The definition of an “author” has become increasingly complicated in recent years. In most other forms of publishing – social sciences, humanities, legal – we assume that three, perhaps four, authors collaborated in the writing of the work. However, the nature of scientific research and reporting means that “authorship” no longer fits into a neat category.
Are you a nurse author looking to publish? With more nurses working in healthcare organizations seeking to showcase quality improvement initiatives, or nurses in school pursuing advanced degrees that require publication, it’s not surprising that journal editors have reported an increase in author submissions to nursing journals. This article reviews the basics: How to get ready to write, how to properly present your work in a written manuscript, and how to submit that manuscript to publishers for possible publication.
Correspondence with authors is an important activity in the day-to-day work of editors. The exchange of information and ideas facilitates the publication process from the pre-submission phase through production and publication of accepted articles. Correspondence with the editor creates opportunities to clarify uncertainties and provide essential information about an article or other work under consideration for publication or accepted for publication. This article takes a look at the content of various types of correspondence that can help you establish efficient and clear dialogue with an editor as you work to get your manuscript published.
Using Meta Science to streamline researcher workflow systems
Every 20 seconds, a new scholarly article is published in biomedicine. Over the course of a year, that number swells to more than 1.5 million. While this surge in research is exciting, it comes with a price.
A premise of science is that research is meticulous and objective so the results are valid and credible. Published articles should provide clearly written, transparent descriptions of how the research was conducted, results were obtained, and conclusions were reached based on appropriate uses of analytical tools.
What authors need to know about errata, expressions of concern, and retractions
How serious is an erratum, expression of concern, or a retraction? They should all be avoided as they do not reflect well on your research if it needs to be corrected or a statement is issued that calls your article’s integrity into question.
The Equator Network and research reporting guidelines: What does it mean for authors?
Submitting compelling and novel content to a journal is only one element in having an article accepted for publication. The presentation and organization of your manuscript is essential in convincing editors and reviewers that your work has been thoroughly prepared and able to withstand scrutiny.
Writing manuscripts about quality improvement: Squire 2.0 and beyond
When writing a manuscript about a quality improvement study, it’s always a good idea to develop your manuscript following the Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence, or SQUIRE, guidelines.
Simply put, open access describes unrestricted access to peer-reviewed scholarly research. Unrestricted access most frequently refers to an online version that does not require payment or subscription.