Academic Writing (Go the Distance courses from the BBC) - aimed at students and people looking to improve their english language skills. This online, interactive course takes learners through the steps needed to develop their academic writing skills.

Biomed Central Guide on Writing and Publishing - advice on a range of topics to support academic publishing

Biomed Central Open access publishing - BioMed Central hosts a range of different online journals. It provides an alternative route to getting published, and an excellent resource for the new author

BMJ Authorship resources – information for submitting articles

BMJ Case Reports guidance - advice and templates for submitting case reports to BMJ Case Reports

Elsevier Health Research Development Program - advice and education program from elsevier to support users and organisations on the research pathway

Elsevier Research Academy - advice, lectures, training and articles relating to research and academic writing

EQUATOR network - guidelines for reporting various types of health research studies, guidance on scientific writing and examples of good reporting practice

On-line Medical Dictionary

RCN Author Support - series of guides to help authors contributing to the Nursing Standard and other RCN publications

Think Check Submit - support for researchers to help them to identify trusted journals in which tp publish their research

Keele students MUST check with their School for details relating to the referencing style they should be using.

Referencing Guidance, Tutorials & Help

Citing Medicine - online guide from the National Library of Medicine

Referencing Tutorial from LearnHigher - online tutorial which can be set to the level you need

Managing References

Comparison of Reference Management Software - from Wikipedia

Selection of Online Tools

Mendeley - reference manager and academic social network

Mendeley as a medical reference manager via mobile devices - blog entry discussing use of Mendeley from iMedicalApps

QIQQA - reference manager

RefWorks (Keele users ONLY - username / password required) - a reference manager tool supplied by Keele University for its students and staff

Zotero - tool to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources

Which journal to choose? The Impact Factor (Keele access only) - ISI Thomson Web of Knowledge, issues an annual Journal Citation Report (JCR) which compares the number of citations from each journal against the number of articles produced. The resultant impact factor is often cited on journal homepages, and provides a general indication of the quality of the publication.

Try searching for the following subjects:

  • Authorship
  • Academic Writing
  • Plagiarism
  • Referencing
  • Scholarly Publishing