Call for Associate Editor: Workplace Health & Safety

Call for Associate Editor of Workplace Health & Safety

Apply by November 16

Workplace Health & Safety (WH&S) seeks an Associate Editor to oversee the Professional Practice focus of their journal. Professional Practice manuscripts focus on current, day-to-day issues in occupational health nursing practice. Manuscript categories include clinical case reports, successful worksite programs (e.g., smoking cessation), evidence-based practice, case management (e.g., return-to-work issues) and business and leadership (e.g., occupational health department  management). These articles may or may not have a research focus.

The Associate Editor for Professional Practice will be responsible for:

  • Working with the journal editor and other associate editors to identify relevant professional practice topics for publication;
  • Assign reviewers for select articles;
  • Respond to correspondences from authors, fellow editors, editorial review panel members regarding peer review and/or manuscript decisions;
  • Provide editing assistance for select articles;
  • Guide and mentor novice and experienced authors;
  • Review manuscript proposals and initiatives from potential authors;
  • Represent WH&S at AAOHN National Conference annually and solicit future manuscripts from conference presenters/attendees;
  • Assist with reviewing articles for the annual Golden Pen Award;

Workplace Health & Safety is the official publication of AAOHN. WH&S is a scientific peer-reviewed journal, which is published by SAGE. Its purpose is to support and promote the practice of occupational and environmental health nurses by providing leading-edge research findings and evidence-based clinical practices. It publishes articles that span a range of issues facing occupational and environmental health professionals, including emergency and all-hazard preparedness, health promotion, safety, productivity, environmental health, case management, workers’ compensation, business and leadership, compliance and information management.

The Associate Editor position is an independent contract opportunity, including financial support, annual travel allowance to the AAOHN conference, and allowance for professional development conferences in the area of journal editing.

Qualifications for Associate Editor for Professional Practice

  • An advanced degree;
  • Comprehensive knowledge about professional practice of occupational and environmental health nursing;
  • An understanding of AAOHN’s mission, objectives, programs, and initiatives;
  • Successful track record in research, writing, and publishing articles in established peer-reviewed nursing and/or occupational health and safety journals;
  • Written and oral communication skills appropriate for developing rigorous, high-quality content, communicating with authors, and public speaking on behalf of the journal;
  • Personal, professional, and ethical integrity that abides by and prioritizes the highest standards of scholarly publishing;
  • Experience in and commitment to mentoring inexperienced authors;
  • Project management skills and a commitment to meeting deadlines
  • A record of collegiality and collaborative interdisciplinary practice

Interested Individuals – Apply by November 16

Please submit a current curriculum vita, as well as contact information for two professional references appropriate to the role, and two samples of your best published work to Lisa Pompeii, PhD, FAAOHN, Editor-in-Chief, Workplace Health & Safety. In addition, provide a brief personal statement (no more than 350-500 words) that communicates your interest in and preparation for the tasks described in this document.

For questions or requests for more information, please contact Lisa Pompeii, PhD, FAAOHN at lisa.pompeii@bcm.edu.

In Memoriam: James P. Smith

James Patrick Smith OBE, DLitt (Honoris Causa), FRCN

The world of publishing in academic nursing has lost one of its great pioneers. My great friend and mentor and an inspiration to many, James P Smith – always known as ‘Jim Smith’ – died peacefully aged 84 on 15 June 2018. Jim was the Founding Editor of the Journal of Advanced Nursing (JAN) and a significant influence on the development of scholarship in nursing in the 20th Century.

Born in 1934, Jim qualified as a nurse in 1955 and as a nurse tutor in 1961 gaining experience in clinical practice, nursing education, clinical management and senior nursing in England. He was the first male appointed to the nursing staff at St George’s Hospital, London. He gained a degree in Sociology in the late 1960s.

In 1973 he obtained a scholarship to visit the United Sates to see nursing education in action there. He realised that the UK lagged far behind. Nursing was taught in leading universities in the US. The teachers were scholars, conducting their own research and publishing in their own and other academic journals. They also complained about the length of time it took to get published. This planted the seed in Jim’s mind which, in 1976, became the JAN. The journal celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2016 (Watson 2016).

One of Jim’s great talents was spotting talent in others. His standards were always the highest, but he was neither flattered by ‘big names’ nor ignored those trying to break into scholarly publishing. Jim liked good writing and never flinched from publishing what needed to be said. In practice Jim implemented many significant changes in the hospitals where he worked: the proper use of Clinical Nurse Specialists; the role of the Nursing Officer; enabling patients to die at home; and facilitating home births.

Jim chaired the Editorial Board meetings of JAN with flair. Firm, hilarious and tangential – but always gentle and at pains to help everyone contribute. All copy passed before Jim and always in hard copy. With a thick HB pencil Jim scored through, underlined, circled, made right-hand marginal comments and with thick arrows in the left-hand margin, indicated where a paragraph ought to go. He had an eye for what should come first and what should be deleted. He also had an eye for accuracy and completeness. A mention of someone by name had to be accompanied by their place of work, city and country; accuracy and completeness, always.

Jim stepped down from being Editor-in-Chief of JAN in 1999 and I had the honour to present him for the degree of Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa at the University of Hull in 2001. Jim came to the RCN International Research Conference in Edinburgh in 2016 where I interviewed him and recorded it. The quality of the recording was too poor to put out under the auspices of JAN, but a podcast is available. Jim’s funeral was held at St Mary’s Fochabers, UK on 21 June 2018. He is survived by John Forde, his partner of 54 years.

Roger Watson
Editor-in-Chief, JAN

Reference
Watson,  R. (2016). JAN 40 years on. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72, 3-5.

INANE Establishes Nursing Journal Hall of Fame

Nursing Journal Hall of Fame Established

Inaugural Class of Thirteen Journals to be Inducted in July

(Boston, MA, June 23, 2018). The International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE) has established the Nursing Journal Hall of Fame to recognize scholarly nursing journals that have 50 or more years of continuous publication and sustained contributions to nursing knowledge. The inaugural cohort of 13 journals will be inducted at the 37th Annual Meeting of INANE on Tuesday, August 7th at 1:30 pm.  

The 13 inaugural journals are international in scope and cumulatively represent 978 years of scholarly publication in nursing. The journals are a cross section of professional nursing practice, research, education, and leadership and demonstrate depth in nursing excellence and scholarship through the published literature.

Funding for the inaugural awards has been generously provided by Shirley Smoyak, PhD, RN, FAAN, Editor Emeritus of the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and long-time INANE member. INANE is grateful for her support. Editors and publishers of the 13 journal designates will be present to receive the awards in person at the ceremony.

The 13 inaugural journals, with founding dates are: 1) American Journal of Nursing (1900); 2) The Canadian Nurse (1905); 3) Nursing Times (1905); 4) AANA Journal (1933); 5) Workplace Health & Safety (1943); 6) Nursing Research (1952); 7) Nursing Outlook (1953); 8) International Nursing Review (1954); 9) Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health (1955); 10) Journal of Nursing Education (1962); 11) Journal of Psychosocial Nursing (1963); 12) AORN Journal (1963); 13) Journal of Nursing Scholarship (1966).

INANE is an all-volunteer organization whose members include editors, publishers, and others involved in the dissemination of nursing knowledge through the scholarly literature. Established in 1982, INANE hosts an annual meeting and maintains an active mailing list, Facebook page, and Twitter account for its members. Learn more at nursingeditors.com. The meeting for 2018 is at the Liberty Hotel in Boston MA from August 6-8, 2018. The 2019 meeting will be in Reno, NV. For more information, contact us through this website.

How Many Nursing Journals Are There?

A question came up on the INANE Email list about the number of nursing journals there are in current publication. We actually have information on this in the INANE database of journals.

Marilyn Oermann and colleagues did a study on predatory journals, and identified 140 predatory journals in nursing; of those 103 had at least one article published.

In the Directory of Nursing Journals, there are currently 251 journals listed. These have been vetted for inclusion so I would characterize these as quality nursing publications. In the database that we maintain for the directory, there are 307 journals included. The reasons that 56 journals are not listed  in the directory include;

  • Invite sent to apply for review, but no answer so far (n = 19)
  • Negative review (not listed) (n = 4)
  • Not appropriate for the directory (n = 19) <– this category includes publications such as newsletters, also journals not published in English
  • Delisted (used to be in the directory, but not anymore, the most common reason is that the journal has ceased publication) (n = 13)
  • Journal has been reviewed, waiting on more info from the editor (n = 1)
Here are the two citations to the predatory journals studies:

Oermann, M. H., Conklin, J. L., Nicoll, L. H., Chinn, P. L., Ashton, K. S., Edie, A. H., … Budinger, S. C. (2016). Study of Predatory Open Access Nursing Journals. Journal of Nursing Scholarship: An Official Publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing / Sigma Theta Tau48(6), 624–632. https://doi.org/10.1111/jnu.12248.

Oermann, M. H., Nicoll, L. H., Chinn, P. L., Ashton, K. S., Conklin, J. L., Edie, A. H., … Williams, B. L. (2018). Quality of articles published in predatory nursing journals. Nursing Outlook66(1), 4–10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2017.05.005.

When we began the INANE Outreach Initiative last fall, one of our tasks was to broadly review all nursing publications and also review the listings in the Directory. The Directory committee then undertook a major overhaul of the directory, including creating a database for the journals and following up with editors/publishers about the listings (and revising most of them). Thus these are probably the most accurate numbers on journal publications in nursing. Let me know if you have questions or need more info.

Leslie

MEDICC Review Seeks Senior Editor!

MEDICC Review Seeks Senior Editor, English Edition

If you are interested and qualify, apply now!

Application deadline: May 15, 2018

MEDICC Review, an open-access peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing work from Cuban and other developing-country health and related professionals, is seeking a Senior Editor, English Edition.

The journal, published quarterly, is indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE, Thomson-Reuters services, CABI Global Health & Tropical Diseases Bulletin, ELSEVIER’s EMBASE and SCOPUS, Latindex, SciELO and Redalyc.

Qualifications:

  • Scientific, preferably health-related, expertise and background.
  • Bilingual English-Spanish, native English preferred.
  • At least two years editing experience.
  • Excellent communications and organizational skills, with particular attention to deadlines.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Power Point and PDF
  • Familiarity with Cuban health system preferred.

Position Description:

 This Senior Editor is expected to:

  • Read approximately 28 original manuscripts annually, (7 per issue, mainly in Spanish), and provide comments to the primary issue coordinator based on MEDICC Review author guidelines and recommendations from editorial staff and international peer
  • Coordinate translation (with set of translators), prepare manuscripts for translation, and edit translated copy of approved manuscripts.
  • Coordinate copy-editing with copy editor, and final manuscript preparation for Executive Editor and design/layout. Once layout is complete, proofread article PDFs.
  • Write draft of quarterly editorial and submit to Executive Editor.
  • Comment on articles for Interview, Feature and Viewpoint sections (edited by other editorial staff).
  • Write quarterly post-publication email alert and coordinate proofing, according to MEDICC Review guidelines as established, and supervise other aspects of post- production.

Conditions of Appointment:

  • This is a half-time position, requiring an average during the year of 20 hours per week.
  • Appointment begins January 1, 2019 (flexible) for a period of three years, with an option to renew. Participation in two editorial cycles will serve as an introductory period, to determine if both MEDICC Review and the Senior Editor are satisfied with the arrangement and work performed.
  • Work will be carried out in any country (preferably in the Americas), with at least one trip to Cuba annually (costs borne by employer, and legal under US travel rules).
  • The Senior Editor, English Edition is supervised by the Executive Editor.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a letter of application and current curriculum vitae to Gail Reed, Executive Editor, at gailannreed@gmail.com If you know someone else who would be ideal, please share this job description.

More about MEDICC Review:

With over a decade of peer-reviewed publication, MEDICC Review now has reached 40,000+ article reads monthly in its digital format, and also distributes a limited number of print issues. Manuscripts are accepted in Spanish or English, and published in English. MEDICC Review also offers an annual scientific writing course for Cuban and other Latin American professionals. The journal is published by MEDICC, a US not-for-profit organization based in California, USA, founded in 1997 to enhance cooperation among the US, Cuban and global health communities, aimed at better health outcomes and equity.

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Critical Care Nurse: Call for Editor/Associate Editor

Call for Associate Editor / Editor

Critical Care Nurse seeks an Associate Editor to facilitate essential editorial tasks and to assist with editorial duties in close collaboration with the journal’s current Editor. This is a unique opportunity for the right individual to assume full Editor duties after an agreed-upon trial period.

CCN is a peer-reviewed, bimonthly journal focused on clinical and evidence-based practice. Published by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses since 1992, CCN provides high acuity, progressive, and critical care nurses with the most accurate, relevant, and timely information about the bedside care of critically and acutely ill patients. The journal’s mission is to keep readers informed about issues that affect their practice and to disseminate reports of evidence-based practice to improve patient outcomes at the bedside.

Working closely with the Editor during a trial period, the Associate Editor helps solicit manuscripts, assists in the review process and in managing a group of contributing editors, helps reconstitute the editorial board, and co-develops strategy to ensure the journal’s continued relevance in an ever-changing health care environment. The Associate Editor may be asked to propose topics worthy of an editorial and, in collaboration with the Editor and Managing Editor, help select content for each issue from a pool of accepted manuscripts. Other tasks may be assigned as this new role develops, including the opportunity to become the journal’s Editor after a part-time trial period as Associate Editor.

The Associate Editor role is a contract opportunity and receives an honorarium and an annual travel allowance.

Qualifications

Qualified individuals will demonstrate:

  • Successful track record in research, writing, and publishing articles in established peer-reviewed nursing journals
  • Personal, professional, and ethical integrity that abides by and prioritizes the highest standards of scholarly publishing
  • Project management skills and a commitment to meeting deadlines
  • Effective written and oral communication skills appropriate for developing rigorous, high-quality content, communicating with authors, and public speaking on behalf of the journal
  • A record of collegiality and collaborative interdisciplinary practice
  • Experience in and commitment to mentoring inexperienced authors
  • Comprehensive knowledge about the clinical specialty of critical care
  • Understanding of the nursing profession and its unique orientation to a biopsychosocial perspective of patient care
  • Recognition of issues important to the practice and profession of nursing, especially across the spectrum of high acuity and critical care
  • Longstanding familiarity with and understanding of AACN’s mission, objectives, programs, and initiatives

Interested Individuals

Interested individuals are asked to submit a current vita and contact information for three professional references appropriate to the role, and three samples of their best published work. A brief personal statement also is required that communicates the individual’s interest in and preparation for the tasks described in this document.

For questions or requests for more information, please contact Michael Muscat, AACN Publishing Manager, (800) 394-5995, ext. 533, michael.muscat@aacn.org. Submit your vita, written samples, and contact information to Mr. Muscat as well. Position will be open until filled.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world, representing the interests of more than 500,000 acute and critical care nurses. AACN’s international headquarters are located in Aliso Viejo, Calif. Founded in 1969, the association has more than 225 chapters worldwide and is working toward a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families, where acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution. Additional information about AACN is available at www.aacn.org.

 

Top 10 Avoidable Mistakes as an Author

Top 10 Avoidable Mistakes as an Author

Publishing a research paper can be a rather time consuming process, right from submission until the journal’s final decision. As an author, you can help to speed up this process by ensuring that you avoid certain simple mistakes in your paper. But do you know what these mistakes are?

The committee of journal editors, who compiled the AMA (American Medical Association) Manual of Style, came up with a list of the 10 most common errors that they encounter in submitted manuscripts. This infographic lists these top 10 avoidable mistakes made by authors. Although some of these mistakes may not be the sole reason for rejection, if left unresolved they could definitely create unnecessary delays in the publication process.

Top 10 avoidable mistakes as an author

You can download a PDF of this infographic at the Editage Insights website–link below.

You might also be interested in reading:
Top 10 mistakes authors make—As compiled by a committee of journal editors

This post Top 10 avoidable mistakes as an author was originally published on Editage Insights.

Editor-in-Chief Opportunity: Nursing Research

Nursing Research

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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.

Description

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.  

Key Responsibilities

  • 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.

Education

  • Possess a research-focused doctorate in Nursing; or a research doctorate in a related field and undergraduate or graduate degrees in Nursing.

Requirements

  • 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, a.richardson@wolterskluwer.com by Friday April 21, 2017:

  1. A letter of interest;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. 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;
  4. An editorial statement of 500 words or less summarizing your views on:6
    1. Nursing research, practice, and scholarship;
    2. 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.

Report on the INANE Trip to Cuba!

Charon Pierson, COPE Secretary and INANE member, recently participated in the INANE/MEDICC People-to-People Exchange trip to Cuba, January 15-22, 2017. She has written a report for the COPE digest which can be accessed here.

In addition, a report on the trip, plus plans for next steps, will be a session at INANE 2017 in Denver this summer. The full conference program is now available. If you haven’t registered for INANE yet, now is the time! Click here to link to the registration page!

 

Call for Editor: Urologic Nursing Journal

Call for Editor – Urologic Nursing Journal

unj_coverThe Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA) has issued a call for Editor for Urologic Nursing, SUNA’s official journal. The Editor plays a key role in orchestrating the content of the journal and is essential to the success of the publication. The Editor works closely with SUNA’s Managing Editor and Editorial Coordinator to produce the journal six times per year.

Urologic Nursing, a refereed and clinically focused journal, publishes original articles pertinent to urological nursing and care of the urologic patient. The journal conveys news related to issues and developments in practice, technology, and research. Subject matter may be of interest to the interdisciplinary readership or be of unique relevance to the subspecialist. Through the written media, Urologic Nursing promotes SUNA’s goals: to be recognized by medical professionals, patients, their families, and the public as the nursing authority on collaborative, compassionate, and culturally competent urologic care; to provide opportunities for health care providers to analyze, discuss, and exchange information pertaining to the field of urology; to promote high professional standards of quality and safe patient care; and to enrich the professional lives of SUNA members through education, research, and evidence-based clinical practice.

Prerequisites

  1. Active member in good standing of SUNA.
  2. Upholds and supports SUNA’s structure, mission, vision, and strategic plan.
  3. Willingness to devote large blocks of time to journal activities.
  4. Strong organizational and communication skills.
  5. Ability to meet deadlines.
  6. Knowledge of experts in field; professional visibility.
  7. Knowledge and clinical expertise in urology preferred.
  8. Evidence of publication.
  9. Awareness of publication process.
  10. Manuscript review experience and knowledge of peer review process and issues.
  11. Prior editorial experience is preferred.
  12. Ability to attend one (1) SUNA Board of Directors’ meeting and one (1) Editorial Board meeting each year. Attendance at the Board of Directors’ meeting is at the discretion of the SUNA Board of Directors.

If you wish to apply for Editor, please send a letter of interest and your CV to Managing Editor Carol Ford (carol.ford@ajj.com) by April 30, 2017.