Advances in Nursing Science (ANS) is launching an Editor Immersion Program to provide a year-long Editorial role mentoring experience. Applications for the 2020-21 program are due April 1, 2020. See details about the program, and application and selection process here.
The activities of the program will be:
Attendance at the INANE conference August 2-5, 2020 in Nashville, TN, including the preconference “Extreme Education for Editors (E3)” session, and the Lippincott publishers meeting (see https://inane2020.com/). Attendance at the 2021 INANE conference in Dublin, Ireland will be encouraged, but not required.
Attendance at the ANS Advisory Board Meetings on October 30, 2020, and October 8, 2021 (both in Washington, DC). Please note: there may be funds available to assist with travel involved in attending these and the INANE meetings, but your application should not be contingent on the availability of funding.
Orientation to the purposes, scope, editorial policies and publisher expectations related to ANS.
Orientation to the responsibilities of the Editor in Editorial Manager, and fulfilling these responsibilities for submissions assigned by the Editor.
Participate in the process of selecting the journal content for the issues due to the publisher during the term of service.
Prepare at least one editorial during the term of service.
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 email@example.com:
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.
The Journal of Emergency Nursing (JEN) is rapidly evolving, with substantial growth in manuscript submissions, international reach, and impact metrics. In this exciting time, JEN is seeking applications for the position of Deputy Editor-in-Chief (Deputy EIC) to join the senior editorial leadership team to serve as the chief associate or mentored protégé of the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) with responsibilities for high level decisions on journal strategy, marketing and promotion, and manuscripts.
The position could be negotiated as an Editor-in-Chief Fellowship as a mentored experience.
JEN is the official journal of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), disseminating 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.
The Deputy EIC will help the EIC set and guide the editorial tone of JEN, ensuring authors, reviewers and editorial board members meet the highest level of editorial excellence and ethical standards. This includes making manuscript decisions, mentoring reviewers and guiding authors through the revision and publication process.
As a leader, the Deputy EIC will co-chair editorial board meetings, recruit high quality/high impact authors and reviewers and act as an ambassador to and advocate for JEN.
The Deputy EIC is expected to stay abreast of developments in scholarly publishing and innovations in other nursing and interdisciplinary emergency care journals to ensure JEN’s measured impact in the field remains high.
Working with the EIC and ENA’s communications team, the Deputy EIC will participate in a variety of marketing and promotion campaigns and develop new initiatives as needed to help promote and advance JEN.
Candidates should have a doctoral degree in nursing or a similar field, comprehensive knowledge of emergency clinical practice and research methodologies, as well as 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.
The Deputy EIC 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is Dec. 5. Interviews will begin immediately on a first-applied, first-interviewed basis. Candidates will be notified no later than mid-December. The anticipated start date is Jan. 2.
On December 18, 2018, Margaret Ann Newman, prolific nurse author, teacher and theorist, passed over to the great beyond. Her writings expanded the nursology horizon over the past 40 years with her thought-provoking work. She advanced the knowledge of the discipline of nursing, and has been a key figure in the development of nursing theory.
Margaret was born on born on October 10, 1933 in Memphis. She received a BA degree from Baylor University. After college she returned to Memphis to care for her mother, who had Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gerig’s disease). Having learned from her mother that one can be healthy even in the face of disease, Margaret felt a call to nursing and entered nursing school at the University of Tennessee College of Nursing. After receiving her baccalaureate nursing degree, she entered graduate nursing studies at the University of California, San Francisco and received her master’s degree in 1964.
Margaret returned to Memphis and served as UT Assistant Professor of Nursing and the UT Clinical Research Center Director of Nursing. Margaret spent the next 10 years at New York University—first in doctoral studies, receiving her PhD in 1971, and then as faculty. Dr. Newman assumed the position of Professor in charge of Graduate Studies in Nursing at Penn State in 1977, at which time she also organized an international nursing theory think tank. She introduced her theory of health as expanding consciousness in 1978 and published the earliest primer on developing nursing theory: Theory Development in Nursing (1979). In 1984, she assumed a position as nurse theorist and professor at the University of Minnesota, where she furthered the development and testing of her theory, working closely with doctoral students. In the 1980s, she served as a civilian consultant to the U.S. Surgeon General for Nursing Research. Dr. Newman retired from teaching in 1999, yet remained active for another 17 years advancing nursing theory, education, research, and practice through her presentations and publications, including her 7th book, Transforming Presence: the Difference that Nursing Makes (2008). Dr. Newman’s theory of health has been widely embraced around the world and her life will be commemorated in many countries.
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Last summer, we unveiled the “beta” version of a new nursing journals directory, the link to which has been posted on all of the Directory pages for you to preview. We have received very positive feedback about the new Directory, and have made a few improvements – so now it is ready to officially launch!
As of midnight Eastern Standard Time on December 31st, 2018, the current pages to the listing of Journals will no longer be available. The link to the new Nursing Journals Directory will instead be available on both this INANE website and the Nurse Author and Editor site, where the Directory originated!
To use the new Directory, click on the link to the Nursing Journals Directory wherever you find it. From there, you can browse the entire Directory, with the journals listed alphabetically. The new directory is fully “searchable” – enter your search term in the search field in the uper right corner just under the purple title bar!
When you find a journal you are interested in, click on the journal “card” to see a brief description, the name of the current editor, the editor’s contact email, and a link to the journal website!
The vetting process for being included in the Nursing Journals Directory remains the same, assuring users that every title listed follows the standards of excellence for scientific and scholarly publication. We also require that journals listed in the Directory have a significant focus on articles authored by nurses, and focused on the discipline of nursing.
As always, we welcome your feedback and hope you find this new Directory format useful!
For a while now, a number of INANE members have tossed around the idea of a “People-to-People” program, similar to the model that we experienced in our trips to Cuba. This type of program requires a leader, a small group of interested INANE members, and connections with individuals or groups in another country who are eager to spend a few days to a week exchanging ideas about nursing journal publishing in our two countries. One reason we keep advancing this idea is that INANE was founded, in part, on the idea of being “international” in scope, which is why we have a strong record of holding conferences in other countries. However, even when we do have a conference in another country, we have fallen short of meaningful and lasting exchanges that would strengthen nursing publishing worldwide. Yes, we have a good time, and sometimes people from outside of north America find our conferences more accessible when held away from North America (which is a good thing) but we still conduct our business in English, with no translation accommodations, and people outside of the North American and predominantly English speaking, Eurocentric cultures still have little involvement, nor do we have any significant involvement with them.
A people-to-people program could begin to address these issues, All we need is for an INANE member or small group of people to volunteer to start such a program! Leslie Nicoll and I have posted a proposal on our website –here, and you can download the proposal PDF here.
We currently have a request from a professor at Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE, Manipal, India, who is very interested in discussing a possibility of such a program. It would be terrific if this could get started! If you are interested and willing to explore this, or any other possible “people-to-people” program, let either me or Leslie know! We have heaps of information to help you get started! And, the really good news is that this is INANE – so there are no rules or policies that we impose on what you might do – the sky is the limit (at least as far as INANE is concerned!).
Followers of this blog already know about the valuable “Directory of Nursing Journals” that is a joint project between Nurse Author & Editor and INANE! this valuable service to members of our discipline provides vital information about vetteed, credible journals in nursing. – a service that has grown in value during recent years when the number of nursing journals has exploded, and includes an unbelievable number of journals that lack credibility., Recently we have developed a new format for the Directory and are eager to have your feedback!! Instead of being broken into several pages, the new Directory comes from a database that includes all of the journals that quality for listing. The database is searchable – if you enter any search term all journals that have that term in their title or description will show up!
We were saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Shirley Fondiller on May 24, 2018 at the age of 94. Dr. Fondiller was the first editor of The American Nurse newspaper, the official news periodical of the American Nurses Association. Shirley was at the INANE inaugural gathering in New York City in 1982, as seen in the photograph of that gathering below. In the photo, Shirley is standing to the far right. Although in the years to follow I did not have the good fortune to continue to work with her, I recall meeting her at that gathering and remember her as vivacious and outspoken – in a good way! My memory is confirmed by a note in her obituary that she kept a plaque on her china cabinet that read “Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History.” She was indeed widely recognized as an outspoken voice on women’s rights and the need for professionalism in nursing. She wrote numerous editorials and external commentaries calling for higher standards and more rigorous credentialing in nurse education.
Shirley was also an historian; she earned her Certified Archivist credential from the National Archives and Records Service, and was dedicated to preserving little-known accounts of nursing’s past in journals and books. Her books attest to her commitment to preserving the history of nursing, and to her passion for high standards in nursing writing:
Go, and Do Thou Likewise: A History of Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing, 1877-1979 (here);
The Writer’s Workbook: Health Professionals’ Guide to Getting Published (1999) (here);
Health Professionals Style Manual (2007) (here) with a foreword by Suzanne Smith;
Nursing: The Career of a Lifetime (1995) (here), ;
The Entry Dilemma: The National League for Nursing and the Higher Education Movement, 1952-1972, with an Epilogue to 1983 – digitized in 2008 (here).
We join many others in remembering our long-time colleague, and in paying tribute to her many important contributions to nursing and healthcare.
The photo below of the 1982 INANE gathering is also on the “Past conferences” page of this site.
1982 Conference Attendees
Seated, L to R: Unidentified, Elinor S. Schrader (Editor AORN), Thelma M. Schorr (editor, AJN), Rozella Schlotfeld, Dean Case Western University & guest speaker), Sue Hegyvary (Associate dean and Assistant V.P., RPSLMC, Chicago & introduced symposium).Standing, L to R: unidentified, Julie Stillman (Little Brown and Co.), Patricia (Tucker) Nornhold, Peggy Chinn (Editor ANS), Leah Curtin (Editor, Supervisor Nurse), Alison Miller (C.V. Mosby Co), Richard H. Lampert (Appleton-Century-Croft), Shirley H. Fondiller (assistant to the dean for special programs and projects, RPSLMC, and Program Coordinator for the first National Journalism Symposium, April 1981)
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.
Watson, R. (2016). JAN 40 years on. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72, 3-5.