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Klimas, Jan (2016) Optimizing writing schemes for addiction researchers. Journal of Substance Use , Online , pp. 454-456.


Writing constitutes a significant challenge for junior addiction researchers. Writing support programmes appear to improve writing skills and enhance productivity. However, addiction researchers have not benefited from writing support groups to the same extent as other professions, mainly due to the lack of support for and considerable variation among these programmes. Given a lack of research about the contribution of writing support programmes to publication productivity among early-stage addiction researchers, this article offers critical insights into the process and outcomes of such programmes, based on the substantial experience accumulated from taking part in several writing support programmes, including the scheme of the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE). A better understanding of what makes writing groups effective may help build evidence for writing programs and universities to equip addiction investigators with the skills they need to improve the health of people with substance use disorders via better writing.

Item Type:Article
Date:2016
Page Range:pp. 454-456
Publisher:Informa healthcare
Volume:Online
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB (Available)
Subjects:MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Organisational development > Workforce / staff skills and training
N Communication, information and education > Education and training
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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