Winning the Publications Game The smart way to write your paper and get it published, Fourth Edition
The publications game can seem tricky: knowing where to start, how to plan and draft a paper, who to pitch it to and how to present it can appear difficult enough. With the advent of e-publishing and ever-tougher regulatory frameworks surrounding research, the picture can seem even more intimidating.
In this classic guide, Tim Albert demystifies the process of getting research published in his characteristically clear and engaging style. From the initial brief to final manuscript and beyond, all is explained in jargon-free, no-nonsense and encouraging terms, providing indispensable guidance to clinicians, scientists and academics in giving their research the platform it deserves.
Know the game. Know yourself. First set yourself a brief. Expand the brief. Make a plan, or four. Write the first draft. Rewrite your draft. Prepare the additional elements. Use internal reviewers. Send off the package.
“This book packs a lot of punch. It is full of nuggets of wisdom, drawn from the author’s decades of experience as an author, editor and trainer. It is also peppered with figures, checklists and a checkpoint at the end of each chapter to test whether the reader is ready to move on to the next chapter. A unique aspect of this book is ‘Bookchoice’, in which the author recommends a book for further reading, followed by a brief description of the contents. I have made a list of books that I ‘must’ read… If you are looking to publish your paper in a journal of your choice and be assured of getting it published, this is the right book for you.” – Bandana Malhotra, Medical Editor, New Delhi, The National Medical Journal of India