Writing for Publication 101: March 16th

March 9, 2021

Event Date: March 16th – 4pm ET-5:30pm ET / 1pm PT-2:30pm PT

This webinar will explain how to write a manuscript for publication. Strategies for successful submission and acceptance of a manuscript will be discussed, including resources to aid novice and experienced authors. Differences between writing for academic assignments and writing for publication will be explored.

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Have you been thinking about submitting a manuscript for publication and do not know where to start or feel overwhelmed by the process? In this webinar the presenters will discuss reasons why it is important to publish in nursing, types of publications, strategies for writing a successful manuscript, the differences between academic papers and published articles, the peer review process, editorial decisions including revise and resubmit, and what happens after your paper is accepted. An overview of how to prepare your manuscript, including how to utilize author guidelines and other reporting standards, will be discussed.

Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe how to prepare a manuscript for publication using author guidelines, reporting standards, and best practice guidance.
  • Explain the differences between writing a paper for school, including doctoral projects and dissertations, and writing for publication.
  • Identify resources available to support authors, including the Elsevier Researcher Academy.


Dr. Anna Valdez has over 28 years of experience in clinical practice and nursing education.  She has taught nursing at all levels and in a variety of settings.  She current serves as a Professor and Chair of Nursing at Sonoma State University, and as a contributing senior faculty member at Walden University.  Dr. Valdez is nationally certified in emergency nursing, flight nursing, and nursing education. Her current research interests focus primarily on emergency nursing, social determinants of health, health inequity, social justice, and nursing education.  Dr. Valdez has presented at several conferences and served on a variety of health-related advisory boards. She has published numerous peer reviewed articles and contributed as an author in two current emergency nursing books. Dr. Valdez has served as an Associate Editor, Section Editor and member of the Executive Editorial Board for the Journal of Emergency Nursing. She is currently serving as the Editor in Chief for the Teaching and Learning in Nursing journal.


Dr. David Woodruff, a Faculty Development Specialist with Chamberlain University, was previously the Dean of Academic Affairs at the Cleveland, Ohio Campus. Dr. Woodruff has 30 years of experience in the nursing profession including practicing in Intensive Care and teaching in ADN, BSN, and MSN programs. Prior to coming to Chamberlain, Dr. Woodruff was the founder and president of a business that specialized in personalized continuing education and coaching to increase the number of certified nurses in the workforce.  Dr. Woodruff earned his BSN and MSN from Kent State University, and a PhD in Nursing Education from Capella University. Dr. Woodruff is a National Academies of Practice fellow, Certified Nurse Educator, and is certified in Professional Staff Development, Critical Care nursing and Progressive Care nursing. His dissertation and research interests include the transition to practice and professional development of nurses and faculty. Dr. Woodruff serves as the Associate Editor for the Teaching and Learning in Nursing journal.