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Doug Elliott Professor, Critical Care Nursing The final step: Presentation and publication Research Workshop: Conducting research in a clinical setting
Academic Writing HREC proposals Grant applications Abstract / conference presentation Refereed journal article Book chapter
Abstract writing Plan ahead Follow conference guidelines Word limit Structure Write to grab reviewers attention Write as a complete stand-alone paper Include results & discussion Use a critical friend to review
Principles of presenting Preparation Know your material Rehearse / timing Components Introduction Body Conclusion Presentation dynamics AV aids
Presentation dynamics Exhibit enthusiasm, confidence & knowledge Positive use of voice, gestures & eye contact Keep to time Encourage active participation Use questions to elaborate
So you want to write a journal article? Are you: motivated for a long-term project? tenacious? Do you believe you have something important to say? Sole or joint authorship?
Publication pipeline In press revision Under review For submission In preparation
Writing for Nursing Journals Three stages of Writing: 1.Preparing and Focussing 2.Writing and Submitting 3.Responding to Reviewer Feedback and Re-Submitting
Preparing and Focussing Peer-reviewing Selecting journals to be a peer-reviewer Enhancing reviewing skills improves writing skills … exposure to: other writers manuscripts in areas of interest editors / journals & publishing process
Preparing and Focussing Selecting a Topic Identify a question or topic of interest Keywords? Is there a gap in the literature? What activities could translate to an article?
Preparing and Focussing Selecting a writing team Individual? Team? Work colleague(s) Professional colleague(s) Student Multi-disciplinary?
Preparing and Focussing Selecting a Style of Paper Review paper (narrative; systematic) Research paper Scholarly paper Clinical report
Preparing and Focussing Selecting a Journal Match manuscript topic, approach & target audience to journal Ask colleagues Review scope and focus of Journal (s): Review previous issues Style / type of papers published Consider writing to the Editor to test interest
Structuring the work Writing and Submitting Structuring the work Consider: Content Format structure, sections, flow reference format / author orientation Timelines Delegation of tasks / sections
Developing the work Writing and Submitting Developing the work Title – concise, descriptive, reflective Draft an outline of the paper for direction Attract and maintain readers attention State purpose early Comprehensive, concise background Simple sentence structure Content linkages between sentences and between paragraphs Maintain original intent throughout the paper Abstract – self-contained, key words
Preparing and Focussing Author Orientation Allocating author prominence (style) is influenced by: the conventions of the discipline the conventions of the reference style the degree of importance attached to the author (guru) for variety in writing strong, weak, no orientation
Refining the work Writing and Submitting Refining the work Progressive refinement through multiple drafts Self-edit Use a critical friend to improve quality Use a publication syndicate review Aim for clarity and eloquence
Submitting Writing and Submitting Submitting Ensure all journal requirements are followed: format for submission assignment of copyright number of copies electronic versions
Writing and Submitting Waiting for Feedback Journal may send an acknowledgement of receipt Check for stated timeframes for review Follow-up with the Editor after that period Start another writing project!
Responding and Re-submitting Accepting comments Reviewer comments relate to the paper, not you as a person... … (attempt) to be dispassionate You are almost there – DO NOT GIVE UP!
Responding and Re-submitting Reacting Respond to each issue … either defend your position or modify the text to comply Follow Editors instructions Re-submit in a timely fashion Final acceptance / reviewing proofs?
Publication! In-print Enjoy the moment youll want to do it again Good Luck!