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!

 

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

Things Publishers Do

In our discussions – both online and at our conferences, INANE participants have nurtured a strong position regarding best editorial and publishing practices (see in particular our project launched at the 2014 conference in Maine, focusing on “Open Access, Editorial Standards and Predatory Publishing”  One of the resources that has influenced our work on this issue is the Scholarly Kitchen series of “Things Publishers Do.”  Today the chefs have provided the 2016 update of this list, which is now a list of 96 items!  It well worth reading, and noticing the enhancements as well as the additions to the list!

Kent Anderson UPDATED — 96 Things Publishers Do (2016 Edition)

Cuba Information Meetings Underway!

Yesterday Leslie and I launched our series of information meetings to share a report of our recent trip to Cuba!  We shared some slides summarizing our trip, and had a great discussion focusing on what can happen on a January 2017 INANE delegation to Cuba. We have three more of these video meetings planned – if you are interested in learning more, please sign up for one of the meetings to learn more! Let us know if you are interested but cannot join in one of these meetings, and we will make sure you are in the loop about the potential for this trip. If you missed Leslie’s post just after we returned, check it out to catch up on for early summary report.

If we find that there is sufficient interest to proceed with planning, we will let the staff at MEDICC know that we want to move forward with planning.  We will then send out lots of information to everyone and will do all we can to make this a meaningful INANE event to strengthen our editorial connections with nursing and healthcare in Cuba!

Use this form to let us know which meeting you would like to attend:

 

Neonatal Editor Sought for JPNN

JPNN

Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing: Neonatal Editor Position

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is seeking a Neonatal Editor for the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing (JPNN). JPNN is a leading journal publishing practical, up-to-date, and reliable information and a comprehensive resource for nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives, clinical nurse specialists, and others involved in perinatal and neonatal care. The Neonatal Editor provides the vision, energy, and leadership for the Neonatal section of the Journal.

An Overview of the Position:

The Neonatal Editor is responsible for the Neonatal section of the Journal, working closely with the Perinatal Editor. Both Editors are responsible for the overall leadership of the Journal. The Neonatal Editor, alongside the Perinatal Editor, decides the upcoming issue topics and encourages and develops journal content. The editor manages the Neonatal manuscript acquisition and peer review process, and appoints and directs the activities of the editorial board and peer-review panel.

Major Responsibilities:

The Neonatal Editor, in collaboration with the Perinatal Editor, will:

  • Develop and implement a targeted editorial plan to identify and actively recruit authors to submit manuscripts on topics of interest to professional nurses working in Neonatal and related clinical settings.
  • Ensure that the content and delivery of the journal is fully coordinated with the strategic directions and priorities identified jointly by the Editors and LWW.
  • Oversee an editorial board comprised of nationally and internationally renowned scholars and panel of distinguished peer reviewers.
  • Oversee the peer-review process; work with reviewers and authors to ensure each manuscript is reviewed and revised until ready for publication.
  • Work with column editors to ensure relevant and quality column submissions
  • Write introductory pieces and editorials and solicit guest editors.
  • Submit complete editorial materials, through Editorial Manager, to the Publisher according to established deadlines.
  • Review page proofs for each issue and transmit corrections to the publishing office.
  • Oversee the JPNN website.

Education:

  • Possess a Doctorate in nursing.

 Experience:

  • Demonstrated expertise in all aspects of the publishing process to include authorship and manuscript review in leading peer-reviewed nursing and healthcare journals.
  • Substantial understanding based on academic and current clinical experience, of the current state of neonatal nursing and areas of greatest need for research and publication.
  • Excellent understanding of the importance of evidence based nursing as it supports and enhances nursing practice.
  • Solid editorial and peer review experience.
  • Evidence of project management skills.
  • Experience with online manuscript submission websites is a plus, must have willingness to learn Editorial Manager system.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including delegation and conflict management, to facilitate critical processes.
  • Established relationships with nursing and healthcare leaders and institutions nationally and globally.

Review of applications will begin on January 18th, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The term of the editor will begin January 1, 2017, with a gradual transition through the latter half of 2016. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please send the below materials to Angela Richardson, Senior Publisher, a.richardson@wolterskluwer.com by Friday January 15, 2016:

  • A letter of interest.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Contact information of three professional references. References should include someone with whom you worked with as a reviewer, editorial board member, fellow author, or similar role.
  • An editorial statement of 500 words or less summarizing your views on Neonatal nursing research, practice, and scholarship.
  • How, under your editorial leadership, JPNN would continue to advance neonatal nursing as a specialty.