Investigación y Educación en Enfermería
Print version ISSN 0120-5307
VELANDIA MORA, Ana Luisa. Why to publish in nursing. Invest. educ. enferm [online]. 2008, vol.26, n.2, suppl.1, pp. 60-71. ISSN 0120-5307.
First, the relation between science and technology is shown, and then between profession and discipline. Second, aspects that characterize the practice of a discipline and professionalization indicators are analyzed. Afterwards, the role of publishing in the evolution of knowledge is discussed since the university is a very important arena where research is developed and how it plays a role in the evolution of knowledge. National science and technology indicators are used to analyze researchers and research groups. The "why one should publish in nursing?" question is also addressed and the topic of how to publish in scientific magazines is mentioned as well. Finally there are some reflections on the central topic based in the author´s experience.
Keywords : publications; nursing; research; science.