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

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.

Editor Search, INSIGHT

37_insightvxxxviino2_web_page_01 (1)We are searching for an Editor for INSIGHT: The Journal of the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses, Inc. (ASORN)

This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in working with our peer-reviewed nursing journal published quarterly in-house. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the process of scientific or academic journal publishing. You will oversee the composition of INSIGHT with regard to design and content and mentor actual and potential authors. You will work with an Editorial Board and ASORN staff during the publication process. ASORN’s Board of Directors will appoint an Editor for a 3-year term following mentorship by the current Editor for a period of 6 to 12 months. You will assume the role of Editor subject to evaluation by the Board of Directors.


  • Currently involved in ophthalmic nursing
  • Minimum educational level of BSN
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and team-working skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self motivated and achievement oriented
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to work with editorial team to meet established deadlines
  • Internet access and proficiency with MS Word, Adobe and Acrobat
  • Willing to contribute some content to INSIGHT
  • Minimum 3 year commitment subject to evaluation period by ASORN’s Board of Directors
  • Commitment to and command of ophthalmic nursing research
  • Attendance at ASORN Annual Meeting to document and assess activities for future journal content (may designate representative from Editorial Board if unable to attend)


  • Active member of ASORN
  • Knowledge of journal publishing and requirements of nursing and/or health science communities
  • Some experience working with or publishing on behalf of nursing societies and associations
  • Demonstration of the individual’s institutional or organizational support
  • Established relationships with or access to potential authors

Compensation and Benefits

  • Quarterly stipend is offered (partial stipend during 6-12 months of mentorship by current Editor)
  • Some reimbursement of journal related expenses
  • Paid registration for ASORN’s Annual Meeting when attending to document activities for future journal content

Please send CV and at least two (2) examples of your writing to
ASORN Client Manager, Caitlin Nimmo, at

Editor Search, Journal of Advanced Nursing


Applications are invited for the position of Editor, Journal of Advanced Nursing

One of the current team of Editors, Lin Perry, will be stepping down in 2015. Therefore we are seeking applications for the position to complete a team of five Editors within one of the leading international nursing journals. The Journal of Advanced Nursing (JAN) is an international, peer-reviewed scientific journal which contributes to the advancement of evidence-based nursing, midwifery and healthcare by disseminating high quality research and scholarship of contemporary relevance and with potential to advance knowledge for practice, education, management or policy. Detailed information about the journal can be found here.

The successful candidate for the position of Editor 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 ideal candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Sound scientific judgment
  • Professional standing
  • 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
  • Previous experience in Editor-type role
  • Based in Asia-Pacific

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, the other 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 successful candidate would ideally start work on the journal in June 2015.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a short assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of JAN, 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, Senior Journals Publishing Manager, Wiley:

Applications to arrive no later than 20th April 2015

Search for Editorial Consultant: Journal of Nursing Regulation

Search: Editorial Consultant, Journal of Nursing Regulation


JNR-CoverWe have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced publishing consultant to join the team at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) as editorial project manager for the Journal of Nursing Regulation (JNR), the official journal of the NCSBN. JNR is online (click here) and indexed in Ebsco, CINAHL, CINAHL PLUS and is the only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to nursing regulation.

NCSBN is a not-for-profit organization through which boards of nursing can act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing.

The editorial consultant will oversee the JNR’s editorial operations, including acquisitions, managing the peer review process, performing some editing of manuscripts, communicating with authors, overseeing production and design and collaborating with the editor-in-chief and other members of the editorial team to create a professional journal that is distributed on time.

This will be a part-time, independent contractor position reporting to Maryann Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Chief Officer of Nursing Regulation for NCSBN and the Editor-in-Chief of JNR. The role is preferably based in Chicago but telecommuting may be possible, depending on the candidate’s qualifications.


Primary responsibilities for the journal, which is published 4 times a year, include:

  • Work closely with commercial publisher on all aspects of the editorial process from initial submission of manuscripts to mailing
  • Evaluate manuscripts for potential publication, in consultation with the editor-in-chief (EIC) as needed
  • Traffic manuscripts from the time of arrival through the publication process, including peer review
  • Review peer reviews and collaborate with author on necessary revisions
  • Review author revisions and evaluate for acceptance in collaboration with the EIC
  • Maintain the editorial workflow calendar
  • Oversee and direct the work of editors, copyeditor, and designer
  • Edit and proofread manuscripts as needed throughout the editorial process
  • Communicate with authors throughout the publication process
  • Attend meetings and conferences
  • Recruit potential authors ongoing
  • Create and monitor manuscript submission schedules
  • Collaborate with authors to develop, revise and edit manuscripts, as needed
  • Plan and Develop the table of contents for each issue
  • Manage the completion and submission of Continuing Nursing Education tests and applications
  • Coordinate production schedule with publisher
  • Coordinate mailing lists with the publisher

The editorial consultant participates on conference calls with the editorial advisory board and may represent JNR at NCSBN or other national meetings.


  • Masters (preferred) in English or journalism preferred; nursing-related experience in practice or publishing a plus
  • Previous experience in editorial project management preferred
  • At least 4 years of editing/writing experience
  • Strong problem solving skills


NCSBN is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive salary. To apply for this opportunity, email

Search for Editor: CIN Plus and ANI Connection

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After a decade of service, Dr. Linda Thede, Departmental Editor for CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing is stepping down. Thus a search is underway for a Dr. Thede’s replacement. The selected Editor will have primary responsibility for coordinating the CIN Plus and ANI Connection departments of CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. The Editor will also be actively engaged in promoting CIN through social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter. This is an ideal opportunity for a nurse with an emerging interest in publishing and the editor role to have responsibility for journal and manuscript development while at the same time being mentored by an experienced Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Leslie Nicoll.

Activities related to this position include:

  • Soliciting manuscripts for both departments, typically two per issue (one for CIN Plus and one for ANI Connections).
  • Working with authors to revise and refine their manuscripts so that they are suitable for publication.
  • Providing on-time publication ready manuscripts to the editorial office according to established deadlines.
  • Participating in monthly conference calls with leadership of the Alliance for Nursing Informatics to discuss manuscript flow and the publication plan for ANI Connections.
  • Attending relevant conferences, schedule permitting, such as the annual meetings for HIMSS, AMIA, ANIA, and the International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE).
  • Engaging audiences via social media.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Editor-in-Chief.

Applicants should note that this position requires a weekly commitment of time. Applicants can be located in any setting; the work is done remotely. Financial remuneration includes a monthly honorarium and payment of the registration fee to attend the annual meeting of INANE.  Ideally, the selected candidate will begin work on April 1, 2015.


  • At least five years progressive experience in nursing.
  • A registered nurse with a master’s degree in nursing is required, but a doctoral degree and certification in informatics is preferred.
  • An established network of colleagues in informatics, nursing, and (to a lesser extent) publishing.
  • Experience in the publication process, either as an author, peer reviewer, or similar position.
  • Knowledge and ability to use technology effectively to streamline workflow.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member as well as individually.

There is an online application process which can be accessed here. 
Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2015.
Questions should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief,
Dr. Leslie Nicoll at

Call for Editor-in-Chief: IJNP

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Applications are invited for the position of
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Nursing Practice

The current Editor-in-Chief, Professor Alan Pearson, has retired and stepped down after founding and leading the journal for 20 years. We are therefore seeking applications for this prestigious position with one of the world-leading international nursing journals published by Wiley-Blackwell, part of John Wiley & Sons. Ideally, the successful candidate would take over this position from January 1st 2015.

IJNP is a fully refereed journal publishing original scholarly work that advances the international understanding and development of nursing both as a profession and academic discipline. The Journal focuses on research and professional discussion papers with a sound scientific, theoretical or philosophical base.

The successful candidate for the position of Editor 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 ideal candidate will possess the following skills and knowledge:

  • Leadership qualities
  • Professional standing
  • Sound scientific judgment
  • Broad knowledge of nursing on an international level
  • Awareness of trends and standards within knowledge dissemination
  • Awareness of international ethics and standards for journal publishing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Previous experience in Editor-type role

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

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 but preferably in Australia or the Asia-Pacific region. The successful candidate will start work on the journal in January 2015 or sooner depending on commitments.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a short assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of IJNP, and an accompanying letter outlining the skills you would bring to this position and your vision for this Journal and how you would like to see it develop in the future.

A description of the role and information about the journal is available on request.

Please send your application, in confidence, to:
Sophie Suelzle, Wiley, Cremorne Street, Richmond Victoria 3121, Australia.
Email to:

Applications to arrive no later than 21st November 2014.

Linda Pierce Appointed Associate Editor of RNJ

Chicago, IL: (September 2014) The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) has appointed Dr. Linda Pierce PhD RN CNS CRRN FAHA FAAN, Professor at the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, as Associate Editor of Rehabilitation Nursing Journal (RNJ), the official publication of the association. Rehabilitation Nursing, a bi-monthly publication, features in-depth articles on current practice issues, research and its implications, editorial features, andnews about products and services for individuals with disabilities or chronic illness.

LindaPierceDr. Pierce is a past-president of the ARN board and former chair of the Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation (RNF), the arm of ARN that funds research in rehabilitation nursing practice. She has served as a key contributor on a variety of national and chapter committees and task forces, including the Editorial Board of the journal. For more than 20 years, Dr. Pierce has exemplified the philosophy and goals of ARN and has spent her career as a role model for rehabilitation nursing. She has supported ARN’s organizational goals through her ongoing volunteer service to the organization, her teaching, and her sustained record of research funding and publications.

Congratulations to Linda!

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