Publishing in the Surgical Arena; Why, How and Where?
NT Mabvuure1, M Griffin2, S Hindocha3, DJ Jordan3, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2016
Issue: Suppl-3, M9
First Page: 346
Last Page: 351
Publisher ID: MEDJ-3-346
Article History:Received Date: 07/07/2015
Revision Received Date: 17/09/2016
Acceptance Date: 17/09/2016
Electronic publication date: 27/12/2016
Collection year: 2016
open-access license: This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-NC 4.0) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode), which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
Publication of peer-reviewed articles in journals remains the preferred means of communicating surgical and scientific advancements. Learning to publish is an important skill to gain for surgeons preparing for evidence based practice. Publications may also be used as evidence of academic pursuit and achievement during selection for surgical training posts. Bar a few courses, formal training in publishing is limited for surgeons outwith intercalated undergraduate and higher research degrees. This review explains the rational for publishing, as well as offering practical advice on various types of articles, selecting destination journal and maximising the visibility of published articles. We aim to guide surgeons through the process of publication. This review is aimed at a pan-subspecialty audience. However, examples relating to plastic surgery have been used to reflect the authors’ collective experience.