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dc.contributor.authorRickard, Claireen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcGrail, Matthewen_US
dc.contributor.authorJones, Rebeccaen_US
dc.contributor.authorO'Meara, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Anskeen_US
dc.contributor.authorBurley, Mollieen_US
dc.contributor.authorRay-Barruel, Gillianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:25:02Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:25:02Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2009-07-24T06:35:46Z
dc.identifier.issn02606917en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.nedt.2008.11.005en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/24828
dc.description.abstractPublication rates are a vital measure of individual and institutional performance, yet many nurse academics publish rarely or not at all. Despite widespread acceptance of the need to increase academic publication rates and the pressure university faculty may experience to fulfil this obligation, little is known about the effectiveness of practical strategies to support academic writing. In this small cohort study (n=8) comprising nurses and other professionals involved in university education, a questionnaire survey was used to evaluate the effectiveness of a one-week "Writing for Publication" course combined with a monthly writers support group to increase publication rates. Two-year pre and post submissions increased from 9 to 33 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Publications (in print) per person increased from a baseline of 0.5 to 1.2 per year. Participants reported increased writing confidence and greater satisfaction with the publishing process. Peer support and receiving recognition and encouragement from line managers were also cited as incentives to publish. Writing for publication is a skill that can be learned. The evaluated model of a formal writing course, followed by informal monthly group support meetings, can effectively increase publication rates.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent77250 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeHull, UKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.nurseeducationtoday.com/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom516en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto521en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue5en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNurse Education Todayen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume29en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111099en_US
dc.titleSupporting academic publication: Evaluation of a writing course combined with writers’ support groupen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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