Journal Article Writing And Publication: Your Guide To Mastering Clinical Health Care Reporting Standards by Sharon A. GutmanJournal Article Writing And Publication: Your Guide To Mastering Clinical Health Care Reporting Standards by Sharon A. Gutman

Journal Article Writing And Publication: Your Guide To Mastering Clinical Health Care Reporting…

bySharon A. Gutman

Paperback | September 15, 2016

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The ability to demonstrate that a specific health care profession provides valuable and effective services that meet society's health needs is a major objective for all health care academicians and researchers. Such skills are critical to ensure service reimbursement from an increasingly small pool of health care dollars. Demonstrating clinical effectiveness depends on the reporting of written research results through journal publication so that the health care community and larger society will be able to access and read evidence supporting health care services.

Today, several clinical reporting standard guidelines have been created by researchers to enhance the ability of readers to evaluate the quality and value of studies.Journal Article Writing and Publicationis the first text to compile those clinical research reporting standards in one source and helps educators and novice researchers to better understand the skills needed for journal publication. Health care researchers must begin using these reporting standards in order to write manuscripts that are both correctly formatted and transparently convey all critical study strengths and limitations. Educators must teach these reporting standards to students who must evaluate research reports as consumers and possible future contributors to the literature through their own writing.

Journal Article Writing and Publicationby Dr. Sharon A. Gutman (a former editor of theAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy) provides specific guidelines, based on the most commonly accepted reporting standards, for the preparation and writing of general research studies, intervention effectiveness studies, instrument development and testing studies, and case reports. A section is devoted to helping authors understand the rules governing the reporting of statistical data in text and tables. Separate sections help authors understand the manuscript preparation and submission process, the revision process, and the etiquette guiding communication with editors and reviewers. Guidelines for the preparation of scholarly discussion papers and editorials are also provided.

Journal Article Writing and Publicationalso features a section that aims to help doctoral students and newly minted faculty turn academic work and dissertations into publishable journal articles. Suggestions are provided to help clinicians turn clinical data into research databases that could serve as the foundation for pilot studies. Finally, information is provided to help authors better understand the ethical considerations of publication including plagiarism, dual submissions, inappropriate authorship, copyright, and conflict of interest.

Sharon A. Gutman, PhD, OTR, FAOTA is an occupational therapist and associate professor at Columbia University Medical Center. In a career spanning 25 years, she has published 42 peer-reviewed articles, 7 textbooks, 6 textbook chapters, 24 editorials as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT), and 5 contin...
Title:Journal Article Writing And Publication: Your Guide To Mastering Clinical Health Care Reporting…Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.42 inPublished:September 15, 2016Publisher:Slack IncorporatedLanguage:English

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Table of Contents


About the Author

Chapter 1 Introduction: The Importance of Writing to Advance Your Career

and Profession

Chapter 2 Writing Resources—Mentors, Writing Partners, and Self-Discipline

Chapter 3 Manuscript Structure and Content for General Research Studies

Chapter 4 Manuscript Structure and Content for Intervention Effectiveness Studies

Chapter 5 Manuscript Structure and Content for Instrument Development

and Testing Studies

Chapter 6 Manuscript Structure and Content for Case Reports

Chapter 7 Reporting Statistical Data in Text and Tables

Chapter 8 Preparing and Submitting Manuscripts for Publication

Chapter 9 The Revision Process

Chapter 10 Writing a Scholarly Discussion Paper

Chapter 11 Turning Academic and Clinical Work Into Publishable Journal Articles

Chapter 12 Ethical Considerations in Publication