Writing Articles, Chapters, and Books: What You Need to Know

Writing Articles, Chapters, and Books: What You Need to Know

This workshop guides you through the process of preparing, writing, and submitting a manuscript to a journal; responding to peer reviews; and other steps associated with publishing an article. You will learn how to identify an appropriate journal for submission and strategies to avoid submitting to a predatory journal. Standards associated with writing for publication are included. The workshop also describes the process of preparing a chapter for a book and writing a book, including the prospectus, finding a potential publisher, working with chapter authors (for an edited book), and other steps through publication. Participants should bring laptops.
Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the process of preparing, writing, and submitting a manuscript to a journal.
2. Examine the peer review process and responding to reviews, avoiding predatory journals, and other strategies for success as an author.
3. Identify guidelines for writing a chapter and steps in preparing a book (edited versus non edited).


Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN is the Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing 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, 190 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and many other types of publications. Her current books are (1) Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education; (2) Writing for Publication in Nursing; (3) Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing; and (4) 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 6 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.