Category: Writing Tips

Standardized Nursing Terminology and Classification Systems in Published Research #ICNP

Gillian Strudwick & Nicholas R. Hardiker. (2016). Understanding the use of standardized nursing terminology and classification systems in published research: A case study using the International Classification for Nursing Practice® (Review article). International Journal of Medical Informatics, 94 (October), 215-221. Background: In the era of evidenced based healthcare, nursing is required to demonstrate that care … Continue reading Standardized Nursing Terminology and Classification Systems in Published Research #ICNP


Editors Are Your Friends!

Novice writers are often disheartened when they receive readers' evaluations of a manuscript, with the journal editor's recommendation: Revise and resubmit. For the novice writer, this is bad news; for the experienced writer, this is good news. Writing for Inside Higher Ed, Beth L. Hewett explains how a journal editor wants you to succeed: Engaging … Continue reading Editors Are Your Friends!

NLN Writing Retreat

NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat Application Submission Sponsored by the NLN | Chamberlain Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education, the NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat is designed to help nurse educators enhance writing skills and disseminate research findings and other work in scholarly publications. Much more than the two-day intensive workshop that anchors … Continue reading NLN Writing Retreat

Study of Predatory Open Access Nursing Journals

Oermann et al. (2016) report on a systematic study of predatory open-access nursing journals: "There were 140 predatory nursing journals from 75 publishers. Most journals were new, having been inaugurated in the past 1 to 2 years. One important finding was that many journals only published one or two volumes and then either ceased publishing … Continue reading Study of Predatory Open Access Nursing Journals

Help with Predatory Online Open-Access Journals

As some of you know, librarian Jeffrey Beall’s ScholarlyOA web site (which provided Beall’s running list of “possibly/probably predatory online journals”) was shut down earlier this year. In its absence, these suggestions are also helpful (from here: ) DECIDING WHERE TO PUBLISH Get started early. While it’s often an afterthought, consider where to submit … Continue reading Help with Predatory Online Open-Access Journals

Dissertation Focus (Inside Higher Ed)

Writing for the Grad Hacker feature of Inside Higher Ed, science PhD student Danielle Marias reports on what she learned in Dr. Vicki Tolar Burton's dissertation writing course at Ohio State University. Marias summarizes the main principles that have helped her make progress: Daily free writing. "Only writing produces text." Meditation. Keeping a journal. Most … Continue reading Dissertation Focus (Inside Higher Ed)