Encouraging practitioners in infection prevention and control to publish: a cross-sectional survey

Lynn Melone, Lesley Price, Jennie Wilson

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    Aim: The aim of this cross-sectional survey was to determine the views of infection prevention and control practitioners (IPCPs) on publishing research. Methods: A convenience sample was obtained by approaching delegates at the 2015 Infection Prevention Society conference and data were captured via a hand-held electronic device. Findings: Of the 79 respondents, most (83%) read the Journal of Infection Prevention (JIP) and found it useful for informing their practice (72%). However, most (91%) had never published in JIP, and less than half (40%) published elsewhere. The main barrier to publication was not having work suitable for publication (38%). Support (37%), training in writing for publication (10%) and time (9%) were considered to be important facilitators in encouraging respondents to publish. Discussion: Strategies that support IPCPs in developing their writing skills may encourage more IPCPs to disseminate evidence to support best practice by publishing their work in peer-reviewed journals.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)289-292
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Infection Prevention
    Issue number6
    Early online date12 Sept 2016
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016


    • Barriers and facilitators
    • writing for publication

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Health Policy
    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Advanced and Specialised Nursing
    • Infectious Diseases


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