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ISP: Independent Scholarly Project Resources & Services

Feeling lost as you start your ISP? Take a look at Dahlgren resources and services that will make your research process easier and more efficient!

Before you start writing: learn about plagiarism

Reference Shelf: Medical Writing

Selecting a Journal

Before completing a draft of your manuscript, it's important to consider what journal(s) are best for your research. Many authors create a "short list" of possible journals, considering the following factors:

  • Appropriate Field
  • Impact Factor / Reputation
  • Open Access Status
  • Type of Article
  • Target Audience

Below, you will find resources to help you discover journals and evaluate the best fit.

Writing for a Medical Journal

Creating a well-written article for a medical journal can be a struggle – be sure to check specific instructions for authors, but also take a look at some of the general tips found below!

Creating a Poster Presentation

Instead of directly publishing in a medical journal, many researchers and students present posters at conferences or targeted research sections.