How to get published: 8 tips for early career researchers

Getting your research published in reputable journals can be challenging, especially for early career researchers. It can be a long road ahead, but it is not an impossible task. Here are eight useful tips to increase your chances of getting in and out of the publication pipeline, as discussed by Cavite State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Dean Melbourne R. Talactac during a webinar.


Can we predict the future of computational research?

Modern jargons like ‘robotics,’ ‘drones,’ ‘bioinformatics,’ or ‘computational research’ are normally associated with floor-to-ceiling computers, advanced optical wirings, boards of complicated mathematical equations, and vast containers of servers. When hearing these, the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) hardly comes to mind.


Why protect your intellectual property?

Conducting research requires time, resources, and perseverance. But in the end, the search for grant or funding opportunities, laboratory experiments, literature reviews, and writing reports and journal article off-shoots, the meetings in between may all be worth it since your output would have public use. You find rest and peace of mind knowing that you have a meaningful contribution to knowledge and social action.

That is, if no one passes off your work as theirs.


What is UPLB’s role in Industry 4.0?

We live in an interesting era wherein we are on the cusp of the third and fourth industrial revolution. This revolution, dubbed as Industry 4.0, is characterized by the confluence of physical systems and information systems through sensors and actuators that enable the creation of smart products, and smart machines that can learn and improve their processes on their own. Also, current developments are influencing the shift of industrial economies to knowledge economies driven by technologies that are based on the production and dissemination of information and knowledge (Powell and Snellman, 2004)1.


Understanding the Bigger Picture

When we were kids, we all learned about the scientific method. Our grade school science teachers did not rest until we have memorized the steps in order: make an observation, ask a question, formulate a hypothesis, conduct an experiment, analyze the results, and finally, accept or reject the hypothesis.