A de facto consideration among scientists is that a research project is not ‘finished’ until it is published in a scientific journal. However, with the spectrum of journals available, each with its own standards, expectations and targeted readers, choosing the ‘right’ journal for publishing the work is a skill in itself. Developing this skill is necessary to save time and avoid (too many) rejections. In this article, Divya Singh Tapaswi offers some tips for honing this skill and narrowing down the choices, based on her own experiences. What is your approach to choosing a journal?
Over the last year and a half, we have seen a burgeoning of efforts at communicating (COVID-19 ) science to the public. But, did we have a pandemic-ready science communication machinery in the first place? In this article, Sarah Iqbal and Banya Kar, authors of a recent survey report by India Alliance on public engagement with science in India, make a case for the why’s and how’s of engaging public with science before the next health crisis hits us.
Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS) calls for action to bolster fundamental research in India, and offer recommendations and solutions in this direction.
Disciplinary barriers and a pronounced lack of awareness regarding social issues hamper the holistic progress of science in many ways. In this article, Ritika Mukherji discusses how science truly blossoms without blinkers, when the walls between disciplines fall, gleaning lessons from an interdisciplinary dialogue on diversity.
Navigating the world of publications can be difficult for a new researcher, especially in the absence of formal training in scientific writing. In this article, Sneha Kulkarni, Editor-in-Chief, Editage Insights, discusses a few pointers to keep in mind while preparing your first research manuscript.