There are many reasons why you might want to publish, for example:
The important point is to be clear why YOU are writing the paper and want to get it published.
It is hard work but worth the effort as it is rewarding to see your work in print.
Questions to ask yourself:
Finding and Using Knowledge provides guidance on ways to get knowledge used in practice and alternative ways to share knowledge.
In October 2023 NES Knowledge Services organised a series of talks on the topic of 'How to Get Published'.
The sessions covered:
Recordings of all the sessions are availble on Getting Published Month 2023.
A webinar hosted in 2017 by NES Knowledge Services looked at how to get your improvement project findings, clinical work, research or experience published. There were speakers from publishers who discussed how to:
The British Library have a range of resources related to publishing research including leaflets on:
These are part of the British Library Scholalry Communications Toolkit.
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Knowledge Services continues to develop this guidance.
Thank you to all those involved in the 2023 and 2017 events as well as Healthcare Improvement Scotland for sharing their local toolkit that supports staff to publish.