"Staying Connected" Collaborative Presentations and Publications

Sunday, 17 November 2013: 11:20 AM

Diane B. Monsivais, PhD
School of Nursing, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

Problem:  Joint presentations and publications  for 3-5 scholars  can be challenging.  Conferences must have a symposium forum with appropriate themes, and there is general  lack of funding for travel.  Extra detective work is needed to identify publishing opportunities.

Method: We planned strategies to present our work by looking at our dissertations through different “theoretical  lenses ” to diversify our presentations and then identifying appropriate conferences and journals.

Results: To date, each person’s individual presentations have been submitted as part of  3 symposiums .  We have presented at 2 national symposiums, and the third group of papers were accepted as individual podium presentations.  Each person was  lead author on an individual publication within a special focus issue of a journal in 2011, and individual publications have just been accepted for a special focus section of another journal .

Conclusion:  A collaborative scholarly group that shares doctoral education and has aligned research has the potential to be productive more rapidly than standard models of faculty mentoring.