Letter to Editor - Current Pediatric Research (2017) Volume 21, Issue 4
A snapshot of current medical research: The notion of supply and demand.
Research has never been more in demand and pursued by various health disciplines worldwide as it is at present. Contemplating the amount, type and quality of current medical research over the last decade leads one to consider the driving forces behind such research. The primary goals of many researchers are to improve the quality of healthcare services, provide evidence to guide practice, provide better treatment regimens for some diseases, decrease the burden caused by chronic diseases, fight incurable diseases, and contain any potential emerging pathogens. The fever for publication has led to a number of predatory journals on the Internet that accepts papers for the sake of making money, regardless of their quality and originality. Therefore, it is time to be more selective and innovative with our research in order to have a significant positive impact on healthcare services.Author(s): Adel Almutairi, Mahmoud Salam