Have you done a research and not yet published it?
Why should your research be published?
What are the benefits of preparing your research as a paper and publishing it?
Of course, such questions may arise in your mind if you have done research at any stage, so this blog post is for you. First, let’s look at what a research paper is. A research paper is a comprehensive essay that presents your own interpretation, evaluation, or argument related to creating new knowledge or increasing understanding of existing knowledge.
As a researcher, you make significant contributions to the advancement of essential information and knowledge production. Your research findings might make a great impact to the world. Your accomplishments have the potential to save lives, alter our perceptions of the world, and improve living standards. When you’re ready to share your knowledge, publishing your work is the greatest way to do it. The benefits of publishing research can be discussed by dividing into three categories.
- Benefits of publishing a research paper as an undergraduate
Performing research, writing a research paper for it, peer-reviewing it and editing it can be difficult and time-consuming, but the end result is to meet the educational qualifications of the students as well as to advance your career as you are considered for academic appointments. It will further enhance your writing and research skills and you to experience the scholarly publication process. At the same time, it is mandatory to publish a research paper to complete certain degrees. It’s a great opportunity to build a professional, academic relationship with members of your field that you won’t get anywhere else. Undergraduates who publish will have the chance to network with other researchers in the subject, which could lead to future opportunities, thereby it will help in securing future employment opportunities down the road.
- Benefits of publishing a research paper for professionals
It is important for medical, engineering, technical and other professionals to update their existing knowledge. Therefore, the publishing of studies by these professionals who are constantly on the lookout for new discoveries will be an additional qualification to ensure stability in their careers as well as in applying for higher positions in their profession. It will add value to their profession and will be a great help in uplifting their lifestyle as well as society’s claiming great opportunities to attend overseas, scholarships, overseas training sessions, and conferences abroad.
- Benefits of publishing a research paper for scholars
It is very important for professors and lecturers working in higher education institutions owned by public and private universities to make publications in order to advance their careers and achieve career promotions. It is also considered as a special qualification to have such publications when applying for higher education in foreign universities.
Research isn’t entirely done until it’s published. So, publish your research and contribute to disseminating knowledge. As said by Margaret Fuller, if you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it!
Written by: Ms. Hashini, W. Edirisinghe & Ms. Sachithra S. Irugalbandara
The International Institute of Knowledge Management