Collect everything you have gathered and put it in a folder, an electronic document, a notebook or whatever you like. You may want to sift through your research at a separate sitting from gathering it. Or just go ahead and sprinkle your research in right when you find it. Or you may just want to revise what you have as you proceed, retaining a nice conversational tone by directly addressing your audience.
Rowena Murray offers her top tips for how to start writing that paper. Alamy 1 Have a strategy, make a plan Why do you want to write for journals? What is your purpose? Are you writing for research assessment? Or to make a difference? Are you writing to have an impact factor or to have an impact?
Do you want to develop a profile in a specific area? Will this determine which journals you write for? Have you taken their impact factors into account?
Have you researched other researchers in your field — where have they published recently?
Which group or conversation can you see yourself joining? Some people write the paper first and then look for a 'home' for it, but since everything in your article — content, focus, structure, style — will be shaped for a specific journal, save yourself time by deciding on your target journal and work out how to write in a way that suits that journal.
Having a writing strategy means making sure you have both external drivers — such as scoring points in research assessment or climbing the promotion ladder — and internal drivers — which means working out why writing for academic journals matters to you.
This will help you maintain the motivation you'll need to write and publish over the long term. Since the time between submission and publication can be up to two years though in some fields it's much less you need to be clear about your motivation.
Scan all the abstracts over the past few issues. The first sentence usually gives the rationale for the research, and the last asserts a 'contribution to knowledge'. But the word 'contribution' may not be there — it's associated with the doctorate.
So which words are used? What constitutes new knowledge in this journal at this time? How can you construct a similar form of contribution from the work you did?
What two sentences will you write to start and end your abstract for that journal? Scan other sections of the articles: What are the components of the argument?Wiley’s Nursing Journals Writing an empirical research article..
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Support for nurses in writing for publication 23 February, Writing about nursing practice is a skill that can be learned, and benefits patients by spreading good practice.
Writing for a journal can be a rewarding aspect of nursing, as far as sharing a specific case or research. Academic and non-academic journals may publish a variety of genres in nursing related to the theme of the issue.
Guidelines for writing articles for Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand We welcome articles on subjects relevant to nurses and nursing, midwives and midwifery. These guidelines are designed to help you write an article which is accurate, clear, easily read and interesting.
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