Our initiative “Open Access, Editorial Standards and Predatory Publishing,” launched during the 2014 conference in Portland, Maine is now becoming a significant and visible “presence” in our nursing literature. The project began with an article created by a collaborative of nursing journal editors who were present for Jeffrey Beall’s presentation on this topic, and published in the September 2014 issue of Nurse Author & Editor. The Nurse Author & Editor article provided a foundation for all nursing journal editors to use in preparing their own editorials to inform and educate their readers about editorial standards, the hazards that have emerged in the publishing industry to erode confidence in scholarly publishing, and what to watch for in order to protect the integrity of nursing literature.
Now, editorials are appearing in nursing journals that contribute to this initiative! We are tracking these as they appear and posting them on our “Editorials Published” page. We are including original editorials, reprints of the September 2014 Nurse Author & Editor article, journal blogs, and editorials that we find in journals of other health professions. If your eidtorial is not yet listed, please send us the information so that we can include it! Go to our handy electronic form (scroll down on the page to see the form), and send in your information as soon as it is available!