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SciPub–019–Getting Your Article Published in Scientific Journals- an Event Report

Authors Jha N, Shrestha R, Shrestha S, Bhandary S, Khadka A, Ravi Shankar P

Received 29 December 2019

Accepted for publication 3 March 2020

Published 18 March 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 281—286

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S243897

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Nisha Jha, 1 Ranish Shrestha, 2 Sunil Shrestha, 3 Shital Bhandary, 4 Anil Khadka, 5 Pathyil Ravi Shankar 6

1Department of Pharmacology, KIST Medical College, Gwarko, Lalitpur, Nepal; 2Infection Control Unit, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Harisiddhi, Lalitpur, Nepal; 3Department of Pharmacy, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Harisiddhi, Lalitpur, Nepal; 4Public Health & Medical Education, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Patan, Nepal; 5Department of Public Health, Nobel College of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal; 6Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Oceania University of Medicine, Apia, Samoa

Correspondence: Ranish Shrestha
Infection Control Unit, Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Harisiddhi, Lalitpur, Nepal
Tel +977 9843108915
Email titan77.ranish@gmail.com

Introduction: The quantity and quality of published research from Nepal, though improving, are low. Among other factors, lack of knowledge about scientific writing is an important contributor. Thus, with the objective of improving knowledge about scientific writing, a one-day workshop was conducted, entitled, “SciPub-019-Getting your article published in scientific journals”.
Methods: The knowledge and attitude of participants were evaluated both before and immediately after the workshop.
Results: Thirty-three individuals participated with most (48.5%) being pharmacists, followed closely by doctors. 66.7% of the participants were males and 72.7% of participants had published one article as of the workshop date while the rest had published two. On specific questions, there was a significant difference between the responses regarding the abstract being the first part of the paper to be written, before and after the workshop. There was also a significant difference between the overall responses of the participants.
Conclusion: Improvement in the knowledge of the participants about scientific writing and publication was noted. Workshops of similar nature should be regularly conducted to improve the knowledge of new researchers about scientific writing.

Keywords: Nepal, research, scientific publication, scientific writing, workshop


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