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Why publish your research?

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You have spent much time on your research. Now you have something new to tell the world. However, this does not mean that you immediately share your novel findings through any website, news agency, or social media.

The first step is to share your research with other researchers. You do this by publishing in a peer-reviewed academic journal. This is a journal that uses peer review to check the quality of your work. 

Academic publishing is an important part of your work as a researcher.

Academic publishing is an important part of your work as a researcher. If you have an impressive list of high-quality publications, you can:

  • Advance your career and secure research grants and fellowships
  • Represent your colleagues, institution, and country in a positive way
  • Prove  your knowledge, skills, and achievements
  • Record your contributions to your field

Publication in academic journals is proof of your hard work; it subjects your findings to peer review and valuable international debate and criticism, and it helps you to advance in your field internationally.