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Scientific Writing for Peer Reviewed Publications for Public Health Professionals. MCH Epidemiology / CityMatch Conference Dec. 11, 2012 Michael Kogan, Ph.D. Director U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

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Scientific writing for peer reviewed publications for public health professionals
Scientific Writing for Peer Reviewed Publications for Public Health Professionals

MCH Epidemiology / CityMatch Conference

Dec. 11, 2012

Michael Kogan, Ph.D.

Director

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)

Office of Epidemiology and Research

Donna J. Petersen, ScD, MHS

Dean, School of Public Health, University of South Florida

and Editor in Chief, Maternal and Child Health Journal


Schedule for today
Schedule for Today Health Professionals

  • 8-8:15 -- Introduction of speakers and Dream Team

  • 8:15-8:45 – Why write & preparation needed to begin

  • 8:45-9:15 – What does an editor look for in a paper, tips on writing, and how to get started

  • 9:15-9:45 – How to write an introduction

  • 9:45-10:15 – Working with class on your introductions

  • 10:15-10:30 – Break

  • 10:30-11 – How to write a methods section

  • 11-11:30 – Working with class on your methods sections

  • 11:30-12 – How to write a results section

  • 12-1:00 – Lunch


Schedule for today continued
Schedule for Today (continued) Health Professionals

  • 1-1:30--Working with class on your results section

  • 1:30-2--How to write a discussion section

  • 2-2:30--Working with class on your discussion section

  • 2:30-3--How to write an abstract and titles

  • 3-3:15--Break

  • 3:15-3:45--Working with class on abstract and titles

  • 3:45-4:15--How to submit a paper to a journal

  • 4:15-4:45--Questions, additional work on papers


The scientific writing dream team
The Scientific Writing Health ProfessionalsDream Team

  • Debbie Klein Walker, EdD, Abt Associates

  • Martha Wingate, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • Pat O’Campo, PhD, University of Toronto

  • Reem Ghandour, DrPH, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

  • Laura Schieve, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Stephen Blumberg, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Acknowledgements
Acknowledgements Health Professionals

  • Russ Kirby, PhD, University of South Florida

  • Paul Z. Siegel, MD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Elena Kallestinova, Yale University


Why should you write for publication
Why Should You Health ProfessionalsWrite for Publication?

  • It will help you to clarify your thinking on a topic

  • It is one of the main methods of communicating your work to other scientists

  • It carries the weight of being peer-reviewed

  • It can be more easily found and referenced by other scientists and public health professionals

  • Publications can be a determinant in hiring and promotions

  • It helps build the evidence base in MCH


Laying the Groundwork Health Professionals

before Writing


Deciding where to send your paper
Deciding Health ProfessionalsWhere to Send Your Paper

  • Does the journal employ blind peer-reviewing? (AJPH – yes, JAMA – no, MCHJ – yes, Pediatrics – no, NEJM - no)

  • How often do articles appearing in the journal get cited? (Look up the Journal Impact Factor)

  • Are there a large number of subscribers?

  • Is the journal listed in Index Medicus?


Deciding where to send your paper1
Deciding Health ProfessionalsWhere to Send Your Paper

  • Does the journal process manuscripts in a reasonable amount of time?

  • Is there a long lag from acceptance to publication?

  • How many of their articles are published online ahead of print?

  • Is the journal’s subject matter, methodological, and theoretical orientation appropriate?

  • What is the journal’s acceptance rate?


Selected impact factors
Selected Impact Factors Health Professionals

  • NEJM 53

  • Nature 36

  • Lancet 34

  • Cell 32

  • Science 31

  • JAMA 30

  • BMJ 13

  • American Journal of Epidemiology 5.75

  • Pediatrics 5.4

  • Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 4.1

  • American Journal of Public Health 3.9


Resource for investigating these questions
Resource for Investigating these Questions Health Professionals

  • http://mulford.meduohio.edu/instr/

  • This is a listing of “Instructions for Authors” from over 3500 journals in the health sciences

  • NOTE: ALWAYS FOLLOW THE SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR EACH JOURNAL


Common Mistakes in Health Professionals

Laying the Groundwork

before Writing


  • Has the journal published papers in your subject area? Health Professionals

    • For example, submitting a paper on child injury to the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

  • Does the journal have predetermined criteria that would eliminate your paper?

    • The Journal of the American Medical Association will not accept papers from any studies with response rates below 60%.




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