Writing for Publication

If you’re involved with a research project, whether you need access to resources, training in searching evidence databases or appraising what you find, or just want somewhere quiet to work – the DBTH Library service can help.

 Below are links to a number of resources aimed at helping you get your work published in health journals.

Workshops you can sign up for:

We don’t have any dates available at the moment if you have any queries please contact sarah.gardner11@nhs.net

Workshops that have already happened:

The workshops may already have been and gone, but these videos of the sessions might still help you:

Systematic review – what it is, what it isn’t: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V2tGcH2qs0

Choosing a journal to publish in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0q3AYpw3TU

Understanding the Publication Process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4JpWncMVz8&t=2s

Turning Your Dissertation into an Article: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c141qED5tA

How to choose a journal to publish in: https://youtu.be/bjVBAdpHsMc

Converting your thesis into a paper: https://youtu.be/QfqT0VGyOeg

Writing smartly with reference management software: https://youtu.be/Y2MPhlIO6UU

Developing a research / review question (to include ethical approval process): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcUuwx9QPIE

Research proposal writing: https://youtu.be/xNokAVuB1BM

Who are you writing it for: Tips:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmno0A8lZNA

Understanding the Publication Process: What does a novice writer need to know

Peer review: What is it and how to handle it?

AI & research – opportunities and challenges

Writing for Publication – General guides

DBTH Library – Click here for books on writing skills held in our stock.

BMJ Best Practice – How to write and publish a paper

Nursing Times – Support for nurses in writing for publication

CAHPR’s Tips to Getting your paper published


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Case Reports

Advice on writing up case reports are available from the links below:
How to write a clinical case report– Royal College of Physicians,
Tips for writing a case report for the novice author– Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 2013

Case Studies

CAHPR’s Tips to writing service improvement case studies
Organisations use service and quality improvement case studies to demonstrate real-life implementation of evidence and guidelines in health and social care, promote best practice, highlight actions that others can learn from, and celebrate excellence. These top tips will help you to write and share an award-winning case study.

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