Clinical Editor: Journal of Emergency Nursing


In a time of rapid and substantial growth in manuscript submissions, international reach and impact metrics, the Journal of Emergency Nursing, the official journal of the Emergency Nurses Association, is seeking applications for the position of Clinical Editor to join the senior editorial leadership team. 

The Clinical Editor, which can be negotiated as an Associate Editor position, will serve as the team lead for the focused sections of the Journal, overseeing and making decisions for section manuscripts and case reviews. This includes initial desk rejection or peer review as assigned by the Editor-in-Chief, providing edits and author guidance during the revision process, and review of final proofs from the publisher. 

JEN sections are crucial knowledge translation submissions and commentary that include case reviews, evidence-based practice and practice guideline updates, research-to-practice translation and research-to-policy translation. 

The Clinical Editor will be expected to solicit high quality manuscripts and reviewers for the journal, assist in developing editorial policies and procedures, and attend annual editorial board meetings and quarterly conference calls.

Candidates should have a graduate degree in nursing or a similar field, though a doctorate degree is preferred; comprehensive knowledge of emergency clinical practice; and a record of publications in the field. He or she will be a leader with effective written and oral communication skills. The ideal candidate will have prior journal experience as an editorial board member or editor, be certified in emergency nursing and be willing to obtain and maintain ENA membership during the length of the contract.

The Clinical Editor role is an ENA-contracted position with an initial two-year commitment, subject to satisfactory annual review and option to renew beyond two years. 

Interested applicants should submit a current CV and cover letter with a statement of interest covering manuscript management, editing, strategic leadership, and journal marketing or promotion experience to JEN Editor-in-Chief Jessica Castner, PhD, RN, CEN, AE-C, FAEN, FAAN, at

The deadline for applications is Jan. 15. Interviews will begin immediately on a first-applied, first-interviewed basis. The anticipated start date is Feb. 1.   

JEN disseminates high quality, peer-reviewed manuscripts relevant to all areas of emergency nursing practice across the lifespan. The Journal publishes a wide variety of article types, including clinical studies, integrative or systematic literature reviews, research, practice improvement initiatives and case studies.

With an Impact Factor of 1.489, JEN is ranked in the top 38th percentile of scientific and social science nursing journals.