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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
On-line version ISSN 1518-8345
RASSOOL, G. Hussein. Writing for international publication in nursing journals: a personal perspective (part 1). Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2006, vol.14, n.2, pp.266-270. ISSN 1518-8345. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692006000200017.
The number of printed and electronic (Internet) academic nursing publications in Brazil and around the world highlights the importance attached to publishing in the field of nursing. Internationally, journals are ranked according to their professional merits and peer review orientations. Financial institutions increasingly value publications in renowned journals as one criterion for granting funds for research. One important reason why many scientific articles do not meet the requirements from international journal reviewers, especially those submitted English, is the result of poor and literal translation of the text. The challenge we are facing in Latin America is to encourage the development of articles for publication in internationally reviewed journals. Co-authorship is a potentially stimulating model for researchers and postgraduate students to publish. This task can be undertaken through the help of international supervisors and researchers, supervisors or postgraduate students with good command of the English language. This article aims to demystify the publication process and present some guidelines on how to publish in international journals.
Keywords : nursing; periodicals; research.