Research develops several virtues: inquisitiveness, attention to detail, patience, critical thinking and a passion for knowledge. Research should also be relevant and timely. During the past few months, much more than at any period in our lifetime, there has been an explosion of studies, reviews, editorials, and other manuscripts released online or published in peer reviewed journals. Some have been released to the media prior to the actual publication of the complete research. The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred bogus, pseudo and ground-breaking research. But more than anything, the pandemic has motivated everyone to ask questions and to pay more attention to Science.
The Philippine Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is committed to support all activities related to research. It hosts workshops on medical writing and sponsors the annual interesting case, descriptive, analytical and surgical technique-instrument innovation contests. Its journal, thanks to the indefatigable Editor-in-Chief Dr. Lapeña, publishes papers that contribute to the promotion and enhancement of the practice of otolaryngology. The Society is also grateful to all the contributors, board of editors and peer reviewers who contribute to the journal’s success. We look forward to working again with all of you in the upcoming issues.
Good reading to all!
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