University of Nebraska Medical Center

Get Published Series

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This series is intended to accelerate your path to publication. It will remove the barriers in your way, and help you write. Right now!

Writing is essential. Why does it get pushed to the back-burner? The unforgiving demands of a faculty career can make writing challenging - each session in this series intends to push your writing forward.

Participants may register for any session independently.

Session Descriptions & Registration

Do what you do and get published, too. Series Kick-off, Thur, Sept 26, 2024

Do what you do and get published, too.
Writing won't happen on its own. It requires innovation, creativity, and time. Things you never seem to have enough of. This session will demystify the "no time" myth and illuminate the tools you need to GET STARTED. From negotiating for authorships, developing research questions, and revealing the little-known hacks to get your writing off the back-burner, these 60 minutes will be a game-changer for your writing productivity.

Thursday, September 26, 2024
12:00-1:00 PM
In-person Location TBD

Featuring Visiting Faculty:
Gary Beck Dallaghan, PhD
Assistant Dean for Accreditation
Carle Illinois College of Medicine, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
(oh, and author of 105 publications on Google Scholar since 2020...)


Dr. Beck Dallaghan is also offering a limited number of free 30-minute 1:1 writing coaching sessions during his visit to Nebraska. A link to book an appointment will be included in the calendar invitation upon registering for the session

Accelerate Your Research with a Librarian, Thur, Oct 24, 2024

Is your writing project behind where you'd like it to be? Let the library streamline your workflow. From expert-assisted literature searches to seamless citation managers, your UNMC Librarians have the tools and skills to cut hours out of the research process. Overcome cumbersome processes, and let your librarian help you get published faster.

Thursday, October 24, 2024
12:00-1:00 PM
Live from MSC 2014

Led by UNMC Librarians:
Teri Hartman, MLS, Kim Harp, MLS, and Kiara Comfort, MLIS


Owning, Promoting, and Tracking, Oh My!, Thur, Dec 5, 2024

Your manuscript has been accepted to a journal! Now what? Before you sign on the dotted line, what are the considerations of ownership of your work? How do you promote and track your work’s impact? In this session, learn about copyright and authorship, disseminating your work through DigitalCommons@UNMC, and tracking your works’ citations. Bonus takes on the impact factor and ORCID ID.

Thursday, December 5, 2024
12:00-1:00 PM
Live from MSC 2018

Led by UNMC Librarian:
Heather L. Brown, MA


Titles & Abstracts, the Real First Impression, Thur, Jan 9, 2025

Clear titles and abstracts are often what readers (and editors!) utilize to decide if they will continue to engage with your work... or not. They set the stage for communicating your work.

Help your audience know exactly what your article is about right from the beginning. In this session we will evaluate the wording of titles and abstracts to maximize acceptance of your work for publication/presentation and improve readers' understanding.

Thursday, January 9, 2025
12:00-1:00 PM

Led by UNMC Medical Education Research Director:
Kari Nelson, PhD


One Struggling Writer to Another, Thur, Feb 20, 2025

We've all heard the secret sauces to write more...

"Put the 4-hour writing block on your calendar!"...
"Hunker down in the library with your laptop and a bag of M&Ms!"...
"Reserve Tuesday mornings for lit reviews!"...
"Write anything and everything. Case reports, original research, narrative reviews, and grants!"...

What if it's all crap? What if there is no secret sauce? What if you just have to do it??

Face the facts: writing can be hard. Especially if you don't find it particularly enjoyable. This session will uncover the un-sugarcoated tricks that have worked for one struggling writer - perhaps they could work for you, too.

Thursday, February 20, 2025
12:00-1:00 PM
Live from MSC 2018

Led by UNMC Faculty:
Bryant England, MD, PhD


Turn Ideas into Scholarship, Thur, Feb 27, 2025

You may be missing out on untapped potential in the work and ideas you generate every day. Your ideas can flow in myriad directions as an avenue to advance your scholarly output. This session will tear down mental roadblocks to help you generate publications from the work and thinking you're already doing.

Thursday, February 27, 2025
12:00-1:00 PM
Live from MSC 1005

Led by UNMC Faculty:
Jasmine Marcelin, MD