Academic writing and publication


Health Care Sciences

Holder of subject:

Dr Brigita Skela Savič, Professor
Dr Alvisa Palese, Associate Professor

Education providers:

  • Dr Brigita Skela Savič, Professor
  • Dr Alvisa Palese, Associate Professor

Contact hours - lectures:


Contact hours - seminar:


Contact hours - exercises:


Individual student work:




Level of study:

Third cycle study program Health Care Sciences





Subject specific competences:


The student:

  • Recognize a process of scientific writing and publication,
  • Recognize a different types of scientific texts,
  • Recognize a different tools for appraisal quality of scientific paper, 
  • Development knowledge, skills and responsibility for scientific writing and publication. 

Mandatory  and recommended references:

Mandatory references:

  • Holland, K. & Watson, R., 2012.  Writing for publication in nursing and healthcare: getting it right. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. 
  • Watson, R., Atkinson, I. & Egerton, P., 2005.  Successful Statistics for nursing and healthcare. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  • von Elm, E., Altman, D.G., Egger, M., Pocock, S.J., Gøtzsche, P.C., Vandenbroucke, J.P. & STROBE Initiative. Strengthening the reporting of observational studies in epidemiology (STROBE) statement: guidelines for reporting observational studies. BMJ, 335, pp. 806-808. doi:10.1136/bmj.39335.541782.AD
  • Moher, D., Liberati, A., Tetzlaff, J., Altman, D.G.  The PRISMA Group, 2009. Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: The PRISMA Statement. PLoS Med, 6(6), pp. e1000097. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed1000097
  • Stroup, D.F., Berlin, J.A., Morton, S.C., Olkin, I., Williamson, G.D., Rennie, D., et al., 2000. Meta-analysis of observational studies in epidemiology: a proposal for reporting. Meta-analysis Of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (MOOSE) group. JAMA, pp. 283:2008–12. 
  • Tong, A., Sainsbury, P. & Craig, J., 2007.  Consolidated criteria for reporting qualitative research (COREQ): a 32- item checklist for interviews and focus groups. 
  • International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 19(6), pp. 349-357.
  • Moher, D., Schulz, K.F., Altman, D.G., for the CONSORT Group, 2001. The CONSORT statement: revised recommendations for improving the quality of reports of parallel-group randomised trials. Lancet, 357.
  • Des Jarlais, D. C., Lyles, C., Crepaz, N., & the Trend Group, 2004. Improving the reporting quality of nonrandomized evaluations of behavioral and public health interventions: The TREND statement. American Journal of Public Health, 94, pp. 361-366.
  • STARD Standards for the Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy studies 
  • Available at:
  • Writing for Publication, An easy to follow guide for nurses interested in publishing their work. 
  • 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Available at: 
  • Aktualni članki in gradiva po navodilu VSU / Actual articles and other materials. 

Conditions for the inclusion in the study:

Conditions are: completion of all obligations at subjects »Scientific research work and methods: Quantitative, qualitative and mix methods« and »Evidence based practice in interprofessional perspective in healthcare«. 

Assessment methods:

  • Analysis and critics of scientific article with use of standardized appraisal tools 50 %
  • Oral exam 50 %

Teaching methods:

Lectures, seminar, group working, presentation in front of group, preparing a plane for publication of conclude research work.