Pre-conference workshops

  • Sunday 6 May 2018

Workshops 1 & 2 – 09:00-12:20  | Workshops 3 & 4 – 13:30-16:50

Early Workshop Registration (half-day module) - US$75 (bookings prior to January 29, 2018)

Late Workshop Registration (half-day module) - US$90 (bookings after January 29, 2018)


Workshop 1 and 3 will be led by:

Karen Holland, Editor in Chief, Nurse Education in Practice & Subject Chair: Nursing/ Health Professions/Education, Elsevier SCOPUS Content Selection Advisory Board (CSAB)

Workshop 2 and 4 will be led by:

Professor Amanda Kenny, Deputy Editor, Nurse Education Today & La Trobe University, Australia


Workshop 1: Introduction to writing for publication: the journal article

This workshop introduces the participants to the essentials of writing a journal article for publication in an academic peer reviewed journal. It is a journey of discovery.

Issues to be explored will be considered in three stages:

(i) Getting started on the writing ‘journey’ (Part 1: Before putting pen to paper).
(ii) Continuing the writing ‘journey’ (Part 2: Writing the paper).
(iii) Completing the first ‘journey’ (Part 3: Reviewer feedback and Revision).

Participants are encouraged to bring along a draft of any paper they may already be working on; papers that may have already started the writing journey and have been requested to be revised by a journal review team; or papers that may previously have been rejected. This session, although entitled “An Introduction” also offers experienced authors an opportunity to update themselves on new developments in publishing and authorship issues.


Workshop 2: The paper is submitted – what now? The review process, publication and dissemination.

In this interactive workshop, the mechanics, mystique and magic of a journal will be explored.

Participants will follow a paper from the editor’s desk through the review process, to publication and dissemination. Participants will pick up key things that editors look for when making decisions to send a paper to review and will gain valuable insight into the review process, from the perspective of an author and a reviewer.

The mystique of review will be uncovered. As an author you will learn much, and you will hone your skills to be a fabulous reviewer. Participants will learn how to respond to reviewers and editors and will see what happens when your paper is accepted. For authors acceptance is magic, but that is only the beginning. Workshop delegates will leave with a wealth of strategies, techniques, tools, and tips to maximise the impact of their paper so it has the greatest impact on their career.

This workshop will help authors:

(i) To prepare their article by critically evaluating their own work using the tools and skills presented in the workshop.
(ii) To prepare for feedback and how to understand it.
(iii) To understand the review process and to prepare for a role as a peer reviewer.


Workshop 3: Ethical writing and Publishing

Writing ethically is a fundamental expectation of every author submitting an article for possible publication in a journal.  In turn, it is also expected that all journals practice ethical publishing.  This workshop will explore ethical publishing in terms of both how to write ethically and how to publish ethically.

Issues that will be explored will include:

(i) The “ethical” journal – what is it journal and how to identify one.
(ii) Plagiarism – what is it and how to avoid it (both plagiarism and “self-plagiarsim”).
(iii) Author disputes.
(iv) ‘Salami slicing’.

All of these sensitive issues will be explored in the safety of a shared and collaborative environment.


Workshop 4: Maximising outcomes from your research: publications, presentations and new ways of knowledge translation.

When starting a doctorate, or major research project, much of the focus is on crafting aims, sharpening research questions and collecting data. Few people start their project thinking about how their work will be shared, disseminated, communicated and publicised. In this workshop, the focus will be on effective dissemination of research from the beginning of the journey to the end and beyond!  Participants will get hands on experience in developing a dissemination and impact strategy to ensure that their work is highly influential.

The workshop will help participants to:

(i) Build a strategy.
(ii) Consider study design.
(iii) Write effectively.
(iv) Maximise published material.
(v) Consider new ways of knowledge translation and dissemination.

Whether thinking about a doctorate; on the doctoral journey; already a supervisor; or experienced researcher, workshop participants will leave with a heap of tips that will help them craft great publications, fabulous presentations, and most importantly, a strategy to answer the hardest question of all – What is the contribution of my work outside academia?


General Information

Each workshop will last 3 hours 20 minutes enabling a short break in each workshop. Delegates may attend one workshop or a combination of a morning and an afternoon workshop depending on the schedule and timings provided.

Lunch will only be provided for delegates attending both a morning AND an afternoon workshop.

The maximum capacity per workshop is 30 delegates. Places will be assigned on a first come-first served basis. Please book during online registration

*For each of these workshops having access either personally or sharing with a colleague, to either a tablet or laptop, will enhance the participation but is not a requirement*

Although the workshop leaders encourage participants to bring draft papers and ideas to the sessions, it may not be possible to meet individually with everyone. Participants are alerted to further writing surgeries that will take place during the main conference – details to be confirmed when the programme is announced in November. These surgeries will be led by Editors, Deputy Editors and Associate Editors from both journals.