Neonatal Editor Sought for JPNN


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.


  • Possess a Doctorate in nursing.


  • 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, 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.

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