INANE initiatives emerge “organically” – someone, or a group of people, has an idea for a project that is consistent with our purpose of supporting high standards of editing and publishing in nursing literature. Then the idea becomes real! Here are our recent initiatives, and where to find more information:
At the INANE Annual Meeting in August, 2014, there was discussion about student papers that are submitted to nursing journals. A group of editors convened to further explore this issue and its implications for scholarly publishing, resulting in a white paper addressing how to encourage best practices students seeking publication, and faculty who want to encourage their students to seek publication. See also the report of the INANE survey on student papers submitted to journals.
At the 2014 INANE conference in Portland, Maine, those present launched a project to widely disseminate information about quality standards of open access publishing, and inform consumers of nursing journal literature about the unethical practices of publishers who do not adhere to these standards (known as “predatory” publishers). This project is currently ongoing – for details, and to contribute your editorial to this project, go to the “Open Access Editorial Standards” project page
Leader: Lucy Bradley-Springer. Lucy produced monthly podcasts that are available on the Podcast Page on the INANE Web site. These short interviews with INANE members speak on a wide variety of topics related to nursing, editing, publishing, and INANE business.
At our 2011 conference in San Francisco Susan Hassmiller gave a presentation on the “Future of Nursing” Campaign. Inspired by the goals of the campaign, a group of Editors volunteered to spearhead a coordinated initiative aimed at furthering the recommendations of the campaign. Their work resulted in a comprehensive list of Editorial content in nursing journals that highlighted the campaign and pointed readers to ways they could become involved in reaching the goals of the campaign.