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Bioscience Biotechnology Research Communications (BBRC) an international, open access, peer reviewed journal thanks its reverend readers, contributors and well-wishers who have made it achieve the glorious distinction of entering 10th year of a successful publication, in a short span of time.
The journal has provided a forum for worldwide scientific researchers to share their findings and useful information throughout the scientific horizon. Being a peer-reviewed fast track publication of a non-profit Society for Science and Nature, Bhopal India, since 2008, its aim has been to promote scientific research in fundamental and applied areas of biology. It has become a favorite channel of rapid communication among biologists, biotechnologists, microbiologists, environmentalists, health science personnel and biomedical experts in the Asia-Pacific region and wider international scientific community, because of its quality and timely schedule of publication.
Amidst witnessing a trend of basic biological science diminishing its glow and heat, quality publications are also difficult to reach their final destinations. BBRC has been able to help the young generation of graduate, post graduate and post-doc students worldwide to present their cherished fruits of research grown on toiled and tilled trees of hard work.
The present trend of short-cuts and by passing of fundamental science, is showing its toll, as there are few takers of biological science, the life’s line. Lucrative, fast-food like olive branches in the form of commerce, accounts, computer science, business administration et al., on the scene are pushing fundamental science on the back seat. Quality publication is one of the ways to keep science alive for its benefits to humanity.
Students passing out their first level of examinations hardly have proper career counselling to opt for a research career, as in developed countries, where counselling for the young minds has to be on a different note, often working as a rocket launching pad, leading them to be the torch bearers of a journey for survival of human beings.
Unfortunately, in developing countries, a knee jerk reaction, blindly following others takes place with careers, the most important part of development often at stake. I have seen a large number of good students opting for state of the art subjects like biotechnology, biochemistry and microbiology for their masters, ending up their careers as medical representatives, or opting for business administration for rapid return of investments. Where does the fault lie?
Perhaps, the answer lies somewhere in our age old unchanged school and college education pattern, syllabi and trainings. Most of our students do not have a bent of mind for inquisitive, innovative and curiosity which ignite research. Except for the privileged, millions of our undermined, though talented young ones, struggle to survive and exist. Political interventions, change of governments and lack lustre educationists, make it all, ultimately making education weakest, what to talk of science and technology, despite a culture and tradition of us being the strongest in these areas.. The masters of education either, just pull along, or succumb to the swirling tornadoes of life.
The majority of life science research is conducted by graduate and postdoctoral trainees. However, the training pipeline produces more personnel than available employment opportunities in government, academic and private sector which results in badly disrupting the equilibrium. Consequently, the prospects of a rewarding biomedical career would diminish with passing time and would further cause a decline in the number of people opting for scientific careers as malpractices corruption and academic parasitism is on the rise.
Good journals, magazines and periodicals have a leading role to play in shaping science! As teachers we have great responsibilities, we have to advocate our students to accomplish and show them the path to test their mettle in hard times to excel. If the zeal and enthusiasm are correctly infused by a teacher into his student, fundamental science will never take a back seat. We, as teachers have to fuel our science students with a never say die attitude!