PUBLISHING NON-RESEARCH ARTICLES – THE JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP
Keywords:Non-research publications, Non-research articles, Research, Pakistani medical journals, Pakistani dental journals
Articles published in medical and dental journals may be broadly classified as either research-based articles i.e., original publications or non-research articles i.e., other than original publications. Original research involves conception, data collection, analysis, article writing and publication. It is an uphill task especially for novice researchers. In contrast to original articles, non-research articles are both time and labor efficient and have many formats/sub-types. Although journals provide information about article formats accepted by them to prospective authors in their ‘instructions to authors’ section available in print and online, unfortunately, many young researchers have little awareness about this. By writing this article, we intend to facilitate the research journey of our early career researchers’. The objective of this study was to increase their awareness about the different categories of publications in which they may disseminate their scholarly work.