meant by citation?

A word or piece of writing taken from a written work. In research, citation is narrating the entire article in 2 or 3 sentences.

Where the standard abbreviation for technical words used in the research articles can be searched?

What is SCOPUS?

SCOPUS is a database for research articles, which covers more than 20,000 peer reviewed research articles from more than 5,000 journals. It is owned by Elsevier.

What is Impact Factor?

An index reflecting the average number of citations to the recent articles published in that journal prepared yearly.

What is Science Citation Index (SCI)?

SCI is a database for research articles, which covers less than 1,000 journals. Expanded list of SCI (SCI-E) covers around 6,500 journals.
Owned by Thomson Reuters.

What is ISSN?

ISSN is expanded as "International Standard Serial Number". It is a unique 8–digit number to identify print or electronic version of a journal Example:

IJAMT   2608 4573

IJPR       2391 7402

ESwA     4183 8294

What is "doi"?

"doi' is expanded as Digital Object Identifier. It is a unique alpha-numerical index to identify International standard for document identification Example

What is h-index?

An index that measures both productivity and quality of an author/scientist/scholar suggested by John E.Hirsch. The features of h-index are:

  • Not only more number of publications

  • Articles published should be cited by other authors

  • Published articles not referred by other is a waste

  • Request your friends to cite your article in his reference

  • Self-citation is also allowed to some extent

H-index reflects both number of publications & number of citations per publication

What are the most standard research databases that index quality journals in their database?

  • Scopus – Discipline : Multidisciplinary Journals
    Database Provider : Elsevier

  • Web of Science – Discipline : Multidiscipinary Journals
    Database Provider : Clavariate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)

  • PubMed – Discpline : Medicine, Biological Science
    Database Provider : NIH

  • ERIC(Education Resources Information Center)-Discipline: Education Science
    Database Provider : U.S. Department of Education

For Engineering discipline, which research databases have indexed quality journals?

For the faculty of Engineering, Humanities & Sciences and Management the following research databases are recommended:

  • Scopus

  • Web of Science

What are the metrics used for assessing the quality of the journals?

The quality of a journal is assessed by the following metrics:

  • Impact Factor – the metric used in Web of Science indexed journals

  • CiteScore – the metric used in Scopus indexed journals

How an impact factor of the journal is calculated by Clavariate?

  • An impact factor is the measure of the quality of a journal. This is calculated by the number of citations (references) received by the journal, from other journals within the Web of Science database.

  • Not all journals have impact factors. They must be indexed in Web of Science to have an impact factor

How a Journal CiteScore is calculated by Elsevier?

CiteScore of a journal for the current year is calculated by the average number of citations received by all the research articles published in that journal in the preceding three years.

List of Journals referred by IGCE


Mechanical Engineering R&D

Mech RnD

Code of Ethics for Research

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