Anatomy of Writing for Publication for Nurses, Fifth Edition

Anatomy of Writing for Publication for Nurses, Fifth Edition, is a practical and useful guide that removes the fear and confusion surrounding the writing and publishing process.

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With Saver's text as your essential writing companion, you will have instant access to user-friendly, expertly crafted content that can help pave your way to publishing success. Hands down, it is my personal go-to reference!

Linda Laskowski-Jones, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, CEN, NEA-BC, FAWM, FAAN
Editor-in-Chief, Nursing2024: The Peer-Reviewed Journal of Clinical Excellence

An easy-to-read treasure trove of information and tips from seasoned editors and other experts, this book is an amazing resource for nurses at any career phase. An up-to-date gem of a book that deserves a wide audience.

Sean Clarke, PhD, RN, FAAN
Ursula Springer Professor in Nursing Leadership and Executive Vice Dean
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Editor-in-Chief, Nursing Outlook

If you need to make the leap from single sentences to a published manuscript, you will find valuable help and resources in this fully updated fifth edition of Anatomy of Writing for Publication for Nurses.

Lead author and editor Cynthia Saver, along with 25 of nursing's top writing experts and decision-makers, share important insights to help you craft a quality manuscript and get it accepted for publication.


  • Improve your writing skills
  • Create effective titles, abstracts, and cover letters
  • Write review articles, including systematic, scoping, and integrative reviews
  • Report evidence-based practice projects or qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods studies
  • Write collaboratively with professionals in other healthcare disciplines
  • Turn your dissertation or DNP project into a published article
  • Understand preprints, reporting guidelines, and publication legal/ethical issues
  • Promote your work via posters and social media


  • Part I: A Primer on Writing and Publishing
  • Chapter 1: Anatomy of Writing
  • Chapter 2: Finding, Refining, and Defining a Topic
  • Chapter 3: How to Select and Query a Publication
  • Chapter 4: Finding and Documenting Sources
  • Chapter 5: Organizing the Article
  • Chapter 6: Writing Skills Lab
  • Chapter 7: All About Graphics
  • Chapter 8: Submissions and Revisions
  • Chapter 9: Writing a Peer Review
  • Chapter 10: Publishing for Global Authors
  • Chapter 11: Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Chapter 12: Promoting Your Work
  • Part II: Tips for Writing Different Types of Articles
  • Chapter 13: Writing the Clinical Article
  • Chapter 14: Writing the Research Report
  • Chapter 15: Writing the Review Article
  • Chapter 16: Reporting the Quality Improvement or Evidence-Based Practice Project
  • Chapter 17: Writing for Presentations
  • Chapter 18: From Student Project or Dissertation to Publication
  • Chapter 19: Writing a Continuing Professional Development Activity
  • Chapter 20: Writing the Nursing Narrative
  • Chapter 21: Think Outside the Journal: Alternative Publication Options
  • Chapter 22: Writing a Book or Book Chapter
  • Chapter 23: Writing for a General Audience
  • Part III: Appendices
  • A: Tips for Editing Checklist
  • B: Proofing Checklist
  • C: Publishing Terminology
  • D: Guidelines for Reporting Results
  • E: Statistical Abbreviations
  • F: What Editors and Writers Want
  • G: Publishing Advice From Editors


  • Chapter 5: Organizing the Article
  • Author Bio

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CYNTHIA SAVER, MS, RN, of CLS Development, is an award-winning author. She has more than five decades of experience in nursing, including more than four decades of publishing experience as a writer, editor, and senior vice president of editorial teams. Her writing experience includes a 10-part writing for publication series for AORN Journal, research reports, case studies, interviews, clinical articles, and continuing education activities. She has written for many nursing publications, including American Nurse Journal, American Journal of Nursing, AORN Journal, Journal of Nursing Regulation, Nurse Leader, Nursing Management, Nursing Spectrum, The Nurse Practitioner, and OR Manager.