"Writing Tip
             Of The Week"

When you think you've got the final version of your manuscript; read it aloud. Reading it aloud will be like you're hearing it for the first time; because you are. "Hearing it", that is.
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The Author's Blog

The opportunity for profit coupled with the relative ease of online publishing has led to the proliferation of "predatory publishers" Don't get fooled by them - it can hurt your career and your work will not get the attention or dissemination it deserves.
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Writing Standards and Guidelines

CONSORT: Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials
The CONSORT Statement is an evidence-based minimum set of recommendations for writing reports of randomized controlled trials.

International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
This is a group of general medical journal editors that meets annually to establish and update manuscript requirements and ethical guidelines that are followed by peer-reviewed biomedical publications, including nursing journals. The guidelines and detailed explanations are available on the website.

SQUIRE 2.0: Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence
The Squire Guidelines were developed to ensure high quality reporting of quality improvement projects. The website provides authors with resources on the guidelines and on the writing process.

PRISMA: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
PRISMA are the accepted standards for writing up a systematic review. The website provides a checklist and flow diagram.