“Research is formalized curiosity. There’s no research without action, and no action without research.” The common facts of today are the products of yesterday's research. And no research is ever quite complete. It’s a continuous process, that demands intensive data analysis that revises or establishes ideas that evolve over time. Research has always been of great importance at the American International University – Bangladesh (AIUB), in light of which, a seminar on “Manuscript Preparation for High Indexed Journals” was held on the 4th of December 2019, conducted by Prof. Dr. Ku Ruhana Ku Mahamud, the Dean of the Awang Had Salleh Graduate School and the Head of the Data Science Research Lab in the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). She was leading a delegation of doctoral students from UUM who were participating in an Outbound Mobility Program to AIUB. Prof. Mahamud is also the Chief Editor of the Journal of Information and Communication Technology (JICT), the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Innovation in Enterprise System, (IJIES), a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of University of Babylon (JUB), an Adjunct Professor in the Shibaura Institute of Technology in Tokyo, Japan, a Visiting Professor in the Universitas Muslim Nusantara Al-Washliyah in Medan, Indonesia as well as in the Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. As an expert scholar in research, Prof. Mahamud presented the various components integral to a constructive research, reviewing the focal points and challenges of each, providing guidelines to the avid students and faculty members of the institution. Prof. Mahamud discussed in details the significance of research in the 21st century, along with the value of high indexed journals and how to prepare manuscripts for publications in them, interacting with the audience in a Q&A session afterwards. The knowledge from the lecture she delivered has undoubtedly encouraged and enlightened both students and faculties to engage in further research and pursue its implications in the long run.