Ryan Cordell, writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education‘s ProfHacker section reminds us of the efficacy of cultivating a daily writing habit, which relies on accountability, scheduling, limits (at least 15 but no more than 30 minutes), and momentum. Details here: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/writing-20-minutes-every-single-day
The Collaborative Scholarship Day for Sigma Theta Tau International will be held this year on Friday, April 11, 2014 at Yale School of Nursing. Please submit your abstract for either a presentation or a poster presentation using the sub-themes of clinical, educational, global, policy and population health. Each podium presentation will have 50 minutes including time for questions. Graduate students and early career nurses and faculty are especially encouraged to submit podium presentations or posters for this conference. Those who might be in an early stage of development or implementation of a program, a project, or any completed study that has had an impact on nursing practice and health outcomes are encouraged to submit an abstract.
Abstracts proposing a 50-minute podium presentation or poster must be 150 words and are due by February 28, 2014.
Details here: http://nursing.yale.edu/collaborative-scholarship-day
The Journal of Clinical Nursing (JCN) is seeking applications for the position of Editor. With Debra Jackson taking on the position of Editor-in-Chief, we are now looking for a new Editor to complete the team. For further information please follow this link:
The deadline for applications is the end of March.
“Poetry” and “55-Word Stories” sections of Families, Systems, and Health.
We’re pleased to announce that we’re now accepting submissions for both of these sections.
While the journal’s call for poetry submissions is not unusual these days for a professional journal, the rationale behind soliciting 55-word stories may not be so obvious. In the words of Colleen Fogarty, one of the journal’s editors: “55-word stories are brief efforts of creative writing that utilize elements of poetry, prose, or both to capture key experiences of healthcare.” Fifty-five word stories challenge the writer to carefully weigh the meaning and emotional impact of every word and every way of speaking. At a time when so many of our words in healthcare are mass-produced—copied and pasted forward as they are in the electronic medical record—we find the concept of the 55-word story refreshing, and hope you will, too. You can learn more about 55-word stories here [http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=buy.optionToBuy&id=2009-17803-009]. True to their name, 55-word stories must contain exactly 55 words, excluding the title, which should not exceed 7 words. Submissions to the “Poetry” section may represent any style of verse, including free verse, and should be no longer than 50 lines. Both 55-word stories and poems will be peer reviewed based on fit with the journal mission, use of well-crafted language, and impact of the narrative. For more information, please read the “Poetry and 55-word stories” section on the “Instructions to Authors” page. Also, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Forthcoming Advances in Nursing Science issue topics are announced at least a year in advance of the manuscript due dates. These are always shown on the ANS web site main page: http://journals.lww.com/advancesinnursingscience/pages/default.aspx
But to be sure you don’t miss them, here are the topics, and the submission dates for each:
37:4 – Post-Hospital Nursing
Manuscript Due Date – April 15, 2014
38:1 – Patterns of Health Behavior
Manuscript Due Date – July 15, 2014
38:2 – Models of Care for the Future
Manuscript Due Date – October 15, 2014
38:3 – Translational Scholarship
Manuscript Due Date – January 15, 2015
For descriptions of each of these issue topics, visit the ANS web site “Future Issue Topics” page.
The Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (JPMHN) is seeking applications for the position of Editor. For further information please follow this link:
With the start of the new year, it’s a good time to remind ourselves that the online open-access journal publishing world looks more like an American Wild West frontier town than the sober scholarly journal world of yesteryear. As librarian Jeffrey Beall has recently pointed out, new predatory journal scams include those in health sciences: http://scholarlyoa.com/2013/12/26/a-medical-publisher-with-some-problems/
Before considering submitting a manuscript to an online open-access journal, check around with colleagues and consult Beall’s list of “Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers”: http://scholarlyoa.com/publishers/