The postgraduate literature review: turning your chapter into a scholarly publication.
Journal TitleNursing in Critical Care
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AbstractA literature review is a popular form of research activity and a respected feature of many peer-reviewed journals. Published literature reviews are often the most cited and downloaded articles and are considered invaluable in keeping abreast of current research.1 In this issue of Nursing in Critical Care, we showcase six contributions to evidence for practice through scientific scoping and meta-analytic literature reviews. In contrast to primary research which generates original data, the literature review uses a search strategy to identify literature and provides a comprehensive account of existing knowledge on a specific topic, and for this reason is known as secondary research. A literature review is carried out as part of a Master's degree, a traditional PhD, or a professional doctorate in relation to the candidate's topic of research and usually occupies a dedicated chapter of the thesis. Of course, some readers will be familiar with the literature review as an integral part of a postgraduate critical care course to develop specialty knowledge and skills. In this editorial, we advocate a culture of postgraduate supervision that embraces co-authorship of the literature review with a view to encouraging, supporting and achieving scholarly publication.
CitationWalker W, Efstathiou N, Vollam S. The postgraduate literature review: Turning your chapter into a scholarly publication. Nurs Crit Care. 2022 Nov;27(6):736-738. doi: 10.1111/nicc.12853. PMID: 36450695.
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