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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This book describes the process of writing for publication beginning with the idea and culminating in the development of the final paper. It can be used in conjunction with a style manual.
Purpose: The purpose is to serve as a reference for individuals who need to learn how to write papers for a course or for publication. This is particularly useful for nursing students, especially when nursing programs expect students to demonstrate competency in writing as a program outcome.
Audience: The target audience is beginning and experienced authors, nurses wanting to learn how to write and publish articles, and graduate students wanting to learn how to write research reports and clinical articles.
Features: This book simplifies the writing process by aiding the reader in understanding how to develop a manuscript and to submit it for publication. It describes each step of the process from generating the idea and identifying the audience to the actual publication process. The author has a user friendly approach. Each chapter provides the basic information to guide the prospective writer through each step of the process.
Assessment: This book should be quite useful as a reference for its target audience. With the emphasis on writing competency in nursing programs, it would be a worthwhile purchase for a student nurse wanting to write for publication or complete a term paper. In fact, it is a good purchase for any nurse who anticipates writing for publication.