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From "Nurse Author & Editor" a helpful website full of topics that include cover letters, ethics, peer review and getting published. Click here for more information.
Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Training Program presentation on abstract writing from one of LSUHSC’s finest—Dr. Paula Gregory, director, Office of Faculty Development and professor of Genetics. Dr. Gregory presented from New Orleans using new videoconferencing tools at CCTS. You can catch Dr. Gregory’s presentation on abstract writing on the CCTS YouTube channel.
Key topics of this month's newsletter are responsible conduct of research and research integrity; new Recertification of Effort Form and process; a profile of Research Integrity Officer Pam Bounelis, PhD; defining fabrication, falsification and plagiarism; new research data management requirements; and the new chemical inventory system. Click here to visit their website.
At the 2016 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium UAB SON Post-Doc, Nick Dionne-Odom, PhD, RN discussed the “hidden” health-care workforce of family caregivers and what clinicians can do to help ease the burden on families through the work he has done with the ENABLE model.
To combat the nation's opioid epidemic, 25 national nursing organizations have joined forces to offer a free online educational series that will serve as a resource for practicing nurses, faculty, and students. Click here for more information.
The CCTS Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design group provides investigator support in biostatistics. They are available to collaborate with any investigators needing assistance, including faculty members, post-docs, fellows, residents and students. From Drop-in Clinics to talks to one-on-one consultations there is a wealth of support available. Check out some of their recorded videos of a methodology seminar on "The Fundamentals of Data Management," given by Dr. David Redden, Chair, Department of Biostatistics.
Global Qualitative Nursing Research (GQNR) is a groundbreaking new international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal focusing on qualitative research in the field of nursing. The Journal specializes in topics important to nurses: nursing, care, health, and illness. GQNR publishes research articles, qualitatively-driven mixed-method designs, meta-analyses, and articles focused on methodological development. Special sections include Ethics, Methodological Development, Developing the Theoretical Base of Nursing, Establishing Evidence, and Application to Practice. View the Manuscript Submission Guidelines for full author instructions.
Beware of Predatory Publishers!It is important to be wary of the possible pitfalls and perils of publishing in open-source, pay-to-publish journals. While there are legitimate and highly respected open-source journals it is worth your time to do your homework to assess the credibility of which journal you submit your article to. Here is a small compilation of resources on this topic.
- “Medical Publishing Triage – Chronicling Predatory Open Access Publishers” by Jeffrey Beall
- Beall’s List of Predatory Journals
- “Some Online Journals Will Publish Fake Science, For A Fee” NPR Report
- “Scientific Articles Accepted (Personal Checks, Too)” New York Times article
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS).
New Biographical Sketch Format Required for NIH and AHRQ Grant ApplicationsThe revised forms and instructions are now available on the SF 424 (R&R) Forms and Applications page. The new format extends the page limit from four to five pages, and allows researchers to describe up to five of their most significant contributions to science, along with the historical background that framed their research. Tool to Help Build the New Biosketch - The Science Experts Network (SciENcv), which serves as an interagency system designed to create biosketches for multiple federal agencies, will be updated and available within a few weeks to support the new biosketch format. SciENcv pulls information from available resources making it easy to develop a repository of information that can be readily updated and modified to prepare future biosketches. A YouTube video provides instructions for using SciENcv.
NAHRS Selected List of Nursing Journals
The Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section has listed over 200 Nursing journals with a wealth of information from contact information to frequency of publications and more!
This editorial examines the problem of predatory publishers and how they have negatively affected scholarly communication. Society relies on high-quality, peer-reviewed articles for public policy, legal cases, and improving the public health. Researchers need to be aware of how predatory publishers operate and need to avoid falling into their traps. The editorial examines the recent history of predatory publishers and how they have become prominent in the world of scholarly journals
Check out this handy little booklet that aims to give useful information and helpful suggestions to nurses who are thinking of writing and publishing an article to help demystify the process. Read up on tips to write a review article, a clinical article, an empirical research article and more!
Khan Academy, AACN, Jonas Center Launch Online Learning Materials for Future Nurses, Health Professionals
Online video tutorials, exercises designed to help new nurses prepare for licensing exam and serve as a free resource for the global classroom.
Sometimes when researcher are looking for survey instruments, it’s hard to find ‘good’ instruments in terms of validity and reliability. One option, however, is to use instruments developed under the NIH’s PROMIS (Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information Systems) initiative. These instruments were developed following rigorous methodology and have been evaluated in relatively large samples. There are measures for adult and pediatric settings. For adults, the domains covered by these measures include: physical function, pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, sexual function, gastro-intestinal symptoms, depression, anxiety, anger, cognitive function, alcohol use, psychosocial illness impact, self-efficacy, smoking, ability to participate in social roles and activities, social support, social isolation, and companionship, among others. There are scoring instructions and scoring software, and references for the methodology and instrument development.
For an R01 application to succeed, it must meld a highly significant and innovative topic with iron-clad feasibility. NIH calls that combination "impact", which is reflected in an application's peer review results: its overall impact score.
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