Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is seeking an Editor-in-Chief for Nursing Research. With a distinguished 65-year history of leadership in nursing science dissemination, Nursing Research is an essential publication for the international nursing community. The journal is disseminated to institutions globally. Nursing Research is the official journal of the Eastern Nursing Research Society and the Western Institute of Nursing.
The Editor-in-Chief provides the vision, energy, and leadership to produce a bimonthly Journal that provides groundbreaking research and communication about nursing research through print and electronic media to multiple nursing audiences including investigators, clinicians, sponsors of nursing research, and policy-makers.
The Editor-in-Chief selects and develops journal content, including original research articles, systematic reviews, methods, editorials, and occasional special issues or supplements. The Editor-in-Chief manages the manuscript acquisition and peer review process, and appoints and directs the activities of the Editorial Board and Peer-Review Panel. They plan and implement quality improvement initiatives to ensure optimal Editorial Office procedures and standards for scientific publishing, including adherence to publication ethics.
- Develops the editorial program for Nursing Research; solicits original articles on key topics as necessary.
- Oversees the peer-review process; works with reviewers and authors to ensure each manuscript worthy of consideration is reviewed in a timely fashion and, if selected for publication is revised until ready for publication.
- Writes editorials and solicits guest editorials.
- Appoints an Editorial Board; oversees the Peer-Review Panel, directs their activities and provides annual reviewer reports.
- Submits complete editorial materials, through Editorial Manager, to the Publisher according to established firm deadlines.
- Reviews page proofs for each issue and transmits corrections to the publishing office.
- Oversees the Nursing Research website.
- Conducts an annual Editorial Board meeting in conjunction with the Publisher at the annual American Academy of Nursing (AAN), held in the fall.
- Possess a research-focused doctorate in Nursing; or a research doctorate in a related field and undergraduate or graduate degrees in Nursing.
- The Editor-in-Chief must have a broad range of research productivity and a record of successful publication.
- Experience in quantitative methods, expertise in qualitative methods, and knowledge about nursing informatics/big data research.
- Publishing experience as an author; extensive research reviewing and/or editorial board member experience is necessary.
- Computer literacy is required, as is experience with the use of social media.
- Experience with online manuscript submission websites is a plus; must have willingness to learn Editorial Manager system.
- Visibility, a strong network of contacts nationally and internationally, as well as an appreciation of the growing importance of nursing audiences globally.
- Established relationships with nursing and healthcare leaders and institutions nationally and globally.
- The ideal Editor-in-Chief will be a highly organized, motivated individual with the skills and talent to develop a timely, exciting publication fostering excellence in nursing research.
- This is an independent-contractor position (with a flexible compensation package) and the Editor-in-Chief is expected to maintain a primary connection to the field through an active administrative, faculty, or research role.
Review of applications will begin on April 24, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The term of the Editor-in-Chief will begin January 1, 2018, with a gradual transition through the latter half of 2017. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Please send the below materials to Angela Richardson, Senior Publisher, firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday April 21, 2017:
- A letter of interest;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Contact information for 3 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:6
- Nursing research, practice, and scholarship;
- How, under your editorial leadership, Nursing Research would continue to advance understanding of all aspects of nursing science and health; health care; nursing systems and quality of care; and the discipline of nursing.