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Article: Chinese Doctors Connecting to the English Publishing World: Literature Access, Editorial Services, and Training in Publication Skills : case report

TitleChinese Doctors Connecting to the English Publishing World: Literature Access, Editorial Services, and Training in Publication Skills : case report
Authors
KeywordsChinese doctors
International publication
English-medium full-text medical literature
Editorial services
Training in publication skills
Issue Date2014
PublisherMDPI AG. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.com/journal/publications
Citation
Publications, 2014, v. 2 n. 1, p. 1-13 How to Cite?
AbstractIn the literature on academic publishing, little attention has been paid to the needs and concerns of non-English-speaking researchers in professional contexts. This paper addresses the gap in that literature by providing insights into the situation with medical doctors in China. Following an overview of the broad picture, I will report a case study, which was conducted at a major hospital in East China and which aimed at exploring how a group of orthopedic surgeons access the English medical literature and to what extent they seek the support of editorial services and training in academic writing/publication skills. The results of the study show that the participant doctors tend to rely on their students or overseas personal connections for access to full-text medical literature, and they have generally had limited experience with language editorial services and academic writing/publication skills seminars. The paper ends by discussing some challenges while proposing recommendations for enhancing Chinese doctors’ access to the full-text medical literature, as well as their understanding of the kind of support that can be provided by editorial services and training in publication skills.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194594
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dc.contributor.authorLi, Y-
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-13T08:13:14Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-13T08:13:14Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationPublications, 2014, v. 2 n. 1, p. 1-13-
dc.identifier.issn2304-6775-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194594-
dc.description.abstractIn the literature on academic publishing, little attention has been paid to the needs and concerns of non-English-speaking researchers in professional contexts. This paper addresses the gap in that literature by providing insights into the situation with medical doctors in China. Following an overview of the broad picture, I will report a case study, which was conducted at a major hospital in East China and which aimed at exploring how a group of orthopedic surgeons access the English medical literature and to what extent they seek the support of editorial services and training in academic writing/publication skills. The results of the study show that the participant doctors tend to rely on their students or overseas personal connections for access to full-text medical literature, and they have generally had limited experience with language editorial services and academic writing/publication skills seminars. The paper ends by discussing some challenges while proposing recommendations for enhancing Chinese doctors’ access to the full-text medical literature, as well as their understanding of the kind of support that can be provided by editorial services and training in publication skills.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherMDPI AG. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.com/journal/publications-
dc.relation.ispartofPublications-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectChinese doctors-
dc.subjectInternational publication-
dc.subjectEnglish-medium full-text medical literature-
dc.subjectEditorial services-
dc.subjectTraining in publication skills-
dc.titleChinese Doctors Connecting to the English Publishing World: Literature Access, Editorial Services, and Training in Publication Skills : case reporten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLi, Y: yongyan@hku.hk-
dc.description.naturelink_to_OA_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/publications2010001-
dc.identifier.hkuros233089-
dc.identifier.volume2-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage1-
dc.identifier.epage13-
dc.publisher.placeBasel, Switzerland-
dc.customcontrol.immutableyiu 140213-

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