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Writing for Publication

This is a guide to resources, training and support available to medical and healthcare students and researchers seeking to publish their research.

Medical Library training

The Medical Library runs monthly training sessions on dissemination of your research. These are as follows:

These courses are aimed at medical students, researchers, and healthcare professionals, but all University of Cambridge staff and students are welcome. Book your place on these courses with your Raven login.

Useful writing tools

Here are some tools to help with the writing process:

  • Authorea (link opens in new window) — online collaborative writing tool
  • Overleaf (link opens in new window) — online collaborative writing tool
  • Pomodoro Method (link opens in new window)— a time-management technique to help keep you motivated if you dislike writing
  • Biomed Central (link opens in new window) — comprehensive guide to all stages of the writing and publication process
  • Elizabeth Gadd's post-publication concerns (link opens in new window) — things to be aware of after your article has been published

The Medical Library also offers a training session on writing for publication (link opens in new window).

NHS Writing for publication FAQs

The NHS Learning Academy has created an FAQ guide to writing for publication (link opens in new tab). It aims to answer questions and signpost resources. The questions focus on four areas

  • Step 1: Planning FAQs
  • Step 2: Writing your article FAQs
  • Step 3: In review FAQs
  • Step 4: Post publication FAQs

Contact us

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Medical Library Team
University of Cambridge Medical Library
Box 111
School of Clinical Medicine
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
Subjects: Clinical Medicine

Article on writing for publication

Eleanor and Veronica from the Medical Library have published a peer-reviewed journal article on structure, form, content, and journal selection when writing for publication:

Phillips, V., and Barker, E. Writing for publication: structure, form, content, and journal selection (link opens in new window). Journal of Perioperative Practice (2021); 31 (6), 230-233.

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