INANE 2015 Speakers Holding Reddit Chat and Webinar with Charon Pierson!

by Charon Pierson

Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus, co-founders of Retraction Watch, will be presenting to INANE attendees on August 4th at our upcoming annual meeting in Las Vegas August 3rd – 5th. Both speakers are in great demand and we are fortunate to have secured their presence at our conference. If you don’t know about Retraction Watch, you might want to attend a free webinar or Reddit chat featuring Ivan Oransky and INANE member Charon Pierson, who is also a COPE Council member. They will be co-presenting on two days in April on the topic of “Catching Errors: Peer Review and Retractions in Publishing.” The first venue is an “Ask Us Anything” chat on Reddit on April 15th from 12-1PM EDT. Here’s the announcement:

[Science AMA Series] We are Charon Pierson, journal editor and elected member of the Governing Council for the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and Ivan Oransky, co-founder of Retraction Watch. AUA about publication ethics and retractions.

To access a Reddit chat go to http://www.reddit.com/ and search on the title in the brackets above. You can also search on American Chemical Society, the hosts of the series and sort by New. The chat will be live during the time advertised and will then be archived on the Reddit site after the chat closes. Both Charon and Ivan will be answering questions from as many people as possible.

The second event is a live webinar, also hosted by the American Chemical Society, on April 16th from 2-3PM EDT. Ivan and Charon will be presenting a brief talk about catching errors and how to handle retractions in the literature. They will then take questions from the audience. The live webinar is free but the archived version will only be accessible to members of the American Chemical Society. Here’s the announcement:

We have all seen the headlines where unintentional errors and falsified data have caused papers to be retracted. These instances can damage the reputation of the researchers, journals and institutions that are associated with the research. Join us as Dr. Charon Pierson and Dr. Ivan Oransky discuss the efforts that are being made to combat this issue and expose the bad research as well as what could be changed to improve the review process.

To register for this event, go to http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/events/upcoming-acs-webinars/catching-errors.html

Both of these events will be of interest to nurse editors and a preview of what’s to come in Las Vegas!  If you have not registered yet for the conference, be sure to do so by the registration deadline of April 30th!  You can register after April 30th, but then the late registration fee applies — no exceptions!!!

On Sale Now: The Prince of Los Cocuyos by Richard Blanco

download (2)Richard Blanco, our closing speaker at INANE 2014, mentioned his forthcoming memoir several times during his presentation. It has been released today and is available in both hardback and e-book versions. From the publisher:

A poignant, hilarious, and inspiring memoir from the first Latino and openly gay inaugural poet, which explores his coming-of-age as the child of Cuban immigrants and his attempts to understand his place in America while grappling with his burgeoning artistic and sexual identities.

Richard Blanco’s childhood and adolescence were experienced between two imaginary worlds: his parents’ nostalgic world of 1950s Cuba and his imagined America, the country he saw on reruns of The Brady Bunchand Leave it to Beaver—an “exotic” life he yearned for as much as he yearned to see “la patria.”

Navigating these worlds eventually led Blanco to question his cultural identity through words; in turn, his vision as a writer—as an artist—prompted the courage to accept himself as a gay man. In this moving, contemplative memoir, the 2013 inaugural poet traces his poignant, often hilarious, and quintessentially American coming-of-age and the people who influenced him.

A prismatic and lyrical narrative rich with the colors, sounds, smells, and textures of Miami, Richard Blanco’s personal narrative is a resonant account of how he discovered his authentic self and ultimately, a deeper understanding of what it means to be American. His is a singular yet universal story that beautifully illuminates the experience of “becoming;” how we are shaped by experiences, memories, and our complex stories: the humor, love, yearning, and tenderness that define a life.

Advance praise for the book is extremely positive:

“A warm, emotionally intimate memoir.” —Kirkus

“Blanco has a natural, unforced style that allows his characters’ vibrancy and humor to shine through.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“Forged from truth and grace, Blanco has crafted a deeply compelling and moving memoir about place, self and family.” —Augusten Burroughs, author of This Is How and Running With Scissors

“The Prince of Los Cocuyos had me laughing time and again with its warm, sweetly self-deprecating portrait of an immigrant family attempting to straddle Cuban traditions and American trends.” —Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree

“Thank you, Richard, for this. The Prince of los Cocuyos is revelation and homecoming.” —Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street

“I adored every minute spent with young ‘Riqui’ and his endearing extended family. And at the end-an ending so beautiful and throat-catching-I felt wonderfully drenched in love.” —Monica Wood, author of When We Were the Kennedys

“Filled with colorful characters, often poignant and sometimes melancholy, Blanco’s episodic memoir is a meditation on belonging, on self-acceptance, and on his family’s almost mystical connection to Cuba.” —Booklist

“Blanco’s touching reminiscence has a deep emotional truth.” —Bookpage

Learn more at the Publisher’s page for the book. If you like to shop at Amazon, here’s the link.

Nurse Author & Editor: September Issue Published!

smaller bannerI am happy to announce that the September 2014 issue of Nurse Author & Editor has been published and is available online. If you are not already a subscriber, you can register at the website–the newsletter is available at no charge. I encourage all INANE members and friends to subscribe.

This is an exciting issue for me, in several ways. First, it is my first issue as the Editor, taking over the role from Dr. Marilyn Oermann. Second, I am very pleased with the line-up in the issue, with excellent articles written by Cynthia Saver, Thomas Long, Jacqueline Owens, and Thomas Long.

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Dr. Sally Thorne

Third, and perhaps most importantly, the lead article is Predatory Publishing: What Editors Need to Know written by the INANE Predatory  Publishing Practices Collaborative. This article is a direct outcome from our discussion at the INANE meeting in August around issues related to open access, predatory publishers, and traps for unwary authors. It is exciting that our group has gone from discussion to publication in less than seven weeks. I am proud to share this article with INANE and the larger writing and publishing community of nurses. I offer my thanks to the members of the Collaborative for providing content and thoughtful comments and special thanks to Sally Thorne, Editor of Nursing Inquiry for her leadership in pulling this together so quickly and professionally.

As we discussed at the INANE meeting, editors are free to use this document to craft editorials for their respective journals. Similar to the Future of Nursing initiative a few years ago, the goal is to have these editorials reach beyond our members and inform nurses in a broader way about the issues that must be carefully considered around open access and predatory publishers.

If you are an editor and want to use some (or all) of this article in an editorial for your journal, you have permission to do so. There are just three requests that go with use:

  • Please reference the article as follows:
    • INANE Predatory Publishing Practices Collaborative. (2014). Predatory Publishing: What Editors Need to Know, Nurse Author & Editor24(3), 1.
  • Please include a link to the original article:
    • http://www.nurseauthoreditor.com/article.asp?id=261
  • Please send a citation and copy of the editorial to me when it is published. I will keep track and have a report at the INANE 2015 meeting of how widely this content was distributed.

As I say in my Editorial for the issue, I have a goal to strengthen the relationship between INANE and Nurse Author & Editor and I believe publishing this article is a big step in that direction. I look forward to hearing from my INANE colleagues about their editorials and overall thoughts on this initiative.

Leslie

Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN
Editor, Nurse Author & Editor
Editor-in-Chief, CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing

2013-14 Annual Report

The Annual Web Resources report is now ready! You can download the  2013-14 Web annual-report-300report here!  As you will see from the report, the main accomplishment over the past year was the move of this web site to WordPress, where we are able to bring our blog and our web site together!

One of the big benefits of this shift is that the web site is now accessible for broad participation of all INANE members. Everyone can subscribe to this blog, and anyone can comment at any time,  And to be part of the team that updates our pages and contributes to content on the blog and on the web pages, you only need a bit of orientation to WordPress  – which Leslie Nicoll and I are eager to provide!  Here are the specific “jobs” we hope you will consider!

  • Web site management – we would welcome one to two people to participate with us! The tasks involved include:
    • Periodic review of our home page and “about INANE” content for currency and accuracy
    • Management of “networking” forms and the content generated when these forms are completed
    • Ongoing development of the “resources” section
  • Facebook content/photograph management – at least one person can take on this very fun task! Facebook provides a nice way to organize photos into albums. A number of pictures were uploaded during the website transition. We’d like to recruit a photo archivist to upload pictures, maintain the albums, and identify/label the people in the photos.
  • Bloggers – it would be ideal to have one to three people to form a blogging schedule so that our blog has regular posts on a variety of topics.

If you are willing to be involved with any of these activities for the coming year, please let us know by completing our contact form.  We would be delighted to hear for m you now, and to announce your joining our team at the annual meeting!

 

It’s Never to Early to Start Planning: INANE 2015

Carolyn Yucha will be hosting INANE 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has finalized the date and location so mark your calendars now!

INANE 2015 – August 3 to 5, 2015

Tropicana Las Vegas, A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

  • Monday Aug 3 – Reception and Opening Session 5-8 pm
  • Tuesday, Aug 4- 7am – 5 pm, includes continental breakfast and lunch
  • Wed, Aug 5 – 7am – 2 pm, includes continental breakfast and lunch

More details will be posted as the conference is planned!

Prepare to be surprised!

Prepare to be surprised–it’s the Tropicana Las Vegas!

Does a project need to be complete to submit an abstract to INANE 2014?

This past week I was at the 7th International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Research. It was an intense meeting with dozens of research presentations on all aspects of peer review, ethical issues, and dilemmas confronting editors and publishers. More than once I found myself thinking–and commenting to INANE colleagues who were also at the meeting–“This would be interesting to replicate with nursing journals.”

As that thought occurred to me, I realized that many of us might be undertaking research to present at INANE 2014 next summer. That brought up the question: does a project need to be completed to submit an abstract to INANE 2014? Or, is it okay to submit an abstract for a work in progress (or planned) that will be completed by the time of the meeting next summer?

The short answer: yes, it is okay.

I realize that we are quite far ahead in our planning and call for abstracts. People may very well have ideas for projects that are ongoing or even in an early planning stage. If you anticipate that it will be complete by July 2014, please go ahead and submit your abstract now (remember, the closing date for the call is December 31, 2013). It can be written to reflect anticipated outcomes and then updated closer to the time of the conference with the actual information.

I have had many people contact me about the call, asking about topics and potential presentations. My answer is always the same: the INANE planning committee welcomes presentations and posters on just about anything, as long as it relates to dissemination of nursing knowledge through the published literature. Let your imagination be your guide–our goal is for diversity and variety in all presentations and posters.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. The Feedback Form at the INANE website is a quick and easy way to get in touch.

Leslie Nicoll, Chair

INANE 2014 Planning Committee: Peggy Chinn, Margaret Freda, Shawn Kennedy, Lisa Marshall, Jean Proehl, Suzanne Smith

Call for Abstracts for INANE 2014 Now Open!

The Call for Abstracts for INANE 2014 is now open! Please take advantage of this opportunity to share your editing innovations with your colleagues.

INANE 2014 will be held in Portland, Maine from August 4 to 6, 2014. Responding to comments from previous conferences, we have added nine breakout sessions (50 minutes each) plus two sessions (50 minutes) to view posters.

The poster sessions, which were inaugurated in San Francisco in 2011, have been very popular. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, posters were not on the agenda at the recent conference in Cork. We are happy to re-establish this session for INANE 2014 and are looking forward to reviewing abstracts that are submitted. Note that the posters will be table top displays (not bulletin boards); each presenter has full license to utilize their table however they wish to display their materials.

Another frequent comment is a wish for more variety and interaction. We hope that the breakout sessions address this request. Nine sessions are scheduled and we are hoping to receive abstracts that cover topics of interest to editors that we, as a planning committee, haven’t even thought of! We are asking that presenters include interactive activities in their sessions, also as a direct response to past evaluation comments.

The Call for Abstracts is open now and will continue through December 31, 2013. Details on submission requirements, plus the online submission form can be found at the INANE 2014 website. If you have any questions or need more information, please send them directly to the planning committee via the Feedback Form at the INANE 2014 website.

Interesting Podcast with Jeffrey Beall

Thanks to Tom Long, who brought this podcast to my attention via the INANE listserv. Stewart Wills of the Scholarly Kitchen interviews Jeffrey Beall, librarian the the University of Colorado, Denver who maintains the blog, Scholarly Open Access. Jeffrey is also going to be speaking at INANE 2014 in Portland, ME next summer.  From the website:

In this episode, we talk with librarian Jeffrey Beall of the University of Colorado, Denver — who maintains a celebrated scholarly publishing “hall of shame,” the list of predatory open access publishers and journals and blogs regularly at scholarlyoa.com — about the inherent vulnerability of gold open access to scams and fraud, the potential pitfalls of article-level metrics, and where his research on the scholarly publishing environment is headed.

Note that near the end of the podcast, Jeffrey mentions doing research on predatory journals in nursing–that is specifically for INANE. He is going to be on sabbatical at the beginning of 2014, doing research on predatory publishers and journals. He will be presenting his findings (among other things) at the conference.

Congratulations to Joyce Fitzpatrick and Shirley Smoyak!

Congratulations to Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN and Shirley A. Smoyak, PhD, RN, FAAN, winners of the Second Annual Margaret Comerford Freda Award for Editorial Leadership in Nursing Publication. The award was presented during the closing session of this year’s INANE Conference, Wednesday, July 31st, in Cork, Ireland.  Lucy Bradley Springer PhD, RN, ACRN, FAAN, Editor, Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, presented the award.

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Joyce Fitzpatrick and Shirley Smoyak at INANE 2013 in Cork, Ireland

Both Joyce and Shirley are well known to the INANE membership and certainly deserving of this award! A bit about each recipient:

Joyce Fitzpatrick is the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio. Fitzpatrick was dean of nursing at CWRU from 1982 through 1997, during which time the School of Nursing’s endowment grew from $8 million to more than $50 million. She earned her BSN at Georgetown University, MS in psychiatric-mental health nursing at Ohio State University, PhD in nursing at New York University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. In 1990, she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Georgetown. She was elected a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 1981, received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award 13 times and has been honored by many other organizations. In 1997, she was appointed editor of the National League for Nursing’s journal, Nursing and Healthcare Perspectives. She was president of the American Academy of Nursing from 1997 to 1999. From 1998 to 2000, while on sabbatical from CWRU, she was a visiting scholar at New York University and consultant to Springer Publishing Company. During this time she proposed and implemented a project focused on improving nursing care for hospitalized elders and their families, a project now funded by two major health systems in the New York area, Mount Sinai NYU Health and North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Fitzpatrick is widely published in nursing and healthcare literature. Joyce is editor of Applied Nursing Research, Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, and Nursing Education Perspectives.

Shirley Smoyak, a Psychiatric Nurse,Health Care Sociologist and Professor of Public Health, is a member of the Rutgers University College of Nursing, Division of Continuing Studies; a senior researcher in the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research; and adjunct faculty at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Public Health. Shirley is a baccalaureate graduate of the Rutgers University College of Nursing (1957). Her doctorate, earned in 1970, is in Sociology, with sub‐specialties in families, mental illness and deviance. Her current research projects are: “High Energy Drinks, with and without Alcohol”, “Stalking: Criminal and Clinical Perspectives”, and a “History of Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital”. She has produced award‐winning historical documentaries, recorded as DVDs. Shirley’s international work as a guest lecturer, conductor of workshops and presentations at conferences and conventions was significantly influenced by Dr. Picture of awardHildegard E. Peplau, and is highly regarded because of its cultural relevance and sensitivity. Awards and honors bestowed upon Shirley include, the New Jersey State Nurses’ Association (NJSNA) Excellence in Practice honor (1990); the Presidential Award for Distinguished Public Service at Rutgers (1991); the NJSNA Roll of Honor(1995); The American Nurses Association (ANA) Living Legend Award (2004); and an Honorary Science Doctorate from Kingston University, London (2009). Furthermore, the Maltese Nurses’ Association celebrated her distinguished professorship, and worldwide influence in psychiatric nursing in 2008. Shirley has served on the NJSNA Board many times and served as a delegate to the American Nurses Association (ANA). She is a Charter Member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Clinical Specialists in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (1972) and a Charter Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). Shirley is Editor of the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services (JPN), having been appointed in 1981.

Apropos of the social media discussion at the conference last week…

I thought this article might be of interest. From the Washington Post

Drug companies lose protections on Facebook, some decide to close pages

By Christian Torres, Published: August 12

Relationship status: “It’s Complicated.”

Facebook and the pharmaceutical industry have had an uneasy partnership in recent years. Many drug companies didn’t even join the site until Facebook gave them a privilege that others do not have — blocking the public’s ability to openly comment on a page Wall.

But that’s about to change.

In a reversal by Facebook, most drug company pages will have to have open Walls starting Monday.

Companies are worried that open Walls mean open risks, and many are reconsidering their engagement on Facebook. AstraZeneca shut down on Friday a page devoted to depression — the company sells the antidepressant Seroquel. Johnson & Johnson said it will close four of its pages on Monday. Other companies said they will monitor their pages more closely once the changes take effect.

The industry is concerned that users might write about bad side effects, promote off-label use or make inappropriate statements about a product. Aside from poor word of mouth, the comments could raise concerns from government regulators.

Facebook will not say what specifically prompted its change of heart. Andrew Noyes, manager of public policy communications for Facebook, said in an e-mail, “We think these changes will help encourage an authentic dialogue on pages.”

Facebook will allow companies to continue to block Wall comments on specific prescription product pages, but those are a minority of pharmaceutical company pages. Most pages — soon to be open — are focused on companies themselves or on disease or patient-specific communities, which then have ties to the companies’ prescription products.

To read the entire article, click here.

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In nursing news, today is the 101st anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s death. She died in London in 1910 at the age of 90. This stained glass window was restored and rededicated to her memory in October 2010. It is in St. Peter’s Church, Derby. According to Wikipedia:

A remarkable stained glass window was commissioned for inclusion in the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary chapel in the late 1950s. When the chapel was later demolished the window was removed, stored and replaced in the new replacement chapel. At the closure of the DRI the window was again removed and stored. In October 2010, £6,000 was raised by friends of the window and St Peters Church to reposition the window in St Peters Church, Derby. The remarkable work features nine panels, of the original ten, depicting scenes of hospital life, Derby townscapes and Florence Nightingale herself. Some of the work was damaged and the tenth panel was dismantled for the glass to be used in repair of the remaining panels. All the figures, who are said to be modelled on prominent Derby town figures of the early sixties, surround and praise a central pane of the triumphant Christ. A nurse who posed for the top right panel in 1959 attended the rededication service in October 2010.