A practical guide to writing clinical articles for publication
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A practical guide to writing clinical articles for publication

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

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 Older People. 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.

Correspondence b.happell@cqu.edu.au

Nursing Older People. 24, 3,30-34. doi: 10.7748/nop2012.04.24.3.30.c9018

Published in print: 30 April 2012

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict Of Interest

None declared