You do not need to be all over the world to impact your world; just do your best from your own locality at your level; and you will be surprised as you will be getting external validation of your internal proficiency.
The above was eloquently manifested when a research paper titled ‘Bilateral Trade Performance in West Africa: A Gravity Model Estimation’ published in African Development Review, received an award as one of the top 10% most downloaded papers among published works between January 2018 and December 2019. The award came from a globally renown publisher -Wiley and was communicated 30th April 2020.
As a brief, the study provides an empirical insight into the functioning of regional trade agreements within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The paper further highlights some trade barrier indicators that are rarely covered in extant studies, such as the multilateral resistance term, the extent of trade complementarity, and the presence of economic integration agreements among ECOWAS member countries. The study provides an augmented gravity model estimation on the determinants of bilateral trade in the region.
The link to the full paper can be found here
Furthermore, on 16th May 2020 when my name (Evans Osabuohien) was featured at 161st on a list of Top 500 Nigerian Researchers Ranking by SciVal, an online tool that provides access to the research performance of 7,000 research institutions and 220 countries across the world.
Details are available here