Pre-conference workshops

The following workshops will take place on Sunday 6 December in advance of the conference:

Sunday 6 December 2020 | 09:30-12:30

Workshop 1: Becoming a highly successful author and reviewer: From submission to dissemination

Led and facilitated by: Professor Amanda Kenny, Editor in Chief, Nurse Education Today

Workshop 2: How to publish safely: the world of Open Access and ethical journals

Led and facilitated by: Karen Holland, Editor in Chief, Nurse Education in Practice & Emily Cooper, Publisher (Nurse Education in Practice and Nurse Education Today), Elsevier

Sunday 6 December 2020 | 13:30-16:30

Workshop 3: Maximising your track record: Publications, presentations and innovative knowledge translation

Led and facilitated by: Professor Amanda Kenny, Editor in Chief, Nurse Education Today

Workshop 4: The Writing for Publication Journey: The ins and outs of getting published

Led and facilitated by: Karen Holland, Editor in Chief, Nurse Education in Practice


General Information

Each workshop will last 3 hours, including 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 40 delegates. Places will be assigned on a first come-first served basis.

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. These surgeries will be led by Editors, Deputy Editors and Associate Editors from both journals.

Registration costs €60 + VAT 21% = €72.60 (if booked before 24th January 2020, otherwise €80 + VAT 21% = 96.80) per workshop.

Places are limited so please book early via the online registration system.

Certificates of attendance will be made available to all workshop participants at the end of each workshop.


Workshop 1: Becoming a highly successful author and reviewer: From submission to dissemination

Led and facilitated by: Professor Amanda Kenny, Editor in Chief, Nurse Education Today

Sunday 6 December 2020 | 09:30-12:30

As an author, you submit your beautifully crafted manuscript with a sense of excitement and relief. As a reviewer, you submit your review and hope that it is useful. What happens then -can be shrouded in mystery.

In this highly interactive workshop, you will gain a wealth of tips to help you become a successful author and reviewer.  You will learn the key things that editors look for when making a decision to send a paper to review. As you follow a paper from the editor’s desk, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the review and publication process, from the perspective of an author and reviewer. You will hone your skills in responding to authors, reviewers and editors.

You will be taken beyond the acceptance of your paper and will learn strategies, tools and techniques to maximise the impact of your publication to gain the greatest impact on your career.

This workshop will help authors:

(i) Maximise the successful acceptance of their manuscript.

(ii) Prepare for feedback and how to understand it.

(iii) Understand the review process and to prepare for a role as a peer reviewer


Workshop 2: How to publish safely: the world of Open Access and ethical journals

Led and facilitated by: Karen Holland, Editor in Chief, Nurse Education in Practice &

Emily Cooper, Publisher (Nurse Education in Practice and Nurse Education Today), Elsevier

Sunday 6 December 2020 | 09:30-12:30

Where to submit your paper is one of the most important questions that authors today must ask themselves. The changing landscape of publishing, alongside that of enhanced technology and the speed of making knowledge available to a wider international community has meant that new ways of engaging authors has become a major industry.

In this session we will be exploring this new world, in particular that of journals known as Open Access, and what does publishing an article open access mean for an author. What is a pre-print? What are the different Open Access licences? What can I safely and legally share?

You will have we are sure heard of the term predatory journal or unethical journal but may be unclear how to avoid publishing in them and the possible impact this could have on your ongoing career.  We will share and discuss with you how to ensure that you successfully manage the possible pitfalls involved in publishing in these journals, by using recognised and Publisher supported tools such as Think Check Submit.

Publishing your own work should be an exciting and well-earned achievement. Helping you to understand the importance of publishing and disseminating your work safely is the focus to ensuring that you attain your goal of seeing that hard work published.

There will be lots of opportunity for us to share experiences and engage in discussion.


Workshop 3: Maximising your track record: Publications, presentations and innovative knowledge translation

Led and facilitated by: Professor Amanda Kenny, Editor in Chief, Nurse Education Today

Sunday 6 December 2020 | 13:30-16:30

As a doctoral student, beginning or experienced researcher most of your focus is on aims, methodology and data collection. Little attention is given to how work will be shared, disseminated, communicated and publicized.  In this workshop, you will be encouraged to think about your track record and how strategy, good planning, and innovative thinking can be combined to ensure effective dissemination from the beginning of your research and beyond. Whether thinking about a doctorate; on the doctoral journey; already a supervisor; or experienced researcher, you will leave with an extensive toolkit that will help you craft great publications, fabulous presentations, and maximize the impact of your work outside academia.

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


Workshop 4: The Writing for Publication Journey: The ins and outs of getting published

Led and facilitated by: Karen Holland, Editor in Chief, Nurse Education in Practice

Sunday 6 December 2020 | 13:30-16:30

Where do I start? Where do I publish? How do I submit a paper? How do I ensure I choose an ethical journal? How do I avoid ‘salami slicing ‘? What is plagiarism? How can I get people to read my work?

This session will take you on a journey from before you start to write a paper, through to submitting it to the right journal and beyond.  Everyone has the same aim: to get that paper published. This outcome will depend on many different stages but is made easier by ensuring that you consider questions like those already noted. We cannot unfortunately write the paper for you! However, we can all learn new ways of working towards success and discover how to avoid some of those pitfalls that authors can unknowingly step into.

We will share experiences in a safe environment and enable plenty of time for open discussion and questions that will start you on that all-important journey to seeing your work published and then shared with as wide a readership as possible.