Leading the Development of Nursing Practice and Policy through Successful Publication

Sunday, 8 November 2015: 11:00 AM

Ian J. Norman, PhD, MSc, BA, RN, FAAN, FRCN
Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, King's College, University of London., LONDON, United Kingdom

Publication of research findings may be regarded as a moral duty – after all what good is research if it does not inform the evidence base of professional nursing? Yet a substantial amount of health related research remains unpublished and much more virtually unread. A survey of 635 completed clinical trials funded by the National Institutes for Health (NIH) found that less than half the results were published within 30 months of completion and a third of results remain unpublished 51 months following completion (Ross et al 2012).

In this presentation the editor-in-chief of a leading academic nursing journal will highlight reasons for non-publication of nursing research and share their 'top-tips' for researchers about how to improve their chances of publishing research findings in high impact journals and ensure that those findings will be used by practitioners and researchers.


Ross JS, Tse T, Zarin DA, Xu H, Zhou L and Krumholz HM. 2012. Publication of NIH funded trials registered in ClinicalTrials.gov: cross sectional analysis. Brit Med Journal. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d7292