Inside Higher Ed: No More ‘Beall’s List’

Reported today in Inside Higher Ed, librarian Jeffrey Beall’s ScholarlyOA website, which had monitored and reported on disturbing instances of predatory online open-access publishing, has been shut down:

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/01/18/librarians-list-predatory-journals-reportedly-removed-due-threats-and-politics

CFP: 34th Annual History of Nursing Conference

Call for Abstracts 

34th Annual History of Nursing Conference, Rochester, New York, September 7-10, 2017

The American Association for the History of Nursing and St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Nursing are co-sponsoring the Association’s 34th annual conference to be held in Rochester, NY. The conference provides a forum for researchers interested in sharing new research that addresses events, issues, and topics in any area of nursing and healthcare history, broadly construed to encompass the history of nursing, global nursing history, nursing practice, healthcare institutions, caring, illness, healing work and public health. Submissions pertaining to all areas and regions of the world are welcome. Papers and posters that expand the horizons of nursing and healthcare history and engage related fields such as women’s labor, technology, economic history, and race and gender studies are encouraged.

Guidelines for Submission:

  • Individual Paper or Poster: A one-page abstract of a completed study will be accepted by email. Presentations are 20 minutes long with 10 minutes for questions. Abstracts must include: 1.Purpose of study; 2. Rationale and significance; 3. Description of methodology; 4. Major primary and secondary sources; 5. Findings and conclusions. Each section of the abstract should be clearly identified with these specific headers.
  • Panel: A panel consists of 3-5 persons addressing a common topic. Panels need to submit an abstract describing the overall topic with each presenter also submitting an abstract. Each abstract will be judged on its own merits. Panels are 90 minutes in length. Abstracts should follow the same format requirements as papers/posters (see above).
  • Thematic Proposals: The organizer should submit a one-page abstract giving a short, clear statement of the purpose of the presentation. These presentations are intended not for original scholarship, but to address topics of broad interest such as new themes in historiography, teaching, research methods, and advocacy. Though limited to 90 minutes, they can include several speakers with a flexible format.

Abstract preparation: Submit a one-page Word document file which must fit one side of one 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Margins must be one and one-half inches on the left, and one inch on the right, top, and bottom. Center the title in upper case, and single space the body using 12-point Times (New Roman) font.

Submit two copies of your abstract; one must include the title, author’s name(s), credentials, institutional affiliation, phone/fax and email. If more than one author is listed, indicate who is acting as the contact person. Indicate whether a paper, poster, panel or thematic presentation is sought. The second copy of the abstract should include only the title and mode of presentation with no other identifying information.

By submitting an abstract, you also give permission to the AAHN to use the work for educational purposes only. This includes, but is not limited to, inclusion in the conference program, posting to the AAHN website before and/or after the conference, and use of excerpts or themes for conference marketing efforts.

Submission deadline: Abstracts must arrive on or before January 31, 2017. Abstract results will be communicated to all submitters by the end of March 2017.

Submit to: abstracts@aahn.org

**Individuals are not required to be AAHN members at the time of submitting an abstract, but if accepted, you must join AAHN before registering for and presenting at the meeting.

CFP: Creating Space VII: Dreaming the Myth Onward: The Stories We Don’t Always Tell

CALL FOR PAPERS  

Creating Space VII: Dreaming the Myth Onward: The Stories We Don’t Always Tell’

Please visit the conference website at :

http://www.creatingspace2017.ca/en/

For more information, please write to : contact@creatingspace2017.ca

A CCME pre-conference

Winnipeg, April 28-29, 2017

Rationale/Background

Creating Space (CS) is an annual meeting exploring the evolving use of arts, humanities and social sciences (AHSS) in healthcare education. Over the last six years, CS has become an annual summit where scholars, artists and practitioners gather to discuss how to cultivate the best and most humanistic characteristics of health care professionals.   A recent trend in medical education is the strong emphasis on Professionalism.  This has occasionally been misinterpreted as a call to leave one’s personhood and subjective experience at the door.   This meeting will focus on how the AHSS methods and inquiry can be used to achieve greater personal self-awareness and reflexivity on the part of the practitioner, with a view to the development of greater insight into and access to one’s personhood  and humanity in both the clinical and intraprofessional encounter.

For more information about this year’s CCME conference in Winnipeg

go to :  http://mededconference.ca/

 and   http://www.creatingspace2017.ca/en/

Instructional Methods

Recognizing the emerging role of AHSS approaches and interdisciplinary scholarship, CSVII will provide an inclusive forum attending to the challenges and opportunities of incorporating these into health professions education. The proposed one-and-a-half day program will highlight keynote addresses, short papers, panel presentations and poster sessions. Participatory workshops, performance sessions and networking opportunities will complement attendees’ experience.

Target Audience

CSVII seeks to include the ever-growing number of scholars, educators, artists and practitioners from multiple disciplines whose work at the intersections of AHSS and clinical spheres inspires health professions education in Canada and abroad. Student participation from AHSS disciplines and health professions is strongly encouraged.   In recognition of Manitoba’s rich history of Indigenous artistic achievement, a significant portion of time will be dedicated to the Indigenous narrative.

Three Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss multiple conceptual frameworks informing different forms of scholarship employed in AHSS approaches to health professions education.
  1. Engage academics, health care practitioners, and artists to explore models of expressing and understanding  personal narratives in the context of medical/clinical training.
  1. Include AHSS techniques, best practices  and worldviews in health professions education to promote further collaboration and program development with the view that exploration of one’s personal narratives in the context of medical/clinical training may have benefits to patient care and to the mental health and resilience of  health professionals .

Types of proposals

Recognizing the emerging role of AHSS approaches and interdisciplinary scholarship,Creating Space VII offers authors the opportunity to display creatively their research and educational achievements, experiences and thoughts.

Proposals may be submitted by authors in the form of :

*   Short Presentation (20 minutes)
*   Limited group workshop (60 minutes)
*   Panel Discussion (60 minutes)
*   Performance Session (30 minutes)
*   Poster(s)

Proposal Guidelines:

Each proposal must meet the following guidelines.

  • Proposal Template:
    • Title
    • Author(s), affiliation (One affiliation per author, Expected presenter’s name must be in bold.)
    • Body of text of the proposal (Maximum 250 words)
    • Key words (3)
    • Citations (Max=3, Not Mandatory)
    • Type of proposals (e.g. short presentation, workshop, poster, etc.)
  • Proposals must be:
    • Submitted in .doc or .docx format
    • Font:  Times New Roman 12
  • Proposals may be submitted in French or in English.
  • Acronyms should be explained at their first notice.

Deadline for submission :

Proposals are due no later than midnight EDT, January 31st,2017.

To Submit a Proposal :

All proposals must be submitted to the following address: contact@creatingspace2017.ca

*Acceptance of proposals will be confirmed in late February, 2017.

CFP: Nurse Editors Annual Meeting

The International Academy of Nurse Editors announces an extension of its deadline for proposal submissions to January 31, 2017.

The annual meeting will be August 3-5, 2017, in Denver, CO.

Details here: https://inane2017.com/2017/01/10/abstract-deadline-extended-to-january-31-2017/

“I have a little list”: Beall Expands to Four Lists

For over half a decade librarian Jeffrey Beall has scrutinized on-line open-access publishers and publications, calling out those that he has evaluated as “probably predatory” in his updated list.

Subsequently, Beall has developed four lists (which he updates annually):

  • Predatory publishers
  • Predatory stand-alone journals
  • Misleading impact metrics companies
  • Hijacked journals

It’s time for Beall’s annual update, which includes distressing statistics on the growth of unscrupulous publishers and others: https://scholarlyoa.com/2017/01/03/bealls-list-of-predatory-publishers-2017/

CFP: Building Healthy Academic Communities

National BHAC Summit 2017

We are excited for the 3rd National Summit for Building Healthy Academic Communities! Hosted by the University of Florida, April 6-7, 2016, the summit will convene transdisciplinary leaders, faculty, students, and staff from academic institutions of all sizes, including administrators, directors of health promotion and wellness, researchers, medical center personnel, HR officers, as well as policymakers from professional organizations and academia who are committed to improving health and wellness outcomes in institutions of higher learning and their surrounding communities.

Register for the Summit HERE Please note that the University of Florida has payment options for credit card, check and invoice. Participants are welcome to pay their registration fee on site.

Download the call for abstracts here .

CFP: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space