Program for INANE 2016 is Announced!


The Planning Committee for INANE 2016 has been hard at work for the past two months, lining up speakers for the general sessions at INANE 2016. We are excited about the presentations, which include:

  • Natasha McEnroe, director of the Florence Nightingale Museum in London will be the opening speaker at our Gala on Monday, August 1.
  • Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science and a founder of AllTrials, will present on Missing Trials on Tuesday, August 2nd. If you are not familiar with Ben, you can watch his TED talks here and here.
  • A speaker from ORCID has been confirmed–the exact speaker will be announced when details are finalized. This session will also be on Tuesday, August 2nd.
  • Major Chris Carter will speak on the Oral Histories Project of the Defence Nursing Forum on Wednesday, August 3rd.
  • INANE 2016 will close with a formal COPE forum, organized by Linda Gough, executive director of COPE, and Geri Pearson and Charon Pierson, COPE Council board members.

You can see all details of the program here. What’s missing? The voice of INANE! While the general sessions have been planned, we need INANE members to submit abstracts for posters and breakout sessions. The Call for Abstracts is open now. Abstracts will be accepted until January 15, 2016. If you need ideas to get started, there are suggestions for potential topics which were noted in the evaluations from INANE 2015 listed on the Call for Abstracts page. As always, we ask that you be creative in your approach to your presentation, involve the audience in interactive activities, and think about how to take your presentation to the next level beyond “This is what I did.” The Abstract Review Committee is eager to get to work! No abstracts have been received yet–who will be the first?

Registration for INANE 2016 will open on October 15, 2016. Once again there will be early bird (until December 31, 2015) registration which is actually less than early bird was in Las Vegas! We believe that INANE 2016 is a great value, especially when you consider that the conference has been extended to a full day on Wednesday!

If you have questions or need more information, you can use the Contact Form to send them directly to me. On behalf of INANE 2016 host, Gary Bell, and the rest of the Planning Committee, I look forward to welcoming my INANE colleagues to London next summer!


Call for Editor-in-Chief: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care


Call for Editor-in-Chief: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care

Perspectives in Psychiatric Care is an established quarterly, peer-reviewed psychiatric nursing journal for advanced practice nurses. It is listed in 25 medical and scientific indexes, including Journal Citation Reports, MEDLINE, and SCOPUS. PPC has traditionally reflected research, education, and practice issues related to adult psychiatric nursing. The editorial board reflects the international nature of the journal and publications are submitted from a broad range of countries. Detailed information about the journal may be found here.

The position of Editor-in-Chief will begin on January 1, 2016, following several weeks of informal transition with the outgoing Editor. Responsibilities of the new Editor will include establishing the editorial direction and control of each issue. Specifically, the Editor will:

  • determine the scope of each issue;
  • appoint supporting editors and board members as needed;
  • collaborate with the Associate Editors and Editorial Board to identify and recruit authors and relevant, high quality papers;
  • oversee the peer-review process using Manuscript Central (ScholarOneManuscript);
  • edit submissions for content and accuracy;
  • help early career authors develop their writing skills;
  • work with the PPC editorial team and Wiley staff to guide the journal’s strategic development;
  • promote the journal at conferences globally and help market it through various channels.

Candidates should have established networks and prior experience working on a peer-reviewed journal, as well as writing and manuscript reviewing experience. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a deep understanding of the current issues facing psychiatric nursing globally.

Interested candidates should submit the following information by September 1st, 2015, to Marilea Polk Fried.

  1. Please describe any experience you have had as an editor, guest editor, member of an editorial board, and/or manuscript reviewer for any peer-reviewed journals.
  2. What are your primary areas of professional expertise and what are your networks within these fields? How would you use those networks to recruit papers, reviewers, and/or editorial board members?
  3. What conferences do you attend regularly?
  4. What are your general perceptions of Perspectives in Psychiatric Care and what is your vision for the journal?
  5. How would you fit the editorial duties into your existing schedule? How would your institution support this role?
  6. Do you have experience working with electronic submission and tracking software such as Manuscript Central (ScholarOneManuscript)?
  7. Please describe your experience working with digital content, including online journals, social media, etc. If you have a blog or a professional Face Book page, please tell us about it.
  8. What is your understanding of publication ethics and how might you apply it in your role as Editor-in-Chief of PPC? Are you familiar with plagiarism detecting software?

Initial interviews will be held by telephone and will be kept confidential unless the candidate requests otherwise. Letters of recommendation will be required only in the case of successful candidates.

Please submit your application via email to:

Marilea Polk Fried
Editor, Health Sciences
John Wiley & Sons
Malden, Massachusetts

Applications due by September 1, 2015

INANE 2016: August 1-3, 2016 in London!

The dates for the 35th Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Nursing Editors have been announced! The conference will be held from August 1-3, 2016 in London, England.

A block of rooms will be available for INANE attendees at the Cumberland Hotel. Sessions for INANE will be held at the Royal College of Nursing. Gary Bell is the host for INANE 2016 and will be presenting “Top Ten Reasons to Attend INANE 2016” at this year’s conference in Las Vegas. In addition, the INANE 2016 conference logo will be unveiled at that time.

The website for the conference is under development and we anticipate it will be live (with registration open) sometime in September. The Call for Abstracts for poster and breakout sessions for INANE 2016 will commence when the website launches. Applications for the Mentoring Editors Awards for INANE 2016 will be available starting on October 1, 2015 and will be due by February 1, 2016.

Please use the Feedback Form to contact us if you have any questions or need more information about INANE 2016. In the meantime, stay tuned!

Dr. Kathryn Barnard, research pioneer, has died

1986 Seattle Times file photo; ORIGINAL CAPTION: Kathryn Barnard, UW professor of nursing: "Pediatricians are still looking mostly at the child, and not the child's environment. But the child's family interaction is really a much more accurate barometer."

1986 Seattle Times file photo; ORIGINAL CAPTION: Kathryn Barnard, UW professor of nursing: “Pediatricians are still looking mostly at the child, and not the child’s environment. But the child’s family interaction is really a much more accurate barometer.”

Dr. Kathryn Barnard, research pioneer on care and mental health of infants, died on Saturday, June 27, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. While I don’t believe she was ever a nursing editor, certainly her innovations are well known by all of us.

Click here to read the obituary published in The Seattle Times and here to read one from The New York Times.

In lieu of flowers, Dr. Barnard requested that donations in her honor be made to the Kathryn Barnard Endorsement Fund at the Washington Association for Infant Mental Health.

Call for Managing Editor: Anesthesia eJournal


Managing Editor needed for Open Access journal – Anesthesia eJournal (AEJ). AEJ is relatively new and is need of an experienced editor to help with upstart and growing pains. This is a part-time position and we can only offer minimal reimbursement for contracted work.

For more information or to apply, contact the Publisher, Nicholas Crofut, CRNA by email at:

Call for EIC: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice


Research and Theory for Nursing Practice is seeking a qualified and distinguished editor to review, edit, and select articles for publication in the peer-reviewed journal. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice is published four times a year by Springer Publishing Company. This position is paid and would be for a three-year, renewable term.

Candidates should be well-established researchers, who also have sufficient experience serving on journal editorial boards and writing scholarly articles.

We are seeking an editor who is dedicated to improving nursing practice, education, and patient care through the dissemination of articles that address or integrate theory, research, and practice, with a direct bearing on practice.

Editors are expected to maintain and enhance the journal’s reputation as a preeminent nursing publication; be discerning, fair, and timely in the coordinating the peer review and disposition of submitted manuscripts; and work with the publishing staff and the journal’s online manuscript and review system to ensure confidential and professional handling of manuscripts.

To nominate yourself or a colleague, please send a brief letter of interest summarizing your qualifications as well as a CV and three professional references to

To read more about Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, visit

The Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication

The Eighth International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication will be held in Chicago, IL on September 10-12, 2017. This advance notice gives interested researchers plenty of time to develop and implement studies related to peer review and publication for possible presentation at the conference. This article in JAMA has suggestions for possible research topics that would be of interest to the audience.

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Shawn’s Poster

I attended the Seventh Congress in 2013. Other INANE members who were there included Suzie Kardong-Edgren, Shawn Kennedy, Francie Likis, Sarah Martin, and Charon Pierson. It was an interesting conference although a little doctor-centric. It would be nice to have a few INANE editors up at the podium! Kudos to Shawn (along with Jane Barnsteiner and John Daly) who did present a poster.

Here a chance to get something organized for the conference. If anyone is interested and has an idea and needs a research partner, I’d love to chat!


Call for EOI Editor: IJMHN


Call for EOI Editor
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Call for expression of interest (June 2015)

The International Journal of Mental Health Nursing (IJMHN) is currently seeking a new Editor with expertise in statistical methods. The new Editor will assume responsibility for assisting the EIC from July 2016. The term of office will last two years, subject to agreement. The journal uses the electronic peer review management system, ScholarOne.

The International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, an international, peer-reviewed scientific journal that contributes to the evidence base of mental health nursing is the journal of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN). The journal is ISI-listed. The IJMHN is published in conjunction with the ACMHN and Wiley Publishing.

Detailed information about the journal can be found at:

The successful candidate for the position will be recognized internationally for his or her academic and research achievements, will have worked at a strategic level within academia or healthcare, and will have an impressive track record of publications and presentations at conferences.

The candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Sound scientific judgment
  • Theoretical and practical experience of experimental research designs and statistical tests/analyses
  • Broad knowledge of mental nursing at an international level
  • Awareness of trends and standards within knowledge dissemination
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Relevant experience in journal editing and/or through membership on editorial boards is desirable

Responsibilities of the Editor

The Editor will assist the EIC to manage and organize review for manuscripts submitted to the journal. In particular, the editor will provide expertise in regard to manuscripts that contain statistical methods and designs.

To Apply

Applications should include curriculum vitae, and an accompanying letter outlining the skills you will bring to this position and addressing the key selection criteria.

Please send your application, in confidence, to:
Sadira Campbell, Wiley:
Applications to arrive no later than 30 June 2015

A description of the role is available on request. Strict confidentiality will apply to all correspondences.

Donations to Honor Margaret Freda

I received this information from Dr. Kathleen Rice Simpson, Editor-in-Chief of MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing:

In lieu of flowers, Margaret asked that donations be made to the March of Dimes Nursing Program. Contributions to this special fund in Margaret’s memory can be made directly through the website at (click on “donate now,” and then be sure to indicate that the donation is being made in memory of Margaret Freda). These donations will be tracked and restricted for nursing education. Alternatively, you can send a check made payable to March of Dimes to Mary Lavan at the March of Dimes (1275 Mamaroneck Avenue; White Plains, NY 10605; (914) 997-4609) and Mary will be sure it is processed correctly.

Remembering Margaret Comerford Freda, EdD, RN, CHES, FAAN

Dr. Jackie Owens (L) and Dr. Margaret Freda (R) at INANE 2014

Dr. Jackie Owens (L) and Dr. Margaret Freda (R) at INANE 2014

To my INANE Friends,

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that our good friend and INANE colleague, Dr. Margaret Comerford Freda, Editor Emeritus of MCN, died early this morning (April 27) at her home in New York.

Margaret had been ill for several years, stemming from a diagnosis of giant cell arteritis in the fall of 2011. She faced numerous health complications and setbacks with strength and dignity, always professional and always composed. She is an inspiration!

As the Chair of last year’s INANE conference, it meant more to me than I can say that Margaret was able to make the trek from New York to Maine to join us for our meeting. She fully participated in everything, including the boat trip to the lobster bake on Tuesday night, as you can see in the picture above! It was a joy for me to be able to sit with Margaret for many of the sessions, particularly our closing poet, Richard Blanco. I will freely admit that we both sobbed our way through his presentation!

Margaret was so invigorated by her attendance at INANE–in her words, “I found my professional self again after being a patient for four years,”–that we took on the challenge of revising The Editor’s Handbook, first published by Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins in 2010. Again, as Margaret said to me, “I am not able to walk much, and I don’t breathe very well, and some days I can’t even talk–but I can sit and think and write.” She was fully engaged throughout the revision process, taking the lead on all ten chapters by revising content and updating references. Margaret also reviewed every single page in the first round of page proofs, meticulously noting tiny errors and making sure everything was correct. I knew she had had another health setback in the past two weeks. When I received the second round of pages for review last week I thought she might not be up to taking this on–but in her ever gracious way, she apologized profusely for “dropping the ball…I am so sorry, but my vision is so blurry right now…” Margaret, please know, you did not drop the ball! I am so proud to have your name above mine on this book when it comes out this summer!

Margaret and I first became friends when she was appointed Editor-in-Chief of MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing in 1997, and my name was suggested as someone who might have some useful advice. I suppose I did have a few tidbits to share, but I think in some ways, I benefited more in learning from Margaret. She has taught me so much! It was a wonderful honor for me last year to have her be my sponsor (with Marilyn Oermann) for my successful application to the American Academy of Nursing. Margaret was so disappointed that she was not able to be present for the Induction Ceremony, but truly, her generous spirit was with me all that weekend.

Margaret’s leadership in INANE is well known, from serving on several planning committees and chairing the conference in 2004 that was held at the Atlantis in the Bahamas. But I think she will always be remembered as the David who took on the Goliath of Impact Factors, paving the way to have nursing journals and nursing knowledge recognized in the Web of Science. When Margaret, along with Dr. Judy Lewis spearheaded this project in 2004, there were 33 nursing journals indexed in this database. Now there are 115. She was so proud of this accomplishment!

The Margaret Comerford Freda Award for Editorial Leadership in Nursing was established in 2011 and awarded to Margaret herself in 2012. Those of us on the committee that year had an easy job–she was the unanimous choice. To be honest, many of us were afraid that she wouldn’t be with us to accept the award that year, but she was–not in person but with us all the same. At INANE last summer, it was a thrill to have Margaret present her eponymous award to the 2014 winner, Dr. Peggy Chinn.

Plans for a memorial and so on have not been finalized; as soon as I have any information I will share with everyone here. In the meantime, I am sure Margaret’s husband John and her children and grandchildren would find great comfort in reading any memories or thoughts people want to share in the comments section of this post.

With sadness,