Applications for the MCF Leadership Award Now Being Accepted!

On behalf of Lucy Bradley-Springer, Chair of the Selection Committee for the Margaret Comerford Freda Award for Editorial Leadership in Nursing Publication, I am pleased to announce that applications for the 2016 award are now being accepted.

MCF Award for Editorial Leadership in Nursing Publication

MCF Award for Editorial Leadership in Nursing Publication – 2015

The award was established in 2012 and presented for the first time at INANE 2012 in Montreal, Canada. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding achievements or contributions by an editor in pursuit of nursing publication.

Click here to learn more about the award. Click here to learn about award winners for the past four years. And last, click here to nominate a worthy colleague for this prestigious honor.

Nominations will be open until April 17, 2016. If you have questions or need more information, use the Contact Form at this website. All questions will be sent directly to the committee chair, Lucy Bradley-Springer.

Thank you for your support of the MCF Award!

Leslie

INANE in Cuba? It Could Happen!

Cuba Day 2 004Brainstorming the INANE/Cuba Collaborative Educational Exchange

Last year, shortly after President Obama announced an easing of the decades-long embargo with Cuba, I had the crazy idea that perhaps INANE could have an upcoming conference in this country. I contacted Peggy Chinn and Joyce Fitzpatrick and the three of us had several meetings during winter/spring 2015 to discuss this possibility, but didn’t make much headway in terms of concrete information or actual planning.

We had a lucky break when I learned of MEDICC, a non-profit organization that sponsors health/medical educational exchanges to Cuba and has done so for close to 20 years. We got even luckier when we found out that the MEDICC offices are just a few blocks from Peggy’s home and she connected with their educational staff member, Elizabeth Sayre. Our third break came when we learned there was a trip to Cuba planned for December 6-12, 2015 and space was available. Peggy and I applied to join the group and were accepted to go.

Our specific objective for the trip was to determine if it was feasible for INANE to travel to Cuba for a conference. To facilitate this, we asked the MEDICC staff to include conversations with nurses and editors as part of the agenda for the exchange, and they did. This was very helpful for us to learn more and also make contact with particular people, complete with names and email addresses. We have already been in touch with them since we have returned home.

IMG_1495Peggy and I thoroughly enjoyed the format of our trip, with activities planned for each morning and afternoon, based on the interests and requests of all the travelers. Activities included visits to various sites and meetings with selected staff to learn more, usually in the format of a brief presentation (usually in Spanish, with an excellent English interpreter) followed by time for questions, answers, and discussion (“the exchange”). Our visits included a consultorio (family doctor/nurse office), a polyclinic (a regional clinic offering many outpatient services), a diabetes center, the Pedro Kouri Institute for Tropical Medicine, the Institute for International Collaboration, an organic farm, and the Latin American Medical School (ELAM). We also had specific exchanges with editors, publishers, nurses, and researchers.

Throughout all of this, INANE was on our minds. We came to understand that Cuba is a unique and complex country and this complexity would make planning and hosting our “traditional” August conference in Cuba a daunting task. For example, the language (Spanish) limits independent exploration and requires an interpreter for anyone who does not speak the language, as the majority of Cubans we met do not speak English.  The very limited resources and logistical challenges affect the visitor experience almost every moment. Added to this is the fact that it would probably be uncomfortably hot in August. And—creature comforts such as shopping, restaurants, and hygienic facilities—are not at a standard that some INANE members would expect. That said, people in Cuba are eager to reach out and the nurses and editors we met would be very interested in meeting and collaborating with INANE members, so we did not want to abandon the idea of a conference completely.

As we pondered this, we had a lightbulb moment when the idea for an alternative educational event hit us—having an exchange for 20 people, not 100, that would follow the format of a MEDICC exchange. We also realized that such a format might achieve the INANE goal of having an international reach far more effectively than what we have done to date and perhaps could become a model for future events in countries that might be inaccessible for our large conference.

With that in mind, we came up with the INANE/Cuba Collaborative Educational Exchange. To make this happen, we could partner with MEDICC to plan the trip. This would help with the logistics of arranging visas, charter flights, hotel reservations and so on—something that we think would be very difficult for our usual all-volunteer planning committee to do on its own. MEDICC also makes all arrangements for transportation to and from the sites, lunches for the group, and the translator, tour guide, driver, and a MEDICC representative to facilitate the experience. For our recent trip, all of these things were provided; we were on our own for dinner 5 of 7 nights, and had Saturday afternoon free.

MEDICC would work with us to customize the agenda for the various meetings and exchanges to meet the needs of our group and make arrangements for all the presenters. We also envision educational programming created by INANE participants, to share among ourselves and select Cuban guests (ie, editors and nursing faculty). Having experienced a MEDICC trip, Peggy and I were both very satisfied with the planning and implementation, and we would be comfortable partnering with them for INANE.

Having an INANE event in this format, with a smaller group, would also address some of the problems we realized: cooler weather in winter, and with a small group, better availability for hotel and restaurant reservations. As for shopping—well, let’s just say that if shopping is your priority, Cuba is probably not the ideal country for you to visit!  The emphasis in visiting Cuba is really educational, which is one of the categories for visitors from the US entering Cuba to receive a travel visa.

IMG_1505Peggy has already met with Elizabeth at MEDICC and they have availability for an exchange on January 15-22, 2017—so maybe this crazy idea really isn’t that farfetched!  MEDICC has already requested hotel accommodations for a block of 20 rooms (not yet confirmed), and the date has not yet been claimed by any other group.

Thus we are proposing to start the process of exploring this opportunity!  Our next steps are to determine interest in this idea among our INANE members and see if we could muster a group of 18-20 to participate in this exchange. To do this, we will have several video Zoom meetings (zoom.us)—interested people would only need to attend one meeting but we have scheduled four (see below) to try to maximize attendance knowing people’s busy schedules. The meeting will start with a Powerpoint with pictures and an overview of our recent trip, followed by questions and a discussion to brainstorm ideas of what we’d like to do for an INANE/Cuba Collaborative Educational Exchange. When the meetings are finished, we’ll move forward with planning next steps, if the consensus from the group is that this exchange is a realistic idea.

That’s the plan for the moment. I am working on the Powerpoint. The meetings are scheduled for:

  • Wednesday January 6, 8 am EST
  • Saturday January 16, 10 am EST
  • Monday January 18, 2 pm EST
  • Monday January 18, 5 pm EST

We can add additional meetings as needed. Please note that we are casting a wide net—all INANE members (editors, publishers, others) are invited to join the meetings and consider being part of this exchange.

Peggy and I look forward to meeting with INANE colleagues and discussing this possibility. If you have questions before the meeting, please feel free to leave a comment below, or send a message to us using the contact form.

Use this form to let us know which meeting you would like to attend:

Neonatal Editor Sought for JPNN

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Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing: Neonatal Editor Position

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is seeking a Neonatal Editor for the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing (JPNN). JPNN is a leading journal publishing practical, up-to-date, and reliable information and a comprehensive resource for nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives, clinical nurse specialists, and others involved in perinatal and neonatal care. The Neonatal Editor provides the vision, energy, and leadership for the Neonatal section of the Journal.

An Overview of the Position:

The Neonatal Editor is responsible for the Neonatal section of the Journal, working closely with the Perinatal Editor. Both Editors are responsible for the overall leadership of the Journal. The Neonatal Editor, alongside the Perinatal Editor, decides the upcoming issue topics and encourages and develops journal content. The editor manages the Neonatal manuscript acquisition and peer review process, and appoints and directs the activities of the editorial board and peer-review panel.

Major Responsibilities:

The Neonatal Editor, in collaboration with the Perinatal Editor, will:

  • Develop and implement a targeted editorial plan to identify and actively recruit authors to submit manuscripts on topics of interest to professional nurses working in Neonatal and related clinical settings.
  • Ensure that the content and delivery of the journal is fully coordinated with the strategic directions and priorities identified jointly by the Editors and LWW.
  • Oversee an editorial board comprised of nationally and internationally renowned scholars and panel of distinguished peer reviewers.
  • Oversee the peer-review process; work with reviewers and authors to ensure each manuscript is reviewed and revised until ready for publication.
  • Work with column editors to ensure relevant and quality column submissions
  • Write introductory pieces and editorials and solicit guest editors.
  • Submit complete editorial materials, through Editorial Manager, to the Publisher according to established deadlines.
  • Review page proofs for each issue and transmit corrections to the publishing office.
  • Oversee the JPNN website.

Education:

  • Possess a Doctorate in nursing.

 Experience:

  • Demonstrated expertise in all aspects of the publishing process to include authorship and manuscript review in leading peer-reviewed nursing and healthcare journals.
  • Substantial understanding based on academic and current clinical experience, of the current state of neonatal nursing and areas of greatest need for research and publication.
  • Excellent understanding of the importance of evidence based nursing as it supports and enhances nursing practice.
  • Solid editorial and peer review experience.
  • Evidence of project management skills.
  • Experience with online manuscript submission websites is a plus, must have willingness to learn Editorial Manager system.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including delegation and conflict management, to facilitate critical processes.
  • Established relationships with nursing and healthcare leaders and institutions nationally and globally.

Review of applications will begin on January 18th, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The term of the editor will begin January 1, 2017, with a gradual transition through the latter half of 2016. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please send the below materials to Angela Richardson, Senior Publisher, a.richardson@wolterskluwer.com by Friday January 15, 2016:

  • A letter of interest.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Contact information of three professional references. References should include someone with whom you worked with as a reviewer, editorial board member, fellow author, or similar role.
  • An editorial statement of 500 words or less summarizing your views on Neonatal nursing research, practice, and scholarship.
  • How, under your editorial leadership, JPNN would continue to advance neonatal nursing as a specialty.

CANS Announces New SIG

cans symbolThe Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (The Council; CANS) has now established a Research Journal Editors Special Interest Group (SIG) to support the CANS organizational aim to share, translate, and disseminate nursing science. CANS members who are also editors or associate editors of research journals or other journals that publish research are welcome to join the SIG. The SIG will provide collegial support for its editor members and education for State of the Science (SOS) conference attendees. The SIG also will serve as a source of expertise for leaders of The Council, and through them for members, on the dissemination of nursing research in scholarly journals. The SIG may be called on by CANS leadership for advice on issues and changes in the scholarly publishing world and may provide selected resources and information to CANS members on publishing issues facing nursing scholars.

Maggie Kearney, Editor of RINAH, and Sue Henly, Editor of Nursing Research, are Co-Chairs of the SIG and available as liaisons between the SIG and members of INANE. We encourage editors who are CANS members to contact us to join the SIG email list and share thoughts and ideas. Click here to contact Maggie; click here to contact Sue.

Nurse Author & Editor: New Site, New Look, New Content!

banner-na&e-500If you haven’t had a chance to visit the new site for Nurse Author & Editor, please take a minute and do so today! This helpful resource for authors, editors, and reviewers  is entering its 26th year of publication. We are celebrating with a new look, new publication model, and new content, published on the 5th and 20th of every month.

As today is November 5th, a new article by Shawn Kennedy, “Inappropriate Authorship in Nursing Journals,” just went live this morning. If you think that ghost authorship and honorary authorship are not problems in nursing, think again! Please read the article and if you are so inclined, leave a comment for discussion. Shawn and I will be monitoring comments over the next few days–we look forward to interacting with readers.

If you enjoy what you see at Nurse Author & Editor, please subscribe. It’s easy to do–just submit your email address from the home page. There is no charge–Nurse Author & Editor is open access and freely available to all readers. The advantage of subscribing is that you will receive an email message every time new content posts on the site.

Upcoming articles to look forward to:

  • Revise and Resubmit…Or Not, by Thomas Long
  • Caught in the Trap: The Allure of Deceptive Publishers by Peggy Chinn and Leslie Nicoll
  • Banish Your Inner Awful Writer, by Leslie Nicoll

There will also be regular announcements, book reviews, and other items of interest for authors, reviewers, and editors. Subscribe, bookmark the site, and visit often!

Thanks, everyone! I appreciate your support!

Leslie

A Resource for Educators, Researchers, and Editors

Nurse EducatorMarilyn Oermann, Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Educator, sent  me the following note:

A colleague of mine served on a task force that developed our IRB policy for QI and education studies, and I asked her to write a commentary on requiring IRB approval for education projects. The article has been published in Nurse Educator. The authors also include the template they developed for submitting education studies to the IRB (that in itself would  be helpful to educators). We were able to publish this as an open access article so others can read and share it.

The article is published Open Access and can be found on the Nurse Educator website. 

Here’s the complete citation:

Heflin, M. T., DeMeo, S., Nagler, A., & Hockenberry, M. J. (2016). Health Professions Education Research and the Institutional Review Board. Nurse Educator. http://doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000000230

Thank you for this resource, Marilyn!

Follow Up on Student Authors

At INANE 2015, there was a report from Shawn Kennedy and colleagues on the survey done of INANE members about student authors and papers. Patricia Gonce Morton, Editor of the Journal of Professional Nursing, the official publication of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, was asked to “take the message back to the AACN.” She has done so and this is her report:

  • I met with the board of directors of AACN and discussed the issue.
  • I gave a report to all assembled at our conference last week (about 600 people) and addressed the issue.
  • I alerted all to my editorial this month in the Journal of Professional Nursing that includes a link to a publishing course I created while a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow.
  • The 12 module course can be used or adapted by any organization under the Creative Commons rule.  The first 11 modules focus on how to write a manuscript for publication in a journal and the last module is focused on how to be a manuscript reviewer.  The link to the course is: http://nursing.utah.edu/journalwriting.

Thank you, Trish, for your leadership and follow-up in this area. I encourage all potential authors, whether students, faculty, or clinicians, to read the editorial and take advantage of the resources that are available.

Program for INANE 2016 is Announced!

Greetings!

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!

Leslie

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

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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
(781)388-8595
marfried@wiley.com

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!