How to Get Published Without Doing Research

How to Get Published Without Doing Research

Many writers focus on scientific writing based on original research but overlook other interesting categories that offer good potential for publishing. These alternative categories can help aspiring and experienced writers to not only increase their publications but also save the time required to get published.

Lucid, specific, and practical, this book is aimed at encouraging scientific and medical writers to get published by doing minimal to no data collection. It includes easy-to-follow templates of various publication categories and clear-cut directions on developing these templates into effective manuscripts. The author explains the challenges of publishing research related to extensive data gathering and emphasizes the importance of delving into other equally rewarding ways to become an efficient writer in the sciences.


This is a step-by-step guide to conceptualizing and developing

  • letters to the editor
  • case reports 
  • case series
  • narrative essays
  • perspectives
  • systematic literature review articles
  • images, photographs, poems, artworks
  • book chapters
  • books


Whether you are submitting your work to scientific journals or contributing to review volumes, this book paves a definite path to enhancing your writing skills, increasing the quality and quantity of your publications, and becoming a successful writer.


Total pages: 137


Table of Contents 

Preface xv 

1 Why Should I Get Published Without Doing  Research? 1 

2 Publication Categories with Minimum to No Data  Collection 9 

3 Idea: The Backbone of Publication 19 

4 Letter to the Editor 29 

5 How to Write a Case Report 37 

6 How to Write a Case Series 49 

7 How to Write a Narrative Essay 59 

8 How to Write a Perspective 67 

9 How to Write a Systematic Literature Review 77 

10 Images, Poems, Photos, Literature, Art, and More 89 

11 How to Write a Book Chapter 99 

12 How to Write a Book 109


Author bio:

Sonal Chandratre is a practicing endocrinologist and an assistant professor of pediatric endocrinology in the United States. She is currently the Regional Medical Director of Primary Care Northern Region at Ascension Medical Group in Wisconsin. She has served in various leadership roles as clinical course director of multiple courses in medical education at a well-recognized medical school campus. She is an innovator in clinical practice and medical education. An international speaker on a variety of subjects in medicine, healthcare, and medical education, she has represented physicians on various platforms, including radio and television.

Dr. Chandratre has participated in numerous regional and national conferences to conduct her immensely popular workshop titled “How Do I Get Published Without Doing Research?” She enjoys medical writing and is always eager to collaborate on research and writing projects. She has mentored multiple students and junior faculty in writing manuscripts and has served on various committees, including the American Board of Pediatrics, to improve medical education, faculty development, and patient care. Committed to providing the finest care to children, adolescents, and the youth, she continues to explore her varied research interests in pediatric endocrinology, medical education, faculty development, and healthcare.   

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