The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (The Council; CANS) has now established a Research Journal Editors Special Interest Group (SIG) to support the CANS organizational aim to share, translate, and disseminate nursing science. CANS members who are also editors or associate editors of research journals or other journals that publish research are welcome to join the SIG. The SIG will provide collegial support for its editor members and education for State of the Science (SOS) conference attendees. The SIG also will serve as a source of expertise for leaders of The Council, and through them for members, on the dissemination of nursing research in scholarly journals. The SIG may be called on by CANS leadership for advice on issues and changes in the scholarly publishing world and may provide selected resources and information to CANS members on publishing issues facing nursing scholars.
Maggie Kearney, Editor of RINAH, and Sue Henly, Editor of Nursing Research, are Co-Chairs of the SIG and available as liaisons between the SIG and members of INANE. We encourage editors who are CANS members to contact us to join the SIG email list and share thoughts and ideas. Click here to contact Maggie; click here to contact Sue.
If you haven’t had a chance to visit the new site for Nurse Author & Editor, please take a minute and do so today! This helpful resource for authors, editors, and reviewers is entering its 26th year of publication. We are celebrating with a new look, new publication model, and new content, published on the 5th and 20th of every month.
As today is November 5th, a new article by Shawn Kennedy, “Inappropriate Authorship in Nursing Journals,” just went live this morning. If you think that ghost authorship and honorary authorship are not problems in nursing, think again! Please read the article and if you are so inclined, leave a comment for discussion. Shawn and I will be monitoring comments over the next few days–we look forward to interacting with readers.
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Upcoming articles to look forward to:
- Revise and Resubmit…Or Not, by Thomas Long
- Caught in the Trap: The Allure of Deceptive Publishers by Peggy Chinn and Leslie Nicoll
- Banish Your Inner Awful Writer, by Leslie Nicoll
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Marilyn Oermann, Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Educator, sent me the following note:
A colleague of mine served on a task force that developed our IRB policy for QI and education studies, and I asked her to write a commentary on requiring IRB approval for education projects. The article has been published in Nurse Educator. The authors also include the template they developed for submitting education studies to the IRB (that in itself would be helpful to educators). We were able to publish this as an open access article so others can read and share it.
The article is published Open Access and can be found on the Nurse Educator website.
Here’s the complete citation:
Heflin, M. T., DeMeo, S., Nagler, A., & Hockenberry, M. J. (2016). Health Professions Education Research and the Institutional Review Board. Nurse Educator. http://doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000000230
Thank you for this resource, Marilyn!
All the discussions and admonitions that we hear and engage in around the issue of plagiarism usually leave me a bit unsettled because they tend to be so “black and white,” with very little acknowledgement of the nuances that leave most students and novice writers unclear and confused. So when I came across this excellent Poynter.org MediaWire article – “Is it original? An Editor’s Guide to Identifying Plagiarism” published in September, I vowed to share it with all INANE readers!
There are, of course, excellent resources online to help address plagiarism as a more complex issue with many shades of grey – particularly Plagiarism.org’s “Types of Plagiarism” and iThenticate has an interactive web page that addresses types of plagiarism that they identify. But the Poynter.org article provides the chart below that is available to either download as a PDF, or save as a PNG file – a useful resource to keep posted near your workspace! This can even be used as a teaching tool!
At our 2014 INANE conference in Portland, Maine, the group present for Jeffrey Beall’s informative presentation titled “Open Access or Good Editors Stand Out in a World of Predatory Publishers” agreed to launch a project to inform all readers of nursing journals about this important topic. We envisioned having an initial document published that lays out the basic issues involved; this document can be re-published or quoted (with adequate attribution) by any nursing journal editor in preparing an editorial that is tailored to a specific journal audience.
Without delay, and within exactly four weeks, a team of collaborators led by Sally Thorne developed an overview “anchor” document that has now been published in Nurse Author & Editor. This position statement is titled “Predatory Publishing: What Editors Need to Know.” It is available for free for any interested person; you only need to register on the site (at no cost) to have access.
With the publication of this document, it is now up to each of us as nursing journal editors to prepare and publish an editorial that addresses this issue. Our major concern is to affirm the standards of editorial quality to which our journals adhere, and to inform readers, as potential authors and reviewers, of practices that have emerged in recent years that erode these standards of quality. If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of this issue, or would like to have feedback on a draft of your message to your readers, please let us know! You can email any of the team of collaborators, or use our INANE contact form to connect.
When your editorial is published, please send us the citation, including the URL or DOI if applicable. You can send your citation information using the new form on our “Open Access Editorial Standards” page on this web site!
Thank you in advance for your participation in this important project!