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Writing for Publication in Nursing and Healthcare is an invaluable guide to ‘getting it right’, focusing on all aspects of writing for publication. It will help the reader to develop skills in writing articles, book reviews and other forms of publications, and can also be used as an aide-memoir for editors and journal/book reviewers.
Offering guidance, tips, examples and activities, this practical ‘how-to’ book written by experts in the field will be essential reading for all nurses and health care professionals.
List of Contributors
1 Introduction: The Book, Its Philosophy and Its Focus Karen Holland and Roger Watson
Why publish what we write?
What are perceived barriers to successful writing?
How can we succeed?
2 The Basics of Writing for Publication and the Steps to Success: Getting Started Roger Watson
Barriers to writing
Getting started 9
The process of publishing
What happens next?
3 Writing a Conference Abstract and Paper Jan Draper
Section 1: How to write an abstract
Section 2: How to write a conference presentation
4 Writing for Publication: The Book Review Dean Whitehead
What are the different types of media for review?
Does writing a review differ from other scholarly publications?
Why write book/media reviews?
Writing successful and effective book/media reviews
Tips for writing effective book/media reviews: avoiding the pitfalls
Dealing with Review Editors
Starting slow or ready to go?
5 Writing for Publication: The Journal Article Roger Watson
What message and to whom?
Targeting a journal
Read the guidelines
Section 1: Reading the guidelines
Section 2: Writing and organising the article
Section 3: Writing the paper
Submitting your manuscript
6 Writing for Publication: The Book Karen Holland
Why write a book?
Contacting a publisher
Writing a book proposal
Writing on your own: key issues to consider
Writing with others: key issues to consider
The process of writing a book: key issues to consider
Tips for successful management of writing a book
Tips for being a book editor and author
What comes next?
7 Writing for Publication: The Essential Literature Review Zena Moore
Decide the question/aims/objectives
Identify the search strategy
Identifying bias in the literature
Critically evaluating the literature
Assessing quality issues in randomised controlled clinical trials
Assessing quality issues in qualitative studies
Write the review
8 Writing for Publication: Turning Assignments into Publishable Works Mark Hayter
Get advice on writing your work for publication
Role of supervisors/authorship
What type of publication?
Editing research dissertations and theses for publication
9 Writing for Publication: Turning the Conference Paper into Publishable Works Tracy Levett-Jones and Teresa Stone Introduction
The benefits of turning a conference paper into a published work
The barriers to turning the conference paper into publishable work
Strategies for success
Start with the end in mind
Developing your presentation and manuscript concurrently
Writing the conclusion
10 The Editorial Process Roger Watson
Who are editors?
What is editing about?
Who else is involved?
What do editors look for in an article?
What happens to your manuscript?
Digital object identifiers
Compiling issues of the journal
11 Being a Journal Reviewer: Good Practice in Reviewing Karen Holland
What is peer review?
Types of peer review
The role of a reviewer
What do we look for in a reviewer?
What do we expect from reviewers?
Reviewing for an international nursing education/practice journal: additional issues
What the editor and publisher can do for the reviewer?
Why become a reviewer?
12 Ethical and Legal Aspects of Publishing: Avoiding Plagiarism and Other Issues Charon A. Pierson
Dilemma of ethics in publishing
Conflict of interest or competing interests
Summary and conclusions
13 The World Wide Web and Its Potential for Publication Paul Murphy and Seamus Cowman
Introduction to web publishing
Open access publishing and open access self-archiving
Peer review, quality, timeliness and impact
Depositing in a repository
Funding bodies and open access mandates
Electronic theses and dissertations
Web publishing, patient information and best practice
Communities of interest
14 Dissemination of Published Work: The Process and the Value Sue Turale
The value of disseminating your work
Strategies for dissemination of findings
15 Other Forms of Writing: Letters, Commentaries and Editorials David R. Thompson and Chantal F. Ski
Good practice and ethics of critical commentary
Submission procedures for alternative publishing opportunities
‘New generation’ commenting facilities
Submission process and good practice
16 Where Do We Go from Here? Action Planning for Writing and Publishing Roger Watson and Karen Holland
What can we do?
Activities that will support your writing
Organising your life as a writer
Editor: K. Holland, R. Watson
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