Lillee Gelinas Appointed Editor-in-Chief

antlogoSILVER SPRING,MDAmerican Nurse Today, the official journal of the American Nurses Association (ANA), has announced Lillee Gelinas, MSN, RN, FAAN, has been appointed editor-in-chief effective June 1, 2014. Gelinas, a member of ANA and the Texas Nurses Association, has served on the journal’s editorial board since its inception in 2006. American Nurse Today is a peer-reviewed journal owned and published by HealthCom Media.

Gelinas succeeds Pamela Cipriano, PhD,RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, who served as American Nurse Today editor-in-chief since its founding in 2006.

lillee“We are excited to see Lillee assume this new role. She has demonstrated dedication and enthusiasm in her long service on the editorial board, and we are confident she will shape its future as editor-in-chief,” said ANA President Karen A. Daley, PhD, RN, FAAN. “We also gratefully acknowledge Pam Cipriano for her leadership in helping to launch and establish American Nurse Today as a respected and valued journal.”

ANA members receive a subscription to the award-winning journal as a benefit of membership.

“Lillee’s amazing passion for nursing and her in-depth understanding of the profession will be a valuable asset as American Nurse Today continues its focus on delivering information that nurses can use in their practice,” said Greg Osborne, HealthCom Media President. “Since her appointment to the editorial board in 2006, Lillee has contributed to shaping our award-winning editorial content. It is also very important to acknowledge Pam Cipriano, whose invaluable editorial leadership skills have helped establish American Nurse Today as the leading source of clinical and practical content in the nursing market.”

“I am humbled and honored to accept this appointment with American Nurse Today,” said Gelinas. “Pam Cipriano’s shoes will be very hard to fill, but with a talented editorial board and an engaged audience, I’m very confident of a successful future. I firmly believe in the journal’s role, which supports nursing practice through evidence-based, practical information, and the platform it provides to reinforce the fundamental role we as nurses play in transforming the health care system.”

Gelinas continued, “Nurses are vital to the care provided today, are well-positioned to help patients navigate the shifts occurring in care delivery, and serve as the hearts and hands of our health care system.  With such an important role, it is essential that we stay in conversation and connected as together we design the paths to our future. American Nurse Today provides an important outlet where the dialogue can occur.”

A nurse leader with more than 30 years of experience, Gelinas currently serves as system vice president and chief nursing officer of CHRISTUS Health, a system comprising more than 350 hospitals, services, and facilities in the U.S., Mexico and Chile. She is a well-respected thought leader and speaker on health care management, clinical issues, and patient safety and quality issues. She has served in various nursing leadership roles, including member of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Nursing Steering Committee; member of the board of directors for the National Patient Safety Foundation; member of the Nursing Advisory Council of The Joint Commission; and many others. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a member of the Academy’s Nursing Informatics and Technology Expert Panel.

Lawrie Elliott Appointed as Editor for JPMHN

Lawrie Elliott has been appointed Editor for the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, succeeding outgoing editor, Dawn Freshwater.

Lawrie shares some of his background and expertise:

Career History

image001I trained as a mental health nurse in Glasgow (UK) in 1977 and qualified in 1980.  I moved into public health research in the 1990s, became a senior lecturer (and Director of Research) at the University of Dundee (UK) in 1997 and then reader in 2003.   I took up my present post as professor at Edinburgh Napier University (UK) in 2005.  I am an active researcher and have contributed to the strategic development of nursing research throughout my career, including research lead for a cross NHS/University ‘Centre for Integrated Healthcare Research’ (2005-2010) and more recently led the Research Excellence Framework 2014 submission for Nursing at Edinburgh Napier University.  

Areas of Expertise

1064_LargeI have a substantial track record in applied research in Public Health and published numerous high quality papers including a report with colleagues for the World Health Organisation on health inequalities (2006). My methodological expertise centres on the evaluation of public health interventions which range from needle exchange, methadone and sexual health programmes to community nursing. I served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing between 2005 and 2012 and became an Associate Editor in 2013. I have also reviewed for a number of international health journals and grant awarding organisations. I have worked on a number of public health nursing research studies commissioned by government including, The Public Health Contribution of Nursing: a Review of the Evidence (2001), and the Review of Nursing in the Community (2009-2012). I also led on the evaluation of Healthy Respect; a national health demonstration project designed to improve the sexual health of young people including vulnerable groups (2012).  I have obtained over £3 million of funding in collaboration with my colleagues including new studies on young people and families funded by the National Institute for Health Research and the Scottish Government which will run to 2017. I am currently collaborating with researchers from the USA, Australia, Ireland and Sweden and internationally recognised researchers from UK countries.

Contact information: Professor Lawrie Elliott
School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Social Care
Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Campus
Edinburgh, Scotland. UK
EH11 4BN
Tel: +44 (0) 131 455 5304
Email: l.elliott@napier.ac.uk

Call for Editor-in-Chief: IJMHN

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International Journal of Mental Health Nursing – Editor-in-Chief

The International Journal of Mental Health Nursing (IJMHN) is the key publication of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN). The IJMHN aims to promote mental health nursing and inform the mental health nursing community of trends in clinical practice, research and education.  The journal is peer-reviewed and accepts submissions, including original research; reviews; discussion papers, opinion papers and letters to the Editor, relevant to mental health nursing. Book reviews may be commissioned by the Editor.  The Editor of the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing (IJMHN) is accountable to the College Board of Directors. The appointee will provide editorial leadership in all matters pertaining to the IJMHN.

The Position

The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the IJMHN is accountable to the College Board of Directors via the Chief Executive Officer.

In consultation with the Board of Directors the EIC is responsible to implement the College’s  editorial policy; maintain the publication’s high international reputation; maintain a panel of appropriately qualified and experienced reviewers; liaise with the publisher regarding production standards, timelines and advertising policy; and undertake other editorial responsibilities as determined from time to time by the College Board of Directors.

The EIC will be responsible for the establishment and engagement with an international editorial board.

The appointee will provide editorial leadership in all matters pertaining to the IJMHN.

 EIC will be a person with a high level professional reputation and a strong track record in research, scholarship and publication, with a demonstrable track record in editorial roles including willingness to review manuscripts, providing constructive feedback to authors in a timely fashion.

The term of appointment of the EIC of the IJMHNis five years, with eligibility for re-appointment for a second term of three years, after the initial term has expired.  The EIC will not serve more than two terms. The appointment will commence from October 2014.

To discuss this position, please contact Kim Ryan CEO ACMHN: executive@acmhn.org or in Australia 1300 667079. Or internationally + 61262851078 or Professor Wendy Cross President ACMHN: President@acmhn.org

A full position description is available on the website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1447-0349

Applications addressing the key selection criteria plus a CV should be forwarded to: ACMHN PO Box 154 Deakin West ACT 2600 Australia or via email to: executive@acmhn.org by 28th July 2014

Associate Editor Search: JPMHN

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 Applications are invited for the position of Associate Editor,
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

We are seeking applications for the position of Associate Editor within one of the leading international psychiatric and mental health nursing journals.

The Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing is an international, peer-reviewed publication providing a forum for the publication of original contributions that lead to the advancement of psychiatric and mental health nursing practice. It publishes papers which reflect developments in knowledge, attitudes and skills, and integration of these into practice. Detailed information about the journal can be found at www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/jpm.

The successful candidate for the position of Associate Editor will be recognized internationally for his or her academic and research achievements and will have an impressive track record of publications and presentations at conferences. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and knowledge:

  • Sound scientific judgment
  • Professional standing
  • Broad knowledge of psychiatric and mental health nursing on an international level
  • Awareness of trends and ethical standards within knowledge dissemination
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Previous editorial board and reviewer experience on nursing journals

The main functions within this role are: manuscript handling and quality control, strategic development, and journal promotion. The post involves working closely with the Publisher.

Applicants should note that this position requires a weekly commitment of time, with additional time for meetings. The Associate Editor can be based in any international location. There is an honorarium available for this position. Ideally, the successful candidate would take over this position in July or August 2014.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a short assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, and an accompanying letter outlining the skills you will bring to this position.

A description of the role is available on request. Please send your application, in confidence, to: Rosie Hutchinson, Wiley-Blackwell, 9600 Garsington Road, Oxford OX4 2DQ, UK. Email to rosie.hutchinson@wiley.com                                                                                                 

Applications to arrive no later than 16th June 2014

Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Associate Editor Search

S0882596313X00090_cov200hApplications are invited for the position of Associate Editor of The Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families (JPN). The journal publishes evidence-based practice, quality improvement, theory, and research papers on a variety of topics from US and international authors. JPN is the official journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses and the Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society. Cecily L. Betz, PhD, RN, FAAN is the Editor in Chief. The successful candidate for the position of Associate Editor will be recognized for his or her academic and research achievements and will have an impressive track record of publications or presentations. The ideal candidate will possess the following traits:

  • Solid professional standing
  • Sound scientific judgment
  • Strong publications history
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines

The main functions within this role are:

  • Oversee journal departments to ensure prompt publication of high-quality, clinically relevant content and work with department editors to select topics and contributors
  • Contribute content to departments and the journal as needed, including writing one editorial per year
  • Collaborate with the Editor in Chief to solicit, develop, and review content for new department for quality improvement projects
  • Support the Editor in Chief in overall journal management, particularly with soliciting and reviewing manuscripts, authors, and reviewers
  • Serve as a reviewer and member of the editorial board
  • Participate in editorial board meetings and journal strategic planning efforts

The paid post also involves working closely with the Publisher and the Editorial Board and requires a consistent, weekly commitment of time, with additional time for meetings or conference calls. Appointment initially will be for a 2-year term.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a letter outlining the skills the applicant would bring to this position. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place by telephone.

Applications should be sent to d.nahlen@elsevier.com by June 21, 2014.

http://www.pediatricnursing.org/

Call for Associate Editor: Journal for Nurse Practitioners

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JNP: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners offers high-quality, peer-reviewed clinical articles, original research, continuing education, and departments that help practitioners excel as providers of primary and acute care across the lifespan. JNP supports advocacy by demonstrating the role that policy plays in shaping practice and influencing outcomes. The journal is an official publication of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is affiliated with the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners.

The successful candidate for the position of Associate Editor will be recognized for his or her academic and research achievements and will have an impressive track record of publications or presentations. The ideal candidate will possess the following traits:

  • Solid professional standing
  • Sound scientific judgment
  • Strong publications history
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines

The main functions within this role are:

  • Oversee departments to ensure prompt publication of high-quality, clinically relevant content and work with department editors to select topics and contributors
  • Collaborate with the editor-in-chief to solicit, develop, and review content for case challenges
  • Support the editor-in-chief in overall journal management, including soliciting manuscripts, authors, and reviewers
  • Attend editorial board meetings
  • Write two editorials a year

The paid post also involves working closely with the Publisher and the Editorial Board and requires a consistent, weekly commitment of time, with additional time for meetings or conference calls. Appointment initially will be for a 2-year term.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a letter outlining the skills the applicant would bring to this position. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place by telephone. Applications should be sent to Managing Editor Dawn Nahlen at d.nahlen@elsevier.com by May 15, 2014.

New Editor-in-Chief Appointed for Nurse Educator

marilyn oMarilyn Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Educator. This message from the publisher, Beth Guthy, was posted on the journal’s website:

Dear Nursing Educators and Researchers,

Please join me in welcoming  Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN to the role of Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Educator.  As Director of Evaluation and Educational Research at Duke University School of Nursing, Dr. Oermann will bring her rich experience and voice to Nurse Educator.   A prolific author, speaker and mentor, you may also recognize Dr. Oermann as the Editor of the Journal of Nursing Care Quality.  We are delighted to welcome her to Nurse Educator and look forward to the leadership and expertise that she brings to the Journal and to the nursing education community.

At this time we would also like to offer our sincere thanks to Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN and Editor-in-Chief of JONA for her enormous efforts as Interim Editor of Nurse Educator over the last few months, and for the seamless transition to Dr. Oermann this February.  Thank you, too,  to the many board members, column editors, reviewers and authors who stepped in to offer strong support and ensure the ongoing success of Nurse Educator after the unexpected loss of our Editor, mentor and friend Suzanne P. Smith, RN, EdD, FAAN last Fall.

Please continue to share your ideas, contents and expertise with Nurse Educator.  We are looking forward to an exciting 2014 as Dr. Oermann takes the helm and works with the editorial board  to grow Nurse Educator, maintain relevance through outstanding evidence-based content and increase our reach in the education segment.

Beth L. Guthy
Publisher, Nurse Educator

Congratulations to Marilyn! Please leave best wishes or other words of encouragement for her in the comments.

Editor Search: Journal of Clinical Nursing

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Applications are invited for the position of
Editor
Journal of Clinical Nursing

We are currently seeking applications for the position of Editor on the Journal of Clinical Nursing, to complete a team of an Editor-in-Chief and three Editors working on this leading international nursing journal.

The Journal of Clinical Nursing (JCN) is an international, peer reviewed, scientific journal that seeks to promote the development and exchange of knowledge that is directly relevant to all spheres of nursing and midwifery practice. The primary aim is to promote a high standard of clinically related scholarship which supports the practice and discipline of nursing and midwifery. Detailed information about the journal can be found at www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/jocn.

The successful candidate for the position of Editor will: be recognized internationally for the quality of her or his academic and research achievements; have worked at a strategic level within academia or healthcare; and have an impressive track record of publications and presentations at conferences. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and knowledge:

  • Sound scientific judgment
  • Broad knowledge of nursing and midwifery on an international level
  • Awareness of trends and standards within knowledge dissemination
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member as well as individually
  • Demonstrated track record in peer review activities for scholarly journals
  • Previous experience in Editor-type role

The main functions within this role are: manuscript handling and quality control, preparation of issues, strategic development, and journal promotion. The position involves working closely with other members of the Editorial Team which includes the Publisher, the other two Editors, and the Editor-in-Chief.

Applicants should note that this position requires a weekly commitment of time, with additional days required for meetings. The Editor can be based in any international location.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a short assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of JCN, detail of peer-review and previous editorial experience, and an accompanying letter outlining the skills you would bring to this position.

A description of the role and an information pack about the journal are available on request. Please send your application, in confidence, to:

Rosie Hutchinson, Journal Publishing Manager, Wiley-Blackwell, 9600 Garsington Road, Oxford OX4 2DQ, UK. Email to rosie.hutchinson@wiley.com

Applications to arrive no later than 31st March 2014

COPE Digest: A New Newsletter Resource

Ginny Barbour, COPE Cahir

COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics) has created a new newsletter. The inaugural issue can be found here.  As described in the Letter from the Chair:

Welcome to the inaugural edition of COPE Digest: Publication ethics in practice. Our aim was for a newsletter that was able to provide a timely resource on publication ethics, in a format that makes it easy to browse and reflect what COPE does best—provide practical support to members. The newsletter will therefore be coming out monthly and we intend it to reflect the dynamic nature of information on the web nowadays with links to content from within and external to COPE. The newsletter has come to life thanks to the inspiration, experience and work of three key members of COPE: Natalie Ridgeway, COPE Operations Manager, Irene Hames, COPE Council member, and Charlotte Haug, COPE Vice-Chair.

This looks like a great resource. I would suggest everyone bookmark the site and check back monthly.

Dr. Spitzer Writes the Letter That He Needed to Write

I posted last week about Dr. Robert Spitzer and his requested retraction of his work, published in 2003 in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. He wanted the retraction to occur via an online article not related to the original publication. I asked if this was really a retraction or a repudiation. Several commenters suggested that what Spitzer needed to do was write to Dr. Ken Zucker, editor of the journal. Dr. Zucker had even indicated that he would be receptive to receiving and publishing such a letter.

Well, Spitzer’s done what he needed to do. The letter is written to Zucker and has been shared as an exclusive with Truth Wins Out. (For those who might not know, Truth Wins Out is a non-profit organization that fights anti-gay religious extremism. This includes debunking myths about “reparative therapy.”)

The letter starts out:

Several months ago I told you that because of my revised view of my 2001 study of reparative therapy changing sexual orientation, I was considering writing something that would acknowledge that I now judged the major critiques of the study as largely correct. After discussing my revised view of the study with Gabriel Arana, a reporter for American Prospect, and with Malcolm Ritter, an Associated Press science writer, I decided that I had to make public my current thinking about the study. Here it is.

To read the whole thing, click here.

It does not say in the blog if the letter will be be published in the journal but I certainly hope it will be. That will set the matter straight in the scientific indexes (such as PubMed) which needs to be done.

Good for Dr. Spitzer for doing the right thing, at last, but it is unfortunate that 11 years have passed since the original study “results” were presented at the APA annual meeting. As many said in the comments to my first post, this research did not have just scientific implications but also social and political and has been damaging to the LGBTQ community. Let’s hope his repudiation can help to put the nail in the coffin of “reparative therapy,” once and for all.

Comments, as always, are welcome.