Relevant. Research is relevant if it is of interest to a given target audience, whether specialists in a field or society in general. It can be referred to as Popularity of the subject, Likelihood of drawing and keeping an audienceor “Appropriateness for the Journal. Relevance is often based on usefulness – whether others can use it to their benefit, e.g. cancer research that suggests a cure is relevant to doctors treating cancer sufferers. Relevance answers the question “Why should anyone bother reading this?Relevance is important because there is little point in publishing what people don’t read.

Elements. To check if a paper is relevant, consider research elements such as:

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