The e-books and resources listed below offer practical guidance on academic writing for nurses, whether you're writing for a school assignment, or considering a submission for publication.
If you are writing a manuscript in which you describe the results of an original study, quality improvement project, or systematic literature review, it is important to be aware of any guidelines that exist to ensure the complete and transparent reporting of the information about your project.
The following resources can help you identify a journal that might be a good fit for your paper.
“Predatory journals and publishers are entities that prioritize self-interest at the expense of scholarship and are characterized by false or misleading information, deviation from best editorial and publication practices, a lack of transparency, and/or the use of aggressive and indiscriminate solicitation practices.”1
These predatory publications typically collect large article processing charges (APCs) without providing the peer review and editorial support that can be expected from a quality scholarly publication.
Checklist to evaluating a journal2