Here is a short book on writing papers that is based on experience. The authors are experienced researchers who have published many papers on public health in Asia. The book is based on the practical experiences of the authors in running workshops for the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health and their own universities. The workshop participants came from a variety of health professions in different countries and their needs and the questions they asked are reflected in this book. Often the text is in point form and contains checklists for authors. The English style is basic and is suited for those who have English as a second language.
The book gives practical advice on all of the major types of papers in public health and the health sciences. A template to assist in writing and an article for the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health or a similar journal is included. Following this example will ensure that a beginning author will meet all of the editorial style requirements for publication. There are examples of tables and graphs and letters of submission to the editor. References to further sources of information on writing papers are included.
Here is a concise, yet comprehensive guide to publication in public health. While aimed at beginning academics and health professionals, the book will also be a useful resource to improve the publication rates of those further along the career path. Follow the templates and guidelines and you will be heading to success in publication. This book is a must for all who have a good news story tell about the achievements of public health.