J Nurse Practitioners Seeks Assoc Ed

Applications are invited for the position of Associate Editor

JNP: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners offers high-quality, peer-reviewed clinical articles, original research, continuing education, and departments that help practitioners excel as
providers of primary and acute care across the lifespan. JNP supports advocacy by demonstrating the role that policy plays in shaping practice and influencing outcomes. The
journal is an official publication of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is affiliated with the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners.
The successful candidate for the position of Associate Editor will be recognized for his or her academic and research achievements and will have an impressive track record of publications or presentations. The ideal candidate will possess the following traits:
 Solid professional standing
 Sound scientific judgment
 Strong publications history
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 Ability to work to tight deadlines
The main functions within this role are:
 Oversee departments to ensure prompt publication of high-quality, clinically relevant content and work with department editors to select topics and contributors
 Collaborate with the editor-in-chief to solicit, develop, and review content for case challenges
 Support the editor-in-chief in overall journal management, including soliciting manuscripts, authors, and reviewers
 Attend editorial board meetings
 Write two editorials a year

The paid post also involves working closely with the Publisher and the Editorial Board and requires a consistent, weekly commitment of time, with additional time for meetings or
conference calls. Appointment initially will be for a 2-year term.  Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a letter outlining the skills the applicant
would bring to this position. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place by telephone. Applications should be sent to Managing Editor Dawn Nahlen at d.nahlen@elsevier.com by May 15, 2014.

Also visit: http://www.npjournal.org/


CFS: MedSurg Matters!

MedSurg Matters!, the newsletter of the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses and is included in the scholarly journal MEDSURG Nursing, seeks short, newsworthy, news type items in the world of medical surgical nursing. Instead of long scholarly research papers, it seeks quick informative information such as new drugs or drug interactions, the latest evidence based practice updates, current trends, unique or interesting nurse or patient stories. Contact Molly L McClelland mcclelml@udmercy.edu


American Journal of Nursing – ranks 18/101 of nursing journals. AJN reaches more nurses than any other nursing journal through our robust print, digital, iPad, and social media channels. AJN publishes original research, QI and review articles as primary feature articles and CE articles. We also publish shorter, focused columns. Submissions must be evidence-based and are peer-reviewed.

Clinical Features should cover epidemiology, pathology, current research/ “what’s new” in knowledge and/or treatment, nursing implications. There is no specific limit for word count, though feature articles usually are in the range of 5,000 to 8,000 words. (We have done two-part and three-part series for larger papers.) For examples of feature articles, see any of the CE articles on our web site, www.ajnonline.com .
Specific clinical topics we currently seek:

  • Community acquired pneumonia
  • Treatment options for acute and chronic pain (just about anything on pain management)
  • Most pediatric topics – but especially pain, scoliosis
  • Acute and chronic neurological topics (epilepsy)
  • Current best practice in managing lung or ovarian cancer; side effects from therapies
  • Best practice in anticoagulant therapy
  • Rosacea (and complex wound care)
  • Orthopedic topics
  • Progressive mobility
  • Acute/critical care topics: heart failure, sepsis update, alarm fatigue
  • Autoimmune disorders (lupus, RA)
  • Pediatric mental health
  • Migraines (What works and what doesn’t; triptans, botulinum toxin, ergot derivatives)

Columns are shorter, focused papers of 2,000-3,000 words. Columns include:

  • Infectious diseases, Disaster, Emergency, Environments and Health, Correspondence from Abroad (international topics/visits), In Our Community, Politics and Policy, Wound Care, Diabetes, Professional Development, Acute Care Review (new research for practice or treatment topic or could be drug update in specific areas), iNurse, Mental Health Matters
  • Cultivating Quality is the section for QI reports (authors should follow the SQUIRE guidelines as detailed in Author Guidelines.)
  • In addition, we publish opinion pieces (Viewpoint), narratives (Reflections), and poetry and visual art related to nursing, health and the human experience. (Art of Nursing).

We strongly encourage queries: alison.bulman@wolterskluwer.com. We encourage all prospective authors to review AJN articles at http://www.ajnonline.com prior to submitting.
For Author Guidelines and submission information: www.editorialmanager.com/ajn

Seductive Posters

Writing in the Chronicle’s Vitae section, Kathryn Everson summarizes guides for creating effective poster session posters: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/379-seduction-in-the-poster-session

She reviews the need for planning, attention to layout, typography, and color, and software tools. About the latter, she suggests that Microsoft’s PowerPoint, which is typically used by academics for posters but was designed for projection systems, is not ideal for the print medium of the poster. She suggests alternatives.


CFS: Academic Medicine’s “Last Page”

Call for Academic Medicine “Last Page” Submissions


Can you explain in a single page an issue or phenomenon important to those who work at medical schools and teaching hospitals? Academic Medicine seeks original submissions for its AM Last Page feature. This feature is designed to make the journal’s content more accessible to more people by promoting a general understanding of issues important to the academic medicine community. A Last Page tells a story, visually and succinctly, through tables, graphs, images, and/or other presentations of concepts, trends, policies, programs, persons, or events. A Last Page may cover any topic related to Academic Medicine’s focus areas: education and training issues, health and science policy, research practice, institutional issues, or clinical practice in academic settings. An AM Last Page should not be a condensed poster presentation or a promotional piece. Although an AM Last Page may be related to an article published in the journal, the Last Page should not be a figure or table that belongs in the article.

Examples of published Last Pages include:

  • The Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Generalizability in Medical Education Research
  • The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) Degree
  • Understanding Title VII
  • Sir William Osler’s Major Contributions to Medical Education

AM Last Page is an ongoing feature of the journal with no deadline and may be submitted at any time.


CFS: Spontaneous Generations (Philosophy, History, Science)

Spontaneous Generations is an online, peer-reviewed academic journal established to provide a platform for interdisciplinary discussion and debate about issues that concern the community of scholars in the history and philosophy of science and related fields. A unique feature of the journal is a Focused Discussion section consisting of short peer-reviewed and invited articles devoted to a particular theme that alternates every issue. The journal also publishes original peer-reviewed research papers, opinions pieces and book-reviews.

Further information: http://spontaneousgenerations.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/SpontaneousGenerations/index


J Nursing Mgmt Seeks Editor

Applications are invited for the position of Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Nursing Management.

The current Editor-in-Chief, Professor Melanie Jasper, is stepping down and we are therefore seeking applications for this prestigious position with this leading international nursing management journal.

For further information please follow this link:






The closing date for applications is 31st March 2014



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