Journal of Ophthalmology Clinics & Research

: 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 7--8

Publish and flourish

Santosh G Honavar, Rolika Bansal 
 Centre for Sight, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Santosh G Honavar
Centre for Sight, Hyderabad, Telangana

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Honavar SG, Bansal R. Publish and flourish.J Ophthalmol Clin Res 2021;1:7-8

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Honavar SG, Bansal R. Publish and flourish. J Ophthalmol Clin Res [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jun 28 ];1:7-8
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If you're brave enough to start, you are strong enough to finish – Gary Ryan Blair.

As we belong to an ever-evolving field, the importance of research, innovation, and the need for constant growth and development is required to be etched in our minds. Researchers often work hard in initiating different projects with enthusiasm and dedication; however, over time, the flame dies out, squandering the opportunity for the world to be able to acknowledge, appreciate, and benefit from the interpretation of their projects. While keeping in mind the Good Publication Practices, a researcher must consider publishing a scientific and moral responsibility toward modern science evolution. The concept of publish or perish unknowingly compels the authors to resort to unethical practices in scientific research and publications.[1],[2] Therefore, the authors must imbibe the concept of publish and flourish. It not only changes perspective toward execution of projects but also generates positive mindfulness.

And the day came when the risk to remain in a tight bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom – Anais Nin.

 Publish to Furnish – Be a Source of Information

History speaks for itself that in the last few decades, a lot has evolved, and there is room for further development. Clinicians should turn into avid researchers and realize the importance and weightage of their work and the information they add to the pool of knowledge available out there.

 Publish to Nourish – Highly Recommended for Self-Growth

Even though publishing seems like an uphill battle as it demands a level of precision, perfection, and persistence, it is of paramount importance in terms of self-growth and evolution. It not only adds to the confidence level but also replenishes the energy and urge to write more and to work ethically with high observational skills to look out for more development opportunities.

 Publish to Garnish – Adorn Your Knowledge and Your Writing Skills

While attempting to publish with ethics,[3],[4] researchers can hone their writing, reading, and observational skills. The ability to look at minute details and to bring them to the limelight makes researchers report their experiences scrupulously.

 Publish to Cherish – Your Work Needs Your Time and Tender Care

A well-crafted manuscript with perfection and solicitude, automatically speaks of the researcher's diligence. Multiple readings and efforts to improve on the manuscript before publishing add to the ability of a researcher to convey important elements precisely.

 Publish to Astonish – Let the World Know

Expression of knowledge via the hard work provides great recognition and value to the researcher. A well-written manuscript not only leaves the readers spellbound but also boosts up the confidence level. The concept of conjuring data and information in order to produce content should be avoided as it may lead to double publishing and self-plagiarism with a dizzying number of fraudulent publications.[5]

 Publish to Accomplish – The Sense of Fulfillment

Finally, the clinicians must not forget that a well-executed project with the timely publication of findings, enables them to become prolific scholars with a quantum leap in their achievements adding a feather in the cap of their clinical triumph.

The idiom early bird catches the worm should not be forgotten by the researchers. Publications should see the light soon after the completion of projects in order to flourish and convert hard work into a roaring success.

To succeed, work hard, never give up and above all, cherish a magnificent obsession – Walt Disney.

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