PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

'Writing for Publication Pre-Conference Workshop: An Intensive Writing Retreat'

Hosted by the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing and ACMHN.

Monday 7 October 2019

HOSTED BY THE IJMHN and ACMHN

Conducted by Professors Usher (EIC), Professor Wynaden and Professor Cleary

 

 

RETREAT OBJECTIVES:

Each participant will:

  • assess own needs in developing publication skills and seek assistance in developing strength in these areas

  • develop a manuscript for submission to a selected journal

  • learn about effective writing for publication techniques

  • receive feedback and be able to incorporate it into your manuscript

  • prepare effective feedback and constructively share it with a peer

  • prepare to receive feedback through the peer review process

 

Features of the retreat:

  • Periods of uninterrupted writing time

  • Feedback from mentors

  • Feedback after the event

  • Crossover learning - Focus on writing skills; Focus on editing

 

Pre- retreat requirements:

  • Prior to workshop and no later than Friday 12 September, please submit an outline of your proposed paper, along with the name of your target journal

  • One week prior to the retreat (by 15th October), please submit a draft of your manuscript

 

What to bring:

  • Please bring a laptop with your draft manuscript loaded on it – if you do not have a laptop to bring with you, paper and pen will be sufficient.

  • Bring reference material for your paper (hard or soft copies)

  • A clear mind ready to focus!

 

A TYPICAL DAY ON RETREAT

8.00-8.30am                   Arrival and set up

8.30 -10.00am                Individual mentor feedback

10.00 -12.30pm              Uninterrupted writing time (morning tea available on Foyer between 10:20 – 10:45am)

12.30 -1.15pm                Lunch

1.15 -2.00pm                  Scholarly Writing presentation

2.00-5.30pm                   Uninterrupted writing time with guidance as needed (afternoon tea available)

                                        Print one copy of draft paper for feedback (this will be provided by the end of the following week)

Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

PO Box 154, Deakin West 

Canberra, ACT 2600

Australia

T: 02 6285 1078

E: events@acmhn.org

W: www.acmhn.org