Publishing Journal Articles: Strategies for Your Success

Publishing Journal Articles: Strategies for Your Success

In this pre-conference session, you will learn the process of writing journal manuscripts from the idea through the selection of a journal, preparation of the manuscript, submission of the paper, and responding to peer reviews. Also included are standards associated with writing for publication, avoiding predatory journals, and tips for turning your work into manuscripts. Participants should bring a laptop.

Session Objectives
Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the process of writing for publication (from idea through submission)
  • Describe guidelines for selecting journals and preparing different types of manuscripts for nursing journals
  • Examine the peer review process and responding to reviews, avoiding predatory journals, and other strategies for your success as an author.


Marilyn Oermann

Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, is the Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing and Director of Evaluation and Educational Research at Duke University School of Nursing. She is the Editor-in-Chief of “Nurse Educator” and the “Journal of Nursing Care Quality.” Dr. Oermann is the author/co-author of 21 books, more than 180 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and many other types of publications. Her current books are “Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education,” “Writing for Publication in Nursing,” “Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing,” and “Teaching in Nursing and Role of the Educator: The Complete Guide to Best Practice in Teaching, Evaluation, and Curriculum Development.” She is the editor of the book, “A Systematic Approach to Assessment and Evaluation of Nursing Programs,” and she edited six volumes of the “Annual Review of Nursing Education.” Dr. Oermann is a member of the American Academy of Nursing and National League for Nursing (NLN) Academy of Nursing Education. She received the NLN Award for Excellence in Nursing Education Research, the Sigma Theta Tau International Elizabeth Russell Belford Award for Excellence in Education, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Excellence Award, and the Margaret Comerford Freda Award for Editorial Leadership in Nursing from the International Academy of Nursing Editors.