Margaret Comerford Freda Award Nominations Open

As the weather starts warming up, and the sun is actually shining, many start making plans for the summer. A highlight of the summer is the annual INANE conference, held to promote 

editorial excellence in nursing. The INANE conference provides opportunities for editors to meet and network with other editors to share their experiences. At the INANE conference editors receive the latest updates in publishing and strategies for ensuring editorial excellence. Margaret Comerford Freda was an editor who exemplified excellence in editorial leadership in nursing. Therefore, in 2012 the Margaret Comerford Freda Leadership Award for editorial leadership in nursing was established. Currently, the criteria and application for the Margaret Comerford Freda Leadership Award are available on the INANE website. Please consider nominating a nurse editor who demonstrates editorial leadership in nursing for the Margaret Comerford Freda Leadership Award. Applications for the 2018 Margaret Comerford Freda Leadership Award are due April 15th, 2018. Here is the form!

– Julia Snethen, Chair of the 2018 Freda Award Selection Committee

Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN honored by INANE

We are delighted to announce that Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN is the current recipient of the Margaret Comerford Freda Award for Editorial Leadership in Nursing Publication!  Dr. Oermann is currently the Thelma M. Ingles Professor of Nursing and Director of Evaluation and Educational Research at Duke University.  Dr. Oermann has received numerous competitive research and training grants, has publications too numerous to count, and has served in numerous editorial capacities. She is a tireless mentor of students, nurses, and editors, helping to launch many others in leadership, academic, research and editing careers. She interacts with students and practitioners of nursing at all levels with respect, encouragement, and confidence in their abilities. Dr. Oermann’s editorial leadership is evident in her many editorial roles and accomplishments:

  • Current editor-in-chief of Nurse Educator and Journal of Nursing Care Quality
  • Past editor of Nurse, Author, Editor, Outcomes Management, Annual Review of Nursing Education
  • Interim editor of The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
  • Serves or served on advisory boards of: Nurse Education Today, From Surviving to Thriving, Nursing Forum, International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, Professional Case Management, ADVANCE for Nurses newsmagazine, Nurse Educator, Review of Research in Nursing Education,
  • Peer-reviewer for numerous professional nursing journals
  • Lead Investigator and author on investigations related to predatory publishing in nursing.

Dr. Oermann exemplifies the highest standards of editorial leadership in nursing – advancing quality in nursing literature, nurturing students and practicing nurses as authors, and encouraging nurses who are entering editorial roles.  We are delighted to honor Dr. Oermann as the 2017-2018 recipient of the Margaret Comerford Freda Award for Editorial Leadership in Nursing Publication.  

 

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.

 

Honoring M. Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN

We are sad to acknowledge the death of one of nursing’s great leaders – M. Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN.  Dr. Fitzpatrick was a prolific writer, mover and shaker. Her work lives on, and stands as a lasting influence on the discipline of nursing. We reached out to our INANE colleague Carol Weingarten, who is Associate Professor at Villanova University, where Dr. Fitzpatrick served as Dean for 40 years. Carol contributed this tribute to their beloved Dean:

M. Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN was Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor, as Dean of the College of Nursing for 40 years.  When she came in 1978 at 35 years old, she was the only person with a doctorate at the College of Nursing and the only female Dean at a university whose students were originally all male. She proved herself a leader, mentor, mother, advocate, and friend as she built the College of Nursing into a thriving NLN Center of Excellence with undergraduate through PhD and DNP programs, a Continuing Education program, on-line RN-BSN and BSN Express programs and Centers for Global Health and Obesity Education and Prevention.

She personified professionalism, and made professional involvement and professional development key aspects of nursing education.  She founded Villanova University’s chapter of the Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP-Villanova).  Her support helped develop the chapter into an NSNA designated Stellar School with students and advisor active from the local to national levels. She was honored by the state SNAP with its first Lifetime Achievement Award and by NSNA with the Leader of Leaders Award.   She was an excellent writer and nurse historian, as well as a terrific speaker who could connect with small groups or convention sessions of thousands. The power of her impact was recognized by an Honorary Degree from Villanova University in 2015.

Throughout her illness Dean Fitzpatrick remained connected with her friends, colleagues, faculty, alumni and students.  She died peacefully at home and as she lived, ever Dean of the College of Nursing and a champion for Nursing.  Now, in these days since her passing, we are surrounded by her in the College of Nursing and in the building that she made reality and feel the loss of an extraordinary person and leader.

A mass of Christian Burial was held on September 6,2017.  More information and a fitting tribute to Dr Fitzpatrick was published by Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA President, Villanova University, which is available here.

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

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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.