• Joanne Cantoni-Pudniks

How to get the your presentation published?



Recent research indicates active participation in journal articles, presentations during seminars, workshops and the development of healthcare legislation are opportunities for career enhancement (Haroun, 2016).

Motivation and opportunity to publish your first academic or research article exist within the duration of completing your postgraduate degree.

While giving opportunities to advancing your career it also requires a willingness to work hard with the attribute of perseverance and a substantial commitment of time.

Establishing a framework of the organisation is essential to maintaining a logical approach, strategy, timeliness and funding assistance.

Categories for Publications include:

- original empirical research (qualitative or quantitative)

- review article; literature reviews, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses

- clinical case study

- clinical trial

- theoretical/conceptual perspectives

- literature commentary reviews (published articles, books, or reports).

Now for the precise and tactile planning.

Step 1: How do you seek an appropriate journal?

Every journal has their own formatting, style and referencing guidelines.

  • Search and make a list of journals in your research field.

  • Identify competition in professional journals and be realistic in your progression path.

  • Aim for journals where your thesis will be suitable for publishing.

  • Check if they have had interest in articles with your specific topic in the past.

  • Write a list of suitable journals, in order of preference.

  • Consider a joint-authorship with mentorship from someone with a previous publication.

  • Investigate submitting for an undergraduate research publication for feedback.

  • Socially interact with editors online (identify your interest in book and article reviewing).

Step 2: Adhere to journal publisher's guidelines such as:

  • document type

  • figure, files and captions

  • no plagiarised elements

  • APA style and citation requirements

  • minimum and maximum lengths

  • British/Australian or American English

  • referencing style and publication relevance

  • format for your article

  • review timeframes and policies on multiple submissions

  • official submission processes (one journal at a time, electronic/hard copy, timeliness in waiting for correspondence)

  • information details (title, authors, affiliations, keywords, main text, references, tables and figures)

  • emails information of two potential reviewers who are not involved with the project.

Step 3: Focus with determination

Establishing your credibility and displaying an understanding of the field may gain you a different path for acceptance in a further publication from that journal.

Consider starting with a review.

Convert a chapter of your thesis into a journal article; summarise the results, broaden content and funnel the information. The paper should include all the elements of a full study. Conform to the aims and scope of the research with basic objectives and detailing. Make an outline, summarise into topic statements, start each paragraph with topic sentences and use transitions. The conclusion must include relevant information from the paper justifying the study.

Images and figures

Before writing ensure all images and figures give persuasive evidence from your experimental data. The application may fail during the technical screening process if figures are not complete.

Make it exciting and valid

Tell a story. Make it active. Build momentum.

Clearly define your research with a manuscript title by incorporating descriptive phrase, being truthful with the identification of results and using current keywords, to provoke online interest. If a running title is required, adhere to the character limits, omit small word clusters and abbreviate.

Identify guideposts moments, provide good examples, be clear and engage the reader by incorporating rich descriptions.

Use objective to provide clear control groups eliminating bias and confounding variables (block or interrupt the association between the confounder and the exposure, block or interrupt the association between the confounder and the disease or do both).

Conform to recognised procedures and methods. Validate statistical analysis (graphical residual analysis, numerical methods or residuals).

Balance the approach throughout your paper, acknowledge opposing viewpoints. Consistency in logic, structure and validity will verify your arguments.

Gauge your focus on impact. Remember, your results should have the ability to open avenues for research in new areas.

Counterintuitive (balance)

Challenge established theories: consequences of relationships, effective outcomes and withdrawal.

Create a well crafted conclusion. To balance the content a conclusion should be clear and relatively brief. Use the present perfect tense. Give opportunities to engage.

Good methodology means balancing theoretical and the practical aspects. The theoretical framework is needed to make interpretation of technical data findings and explain why their occurrence may have proven difficult.

Use of Quantitative research (external validity) and qualitative research (internal validity) can improve the overall evaluation results.

Great sample. Eliminate sampling bias, give a more accurate reflection of the true value of the parameter of the target population,

Make the complex look simple in your graphic visual design, messages and sizing of information,

Innovate research with relevant implications for change.

Relevant findings identifying past experiences and in advancing the field.

Acknowledge opposing viewpoints.

Step 4: Narrowly define your topic

Look at just one facet.

Analyse components of variables or unit of analysis.

Reduce the domain of interpretive analysis.

Include geographic relevance.

Identify from a relationship perspective.

Time range and limitations in research.

Describe the type of participants.

Step 5: Good English

How to make editing easier.

Suggested Reading

How to critique a journal article

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Points to Consider When Reviewing Articles

Balancing Theory and Technique: Methodological Issues in Strategic Groups Research

Sampling strategy

Transforming Your Presentation Into a Publication

Reference

Haroun, L. (2016). Career development for health professionals: Success in school and on the job. (4th ed.). St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier.


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