NURS 7045 Writing for Publication
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401086
Coordinator Sheree Smith Opens in new window
Description This unit is about writing for publication in the scholarly health and welfare literature. Students will investigate: the range of publications available and the media through which they are delivered; the process of publishing, the key people involved and their roles; the means by which quality is assured in the publishing process and the ways publications are rated for quality and impact; and the influence of social networking media on publishing. Specifically, the influence of online publishing will be investigated. Students will also gain experience of writing for publication under the guidance of an experienced editor and colleagues from the publishing industry. The unit is also available as an elective to all Postgraduate students in the University.
School Nursing & Midwifery
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in postgraduate program.
- describe the steps in the publication process
- demonstrate how to write quickly and how to improve their writing for publication.
- explain the purpose of the quality assurance steps in the publication process
- debate the merits of different peer review systems and the issues around open access to publications.
- establish and maintain a credible social networking site and use existing sites
- demonstrate an understanding of the role of publication metrics in evaluating journals and academics
The delivery of healthcare publications: from hardcopy to online only and combinations.
Who pays for publication, what are the challenges to the traditional publishing houses and how are they responding?
Open access versus closed access to publications ? why is everything not freely available?
Quality assurance in publication: peer review systems, similarity detection, editing, copyright and correspondence.
How the scientific healthcare community and the publishing industry use social networking media: webblogs, Twitter & Facebook.
Publication metrics: journals and individuals; impact factors and h-indices
What does writing an article involve: getting started, keeping going and getting finished
The publication process: from submission to publication; who does what?
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Publication Plan||2,000 words||60||N||Individual|
- There is no essential textbook.