Monday, October 16, 2023

The Value of Peer-Reviewed Journals

Peer-reviewed or refereed journals are a crucial part of the scholarly communication process. Submission to these journals represents an endorsement of the quality, validity and originality of academic research. The peer-review process is a rigorous evaluation to ensure work meets standards of methodology, relevance, and ethics. 

Peer-review involves subjecting the author’s scholarly work, research or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the field prior to publication. This critical assessment aims to filter out invalid or poor quality research. A submitted manuscript is first examined by the journal editor to evaluate if it aligns with the aim and scope of the journal. If so, it is sent to expert reviewers knowledgeable about the research area. 

Typically, two or three reviewers are selected to provide unbiased criticism regarding the work’s methodology, literature review, interpretation of results and originality of conclusions. Based on the feedback, the editor determines whether to reject the manuscript, accept it or communicate required modifications to the author. Most articles go through multiple rounds of revision based on reviewer comments to improve quality.

Through this rigorous peer-evaluation, the journal upholds high academic standards, maintains its reputation and ensures the quality of scientific communication. Published papers earn professional recognition, impact research progress, and allow integration of findings into the accepted body of knowledge within that field. Peer-review also acts as a quality check by identifying work that uses questionable research practices.

While a slow and cumbersome process, peer-review remains essential to scholarly integrity in the age of predatory publishers and rampant misinformation. It may have limitations but continues to be the gold standard for validating academic work. Peer-reviewed journals provide a trustworthy outlet for researchers to contribute meaningful work that stands up to expert evaluation.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Perspective study of investigating some medicinal plants in boosting the immune system against COVID-19: A Review

In the current scenario, the world is facing an unprecedented pandemic of COVID 19 due to SARS-COV 2. There is a growing interest in the use of these medicinal plants as complex immune system modulators. Lack of potential antiviral drugs/vaccines against this highly infectious lethal infection can be offered substantial therapeutic support by evaluating possible natural plant sources that can help to improve the immune system against this virus. This review can be used as a reference to traditional medicine in the alternative treatment of COVID-19 with the use of medicinal plants.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Importance, Problems and Limitations of Organic Farming in India

Organic farming is a production system which avoids the use of synthetically compounded fertilizers, pesticides and growth regulators. This system relies upon crop rotations, use of crop residues, animal manures, legumes, green manures and biofertilizers. The modern system of farming is becoming unsustainable as evidenced by damage to environment, chemical contaminations and health hazards, etc. The necessity of having an alternative agriculture method which can function in a friendly eco-system. Organic farming is recognized as the best known alternative to the conventional agriculture. India has a rich history of organic farming and the increasing domestic market of organic food can provide the necessary drive to the organic movement. Organic farming has several advantages over the conventional one apart from the protection of both the environment and human health. Improved soil fertility, better water quality, prevention of soil erosion, generation of rural employment, etc. are some of them. Here we are discussing in this article, to explain organic farming for improving human race and nature by maintaining sustainable agroecosystem along with its relevance, problems and constraints in India. 

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Good Laboratory Practices- An Overview of Its Various Working Areas

Good laboratory practices also abbreviated as GLP is one of the indispensable areas of any organisation that is meant to look after the quality working under framed guidelines, rules and regulations by regulatory authorities. The GLP draft was designed in 1976 and became the enforced regulation of USA from 1979

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Season's Greetings and best wishes for the New Year 2019

On the occasion of New Year, we extend our heartiest greetings and best wishes to all readers, authors, editors, reviewers and all associated persons.

Best Regards