Scientific research and innovation is the key to India’s economic success and prosperity in future.
India has made significant progress in creating good infrastructure for scientific research with respect to a large network of modern laboratories, skilled manpower and associated resources. However, the ecosystem for innovative research and relevant motivational mindset is lacking among younger generation in colleges and universities who are at the threshold of choosing their career.
One of the ways this could be addressed is by exposing students in senior schools and colleges to science research stories that could initiate connecting them to original research papers and journals.
Scientific European, a magazine reporting significant recent advances in science to general audience is one such medium that connects readers to the original research published in the journals.
They identify relevant original research articles published in reputed peer reviewed journals in the recent months and present the breakthrough discoveries in a simple language that is appreciable to general readers. The stories of recent advances in science and technology thus can reach them. This platform aids in disseminating scientific information in a manner that is easily accessible and comprehensible who would otherwise might be oblivious to its existence. This propagation of scientific knowledge to general people, particularly students and the young generation will contribute in popularizing science and may stimulate them intellectually to choose scientific research as a career.
The USP of the magazine is the availability at the end of the article of a list of sources with details and DOI links to the original research articles, so that anyone interested can go and read the relevant research paper simply by clicking the link provided.
This is a free access magazine; all articles and issues including the current one is freely downloadable from the website.
The topics covered are mostly from biological and medical sciences. At times, articles in physical and environmental sciences are also seen. However, articles related to general improvement of mind and body in relation to medical sciences can also be included to provide an overall health improvement perspective to the readers.
The focus is mainly to spread information and awareness and not unsurprisingly, there are no advertisements, sponsored contents or promotional materials.
Author: Rajeev Soni PhD (Cambridge)
About the author: Dr Rajeev Soni holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from University of Cambridge where he was Cambridge Nehru and Schlumberger scholar. He is an experienced biotech professional and has held several senior roles in academia and industry.