How to Practice Academic Medicine and Publish from Developing Countries? A Practical Guide

Samiran Nundy, Atul Kakar, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

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This is an open access book. The book provides an overview of the state of research in developing countries - Africa, Latin America, and Asia (especially India) and why research and publications are important in these regions. It addresses budding but struggling academics in low and middle-income countries. It is written mainly by senior colleagues who have experienced and recognized the challenges with design, documentation, and publication of health research in the developing world. The book includes short chapters providing insight into planning research at the undergraduate or postgraduate level, issues related to research ethics, and conduct of clinical trials. It also serves as a guide towards establishing a research question and research methodology. It covers important concepts such as writing a paper, the submission process, dealing with rejection and revisions, and covers additional topics such as planning lectures and presentations. The book will be useful for graduates, postgraduates, teachers as well as physicians and practitioners all over the developing world who are interested in academic medicine and wish to do medical research.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages465
ISBN (Electronic)9789811652486
ISBN (Print)9789811652479
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • Academic Writing
  • How to design your study?
  • How to write a research paper?
  • Medical academics
  • Open Access
  • Practising academic medicine in developing countries
  • Research ethics


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