Promotion and Reporting of Research from Resource-Limited Settings

Author: 
Chesmal Siriwardhana
Publication date: 
14 August 2015

ABSTRACT: Driven by global burden of disease and inequalities in health care, research activities in resource-poor settings have radically increased.

However, a corresponding increase in reporting of research from these settings has not been observed. This article critically explores the importance of

promoting and reporting of health research from resource-poor settings, current trends, and practices, and discusses the key challenges faced by researchers

from such settings. These challenges include changing face of open-access (OA) and online publishing, the threat of predatory OA journals, authorship and

international partnership ethics, attitudinal problems hindering research reporting, and a lack of alternative publishing spaces. A combined, decisive effort

is needed to bridge the gap between research activity and reporting in resource-poor settings.