Anatomy of Writing for Publication for Nurses

Author: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
Affiliation: CLS Development, Inc.
Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau International
Publication Date: 2017
ISBN 10: 1945157216
ISBN 13: 9781945157219
eISBN: 9781945157233
Edition: 3rd

Description:

ighly anticipated and fully updated, Anatomy of Writing for Publication for Nurses, Third Edition, is a practical and useful guide for nurses who need to bridge the gap from incomplete sentences to a published manuscript. Lead Author and Editor Cynthia Saver removes the fear and confusion most nurses have about the writing and publishing process. Along the way, 25 of nursing's top writing experts and decision makers share important insights to help you increase the likelihood that your manuscript gets accepted for publication.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • Praise for Anatomy of Writing for Publication for Nurses, Third Edition
  • DEDICATION
  • Acknowledgements
  • About the Author
  • About the Contributors
  • Foreword
  • Introduction

1: Anatomy of Writing

  • Why Write?
  • Anatomy of Writing
  • Breaking Down Barriers
  • Collaborative or Team Writing
  • Publishing Process
  • All About the Publishing Team
  • Get Ready to Write
  • References

2: Finding, Refining, and Defining a Topic

  • Finding a Topic
  • Refining a Topic
  • Defining a Topic
  • The Value of a Good Idea
  • References

3: How to Select and Query a Publication

  • Finding a Journal
  • Choosing the Right Journal
  • Key Steps to Making a Choice
  • Framing a Good Query
  • Choose Wisely
  • References

4: Finding and Documenting Sources

  • Why Citations Are Necessary
  • The Essence of Documentation
  • Style Manuals
  • Reference Formatting
  • Databases as a Source of References
  • Finding What You’re Looking For
  • Bibliography Database Managers
  • Solid Researching
  • References

5: Organizing the Article

  • Basic Format of the Article
  • Types of Flow
  • Types of Articles
  • Organize for Success
  • References

6: Writing Effectively

  • Language Tools
  • Sharpening Your Writing
  • Communication as a Tool
  • References

7: All About Graphics and Tables

  • Language of Graphics
  • Tables
  • Figures
  • Illustrations
  • Tips for Using Images
  • Choosing and Submitting Graphics
  • Making the Most of Graphics
  • References

8: Submissions and Revisions

  • First Impressions Count
  • Formal Submission
  • Editorial Review
  • The Revision Process
  • Final Edits
  • Early Online Publication
  • Be Persistent
  • References

9: Writing a Peer Review

  • Roles and Responsibilities of Peer Reviewers
  • Types of Peer Review
  • How to Conduct a Peer Review
  • Feedback
  • References

10: Publishing for Global Authors

  • English and Science
  • Fitting Your Work to a Journal’s Mission
  • Writing in a Second Language
  • Pathway to Success
  • References

11: Legal and Ethical Issues

  • Copyright and Permissions
  • Copyright and Publishing
  • Ethics of Publishing
  • Confidentiality and Privacy
  • Misconduct in Research
  • Satisfaction in Print
  • References

12: Promoting Your Work

  • Your Responsibility
  • Using Online Outlets
  • Working With Publishers
  • Working With Media Outlets
  • Extending Your Influence
  • References

13: Writing the Clinical Article

  • Clinical and Scholarly Articles
  • Writing Process
  • Setting a Timeline
  • Keep It Simple
  • References

14: Writing for Scholarly and Research Journals

  • Anatomy of a Research Article
  • Reporting Quantitative Studies
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Reporting Qualitative Studies
  • Reporting Mixed Methods Research
  • Spread the Knowledge
  • References

15: Reporting QI and EBP Projects

  • Common Questions About QI and EBP Projects
  • Start Writing
  • Disseminating Your Work
  • References

16: Writing Abstracts

  • All About Abstracts
  • Writing Effective Abstracts
  • Abstract Review
  • Case Example
  • Presenting Your Work
  • From Conference Presentation to Article
  • References

17: From Presentation or School Paper to Publication

  • Rethinking Your Assignment
  • Transforming Presentations, Papers, and Capstone Projects Into Published Articles
  • Share Your Knowledge
  • References

18: Writing Continuing Education Programs

  • How to Get Started
  • Write the Narrative
  • Test Knowledge
  • Journey’s End
  • References

19: Writing the Nursing Narrative

  • The Nature of Narratives
  • Benefits of Narratives
  • Types of Narratives
  • Publishing Your Narrative
  • How to Write a Narrative
  • The Power of Storytelling
  • References

20: Think Outside the Journal

  • Letters to the Editor
  • Editorials
  • Columns
  • Book Reviews
  • Newsletters
  • Expand Your Writing Potential
  • References

21: Writing a Book or Book Chapter

  • Idea to Proposal
  • Contributors and Coauthors
  • Contract
  • Setting a Schedule
  • Following Guidelines
  • Yes, You Can
  • References

22: Writing for a General Audience

  • An Imperative for Nurses to Write
  • Principles of Writing for a General Audience
  • What to Write
  • Before You Write
  • Publishing Opportunities
  • Make the Leap
  • References

Appendix A: Ten Tips for Editing Checklist

Appendix B: Proofing Checklist

Appendix C: Parts of Speech

Appendix D: Publishing Terminology

Appendix E: Guidelines for Reporting Results

Appendix F: Statistical Abbreviations

Appendix G: What Editors and Writers Want

Appendix H: Publishing Secrets From Editors