An international conference offered the chance for nurse researchers worldwide to share ideas
Nurses should seek opportunities to showcase the quality work being done by nurse researchers in all areas of practice
Liz Halcomb on the attibutes of good researchers and the value of teamwork
Liz Halcomb highlights the areas of debate and introduces four new articles
High impact research, maximising research reach and measuring the effects should be priority
A concerted effort from researchers is needed to combat research papers with no peer review or editorial oversight
There are some simple pieces of advice to follow if you want to get your research published
Compared with clinically focused units, research coursework is often viewed negatively and demonstrating its relevance to students can be challenging for nurse academics (Halcomb and Peters 2009).
The mantra ‘publish or perish’ has meant disseminating work in peer-reviewed literature. Digital has changed the way readers access content and has created a need to disseminate work widely for maximum impact. Research metrics used internationally to evaluate research are now based on the number of citations of a paper.