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Writing for Publication--Nursing

This guide provides information and resources for nurses intending to share their research or knowledge by publishing.

Books Available in Cedar Bluff Library--Reference

The main purpose of this book is to compile information about nursing journals for researchers, clinicians, and students who are submitting manuscripts for publication. This will prove a useful learning tool for novice writers and a good quick reference for professionals as well.  


Citation Managers

Targeting a Journal

How can you determine an appropriate journal for publishing your article?  Try the following:

1) Refer to the lists available through the websites linked here

2) Search the CINAHL Publications list from within the CINAHL database.  You are able to click on a journal title and to read a description of the journal. You may also browse the nursing and allied health titles available via CINAHL here.

3) Refer to Ulrich's Periodical Directory via our library databases. The Ulrich's database provides detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on serials published throughout the world. Enter your topic or discipline, such as psychiatric nursing, in the search box, and use the limits on the left-hand side of your results to refine your search.


Grant Writing

Below are online resources for grant writing and funding:


Writing Grant Proposals (UNC):

Tips and Tutorials for Writing Grants (National Institute of Health; many of the suggestions are general enough to be applied to any type of grant): ('Grant Process Overview' and 'Writing Your Application' offer good suggestions for planning and developing your proposal)


Simulation Innovation Research Center:

Government Grants--National Institute of Health: