What are some of the importance of writing research papers?

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Writing research papers can be beneficial to you as well as your field of research. Let’s break it down:

  1. How it helps the field of research

Research papers are there to help you identify problems and innovate. More specifically research papers are meant to help researchers, both in industry and academics to first know what is going on in a particular field of research and second to innovate and solve problems that exist.

When you are interested in a particular topic, say for example, you want to improve green roofs as a mean to improve sustainability; you read papers published on green roofs, get an idea of what current solutions are. And you will see a trend. All papers are solving some sort of problem. That is the idea.

2. Why is it important for you to write?

Well that depends on if you are working or interested to work in research (can be academic, industry or even a start up). When you’re writing papers, you’re essentially writing what problem you noticed in current literature and what you did to overcome it. If you write conference papers, you get to go to conferences where you network with people in your area, grow your network, and ultimately excel in your field. The list goes on and on.


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