Udaipur: Society for Microvita Research and Integrated Medicine (SMRIM), Udaipur, and Indian Botanical Society (IBS) - Udaipur Chapter jointly organized a webinar on Effective Writing in Scientific Research on Tuesday, 4th October, 2022 on Zoom platform. Moderator and organizing secretary of the webinar, Dr. Vartika Jain welcomed the keynote speaker and all the participants of the webinar. Then she introduced the eminent speaker of the event, Dr. Deeksha Dave who is working as an assistant professor in Environmental Studies, School of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies, IGNOU,New Delhi, India.
Dr. Deeksha spoke on the basics of writing effectively in scientific research. She discussed the difference between academic science writing and general public scientific writing and explained all the important features of scientific writing. She said that there are five stages of scientific research and on every step, the author has to be vigilant. Dr Dave emphasized that while writing one should avoid sesquipedalian words, flowery description, duplication of words, inconsistent use of terms and jargon and apply fog index to make the article more readable. She further said that a proper citation is required to make the document authentic and effective editing is a very important step before finalizing the document for publication. Dr Dave also talked about various ethical issues in authorship and motivated students to write early and write often to fetch the deadline of their research work in time.Several queries of the participants related to effective writing were resolved by Dr Deeksha. Webinar was also streamed live on YouTube. In the end, convener of webinar, Dr. Vineet Soni, Head, Dept. of Botany, Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur gave thanks to Dr Dave for delivering an excellent deliberation and motivating students and scholars for writing efficiently to get effective publication in reputed journals. Dr Soni also acknowledged the support of the entire organizing team for successfully conducting the webinar.