Summer has officially arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, when many faculty have reduced or no teaching, so it’s a time to make progress on writing projects.
Theresa MacPhail writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Vitae admonishes that we make a realistic writing schedule:
“Stop thinking about your writing in terms of large projects . . .
Set up a realistic writing schedule and then (mostly) stick to it . . . [and]
Writer, know thyself.”
The article is available on line to subscribers: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1044-a-realistic-summer-writing-schedule
The American Academy of Nursing annual policy conference will identify ways nurses are transforming health and building a better care delivery system. This three day conference will showcase the extraordinary work nurses are undertaking to drive policy changes that meet the health needs of individuals and populations. Transforming Health, Driving Policy highlights nursing initiatives that are transforming health, leading change, and influencing policy and ultimately improving the nation’s health.
Abstracts are now being accepted through June 22nd.
February 21-23, 2016
East Carolina University, Greenville NC
Building on the success of the previous four conferences,the Symposium on Communicating Complex Information (SCCI) explores how complex information changes how we communicate, and how those changes affect information design, information architecture, user experience, and usability. It seeks to examine how design and content choices influence behavior as people interact with complex
information and how we can best design complex information systems. SCCI fosters an integrated approach to the design of complex information by bringing together members from a range of research and practitioner communities.
Contact: Michael Albers (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2 page proposal due: October 15, 2015
Notice of acceptance: December 1, 2015
Papers for symposium due: February 15, 2016
Symposium dates: February 21–23, 2016
This symposium sponsored in part by East Carolina University.
Call for EOI Editor
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Call for expression of interest (June 2015)
The successful candidate for the position will be recognized internationally for his or her academic and research achievements, will have worked at a strategic level within academia or healthcare, and will have an impressive track record of publications and presentations at conferences.
- Sound scientific judgment
- Theoretical and practical experience of experimental research designs and statistical tests/analyses
- Broad knowledge of mental nursing at an international level
- Awareness of trends and standards within knowledge dissemination
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Ability to work to tight deadlines
- Relevant experience in journal editing and/or through membership on editorial boards is desirable
Responsibilities of the Editor
The Editor will assist the EIC to manage and organize review for manuscripts submitted to the journal. In particular, the editor will provide expertise in regard to manuscripts that contain statistical methods and designs.
Applications should include curriculum vitae, and an accompanying letter outlining the skills you will bring to this position and addressing the key selection criteria.
Please send your application, in confidence, to:
Sadira Campbell, Wiley: email@example.com
Applications to arrive no later than 30 June 2015
A description of the role is available on request. Strict confidentiality will apply to all correspondences.
Writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education‘s professional website Vitae, Joli Jensen, Hazel Rogers Professor of Communication at The University of Tulsa, reminds us “The semester is over! It’s time to write!” However, she also admonishes us to have a plan in order to get writing done:
- Start with realistic scholarly and relaxation objectives.
- Deploy basic productivity techniques.
- Secure writing time, space and energy.
- Keep a personal log and create an accountability system.
- But cut yourself some slack.
Karen Kelsky, writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Vitae explores the problem when two or more readers’ reports offer conflicting or contradictory suggestions for revision and resubmission. She advises: 1) You don’t have to accept every revision suggestion (though you need to address all of them); reviewers aren’t necessarily experts in your topic so you can disagree with them; and 3) letting go of ego, you can find revision suggestions helpful. The article is on line for subscribers: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/954-when-the-reviewers-disagree