Students on Writing for Scholarly Journals

Andrew Carson-Stevens, Medical Student, Cardiff University
Meera Kotagal, Student, Harvard Medical School (graduated 2009)
Alexi Nazem, Student, Yale School of Medicine
The IHI Open School team often runs into students who have published their work in scholarly journals.  We asked a few of them to share the secrets of their success.
  • Find a thoughtful writing partner or editor. This may be the most crucial element. Writing in a vacuum is difficult…
  • Set deadlines and meet them. Writing for publication as a student is rarely a built-in part of your schedule…
  • If you have an idea for an article, try approaching the journal editorial team with a draft outline BEFORE committing time to writing an article…


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