CALL FOR CLINICAL EDITORS
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins seeks nurses to serve as Clinical Editors for books in the award-winning Incredibly Easy Series, as well as other popular reference titles. As Clinical Editor, you will aid with a book’s revision by identifying items that require updating, soliciting contributors and reviewers, performing review, and ensuring a high-quality product. An honorarium is paid, and the Clinical Editor’s name will appear on the cover of the book and in front matter.
Clinical Editor Requirements
• Advanced practice or doctoral degree in nursing
• Experience as an author/reviewer for nursing books or journals
• Ability to recruit exceptional contributors and reviewers
• Expertise or familiarity with book topic
• Demonstrated ability to:
• Coordinate the efforts of contributors
• Meet deadlines
• Manage page allotments
Forthcoming Book Topics
• Dosage calculations
• ECG interpretation
• Emergency nursing
• Fluids & electrolytes
• Hemodynamic monitoring
• IV therapy
• Maternal – neonatal
• Medical terminology
• Nursing fundamentals
• Nursing procedures
• Wound care
Send an email and your C.V. to: Shannon Magee, Senior Editor, Wolters Kluwer/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Shannon.email@example.com
CALL FOR CLINICAL EDITORS
Nurse writers want a readership. Whether you are a scholarly writer disseminating research discoveries or a policy and editorial writer influencing opinion or a personal writer seeking kindred spirits, you want readers. Open access (sometimes called OA) publishing, which turns publishing’s funding model on its head, might seem a good solution. But be careful.
In ordinary publishing, a journal is funded by subscribers (either individual or institutional) and by advertisers. Only subscribers have access to the journal. In contrast, OA journals require an up-front subvention payment by the author, who is funding the journal’s operation, providing open access to the contents of the journal to all readers.
In the best of all possible worlds, a researcher’s grant funding provides for dissemination costs or the researcher’s home institution funds the dissemination, so the researcher does not have to pay out of pocket.
However, in the brave new world of online publishing, it’s a jungle out there, and there are predators that you need to look out for.
First, as you can imagine, there is an economic incentive for an OA journal publisher to accept your manuscript. Accepting your manuscript is a funding source for the OA journal. Unscrupulous OA journals might not exercise the same diligence in peer review as subscription-funded journals, which rely on subscribers’ trust in the quality and relevance of the articles published.
Second, some OA journals are parts of huge money-making schemes in which an online company suddenly produces scores or even hundreds of OA journals. In some cases, one editor is identified on the masthead as editor of half a dozen (or more) journals. These journals and their publishers use email marketing (spam) to entice writers, but like other email marketing schemes, unscrupulous or predatory OA journals are just interested in getting you to buy their service: publishing your manuscript. Some even add notable names to their editorial boards without the permission of the researchers named!
Third, how will readers find your article unless it’s indexed by the major indexers? Check to determine who indexes the OA journal you are considering.
So how do you tell the good from the bad? Do due diligence and scrutinize new OA journals carefully. Do you recognize the name of the editor? Do you know members of the editorial board? Do you recognize the names of authors published in the journal? Contact them to find out more about the journal. In addition, consult online sources to assess the legitimacy of the journal.
Start with Jeffrey Beall’s Scholarly Open Access blog http://scholarlyoa.com/ and check his lists of publishers and journals. If a publisher or a journal is on his list, you probably do not want to submit a manuscript to it. Then consult the Directory of Open Access Journals http://www.doaj.org/ and the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association http://oaspa.org/ (but keep in mind that the latter is a professional organization — just because a local business belongs to the Better Business Bureau doesn’t make it a better business).
Nurse writers have important, life and health improving observations to make. OA publishing may be a way to reach a wide audience. But exercise care before submitting a manuscript to an OA journal.
Mental Health and Substance Use 2013 Essay Competition
Closing Date: 1 December 2013
Student and New Writers: 1st prize: £200 book voucher
Mental Health and Substance Use announces the third annual Essay Competition. Students who are undertaking, or have recently completed, a mental health and substance use (coexisting, dual diagnosis, co-occurring, comorbid) course, at any level of study, and new writers who have not completed any formal training course, are eligible to submit to the competition. Entrants must not have previously published in this field.
Submitted essays/articles may be on any subject that falls within the scope of the journal, including: • clinical practice;
- management or administrative practice;
- transcultural issues and ethnicity;
- organisation and service development;
- legal issues;
- critical appraisal of programmes/articles;
- concept exploration and analysis;
- policy and procedural issues;
- education and training;
- research and evidence-based practice;
- complementary and alternative therapies;
- prevalence and incidence; and
- case study.
Please submit your essay/article via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructions: Please read the following instructions carefully. Submissions that do not comply will be returned.
The submission must:
- be single authorship;
- not have been submitted, be under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere;
- be between 2,500 and 5,000 words maximum;
- be in font Times New Roman, size 12 and double spaced;
- comply with the American Psychological Association (6th edition) reference style;
- include a title page (not included in the word count – this will be removed during judging) with the following details:
- essay/article title;
- the category of the entry, e.g., ‘legal issues’;
- your full name including title;
- your current job/position;
- your place of work/study mailing address including postcode;
- your work/study contact telephone number;
- your email address(es); and
- the final word count.
Please include as a separate file a signed and dated letter confirming:
- that this is your original work and has not been published nor is under consideration for publication elsewhere, and
- that your work has been checked for copyright breach, plagiarism and intellectual property.
Note: The essay awarded first prize will be published in the journal. Other entries may be published subject to recommendations from the Editor. The judges reserve the right not to award the prize if the entries are of insufficient quality. For further information on the aims and scope of the journal visit: www.tandfonline.com/mhsu
Applications are invited for the position of Editor, International Nursing Review
The current editor, Jane Robinson, has given many years of excellent service to the journal but has decided to step down in summer/autumn 2013. We are now seeking applications for this prestigious position with the International Nursing Review, the official journal of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and one of the world-leading international nursing journals published by Wiley Blackwell, part of John Wiley & Sons.
For further information please follow this link: http://bit.ly/13kwUhS
The Capstone International Nursing Book Award
PURPOSE: The Capstone International Nursing Book Award recognizes the excellence of one outstanding book published by nurses.
ELIGIBILITY: Any nursing books published for the first time from 2 February 2011 through 1 February 2013 are eligible. Book must be in print by close of eligibility period.
NOMINATIONS: Publishers, authors or readers may nominate books for The Capstone International Nursing Book Award.
CRITERIA: Book will be judged for the following qualities:
- Supports the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide.
- Exhibits exceptional publishing qualities including editorial, production and manufacturing values.
- Includes an electronic distribution component (please note in supporting narrative).
- Exhibits excellence in its subject matter through author expertise, level and type of coverage, contributors, reviews, awards, adoptions, endorsements, etc.
- Judges will also take into consideration originality and approach, reader appeal, academic and scholarly quality and suitability of vocabulary and content for the specific audience within nursing.
- Must be submitted in English
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Supporting documents required below must address the criteria. A complete nomination consists of:
- Online entry form and payment
- Supporting narrative (1-2 pages)
- Supporting PDF of reviews, author bios and credentials, contributor bios and credentials, and other examples that support the judging criteria
- Four (4) nonreturnable copies of the book in English mailed to STTI
CONTACT INFORMATION: For further information or to make a contribution to fund this award, contact Renee Wilmeth, STTI publisher, +1.317.634.8171 (International), 888.634.7575 (U.S./Canada toll free) or e-mail email@example.com.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 16 years to get that many views.
Over the past week, NursingWriting.com welcomed its 40,000th visitor! Thank you to all the nurse writers and scholars, conference organizers, and journal editors who have produced this rich activity and to the University of Connecticut’s School of Nursing for supporting the time spent on its preparation.
We average about 200 visitors per week. Over the past quarter of the year, those visitors have come from (in order of frequency for the top 10):
- Hong Kong
The Center for Health Media & Policy (CHMP) at Hunter College in New York City is offering, as a part of its program in Narrative Writing for Health Care Professionals, TELLING STORIES, DISCOVERING VOICE: A Writing Weekend for Nurses, July 20-22, 2012, in New York City. Cosponsored with the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, the conference will be open to nurses, nursing faculty, nurse researchers, and nursing students, giving them an opportunity to explore the power of narrative writing. Attendees will receive 16.5 continuing education credit hours.
The goals are to give nurses new appreciation for their individual and collective voices and new tools for sustaining their writing lives—regardless of whether their writing is scholarly or creative. In addition to taking part in writing workshops, participants will discuss the elements of a “healing narrative,” the role of narrative in medicine and nursing, and the potential for social media as a public-health tool. They’ll also receive one-on-one focus on their writing from conference faculty. The cost for the weekend is $675.
A detailed brochure is attached or you can click here for the brochure and click here to register (under Course Category/Program on the left, click on NURSING and the course description for Telling Stories, Discovering Voice: A Writing Weekend for Nurses/SEMTSDV should appear; click on Show Detail & Register on the right ).
Instructors are CHMP senior fellow Jim Stubenrauch, MFA, and poet-in-residence Joy Jacobson, MFA. They were longtime editors at the American Journal of Nursing and they now teach writing to nursing students, nursing faculty, and working nurses. Karen Roush, MS, RN, will provide a keynote address on the role of narrative in a variety of written formats: a personal essay, qualitative research, poems, a critique of research, and social commentary. She helps health professionals improve their writing through the Scholar’s Voice and is the clinical managing editor of the American Journal of Nursing and a Mary Clark Rockefeller Fellow and PhD candidate in the College of Nursing at New York University.
The Center for Health, Media and Policy at Hunter College advances public conversations about health and health policy through media, research, education, and public forums. http://centerforhealthmediapolicy.com/
If you have questions, contact: Joy Jacobson, Poet-in-Residence, Center for Health, Media, & Policy, Hunter College | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org