Research is a significant and vital organ of contemporary academia. Institutes and Universities without productive research activity carry little weight-age. Research, undoubtedly plays a dominating role in ranking of Institutions globally as well as nationally. Institute of Southern Punjab has allocated a special funding for ORIC for promotion of research activities and research incentives for researchers on publishing quality papers.
ISP on the basis quality publication has also introduced BEST RESEARCHER OF THE YEAR AWARD. It is given as a cash prize to first three best researchers at the end of every year.
Since HEC has already categorized the journals in W, X, and Y categories in different disciplines. A similar method is followed for Research Award to Best Researchers in ISP. It is an international practice that the principal author/corresponding author is given importance over co-authors. It is noted that some paid journals publish substandard and plagiarized material. To Score out these issues, the following criteria will be followed in future: