More Effective Scientific, Technical Writing & Presentations

More Effective Scientific and Technical Writing and Presentations

Penn State’s engineering program provides a variety of media resources to help researchers make more effective presentations and write more clearly. A recently discovered sampling follows:

Writing: Student Guidelines
http://writing.engr.psu.edu/writing.html

Writing: Resources for Faculty
http://writing.engr.psu.edu/handbook/index.html

Presentations: Student Guidelines
http://writing.engr.psu.edu/models.html

Presentations: Resources for Faculty
http://writing.engr.psu.edu/teaching_slide_design.html

Rethinking Scientific Presentations: The Assertion-Evidence Approach
http://vimeo.com/88991194

Creating Effective Slides in Engineering and Science
http://vimeo.com/81809530

Effective Delivery in Presentations
http://vimeo.com/86342823

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Poetry: CHEST

CHEST Journal, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians, seeks poetry submissions.
Poems should not exceed 350 words, should not have been previously published, and should relate to concerns of health-care providers, patients and families, and medicine. Poems that have been previously published will be returned to the authors.

Submissions to the Pectoriloquy Section should be sent via e-mail to poetrychest@aol.com for review and preliminary acceptance by the Section Editor, Michael Zack, MD, FCCP. Authors of poems that Dr. Zack has approved will be asked to submit the final version to ScholarOne Manuscripts. Authors will be required to complete an Author Agreement form transferring copyright to CHEST. They will also be asked to provide two or three sentences about themselves and about their poem. Final acceptance for publication rests with the Editor in Chief.

All poems published in CHEST are free online, with PDF versions available for downloading.

Further information: http://journal.publications.chestnet.org/ss/forauthors.aspx#PoetryPectoriloquy

Search for Editor: Clinical J Oncology Nursing

Summary

Serves as the editor-in-chief of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON), ensuring that the content supports the CJON mission, is appropriate, and is valuable to its readership. Reviews all submitted manuscripts, and edits content from a technical, oncology nursing perspective. Mentors authors and editorial and peer review board members. Recruits and mentors associate editors. Works collaboratively with ONS to ensure adherence to all publication deadlines. Is a strong representative of the journal as well as ONS.

Essential Duties

  • Renders decisions on the content that will appear in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON), including supplements and special issues, ensuring that articles and features support the CJON mission and are appropriate and appealing to readers interested in clinical content and evidence-based practice.
  • Reviews all submitted manuscripts, deciding on the acceptability of content based on journal guidelines, quality, and needs.
  • Works collaboratively with ONS Publishing Team staff
  • Edits content from a technical perspective after acceptance.
  • Mentors authors and editorial board members.
  • Provides timely responses to queries from potential and current authors, editors, etc.
  • Selects, provides training and guidance for, and assigns peer reviewers to manuscripts.
  • Identifies and selects associate editors, ensuring their active participation, deadline adherence, and quality.
  • Leads effective editorial board meetings and journal programs and activities.
  • Adheres to all deadlines from the review process through post-publication.
  • Engages audiences via social media.
  • Is a strong representative of the journal as well as ONS, whether during meetings or potential presentations on ONS’s behalf.

    Qualifications

  • 10 years of experience in nursing and five years of experience in oncology or a comparable combination of experience
  • A registered nurse and a master’s degree in nursing, but a doctoral degree and certification from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation are preferred
  • Experience as an editor or assistant editor of a peer-reviewed journal and a working knowledge of nursing publications and publishing
  • A thorough understanding of the topics of interest to oncology nurses who are involved in clinical and evidence-based practice
  • Excellent leadership and consensus-building skills
  • Strong writing, editing, planning, communication, and meeting facilitation skills
  • A wide network of colleagues in oncology, nursing, and publishing
  • Mentoring experience
  • A demonstrated ability to adhere to production schedules and deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of computers and the ability to learn and work on manuscripts exclusively in CJON’s Web-based peer-review software program
  • Ability to travel up to three times a year and participate on up to 10–12 conference calls per year.

To learn more and begin the application process online, click here.

CFS: J Health Care for the Poor & Underserved

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
The Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved publishes original papers, commentaries, brief communications, reports from the field, columns, and reviews regarding the health of low-income and other medically underserved people. We welcome manuscripts. Though our concerns—health, health policy, and health care for the underserved—are universal, our focus is on North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa. Questions about the suitability of a topic should be sent to: JournalQuestion@mmc.edu

Our mailing address, telephone numbers, and fax number are:
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Meharry Medical College
1005 D. B. Todd Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208
Phone: 1-800-669-1269 or (615) 327-6819
FAX: (615) 327-6362
Editor: Virginia Brennan, PhD, MA
http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_health_care_for_the_poor_and_underserved/guidelines.html

Better Posters

Ah, the poster presentation, a genre with almost limitless possibilities, but more often than not a stepchild to the more prestigious podium paper presentation!

Designing an effective poster is an art, and, indeed, may be art.

Read more here: http://betterposters.blogspot.com/

CFS: J Teaching & Learning

The Journal of Teaching and Learning (JTL) titled “Talking About Learning,” is an open access, peer-reviewed international journal published by the Language Center at South East European University (SEEU) in Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia. The main objective of JTL “Talking About Learning” is to promote a scholarly and academic discussion about teaching and learning as well as to share our research and practical classroom experiences with one another in order to improve the teaching and learning process. JTL “Talking About Learning” aims to promote interdisciplinary research about teaching and learning in all fields and disciplines and to become a leading journal for teaching and learning with local, regional and international impact.
Artan Limani
The Language Center
South East European University, Tetovo
Republic of Macedonia
Email: a.limani@seeu.edu.mk

Visit the website at http://www.seeu.edu.mk/en/research/announcements?id=636

Recommended Reading: Collaborative writing

You should include on your summer reading list, this recent article:

“A Formula for Collaborative Writing” by Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Journal of Nursing Education, March 2014 – Volume 53 · Issue 3: 119-120, DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20140220-10

http://www.healio.com/nursing/journals/jne/%7Bca2ec524-e119-4511-8d5a-ccca8711f038%7D/a-formula-for-collaborative-writing