Dissemination of research results is a pathway to impact, and findings published in an English-language journal can reach a global audience. Publishing can be especially challenging, however, for researchers who aren’t fluent in English or are new to the peer-review process. A project funded by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety recently held a scientific writing workshop specifically designed to support Cambodian students in communicating their research.

“If your target audience is local, you can choose a journal that uses the local language, but the ones published in English have a broader audience, so publishing your article in a journal written in English provides you the opportunity to reach more people,” said Ellen Mendez, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University. “It all depends on the objectives of the research and who you want to reach with the publication.”


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