This session will overview writing for clinical research journals and is designed to empower clinical research professionals to contribute to the evidence and best practices within the industry. Our presentation will begin with discussing where ideas come from and how to begin writing. Writing basics will be discussed, along with how to refine an outline or draft. An overview of the peer review process will be described and the value of guest editors and guest columnists to Clinical Researcher. We will discuss next steps from the three possible outcomes: manuscript acceptance, revision-required or rejection. We will provide suggestions for how to improve writing skills and what resources are available to the novice writer for increasing the chances of publication.
Understand where manuscript ideas come from and how they contribute to industry best practices.
Describe the peer review process.
Understand the process once a manuscript is accepted or rejected.
Describe components of basic writing skills for publications.