Author: Carmen Fonseca – Translation: Erika-Lucia Gonzalez-Carrion

Every researcher has once dreamed of international recognition and impact, but to reach it, one must travel a long road well founded on scientific knowledge and the ability to connect with experts in the area in question. But what could be the keys to achieving this international visibility?

Let’s take as an example the well known Nobel Prize winners, the Spanish Santiago Ramón y Cajal who shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1906 with Camilo Golgi or the Polish Marie Sklodowska Curie, the only woman with two Nobel Prize winners, one in Physics in 1903 shared with Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel, and the other in Chemistry in 1911. Both stood out without a doubt because they made a contribution to scientific knowledge based on years of studies on a specific subject after their doctorate. They knew their area of knowledge well, what other experts had not yet contributed.

They had a solid formation, they left their native countries to know other research institutions, they formed teams with other international experts, they belonged to the associations of their area and they presented the results of their research in congresses and prestigious international publications. In other words, they were able to highlight their contribution and disseminate it internationally.

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