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Writing for Mental Health Nursing

Are you thinking about writing for this journal? These guidelines will start you off in the right direction and help to ensure the process runs smoothly and successfully

Mental Health Nursing wants to promote an exchange of ideas and showcase fresh and innovative practice. The aim of this guide is to help authors maximise their chances of being published, and to avoid common mistakes.

The editor is always willing to provide advice and guidance and you are strongly urged to contact him before you start writing your article.

General advice

It is important that you write carefully and accurately, ruthlessly removing superfluous or ambiguous words. Please check your spelling, especially unusual or scientific terms or names.

Start with a single sheet of paper outlining the order of your ideas and arguments. Before you start to write, read some articles in respected journals, which you consider to be especially well written.

Look at the way facts are presented, arguments are made and the style of the language used. As you write, the key questions you should bear in mind are:

• Is my paper mental health nurse/nursing centred?

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The June/July 2018 #MHNjournal highlights include: - A report on concerns over money lending for people with mental health problems - The language of psychiatric discourse: power and imbalance - Guidance on writing for publication - Speak Up! features on experiences of working with mental health nurses, and recovery from anorexia - MHN Student Focus: Matty Laycock on the important of focusing on recovery - Inside the mind of... Natasha Devon - Resource reviews - Our regular updates from LPO Dave Munday and news from the mental health nursing world