Writing for Publication

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/continuinged/writingforpublication.html

If you are thinking about writing for publication, have questions, or want to keep current with changes in the publication process, this course is for you. Publishing is a dynamic, ever-changing process, so even those of you who have published in the past need to refresh your knowledge. This Writing for Publication course employs the metaphor of a journey taken and is divided into three learning modules: Preparing for the Journey (Planning Phase); the Writing Phase; and the Submission Phase. Corresponding activities help you apply what you are learning and a short exam at the end assesses what you have learned.



Date: On going

Time: On going

Location: Online

Cost: $35


  • Discuss benefits and barriers of writing for publication.
  • Delineate the process of writing for publication.
  • Identify the key elements in preparing a manuscript.
  • Describe the guidelines for making a journal selection.
  • Discuss ethical and related issues impacting writing for publication.
  • Describe the components of manuscript preparation.
  • Delineate the submission and editorial process.

Who should attend:
Anyone interested in writing for publication, who has questions, or who wants to current with changes in the publication process.

Continuing Education:

  • Course members who successfully complete the exam (80% correct) will receive 3 contact hours

Course Design:
This course has been designed for adults seeking to enrich their learning. Course members who successfully complete the exam (80% correct) will receive three (3) continuing education contact hours from Minnesota State University, Mankato College of University Extended Education.

It has been designed as an asynchronous self-paced course, meaning that (1) there are no live online exchanges between the teacher/author and students occurring, or any class meetings scheduled to occur on any particular date or time; and (2) you are expected to read and complete the activities within each module and the course exam at your own pace. You are expected to carefully read the text in each module and complete the worksheets provided, but you are not required to submit the worksheets for grading or feedback. You are expected to complete the exam, which, upon submission, will be electronically scored. If you fail to receive 80% on the exam, you may retake it until you pass.

No continuing education credits will be issued until you have successfully completed (at 80% or better) the exam for the course and have sent an email to ext@mnsu.edu with the following:

Subject Line: "Writing for Publication:

Copy/Paste this sentence into the body of the email: "I have completed the Exam for the Writing for Publication course. Please verify the completion of this module."

Upon receipt of this email, the College of University Extended Education will issue you a Certificate of Completion for your continuing education credits.


Kaye Herth

Dr. Kaye Herth, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. is Dean Emeritus, Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has extensive clinical, teaching, and administrative experience at universities, hospitals hospices, and community health settings and on community boards. Dr. Herth's pioneering research has focused on hope, humor, grief in those individuals with a chronic or terminal illness and the impact on their family/significant others, as well as homeless families and children. Her instruments to measure hope have been translated into nineteen foreign languages and are used throughout the world. Dr. Herth's Hope Intervention Program as well as guide for Leadership from a Hope Paradigm has achieved national/international recognition. She has over 60 publications in refereed professional journals and has presented at over 200 regional, national, and international professional conferences. Her foundational book with colleagues on hope and hopelessness established hope as a crucial construct in health care and across disciplines. Dr. Herth consults with clinicians and researchers across the globe and serves on the Editorial Board of four professional journals and as a manuscript reviewer for nine professional journals.

Dean Herth has received numerous honors and awards for her scholarship, leadership, and teaching. She was recognized by the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Palliative Care for her work on hope in the terminally ill and is included in 32 honorary biographical directories including Two Thousand Outstanding Scientists of the 20th Century. Dr. Herth is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and was recently inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International's Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

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