Category: Writing Tips

Schedule Writing Days

Christine Tulley, a professor of English writing for Inside Higher Ed, suggests that we schedule writing days with ourselves. In "10 Ways to Make Sure Your Writing Happens," Tulley explains how to make sure we have and use writing days. Despite the hype about daily writing, I’ve found scores of faculty who reserve Fridays solely … Continue reading Schedule Writing Days

Updated Review of Cabell’s Predatory Journal Blacklist

We've all heard about the market in predatory online open-access journals, with specious review processes, murky editorial boards, and uncertain longevity. But where do you go to determine if a journal publisher (or conference organizer) qualifies as "predatory"? Cabell has for several years offered a scrutiny  and review service, which Rick Anderson revisists and reviews … Continue reading Updated Review of Cabell’s Predatory Journal Blacklist

Characteristics of E-Mail Solicitations From Predatory Nursing Journals and Publishers.

Lewinski AA, Oermann MH. Characteristics of E-Mail Solicitations From Predatory Nursing Journals and Publishers J Contin Educ Nurs. 2018 Apr 1;49(4):171-177. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20180320-07.   Abstract Predatory publishers solicit manuscripts through e-mail invitations to potential authors, with the goal of enticing authors to submit a manuscript to the journal. This descriptive study examined the characteristics of … Continue reading Characteristics of E-Mail Solicitations From Predatory Nursing Journals and Publishers.

Students’ Reading/Writing: Take Nothing for Granted

Welcome back to the new academic year here in the US. Related to one of faculty members' perennial concerns about college student learning and their abilities as nursing science writers, I want to bring to your attention a growing body of research about college students as readers. First, and if you take nothing else away … Continue reading Students’ Reading/Writing: Take Nothing for Granted