Writing for Podiatry Review.
The purpose of this very short article is to encourage Members and Associates to dip their toe into the water of authorship by writing for Podiatry Review.
Several reasons--the satisfaction of seeing your thoughts in print, the fact that by passing on your own knowledge you are assisting both the readership and the Editor and Academic Review Team, and the very important point that more quality articles equate to a sustainable quality magazine. Writing for a peer reviewed journal contributes to CPD as well.
Where do I start?
Every single member or associate has a unique skill or way of doing things which could be helpful to others. Perhaps you have a particular way of doing or recording CPD, or learning new skills. Perhaps you have accounting advice, or maybe you purchased equipment which was high on promises and low on delivering those promises. This is your chance to evaluate your day-to-day work and pass on your experiences, good or bad, to the readership.
My article was sent back with suggestions for improvement--what went wrong?
Nothing. This is absolutely normal, and simply means that the Editor and Academic Review Team, who share a responsibility for maintaining standards, read your article and suggested some tweaks. This happens to us all.
How long should my article be?
For a first article a page or two is fine. Any more than that and you would be better splitting up your article into two parts.
Writing for a magazine is hugely enjoyable. Give it some thought better still, give it a go. You never know where those first published words may lead to!
David Holland MSc(Dunelm), MFPM RCPS(Glasg), Podiatrist.