Publish Your Study

Services and Support

Orthopedic Surgery Research Team
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery has research staff that can help with all steps in clinical, preclinical, and educational research studies. Staff are available to help with study design, grant proposals, data collection and management, regulatory support, statistics, and publication of results. To get started, please contact Joan Bechtold.

UMN Libraries Resources
The University of Minnesota Libraries offers several helpful resources for publishing results. The General Publishing Information page contains information on open access journals and assessing a publisher. The Libraries also provide direct support or referral services for publishing needs at all stages of contact creation.

Caitlin Bakker 
Caitlin Bakker is the Biomedical/Research Services Librarian at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries. As a liaison to the Medical School, Caitlin is here to help our faculty, residents, staff, and students in Orthopaedic Surgery with all of their information needs, including literature searching, systematic reviews, data management, research impact assessment, and many other aspects of research. You can reach her at or 612-301-1353.

UMN Office of Faculty Affairs Path to Publication Workshop
The University of Minnesota Office of Faculty Affairs offers a biannual workshop entitled Path to Publication: A Workshop on Preparing Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts”. This half-day, interactive workshop is designed for Medical School faculty who have minimal to moderate experience in writing for peer-reviewed journals. These workshops are typically offered in December and April. Michael Franklin, MSc, developed a powerpoint geared towards writing for medical journals that is another useful tool to consider before publication.

UMN Ortho Publication and Presentation Tracking
Use this Google form to share your publication or presentation accomplishments with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. This form allows users to report their accomplishments so that they can be accurately added to CVs and included in department-wide publication and presentation tallys.

For Studies Receiving NIH Support

NIH Public Access Policy
The NIH Public Access Policy requires that publication accepted, peer-reviewed journal articles that result from NIH-funded research be submitted to PubMed Central (PMC)  and made publicly available 12 months after publication. This UMN Bio-Medical Library page covers all aspects of the mandate.