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How to get published: Chris Elliot and Julia Ballard at DFTB18


So, you’ve done some research, even managed to slave away in front of a hot keyboard for months and thrash out your PhD, but now what? If you want all of your hard to be actually worthwhile and not sitting on a dusty hard drive somewhere you should try and get published.

Getting published is really hard but you do have more control than you think. Chris Elliot is a general paediatrician but for the sake of this talk he is on the editorial board of the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. He is joined by publisher, Julia Ballard.


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Once you’ve been published then how do you make sure someone actually reads your work? The Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health tried a little experiment.


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This talk was recorded live at DFTB18 in Melbourne, Australia. With the theme of ‘Science and Story‘ we pushed our speakers to step out of their comfort zones and consider why we do what we do. Caring for children is not just about acquiring the scientific knowhow but also about taking a look beyond a diagnosis or clinical conundrum at the patient and their families.

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