People-to-People Initiative

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!).

We look forward to moving this conversation forward. Use the contact form to get in touch. Thank you!

Take a sneak peek at the new Nursing Journals Directory!

PREVIEW THE NEW NURSING JOURNALS DIRECTORY!

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 welcome you to preview this Directory format, and let us know what you think!

 

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

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.  

 

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!

 

INANE 2017 Registration, Website Open!

It is times to visit the brand new INANE 2017 website, where you will find complete logoweblargeinformation on registration, hotel reservations, abstract submission, and more!  The conference will be in Denver, Colorado at the historic Brown Palace Hotel from August 3-5.  Once again this conference promises to be another informative, even necessary event – along with ample opportunities for networking, exploring the local area, and more!

INANE in Cuba! Registration now open!

MEDICC RegistrationWe are delighted to announce that the preliminary planning for the MEDICC and INANE People-to-People education exchange is now complete, and registration is now open! As we shared earlier this year, the date for this trip is January 15-22, 2017.  The final application deadline is August 15, 2016. Deposit, passport scan and other forms due September 15, 2016

Following is the formal announcement just released by MEDICC (you can also download a PDF file with this information)

Join in this unique opportunity for an insider’s view of one of the world’s best kept secrets – the Cuban health care system, with an emphasis on the role of nursing in the system and medical/scientific publication. Cuba has attained excellent health outcomes despite scarce resources, providing a powerful example that wealth does not equal health. Several overarching Cuban philosophical approaches to health will be explored during the exchange, including:

  • Integration of nursing, medicine and public health practice at all levels.
  • Outcomes-based planning and evaluation.
  • Continuous risk assessment at the neighborhood level.
  • Targeted intervention/education based on community needs.
  • Widespread community engagement in health promotion, education and planning.
  • The intersectioality of health: planning programs together with community health organizations, departments of education, transportation, public works, etc.
  • Emphasis on prevention.
  • Interdisciplinary work-groups as a foundation for healthcare teams.

The weeklong program in Cuba will be tailored to participants’ interests and may include:

  • Visit to a polyclinic and neighborhood-level doctor-nurse office; interchange with health providers and patients.
  • Meeting with grassroots neighborhood organizations to see their community projects.
  • Discussions with public health professionals in Cuba to understand the social determinants and risk factors affecting population health in Cuba, and their emphasis on cross-sectoral work.
  • Meetings with health policymakers to compare the challenges faced in the U.S. and in Cuba.
  • Exchanges with professionals involved in nursing journals and other medical/scientific publications in Cuba.

This educational exchange will be limited to 15-20 participants, who will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority will be given to professionals involved in nursing journal publication (editors, reviewers, etc.). The group of travelers will be led by a MEDICC staff or board member, who will accompany the group from Miami to Cuba and back.

Travel arrangements and costs:

MEDICC works closely with Marazul Charters, an agency with decades of experience in arranging legal travel from the U.S. to Cuba. If interested in this program, you will apply for the exchange and be notified of your acceptance by MEDICC staff. Then, you will sign a participant agreement form, and send MEDICC a $500 deposit to guarantee your place. Applicants should have passports valid for up to six months after the dates of travel (valid through 7/22/2017). Participants make their own domestic flight and hotel arrangements to/in Miami (the latter is subject to change pending the advent of commercial flights from the U.S. to Cuba before Spring 2017). One overnight in Miami will be required on January 14, 2017. The total cost for a 7-day program depends on the number of participants, hotel and ground transportation costs, and program activities, and will be approximately $3,800 – $4,800 (prices are subject to change due to extreme demand for travel and rapid change in the Cuban travel/tourism sector and cannot be guaranteed in advance.) Marazul will confirm the price once all members of the delegation are finalized and the customized program has been arranged.

Cost estimate includes:

  • Pre-trip orientation, webinars and relevant readings
  • Roundtrip airfare between Miami and Havana
  • Lodging for 7 nights, including breakfasts and weekday lunches
  • Full program of educational exchanges tailored to your expressed interests
  • Ground transportation in Cuba for all program activities, including airport transfers
  • A MEDICC expert and a specialized interpreter to facilitate your time in Cuba
  • Health insurance while in Cuba, and Cuban academic visa facilitated by MEDICC

If you have questions please email or call Gateways Program Director Elizabeth Sayre at esayre@mediccglobal.org / (510) 350-3564. The final application deadline is August 15, 2016. Deposit, passport scan and other forms due September 15, 2016.

Here is the link to the registration form

MEDICC Registration

Patricia Brennan announced as new Director of the National Library of Medicine

Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD will become the first woman and the first nurse to serve as Director of the National LIbrary of Medicine in its 180-year history.  NIH Director Francis Collins is quoted as stating: “Dr. Brennan brings her incredible experience of having cared for patients as a practicing nurse, improved the lives of home-bound patients by developing innovative information systems and services designed to increase their independence, and pursued cutting-edge research in data visualization and virtual reality,” Join me in extending congratulations to Dr. Brennan in this new role!

See the full announcement of this appointment here.

Dr. Patricia Brennan

Dr. Patricia Brennan