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May 2, 2010 - King Saud University faculty and graduate students are witnessing an historic rise in international stature, and subsequently, they are seeing significant pressure to publish their works and findings in international academic and scientific journals. Recently, however, some invaluable support for their publishing endeavors has arrived, as Vice Rector for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research Prof. Ali Al-Ghamdi has enlisted the expertise and technical support of the Nature Publishing Group (NPG), one of the world's oldest and most influential publications dealing with physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine.

Nick Campbell, director of the prestigious journal, Nature, recently signed an agreement of cooperation, which aims to assist King Saud University in developing a culture of publishing excellence and quality through a series of stages. KSU Professor Khaled Al-Rasheid noted that the project will include several stages of implementation.The first stage will assess KSU journal publications in English, with regard to their language quality, appropriateness and style, as well as their commitment to the strict research standards and publishing formats.

The second phase of the project will feature a scientific review of KSU research by the editors of Nature, a NPG publication. Nature editors will review KSU research papers in various scientific fields, and assist in directing researchers to scientific journals that fit the scientific level of their research.