You have come in contact with American Psychological Association (APA) format. As you recall, this is the citing and referencing system used when publishing in most peer-reviewed journals. Also, recall that peer-reviewed journals are those that are reviewed by experts in the field prior to publishing in said journal.
Your assigned Discussion Forum is as follows.
Please consult your favorite professional journal and search for “Author Guidelines.” Attach the guidelines to the Discussion Forum along with your discussion content (put the entire guideline as an attachment to your post. Be sure to cite and reference them)
- Why would a practicing nurse want to publish?
- Comment on the guidelines you’ve attached to your discussion. Point out those things that
are familiar and those things that are not.
- If you were writing an article today, do you currently have enough information to successfully follow the guidelines?
- If you do not have enough information to successfully follow the guidelines, where might you locate the information?
Your personal opinion is warranted for item one (1) above. However, for the remaining items (2-4), you must show critical analysis of the topic and, in addition, all items must be supported by evidence from the scholarly literature. Your response must be typed (or copied and pasted) directly into the discussion thread. The maximum word limit is 300 with at least 2 peer-reviewed journals. Must be within 5 YEARS (2011-2016). Please double space between paragraphs but do NOT use double spacing or indentions throughout. The only APA format should be for citation of sources in-text and the reference list.