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SPH Writing Support Services: Getting Started: Publishing in the Sciences

Getting started with SPH Writing Support Services

UTHealth Graphic and Editorial Standards

The UTHealth Graphic & Standards page explains "how to properly display our new logo signature and how to refer to UTHealth in written correspondence." The page provides UTHealth's graphic, editorial, and web standards.

Of specific interest to students, MS PPT templates for presentations, as well as research poster templates, are available for download.

The UTHealth PPT presentation templates are provided below:

The UTHealth School of Public Health research poster templates are provided below:

Writing and Publishing Success Strategies in the Health and Biomedical Sciences

1. Springer, the world-renown publisher of more than 2,900 journals and 200,000 books, has developed several interactive e-tutorials that provide advice and learning materials to help prospective authors and reviewers "write, submit, and publish your manuscript; become a peer reviewer; and learn about open access."

2. In this webinar, "Writing Success Strategies for Scholars in the Health Sciences," Kathryn Jacobsen, professor of epidemiology and global health at George Mason University, discusses several writing strategies--getting started, staying motivated, conquering writer's block--to help scholars and students succeed in the health sciences.

3. The Departments of Scientific Publications and of Faculty Development at MD Anderson sponsored a panel discussion, "Publishing Strategies in Scientific Publishing" (video) on publishing strategy, timing of publication, authorship, handling rejection, etc.

A PDF version of the video transcript is provided below:

4. Wiley, a leading publisher of nursing and healthcare journals, has developed two resources to teach readers how to write for publication.

a. Writing for Publication in Nursing and Healthcare helps the reader to develop skills in writing articles, book reviews, and other forms of publications by offering guidance, tips, examples, and activities. This practical how-to book written by experts in the field is essential reading for all nurses and healthcare professionals.

A PDF version of this open-access book is provided below:

b. Writing for Publication aims to provide useful information and helpful suggestions to nurses and other healthcare professionals who want to write and publish a journal article.

A PDF version of this complimentary booklet is provided below:

From Thesis or Dissertation to Journal Article

JANE: Journal/Author Name Estimator

Instructions for Authors in the Health Sciences

Public Health Articles

The most cited articles in some of the most cited (Top 10) journals in public health.

NOTE: To ensure access to individual articles, register for a TMC Library Resources Access Account.

The following offer general/background reading in public health:

Nature: The Future of Publishing

In a March 2013 special issue, Nature took "a close look at the forces now at work in scientific publishing, and how they may play out over the coming decades."

COPE: Committee on Publication Ethics

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) has compiled a minimum set of criteria that journals are assessed against when applying for membership in COPE, OASPA, DOAJ, or WAME. COPE encourages the use of these criteria in assessing a journal.

A PDF version of the full criteria is provided below:

Publication Ethics & the Emerging Scientific Workforce

"Predatory" Publishers Are Ruining Science

Retraction Watch