Skip to content
Journal article

Writing for publication :

Happell B ...see all
  • 5

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • N/A

    Citations

    Citations of this article.
  • N/A

    Views

    ScienceDirect users who have downloaded this article.
Sign in to save reference

Abstract

Problem: Most midwives and nurses do not write for publication. Previous authors on this topic have focussed on the processes of writing and getting published. Although definitive English usage style guides exist, they are infrequently consulted by new midwifery authors. Purpose: To enable new writers to confidently apply the basic skills of scientific writing when preparing a paper for publication. Overview: The basics skills needed for scientific writing are the focus of this paper. The importance of careful word choices is discussed first. Next, the skills of writing sentences, is presented. Finally, the skills of writing paragraphs are discussed. Examples of poor and better writing are given in relation to each of these basic elements.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Knowledge dissemination, Shared expertise, Written
  • knowledge dissemination
  • shared expertise
  • written

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Authors

  • Brenda Happell

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below