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The following guidelines are designed to help you submit suitable articles to the Art & Science section of Nursing Standard.
These guidelines provide an overview of how to write research studies for publication in Nursing Standard and should be used in conjunction with the author guidelines for the Art & Science section.
The sharing of nursing knowledge between clinicians can strengthen the profession. Clinicians often underestimate the relevance and importance of what they may contribute and feel daunted by the idea of writing for publication. This article presents a practical approach to writing clinical articles for publication in professional journals such as Nursing Standard. It considers: what is a clinical article; the structure of a clinical article (Why? Where? How? What? What now?); choosing the journal; and understanding the editorial process.
Plagiarism means taking the work of another and presenting it as one's own, resulting in potential upset for the original author and disrepute for the professions involved. This article aims to explore the issue of plagiarism and some mechanisms for detection and avoidance.
Academic writing is an important aspect of professional development for students and lecturers. It is one way in which they demonstrate their learning, but it can be a difficult skill to master. This article aims to enable students and professionals to develop their academic writing style using a coherent and effective framework.
This article explores the ways in which best practice might be presented successfully through articles published within journals. The article discusses the importance of preparatory research and 'thinking time', the need for an article plan and how to target journals and approach staff. Information and advice is provided on writing, redrafting and dealing with the peer review process. There is an emphasis on consultation and obtaining feedback on the potential article throughout the planning and writing process.
This article examines the issue of plagiarism by nursing students and academics in British universities and highlights how electronic developments such as the internet and word processing have made it easier.
This article aims to encourage nurses in clinical practice to consider writing for publication and actively contribute to professional development through the dissemination of nursing knowledge. It also provides a practical guide for writing a research and quality improvement article.