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How to Get Started BJUI Author Workshop July 2009 Part Five Hashim Hashim

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Presented by Hashim Hashim at the BJUI Author Workshop on 23rd June 2009.This presentation informs us on how to get started on writing a paper, from which type of paper to write to key hints and tips …

Presented by Hashim Hashim at the BJUI Author Workshop on 23rd June 2009.This presentation informs us on how to get started on writing a paper, from which type of paper to write to key hints and tips on how to make it work well. It is clear, concise and very informative.

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  • 1. BJUI Author Workshop, Tuesday 23 rd June 2009 Hashim Hashim How to get started
  • 2. Steps in writing a paper
      • Choose a topic
      • Choose the type of article
      • Choose the journal to submit to
      • Write the article
      • Correct the article
      • Send the article
  • 3. Choosing a topic
      • May be the most difficult step
      • Literature search
      • Interesting
      • Original
      • Advice of supervisor/consultant/colleague
  • 4.  
  • 5. Types of articles
      • Letters to editor
      • Case reports
      • Editorials
      • Review Articles
      • Original papers
  • 6. Where to submit – Factors to consider
      • Impact factor
      • Audience
      • Prestige
      • Author’s preference
      • Indexed on Medline
      • Journal reply time
      • Anonymity
      • Frequency of publication
  • 7. BJUI Eur Urol J Urol Urology 2005 2.25 3.42 3.59 2.14 2006 2.64 4.85 3.95 2.13 2007 2.75 5.63 4.05 2.13
  • 8. Questions to answer before writing?
      • What do you want to say?
      • Is it worth saying?
      • What is the right format?
      • What is the audience?
      • What is the right journal?
  • 9. Writing the article
      • How to begin?
      • Where to begin?
      • When to begin?
      • What to include?
      • Who to include?
  • 10. Referencing
      • Reference manager
      • Endnote
  • 11. Correcting the article
      • How to correct?
      • What to correct?
      • How many times to correct?
  • 12. Sending the article
      • Where to send?
      • How to send?
      • What to send with it?
  • 13. Waiting for journal reply
      • May take time
      • Correct as per reviewer instructions
      • Don’t be ‘put off’ if rejected
  • 14. ‘ Rookie’ mistakes
      • Not ‘sticking’ to the author instructions
        • Word count
        • References
        • Style
        • Figures/tables/pictures
        • Title page
      • Not checking
        • Spelling
        • Grammar
      • Not getting Permissions/Copyright
  • 15. Tips
      • PLAN, PLAN & PLAN!!!!!!!
      • Be patient & realistic
      • Ask your colleagues who previously published
      • Read previous papers on the topic
      • Obtain all necessary signatures
      • Attend courses and workshops
        • ECDL
        • Statistics
      • Anticipate hurdles
      • ENJOY IT!!!!
  • 16. What you could expect in 5 years!!
      • 4 books (1 st editor and author)
      • 3 book chapters (2 first author)
      • 9 original papers (7 first author)
      • 14 review articles (8 first author)
      • 4 case reports (2 first author)
      • 4 letters (3 first author)
  • 17. Conclusion
      • Develop your own writing style
      • Writing is an art, you need to practice it
  • 18. Pearls of Wisdom
      • Necessity is the mother of invention
      • A journey of a thousand miles begins
      • with a single step
      • Beggars can't be choosers
      • Practice makes perfect