JKAOH Journal of Korean Academy of Oral Health

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J Korean Acad Oral Health 2020; 44(3): 117-118

Published online September 30, 2020 https://doi.org/10.11149/jkaoh.2020.44.3.117

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The meaning of research, writing a research paper, and publication

Deuk-Sang Ma

The President of the Korean Academy of Preventive Dentistry and Oral Health

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The theme of the 2020 Korean Academy for Preventive Dentistry and Oral Health General Conference is “Exploring the integration of public oral health and preventive dentistry in the fourth industrial revolution.” As the word “fourth”, implies, the first to third industrial revolutions must exist beforehand in order for the fourth revolution to exist.

Similarly, the existence of our generation was possible because the previous generations created the foundation. Therefore, the existence of the next generation will be possible only if our generation creates the foundation for them as well. What is the ultimate goal of conducting research, writing a paper, and publishing it? It is to help humanity lead a healthy life to create a better future and a better future generation. By reading published papers, many researchers find new inspiration and continue to advance research. If research is not encouraged and promoted, the number of research papers and publications will decrease, which will eventually result in an uncertain future and the loss of the impetus to new research projects.

Thus, it is hoped that researchers actively participate in the 2020 General Conference, explore new research topics required for the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution, conduct various studies, and publish a large number of quality papers through the Journal of Korean Academy of Oral Health.

September 2020