Writing and publishing clinical articles: a practical guide
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Writing and publishing clinical articles: a practical guide

Brenda Happell Engaged research chair, Mental health nursing, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Central Queensland University, Australia

The sharing of knowledge among nurses and clinicians can strengthen the healthcare professions. In this context, many clinicians underestimate the relevance and importance of what they can contribute, and find the idea of writing for publication daunting. This article presents a practical approach to writing clinical articles for publication in professional journals such as Emergency Nurse. It covers the characteristics of clinical articles, their structure, choosing a journal and how the editorial process should be understood.

Emergency Nurse. 20, 1,33-38. doi: 10.7748/en2012.04.20.1.33.c9042

Correspondence

b.happell@cqu.edu.au

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared