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A Writer's Toolkit

Published: September 21, 2012 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9238

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Abstract

This resource is a comprehensive toolkit designed to assist junior faculty members in the process of scientific writing and publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. This toolkit explains how to plan a scholarly project and conduct a literature search. The toolkit goes on to address the basics of publication in a peer-reviewed journal, including choosing the appropriate target journal, establishing a timetable, writing for scientific audiences, and submitting the manuscript. Throughout this toolkit, we have also provided advice specifically targeted to medical educators. This toolkit was initially distributed as a hard copy to a small group of participants in the Brigham and Women’s Series for Medical Educators and the Brigham and Women’s Faculty Mentoring Leadership Program. It was also distributed to 200 attendees of the Harvard Medical School Academy Writing for Scholarship Symposium in May 2012. The symposium was designed to complement the toolkit by providing an interactive forum for discussion of challenges in scholarly writing and publication.


Educational Objectives

By the end of this resource, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic structure of a manuscript.
  2. Understand fundamental principles of scientific writing.
  3. Describe the process of submitting a journal article.
  4. Describe the review process and how to respond to reviews.

Author Information

  • Susan Pories, MD: Mount Auburn Hospital
  • Terry Ross Bard, DD: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Sigall Bell, MD: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Dara D. Brodsky, MD: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Michele M. Burns, MD: Children's Hospital Boston
  • Angela G. Catic, MD: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Sara B. Fazio, MD: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Jonathan Fisher, MD, MPH: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Lisa Frontado, EdM, MS: Harvard Medical School
  • Joseph M. Garfield, MD: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Grace Huang, MD: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Antoinette S. Peters, PhD: Harvard Medical School
  • May Pian-Smith, MD: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Stuart F. Quan, MD: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Steve Schwaitzberg, MD: Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Jonathan F. Borus, MD: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Disclosures
None to report.

Funding/Support
None to report.



Citation

Pories S, Bard T, Bell S, et al. A writer's toolkit. MedEdPORTAL. 2012;8:9238. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9238