CFS: Encyclo Primary Prevention, Health Promotion

Because the Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion 2nd edition (Tom Gullotta and Martin Bloom, Senior Editors) has now grown from 1 to 4 volumes and is projected to total more than 3200 pages, we are actively searching for writing teams for several unassigned entries and would ask those who might be interested in contributing to this major undertaking to visit the website under development to review those writing opportunities. Further, if you see something we’ve missed please suggest that entry and don’t be bashful about nominating yourself and colleagues to do it. The website address is http://refworks.springer.com/mrw/index.php?id=4101

Please feel free to pass this message along to other appropriate websites and message boards. 

Please send your suggestions and nominations to: Jessica@cfapress.org

CFP: Pan-Pacific Nursing, Nursing Symposium Cancer Care

 You are cordially invited to the Fifth Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference and Seventh Nursing Symposium on Cancer Care organized by The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong on 22-24 September 2011 in Hong Kong. The theme of the conference is ‘Issues, Challenges, and Future Directions of Evidence-based Healthcare’.  The deadline for abstract submission is 3 March 2011.  For more details, please visit our conference website.  We look forward to seeing you at this important and influential international conference. 
CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT
Ms Suzanne Lo
The Nethersole School of Nursing
Esther Lee Building, Chung Chi College
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3163 4485
Fax: (852) 2603 5520
Email: panconf5@cuhk.edu.hk
Website: http://www.nur.cuhk.edu.hk/conference2011

CFS: Clinical J of Oncology Nursing

The Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON), an official publication of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), is directed to the practicing nurse specializing in the care of patients with an actual or potential diagnosis of cancer. CJON is a vehicle to advance the mission of ONS, which is to promote excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care. The CJON mission is twofold: to provide practical information necessary to care for patients and their families across the cancer continuum and to develop publication skills in oncology nurses.The CJON Editorial Board has identified current gaps in the literature and is seeking submissions on a variety of topics that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cancer care delivery/cancer programs
  • Care of older adults
  • Comorbid conditions
  • Cultural issues
  • Economics of cancer care
  • Ethical issues
  • Family impact
  • Genomics
  • Health disparities
  • Health promotion and risk reduction
  • Interventional radiology
  • Late effects
  • Oncologic emergencies
  • Palliative care
  • Prevention and early detection
  • Professional issues
  • Psychosocial issues
  • Radiation therapy
  • Survivorship care
  • Symptom management

Visit http://www.cjon.org/  for instructions for authors or contact CJONEditor@ons.org  for more information. Leslie McGee, Managing Editor, Oncology Nursing Society, 125 Enterprise Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1214, USA, +1-412-859-6291 (phone) +1-412-859-6163 (fax) lmcgee@ons.org

Avalanche of Low-Quality Research?

Writing in the 13 June 2010 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Commentary section, Mark Bauerlein, Mohamed Gad-el-Hak, Wayne Grody, Bill McKelvey, and Stanley W. Trimble assert “We Must Stop the Avalance of Low-Quality Research.”

Noting that “the number of ‘refereed academic/scholarly’ publications grows at a rate of 3.26 percent per year (i.e., doubles about every 20 years),” which they attribute to an increasing number of researchers conducting research and requiring publication, they question whether this is a sign of health:

. . . instead of contributing to knowledge in various disciplines, the increasing number of low-cited publications only adds to the bulk of words and numbers to be reviewed. Even if read, many articles that are not cited by anyone would seem to contain little useful information. The avalanche of ignored research has a profoundly damaging effect on the enterprise as a whole. Not only does the uncited work itself require years of field and library or laboratory research. It also requires colleagues to read it and provide feedback, as well as reviewers to evaluate it formally for publication. Then, once it is published, it joins the multitudes of other, related publications that researchers must read and evaluate for relevance to their own work. Reviewer time and energy requirements multiply by the year. The impact strikes at the heart of academe.

As remedies they propose:

  • Limit the number of papers required for hiring or tenure and promotion.
  • Make more judicious use of impact factors.
  • Publish shorter articles in journals, with expanded versions available in open access on-line repositories.

The essay is on line to subscribers of the Chronicle.

CFS: Anal Dysplasia, Cancer (JANAC Special Issue)

The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC) is interested in publishing manuscripts on the topic of anal dysplasia and anal cancer in people living with HIV from a variety of perspectives: basic science, epidemiology, screening/testing, gender/sex-related differences, ethnic/racial variations, clinical care and treatment issues, and psychosocial concerns. Manuscripts on co-infections such as human papillomavirus (HPV) associated with anal dysplasia and HIV infection are also welcome. Papers can be prepared as state of the science (i.e., review) articles, clinical articles, original research reports, guideline reviews, briefs, or case studies.

If you have a manuscript (or would like to develop one) on this topic, please contact:

JANAC Associate Editor, Carol A. (Pat) Patsdaughter, PhD, RN, CNE, ACRN at patsdaug@fiu.edu , telephone: 954-966-1562

or

Co-Guest Editor Brian K. Goodroad, DNP, ANP-BC, AACRN at brian.goodroad@metrostate.edu

The submission deadline for the special Anal Dysplasia issue is February 1, 2011

CFS: Hospital Drive (Creative Writing)

HOSPITAL DRIVE, an online journal launched in the fall of 2006, encourages original creative work that examines themes of health, illness, and healing. Submissions are open to anyone, preferably those involved with providing, teaching, studying, or researching patient care. All submissions are reviewed by the editorial board. Poems, short fiction, personal essays, reviews, photography, and visual art will be considered. See http://hospitaldrive.med.virginia.edu .

Finding Our Best Readers

In a continuing series (“Faculty Writing Workshop”) in Inside Higher Ed, Carmen Werder and Karen Hoelscher focus on “Finding Our Best Readers,” which examines how to identify appropriate journals to which you will submit your work.

Among their main points:

  1. Consider submission and turnaround timelines.
  2. Start with receptive audiences.
  3. Consider publications in which the articles you cite appear.
  4. Check journals’ calls for submissions for future special topics issues.
  5. Create scholarly momentum to submit different versions of your research area to different journals.
  6. On occasion, publish where you can (i.e. less competitive journals).
  7. Consider alternative publication and reader access (e.g. open access or creative commons).

The article is on line, open access.

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