New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences of O.P. Jindal Global University on Monday announced an agreement with global academic publisher Springer Nature Group Singapore for collaboration in co-publishing books, monographs, and edited books in its pursuit to develop into an institute of excellence and national importance.
As per the agreement, both sides will explore opportunities for co-publishing work in behavioural sciences, but will not be limited to individual titles, series titles, new editions of books to be published by the Institute, and any other works that do not fall into these categories.
The institute shall also remain the exclusive owner of the copyright of works published by the Springer under this agreement.
In return, Springer Nature will have exclusive rights to sell and distribute the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences' (JIBS) co-publications throughout the globe.
The collaboration would provide a robust platform for the institute's young researchers to engage in international academic exchange and publish their research, said Professor Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director of JIBS, who signed the agreement on behalf of JIBS.
The agreement aims to achieve global academic and research excellence for its academic accomplishments to become a leading research institute internationally, JIBS said.
“This is a significant step towards wider outreach and dissemination of the quality research we produce in our institute with the help of a strong and multipronged network provided by the Springer Nature,” Sahni said.
Springer is part of Springer Nature, a 175-year-old renowned global publisher that serves and supports the research community.
The agreement also paves way for joint events and exhibitions to be organised by the two parties on themes of mutual interest which include academic writings, education and other research oriented activities.
Since the inception of JIBS, till date Springer Nature Singapore has published four books- The Death Penalty: Perspectives from India and Beyond; Piracy in the Digital Era: Psychosocial, Criminological and Cultural Factors; Internet Infidelity: An Interdisciplinary Insight in a Global Context; Criminal Psychology and the Criminal Justice System in India and Beyond – authored by the JIBS faculty.
The projects planned for the year 2020-21 are — Spirituality and Management: From Models to Applications; Holistic Development of Children: Classroom Monitoring through Rubrics; Inclusive Model of Rehabilitation for Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation in India; and Mental Training Skills Model: Enhancing Performance and Well-being of Target Sports Athletes.
Established on April 22, 2014, JIBS is a value-based research Institute of O.P. Jindal Global University and a member of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS).