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!
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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
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
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: http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49862/title/Identifying-Predatory-Publishers/ ) 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
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)
Gwilym Lockwood, Neurobiology of Language Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands, has published a study of journal article titles and the impact effects of different styles. As reported in Inside Higher Ed Lockwood has documented the efficacy of descriptive titles that go beyond announcing the topic but also declare the article's findings. Lockwood's … Continue reading You’re entitled: Article titles can improve article impact