Thanks for following along with our first-ever writing series, What’s in a Name? How to Write an Effective Title. You can read the other posts in the series here. We hope the strategies and suggestions we shared will be helpful as you write your next journal article, grant proposal, or conference abstract or revise something you’re working on now. To conclude, we want to follow up on last week’s writing exercise and share some additional resources you may find useful.
Title Writing Exercise Follow-Up
The abstract we shared in “Applying What You Learned: Title Writing Exercise” is from an Invited Commentary published in our April 2018 issue. The final title for this commentary is:
Creating Structured Opportunities for Social Engagement to Promote Well-Being and Avoid Burnout in Medical Students and Residents
This title is clear, informative, and scholarly in tone. It accurately portrays the content of the article and includes key search terms like “well-being,” “burnout,” “medical students,” and “residents,” making it easy to find via Google and PubMed. You can read the complete article here.
Additional Writing Resources
We also encourage you to check out the following resources for additional strategies for improving your writing. All are available to access and download for free.
- The For Authors webpage is a “hub” for information about Academic Medicine, our submission types, and writing and editing in general.
- The Conducting Research in Health Professions Education: From Idea to Publication eBook is a collection of one-page infographics offering guidance on each step of the process of conducting and publishing research in health professions education.
- The Handbook for Academic Medicine Writing Workshop is a handbook with annotated examples of successful manuscripts from a variety of article types.
Our resources for reviewers can also be helpful for authors, as they give you a glimpse into what reviewers are looking for when they evaluate your work. You can use the checklist in the Review Criteria for Research Manuscripts, for example, to ensure your manuscript includes the content and features a reviewer is going to check for. To that end, we also encourage you to check out the following resources for reviewers:
- The For Reviewers webpage is a “hub” for Academic Medicine’s reviewer instructions, guidelines, and additional resources.
- The Review Criteria for Research Manuscripts, Second Edition is a manual for reviewing research manuscripts and includes a helpful one-page checklist of reviewer criteria.
- The Practice Review Exercise is a self-guided exercise that allows you to review an actual manuscript. It includes the original submission, the peer reviews, the authors’ response to the reviewers, and the revised submission.
- The Tips from Editors and Peer Reviewers blog series includes blog posts from some of Academic Medicine’s top reviewers offering wisdom and tips for navigating the review process.
We plan to continue using AM Rounds to share strategies for improving your writing with an eye toward getting published and sharing your scholarship with the world. If there is a topic you’d like us to cover, please do reach out. You can leave a comment below, tweet us at @AcadMedJournal, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.