Academic Writing and Publishing in Health and Social Sciences
edited by Sharada P. Wasti, Edwin van Teijlingen, Padam P. Simkhada and Vanora Hundley
with Khem Shreesh
2022, pp. viii+216
ISBN: 978 9937 1 1760 9
Academic Writing and Publishing in Health and Social Sciences is meant to serve as a guide to those attempting any kind of writing on social science or health science. Whether an MSc student, a PhD student, a health professional, a researcher, an academic or an editor, the book is packed with practical tips, expert advice, and examples to develop skills and build confidence. Each chapter addresses a different aspect of the art and science of writing and publishing. Written in a most accessible style, the book will be a particularly handy tool for budding academics who want to see their work in print.
The volume has been put together by editors with a long and wide-ranging experience as journal editors, peer reviewers, book authors and authors of papers published in scientific journals across the globe. They have brought together authors from Europe, Nepal, the Middle East, and the USA to share their skills, wisdom, and experience in the production of this very useful and useable book.
Sharada Prasad Wasti is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He holds MSc in International Health from the University of Aberdeen, UK, and PhD in Public Health the University of Sheffield, UK. His research is around sexual and reproductive health, elderly care, migration health, and health system in low- and middle-income countries. He has authored over two dozen research publications about health issues in Nepal, including lead editor of The Dynamics of Health in Nepal (2015).
Edwin van Teijlingen is a sociologist and Professor of Reproductive Health Research at Bournemouth University, UK. He is Visiting Professor in Nepal at Nobel College and Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences and in India at the Centre for Disability Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. He has published widely on health and health promotion in South Asia.
Padam Simkhada is Professor of Global Health and Associate Dean International at the School of Human and Health Sciences, Huddersfield University, UK. Previously, he worked for Save the Children (UK) and the Ministry of Health in Nepal. He is also a Visiting Professor in universities in Nepal, India, and UK. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters related to his research field.
Vanora Hundley is a Professor of Midwifery and Deputy Dean for Research and Professional Practice at Bournemouth University, UK. She has worked with colleagues across the globe, supporting them in writing all aspects of research from papers to grant applications. She was inducted into the Sigma Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in 2020 in recognition of her research and mentorship of others.
Khem Shreesh is an editor at Social Science Baha, Kathmandu.