Online Program
Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 476 | Submission: 10610 | Sponsor(s): (HCM, RM)
Scheduled: Saturday, Aug 10 2019 3:30PM - 5:30PM at Sheraton Boston Hotel in Republic A
Preparing Manuscripts for Publication: The Anatomy of a Publishable Article
Preparing Manuscripts for Publication

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Participant: Nir Menachemi, Indiana U.
This workshop is a hands-on tour of the components of a publishable paper with the explicit intention of helping developing scholars become better authors of peer-reviewed articles. Most inexperienced writers may not realize that scientific articles follow one or more ‘proven’ approaches on how to best structure a paper. This workshop presents one such approach. Successful authors develop skills in both the art and the science of publishing. The art involves creatively framing a manuscript around an important topic, synthesizing the previous literature in a succinct and meaningful way, and communicating the academic and practical implications of the research. The science of publishing involves organizing the manuscript, presenting a logical flow of ideas, and providing a format expected by reviewers and editor in the field. Promising articles that are inappropriately structured, ill-communicated, or poorly written are frequently rejected because reviewers and editors find it difficult to assess the merits of the study. By providing many annotated examples from the healthcare management literature, this workshop will be a tour of the ‘anatomy’ of a publishable paper. We will answer such questions as: How should an introduction be written? What is meant by the “theory section?” What specifically goes in (and stays out!) of the methods, results, and discussion sections? This workshop will help participants, especially doctoral students and others interested in improving their publishing output, feel more confident about how to approach the writing of a paper for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
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