By following outcome-oriented guidelines, publishing support groups can help new and experienced authors to write for publication. Without this structure, meetings can waste members’ time and end with dwindling interest. The author describes guidelines that change a publishing support group into a successful publishing work group.
Author affiliation: Editor, Nurse Author & Editor; Editor Emeritus, Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, Lakewood, Colo; Director, Hall Johnson Consulting, Lakewood, Colo.
Correspondence: Hall Johnson Consulting, 9737 W Ohio Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226-4033 (NurseAuthorMail@aol.com).
Reprinted with permission from Johnson SH. The outcome-oriented publishing work group. Nurse Author & Editor. 2001; Summer:7–10.