This section includes resources to share your research findings, including publishing in peer-reviewed journals and sharing your findings with different audiences to facilitate change in knowledge, policy, and practice.
Publishing in peer-reviewed journals
- Book chapter: Lingard L, Driessen E. How to tell compelling scientific stories. In: Cleland, J, Durning SJ, eds. Researching Medical Education. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell; 2015.
- For a copy of this book chapter, contact Bongi Dube
- Learning resource: UBC Science Writing Resource – This resource is a comprehensive guide on scientific writing, including tips on how to organize your research paper, how to write clearly and concisely, passive vs active voice, reporting statistics, and using visuals in your writing.
- Reporting guidelines: The EQUATOR Network – This website has a collection of reporting guidelines that many academic journals require in the submission process, for both qualitative and quantitative research. They also outline the sections needed for high quality papers with transparent reporting. Checklists are matched according to research design. It also has other handy links for writing and publishing.
- Presentation: The Art of Manuscript Writing – Jessica Gaber, Research Knowledge & Skill Builder [Video | Slides]
- Learning resource: Academic Writing, from OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab at Purdue University – Writing resources and instructional material on general writing and academic writing.
- Guidelines: Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)
- Presentation: Manuscript Preparation and Authorship – Lawrence Grierson, Research Knowledge & Skill Builder [Slides]
- Presentation: Editing – Casey Irvin, Research Knowledge & Skill Builder [Video | Slides]
- DFM resource: Guidance for Authorship on Scholarly Work
- DFM resource: Discussion Sentence Starters & Prompts
- Presentation: EndNote for research – Steve Dragos Research Knowledge & Skill Builder [Video | Slides]
Sharing your Research Findings to Facilitate Change in Knowledge, Policy, Practice
Identifying key messages
- Presentation: And, But, Therefore: Key Message Development – Meerab Majeed, Research Huddle
- Journal article: Lingard, L. Joining a conversation: the problem/gap/hook heuristic. Perspect Med Educ 4, 252–253 (2015).
- Webpage: Plain language is for everyone, even experts – Nielsen Norman Group
- Checklist: Plain Language Writing Checklist – The Hospital for Sick Children
- Use this checklist to evaluate your writing and make sure it’s written in a clear way that is relevant to the reader.
Who is your audience and how to reach them?
Professionals at conferences
- Presentation: How to Create A Better Poster
- Template: DFM Better Poster Templates
- Presentation: Presenting Data in Visually Engaging Ways – Casey Irvin, Research Knowledge and Skill Builder [Video | Slides]
General public through traditional and social media
- Presentation: How to create a 45-second video for a publication
- Tip Sheet: Twitter Tip sheet
- Web Page: 10 Tips for Researchers to write a Better OpEd – Centre for Healthcare Innovation, University of Manitoba
- Tip Sheet: Infographic Planning
*DFM faculty members can access full text articles from the McMaster Health Sciences Library using your MacID. To request your MacID, or if you’re having issues, please email Faculty Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.