Writing for Publication in Nursing and Healthcare: Getting it Right

Writing for Publication in Nursing and Healthcare: Getting it Right


Edited by Karen Holland, Edited by Roger Watson

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 286 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 242mm x 14mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 23 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 0470657820
  • ISBN 13: 9780470657829
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd ed.
  • Sales rank: 870,742

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Writing for Publication in Nursing and Healthcare is aninvaluable guide to getting it right', focusing on allaspects of writing for publication. It will help the reader todevelop skills in writing articles, book reviews and other forms ofpublications, and can also be used as an aide-memoire foreditors and journal or book reviewers. It explores: * How to get started * How to write various forms of publication including abstracts,papers, book reviews, journal articles and books * Good practice in reviewing * The editorial process * Ethical and legal aspects of publishing Offering guidance, tips, examples and activities, this practicalhow-to book written by experts in the field is essential readingfor all nurses and healthcare professionals.

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J. STANLEY RABUN, PhD, PE, NCARB, is a registered engineer and registered architect and professor of Architecture at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He has taught courses in historic preservation technology, and architectural structures for more than twenty years. A respected consulting architect and structural engineer, Professor Rabun was recently presented with a prestigious research award from Architecture magazine.

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It is highly recommended for all nursing professionalsinteresting in promoting healthcare practices throughpublication. (Nursing Older People, 1 July2014) Despite that, this book remains a valuable addition toany nurse s library. (Cancer NursingPractice, 1 May 2014) This guide is easy to read and beautifully structured.Highly recommended. (Nursing Standard, 30July 2013) The book will be useful for diabetes educators interestedin improving their writing and presentation skills andcommunicating in written form. (EuropeanDiabetes, 27 February 2013)

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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-memoire for editors and journal/book reviewers. It explores: How to get started How to write various forms of publication including abstracts, papers, book reviews, journal articles and books Good practice in reviewing The editorial process Ethical and legal aspects of publishing 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.

Table of contents

List of Contributors xi Foreword xv Preface xvii Acknowledgements xix 1 Introduction: The Book, Its Philosophy and Its Focus1 Karen Holland and Roger Watson Introduction 1 Why publish what we write? 2 What are perceived barriers to successful writing? 4 How can we succeed? 4 Summary 5 References 6 Further reading 6 Websites 6 2 The Basics of Writing for Publication and the Steps toSuccess: Getting Started 7 Roger Watson Introduction 7 Barriers to writing 7 Getting started 9 The process of publishing 1 8 What happens next? 2 1 References 2 1 3 Writing a Conference Abstract and Paper 23 Jan Draper Introduction 23 Section 1: How to write an abstract 24 Section 2: How to write a conference presentation 33 Summary 40 References 41 Further reading 41 4 Writing for Publication: The Book Review 42 Dean Whitehead Introduction 42 Personal experience 42 What are the different types of media for review? 43 Does writing a review differ from other scholarly publications?44 Why write book/media reviews? 45 Writing successful and effective book/media reviews 47 Tips for writing effective book/media reviews: avoiding thepitfalls 49 Dealing with Review Editors 50 Starting slow or ready to go? 52 Summary 55 References 55 Websites 57 5 Writing for Publication: The Journal Article59 Roger Watson Introduction 59 What message and to whom? 59 Targeting a journal 61 Read the guidelines 63 Section 1: Reading the guidelines 63 Section 2: Writing and organising the article 67 Section 3: Writing the paper 82 Submitting your manuscript 92 Conclusion 92 References 93 6 Writing for Publication: The Book 94 Karen Holland Introduction 94 Why write a book? 94 Getting started 95 Contacting a publisher 96 Writing a book proposal 97 Writing on your own: key issues to consider 98 Writing with others: key issues to consider 98 The process of writing a book: key issues to consider 99 Tips for successful management of writing a book 99 Tips for being a book editor and author 101 What comes next? 102 Summary 103 References 103 Websites 103 7 Writing for Publication: The Essential Literature Review104 Zena Moore Introduction 104 Decide the question/aims/objectives 105 Identify the search strategy 107 Identifying bias in the literature 109 Critically evaluating the literature 111 Assessing quality issues in randomised controlled clinicaltrials 112 Assessing quality issues in qualitative studies 115 Write the review 117 Conclusion 118 References 118 Further reading 122 Websites 122 8 Writing for Publication: Turning Assignments intoPublishable Works 123 Mark Hayter Introduction 123 Get advice on writing your work for publication 124 Role of supervisors/authorship 124 What type of publication? 125 Editing research dissertations and theses for publication131 Conclusion 144 References 144 Further reading 144 9 Writing for Publication: Turning the Conference Paper intoPublishable Works 145 Tracy Levett-Jones and Teresa Stone Introduction 145 The benefits of turning a conference paper into a published work146 Ethical considerations 147 The barriers to turning the conference paper into publishablework 147 Strategies for success 148 Start with the end in mind 149 The title 152 The introduction 153 Developing your presentation and manuscript concurrently 154 Writing the conclusion 156 Timeline 156 Conclusion 159 References 159 Further reading 160 Websites 161 10 The Editorial Process 162 Roger Watson Introduction 1 62 Who are editors? 1 62 What is editing about? 163 Who else is involved? 164 What do editors look for in an article? 166 Editorial boards 168 What happens to your manuscript? 169 Digital object identifiers 173 Ethics 174 Compiling issues of the journal 175 Media exposure 176 Conclusion 176 References 176 Further reading 177 Websites 177 11 Being a Journal Reviewer: Good Practice in Reviewing178 Karen Holland Introduction 178 What is peer review? 179 Types of peer review 179 The role of a reviewer 180 What do we look for in a reviewer? 180 What do we expect from reviewers? 181 Reviewing for an international nursing education/practicejournal: additional issues 188 What the editor and publisher can do for the reviewer? 189 Why become a reviewer? 190 Summary 191 References 191 Further reading 192 Websites 192 12 Ethical and Legal Aspects of Publishing: AvoidingPlagiarism and Other Issues 193 Charon A. Pierson Introduction 193 Dilemma of ethics in publishing 193 Conflict of interest or competing interests 194 Summary and conclusions 206 References 206 Websites 207 13 The World Wide Web and Its Potential for Publication209 Paul Murphy and Seamus Cowman Introduction to web publishing 209 Open access publishing and open access self-archiving 211 BioMed Central 213 Publication fees 214 Peer review, quality, timeliness and impact 215 Depositing in a repository 217 Funding bodies and open access mandates 219 Electronic theses and dissertations 220 Web publishing, patient information and best practice 220 Communities of interest 221 Conclusion 221 References 222 Further reading 223 14 Dissemination of Published Work: The Process and the Value224 Sue Turale Chapter aim 224 Introduction 224 The value of disseminating your work 225 Strategies for dissemination of findings 230 Conclusion 238 References 239 15 Other Forms of Writing: Letters, Commentaries andEditorials 240 David R. Thompson and Chantal F. Ski Introduction 240 Good practice and ethics of critical commentary 240 Submission procedures for alternative publishing opportunities241 Letters 242 Commentaries 243 Editorials 244 New generation commenting facilities 245 Submission process and good practice 246 Conclusion 247 References 247 Further reading 248 Website 248 16 Where Do We Go from Here? Action Planning for Writing andPublishing 249 Roger Watson and Karen Holland Introduction 249 What can we do? 249 Activities that will support your writing 250 Organising your life as a writer 254 Conclusion 257 References 258 Bibliography 259 Index 261