Resources for Publishing and Research

How to Find a Journal for Your Article

  • Journal/Author Nam Estimator: use your title or abstract to find a potential journal or co-author.
  • Core Medical Journals - from Abridged Index Medicus, a subset of MEDLINE
  • Core Nursing Journals - compiled by the Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section of the Medical Library Association
  • Most frequently accessed medical journals on GoogleScholar
  • Top 100 Biomedical Journals - compiled by the Special Libraries Association

Writing Resources


  • Elements of Style - a classic by William Strunk in full text; the American English writing style guide.


Not sure you want to write at all? Check out tips on publishing in medicine from Dr. Lundberg, the former editor of JAMA.

Nursing - How to Research, Publish and Present

Finding the literature:

Leonardelli A.
How to find and evaluate pertinent research.
AACN Adv Crit Care. 2013 Oct-Dec;24(4):416-20. doi: 10.1097/NCI.0b013e3182a2004f.
Riesenberg LA, Justice EM.
Nursing. 2014 Apr;44(4):13-7. doi: 10.1097/
Riesenberg LA, Justice EM.
Nursing. 2014 Jun;44(6):23-6. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000446641.02995.6a.
Publishing and Presenting:
Morton PG.
Publishing in professional journals, part I: Getting started.
AACN Adv Crit Care. 2013 Apr-Jun;24(2):162-8. doi: 10.1097/NCI.0b013e318285db7c.
AACN Adv Crit Care. 2013 Oct-Dec;24(4):370-4. doi: 10.1097/NCI.0b013e3182a92670.
Bindon SL, Davenport JM.
Developing a professional poster: four "ps" for advanced practice nurses to consider.
AACN Adv Crit Care. 2013 Apr-Jun;24(2):169-76. doi: 10.1097/NCI.0b013e318287a3fb.