'Writing for Publication Pre-Conference Workshop: An Intensive Writing Retreat'
Hosted by the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing and ACMHN.
Monday 7 October 2019
HOSTED BY THE IJMHN and ACMHN
Conducted by Professors Usher (EIC), Professor Wynaden and Professor Cleary
Each participant will:
assess own needs in developing publication skills and seek assistance in developing strength in these areas
develop a manuscript for submission to a selected journal
learn about effective writing for publication techniques
receive feedback and be able to incorporate it into your manuscript
prepare effective feedback and constructively share it with a peer
prepare to receive feedback through the peer review process
Features of the retreat:
Periods of uninterrupted writing time
Feedback from mentors
Feedback after the event
Crossover learning - Focus on writing skills; Focus on editing
Pre- retreat requirements:
Prior to workshop and no later than Friday 12 September, please submit an outline of your proposed paper, along with the name of your target journal
One week prior to the retreat (by 15th October), please submit a draft of your manuscript
What to bring:
Please bring a laptop with your draft manuscript loaded on it – if you do not have a laptop to bring with you, paper and pen will be sufficient.
Bring reference material for your paper (hard or soft copies)
A clear mind ready to focus!
A TYPICAL DAY ON RETREAT
8.00-8.30am Arrival and set up
8.30 -10.00am Individual mentor feedback
10.00 -12.30pm Uninterrupted writing time (morning tea available on Foyer between 10:20 – 10:45am)
12.30 -1.15pm Lunch
1.15 -2.00pm Scholarly Writing presentation
2.00-5.30pm Uninterrupted writing time with guidance as needed (afternoon tea available)
Print one copy of draft paper for feedback (this will be provided by the end of the following week)