Call for Associate Editor: JAANP

Call for Associate Editor 

Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

The Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP) is a monthly peer-reviewed professional journal; it is a member benefit to the 75,000-nurse practitioner (NP) members of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). It enjoys a large international readership through individual and institutional subscriptions. The journal is abstracted and listed in the major medical, nursing, and social science indexes, including Journal Citation Reports, MEDLINE, and SCOPUS. Published since 1989, the JAANP provides a strong clinical focus with articles related to primary, secondary, and tertiary care, NP education, health policy, ethics and ethical issues, and health care delivery. The journal publishes original and translational research, integrative/systematic reviews, case studies, a variety of topics in clinical practice, and theory-based articles related to patient and professional education. The journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

AANP is seeking an Associate Editor who will train to assume the role of Editor in Chief (EIC) upon her retirement, transitioning into the EIC role at an appropriate time in 2018. The Associate Editor (AE) position will require approximately 20 hours per week, with variability depending on the time of year. The work schedule can be flexible aside from scheduled conference calls.

After transitioning into the EIC role, the workload will increase to at least 30 hours per week with continued flexibility around when the work is performed.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for Associate Editor is a recognized NP leader at the national level and a member in good standing of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or one of its NP Organization members. A doctoral degree in nursing or related field is preferred, but a master’s degree with significant experience will be acceptable. A strong history of publication in peer-reviewed journals is essential. Publication reviewing and/or editorial board member experience is required. Experience in research, education, health policy, or clinical practice is ideal.

Additional qualifications include

  • Excellent command of English including understanding of spelling, grammar, syntax, and punctuation.
  • Editing expertise using APA formatting rules.
  • Ability to make logical decisions and clearly articulate the reasons for those decisions.
  • Clear communication skills and ability to convey clear feedback and decisions to authors and reviewers.
  • Ability to work as a team member and under deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks to bring manuscripts to successful publication.
  • Experience with electronic publishing software is helpful, but a willingness and ability to learn to use these systems is critical.
  • Comprehensive understanding of research, statistics, publication ethics, and evidence-based practice.

Duties

  • Complete journal-related activities as assigned by the Editor-in-Chief (EIC).
  • Assume the duties of the EIC as required.
  • Constitute an editorial board
  • Submit reports as required by AANP, the publisher, or the EIC.
  • Coordinate and manage at least one special themed issue per year.
  • Adhere to production schedules and deadlines established by the publisher.
  • Coordinate with AANP and the publisher to maintain social media outreach.
  • Participate in strategic planning for the journal.
  • Advise and consult with the EIC and the editorial board on the vision for JAANP.
  • Promote the journal at conferences as requested.
  • Cross train to learn EIC duties

Application Process

Applications should be sent to Jobs@AANP.org and should include the following:

  1. Letter of interest and vision for the Journal, addressed to Associate Editor Search Committee
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Two of your peer reviewed and published articles
  4. Names and contact information for three professional references

Letters should include a statement of the strengths you would bring to this position. Please describe your long-term goals for NP scholarly publishing, including your assessment of how your qualifications contribute to your vision for JAANP as a leader in the NP publication arena. Shortlisted candidates will be notified of the next steps in the process, which may include telephone or face-to-face interviews.

Application deadline is May 31, 2017.

Salary Requirements

Compensation will be commensurate with experience, and will increase with the final transition to EIC.

This is a contract position and therefore is not eligible for employee benefits. The contractor will work from a home office or location of their choosing other than the AANP office.

Introducing: the INANE Virtual Journal

What is the INANE Virtual Journal? It is a new initiative for INANE 2017, designed to help showcase the variety and creativity of the journals that represent the INANE membership. We know that journal editors, their editorial boards, peer reviewers, authors, and publishers work hard to create high quality publications of which they are justifiably proud. The INANE Virtual Journal is being developed as a way to showcase the important contributions that INANE member journals make to nurses in practice, academia, research, and leadership positions.

To create the INANE Virtual Journal each editor will select one article from their journal to be included. A citation list of the articles will be on the INANE Website along with PDFs or links to the article on the journal website. This will allow those who access the INANE Virtual Journal to read the content. The INANE Virtual Journal will be password protected so only INANE members will have access–this is being done to be mindful of copyright restrictions. The password will be shared at INANE 2017 and also on the INANE Email Update list.

Why is the INANE Virtual Journal being created? Primarily to highlight the diversity of scholarship that is included our journals and to be inclusive of all journals, including those that are online only, online and print combinations, as well as traditional print. A second reason is to continue our efforts to have the INANE conference be paperless. The INANE Virtual Journal will replace the journal display which has been a tradition at the INANE conference. The journal display suffers from being expensive (shipping journals to the conference) and wasteful (many journals are thrown in the trash when the conference is over). We hope that the INANE Virtual Journal becomes the new tradition that more fully reaches INANE members and captures content in a vital, meaningful, and creative way. Questions? Comments? You can comment directly on this post, or send a message through our contact form. Someone will get back to you right away!

Click here to access a page that has all the details about the INANE Virtual Journal.

Click here to access the form for submitting an article for the 2017 issue!

Cyberbullying in the publishing industry

The article in Retraction Watch on March 23, 2017 written by Virginia Barbour, the current chairperson of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) points out a number of concerning events that editors and publishers need to watch.  In the piece she describes the cyberbullying that occurred in relation to a complaint sent to COPE about a manuscript issue.  This escalated to serious and upsetting levels that all of COPE leadership watched and tried to intervene in supporting Dr. Barbour.  It raises issues that could be of concern to nursing editors, namely that we are all vulnerable to email attacks and the incivility that can characterize communications that are lawless and without moral compass.  All journal editors receive complaints, but we should all have a process to deal with complaints and disputes. What would you do if you found your editorial role, your journal, your personal life, under attack from a faceless individual that would go to great lengths to discredit your work?  Despite our processes at COPE, the complaints about articles, authors, data, and interpretations, escalated into ad hominem attacks on the people at COPE, most notably Dr. Barbour.  The article in Retraction Watch was her response to this attack that has occurred over the past year.

Peggy Chinn, Leslie Nicoll, and Charon Pierson (also an officer at COPE) began discussing these issues in relation to the Retraction Watch article.  We believe that the wider INANE group needs to start a dialogue around these issues, protecting the editor role and journal integrity, and acknowledging that while nursing is somewhat insulated from these intense cyberattacks, they could occur.  I invite you to begin this discussion, which will continue in Denver in August at our meeting.  I’m giving much thought to these issues as I begin a three year term as the co-chairperson of COPE with Chris Graf, a Wiley publisher in the UK.  I would like us to continue this dialogue!

 

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!

 

Just announced! Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice

We have received news that the journal Clinical Scholars Review is now the Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice.  The new Editor-in-Chief is Stephen Ferrara, DNP, FNP, FAANP.  We have updated the listing of the journal in the Journals Directory.

The Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice is a biannual, peer reviewed publication focused on presenting articles that demonstrate clinical excellence in the application ofjdnp evidence-based practice of doctoral nursing. Articles submitted for consideration discuss clinical practice and patient care; case studies; practice issues, including management, scope of practice, and reimbursement; ethical dilemmas, legal issues, and business practices; and innovative methods of teaching and evaluating advanced practice and profiling the scholarly nature of the clinical practice of nursing. The mission of Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice is to support the advancement of the doctoral practice of nursing.

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.

Remembering Kathleen Heinrich, PhD, RN, FAAN

kth2_smallI have just learned of the death of our colleague, Kathleen Heinrich, on December 29, 2016. Kathleen died at home in Connecticut with her husband Chris at her side. She had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer in March, 2015.

A twice-tenured professor (University of San Diego, University of Hartford), Kathleen left academia in 2004 to establish her own business, KTH Consulting, with a mission “to prepare individuals, colleague-teams, and faculty groups to present, publish and peer mentor each other’s scholarly success.” Testimonials from colleagues who attended her workshops and seminars attest to her creativity, professional support, and collegiality. Kathy had a passion to change the culture of academia and help educators reach their full potential as scholars, teachers, and mentors.

51ai3tim9bl-_sx324_bo1204203200_Many reading this will be familiar with Kathy as the author of Dare to Share which was published in 2008 by Jones & Bartlett. With Marilyn Oermann, Kathy was a co-editor of the Annual Review of Nursing Education (Springer) for seven years. Kathy was a regular contributor to Nurse Author & Editor and a member of the Editorial Board of Nurse Educator. Her article, “Scholarly Joy-Stealing 10 Mean Games Educators Play and How to Imagine Something Different Together” was published in the January, 2017 issue of the journal (vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 1-2).

Kathy was a graduate of St. Anselm’s College (BSN, 1973), Boston University (MSN, 1976), and the University of Connecticut (PhD, Higher Education, 1988). She was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in 2014.

On behalf of INANE, I send our deepest condolences and healing thoughts to Kathy’s family and friends.