A Grant Submission New Year’s Resolution

Dr. Michael Lauer, NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural Research, the principal scientific leader and adviser to the NIH Director on the NIH extramural research program, offers “A Grant Submission New Year’s Resolution”  http://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2015/12/30/grant-submission-new-years-resolution/

The Wisdom of Robert Boice

Writing for Inside Higher Ed, Madeleine Elfenbein offers a tribute to Robert Boice, whose wisdom she gleans: https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/take-it-easy-wisdom-robert-boice 
 
The research of Boice has provided an extensive evidence base for how scholars and researchers work (or don’t work) when it comes to writing and publishing.

What Do Authors Want from Peer Review?

Author Services of Taylor & Francis has undertaken a study of researchers’ views and has published Peer Review in 2015: A Global View. Background here: http://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/peer-review-in-2015/
Topics include: The purpose and benefits of peer review; peer review ethics; the mechanics of peer review; alternative models of peer review.

JPN Editor Develops Open Course on Writing for Professional Journals

JPN Editor Develops Open Course on Writing for Professional Journals

 

Dr. Patricia Morton, dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Utah and editor of the Journal of Professional Nursing, has developed the open course “Writing for Professional Journals.” The content of this course is open to the public. Dr. Morton authored the content as part of a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation while participating in their Executive Nurse Fellow program. The “Writing for Professional Journals” course can be used by an individual learner or can be adapted in any way for a course in a college’s program of study. The course also may be helpful to practicing nurses in a professional development program.

Inside Higher Ed: Op-Ed vs. Scholarly Journal

In an article for Inside Higher Ed‘s “Grad Hacker” feature, DeWitt Scott argues that writing for a general audience is at least as important as writing for a scholarly audience and argues that op-ed essays are an effective genre for broader communication. The article is open access on line: https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/op-ed-vs-scholarly-journals

Becoming a More Productive Writer: What’s the Evidence Base

An article on the Web site of the American Psychological Association (APA) suggests —
  • Set a writing schedule
  • Prepare
  • Incubate inspiration
  • Just get it down
  • Find your sweet spot
  • Accept criticism
  • Reward yourself
  • Make it personal

The Writing Process Explained

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