Author Resources

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The preparation that goes into your manuscript increases the odds of acceptance. 

 

  • Avoiding Pitfalls in Conflict of Interest Disclosure

    Concerns about ethics in publishing are not new. Surprisingly, even experienced authors find themselves making ethical errors in their manuscript submissions.

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    How Wolters Kluwer Journals Help Authors Comply with Funder Mandates

    A number of research funding agencies now require or request authors to publish their research under a Creative Commons license. Wolters Kluwer has agreements with funders to ensure that authors fully comply with the open access requirements of major funding bodies worldwide.

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    Understanding Funder Mandates and Policies

    The Open Research Funders Group creates resources to assist in developing, managing, and assessing open policies.  Learn more about it today.

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    Funders

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  • Authorship: An Evolving Concept

    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.

     

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    What It Takes to Be a Published Author

    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.

     

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    Mentorship in Publication

    Working with a mentor is common throughout the business and academic worlds to help employees gain knowledge and expertise to help them move into management and leadership roles. But did you know that writers can have mentors, too? Working with a mentor can help writers get published and develop expertise in writing. Similar to other mentorship opportunities, the sharing and receiving of knowledge regarding writing and getting published is an art and also an endeavor in which both mentor and mentee can benefit from guidance.

     

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    Communicating with the Editor

    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.

     

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    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.

     

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  • Transparency in Research and Reporting

    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.

     

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    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. 

     

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    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.

     

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    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. 

     

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    Shining a Light on Editorial Integrity

    In the face of growing distrust of science and facts, and the erosion of editorial quality by dishonest publishers, credible journals must be increasingly transparent.

     

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  • A Quick Guide to Open Access Publishing

    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.

     

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    Benefits of Publishing Your Work Open Access: Debunking Myths

    As an author, are you interested in whether or not to publish your research in an open access (OA) journal? 

     

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