In a developing country like Nepal, students or early careers carry out different research activities but face numerous rejections and difficulties in publishing the journals.
Due to lack of proper understanding of elements of standard articles, review process and ethics; most of their research is left unpublished. By chance, if published, it will not get a good readership and chances for replication of study.
To empower undergraduates, graduates and emerging researchers who intend to publish scientific articles of their research in reputed journals; Project AGRICRAFT, launched by YPARD Nepal, organized a webinar entitled Publishing Scientific Articles: What Should You Know on 7-8 November 2020 virtually. Forty participants from diverse backgrounds including agriculture, forestry environmental science actively participated and enthusiastically shared their queries during the webinar.
Just when I was not clear on how to start reorganizing and editing my thesis for an article publication, I saw this webinar happening and it took me no time to eagerly register my name and hope for the selection. Indeed the session was very fruitful and cleared most of my confusion and paved a path for me towards scientific writing and publication in the suitable journal. - Akreeti Thakur, participant
The webinar was made feasible with the presence of our resource persons Mr. Dinesh Panday, Ph.D. and Mr. Roshan Babu Ojha. Mr. Panday received his Ph.D. in 2020 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States. Mr. Ojha, currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of New England, is a soil scientist to the Soil Science Division, Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) since 2015.