Rockquemore: Supporting New & Mid-Career Faculty

In her recent columns on career mentoring Kerry Ann Rockquemore’s Mentoring 101 discusses supporting new faculty and mid-career post-tenure faculty.

“Sink or Swim” decries as a waste of human potential an attitude that refuses to provide novice faculty with support negotiating all the professional expectations (for which graduate school does not prepare one).

In today’s issue “Mid-Career Mentoring” suggests that we also need to provide support for tenured faculty who are “a) are afraid of getting stuck, b) feel seriously stuck right now, or c) have been stuck too long in the middle of the academic ladder.”

Rockquemore provides practical tools for the emerging and the experienced professor in both articles, which are open access on line.


CFS: Sexuality & Culture (journal)

Sexuality & Culture, An Interdisciplinary Quarterly | Editor-in-Chief: Barry Dank, Deputy Editor: R. Refinetti

Sexuality & Culture offers an international forum for analysis of ethical, cultural, psychological, social, and political issues related to sexual relationships and sexual behavior. Coverage extends to sexual consent and sexual responsibility; harassment and freedom of speech; privacy; censorship and pornography; impact of film and literature on sexual relationships; and university and governmental regulation of intimate relationships, such as interracial relationships and student-professor relationships. This interdisciplinary journal publishes peer-reviewed theoretical articles based on logical argumentation and literature review and empirical articles describing the results of experiments and surveys on the ethical, cultural, psychological, social, or political implications of sexual behavior. The journal also publishes book reviews, and critical reviews of literature and other media.

CFS: Policy (Women’s Health Issues)

Call for submissions for Women’s Health Issues on the topic of Policy Matters. The Editors and Editorial Board of Women’s Health Issues invite article submissions for a new category of peer-reviewed manuscripts entitled, “Policy Matters.”

We invite authors to submit scholarly, thoughtful, and timely policy analyses related to various issues affecting women’s health. These could include, for example:

  • Policy implications of proposed legislation, regulations, judicial decisions at the federal, state, and local levels as they may affect women’s health;
  • Policy implications of current and future developments in programs integral to women’s health (e.g., Medicaid, Medicare, community health, Healthy Start, WIC, family planning, public health, and private sector insurance coverage);
  • Scholarly policy analyses of health and social issues affecting women’s health from a historical perspective, e.g., the effects of delinking Medicaid from welfare and subsequent reproductive health choices or the effects of the Massachusetts health reform effort on women’s health;
  • Scholarly policy analyses that contribute to our understanding of how effective policy actions can improve the scope and quality of women’s health care services and the organization, financing, and delivery of these services.

“Policy Matters” submissions may contain recommendations for “next steps,” however a key peer review criterion will be the extent to which such recommendations are supported by the rigor and comprehensiveness of the supporting policy analysis. “Policy Matters” manuscripts should not exceed 3,000 words – charts and graphs are encouraged when appropriate. The journal continues to give priority to scholarly health services research articles that report the results of original research and that improve understanding of how social, health care, and policy factors relate to women’s health. We seek in particular research articles and commentaries that:

  • Contribute to a better understanding of gender-based health services research and policy; and
  • Document applied integration and implementation strategies that translate new clinical, health services, and health policy research findings into women’s health care practice and policy. Women’s Health Issues is indexed in leading services and is available online at  and at . Author instructions are available at  and at .

Please note that the journal uses APA style for all manuscripts. Inquiries as to the suitability of a manuscript topic are welcome and may be directed to the Editors at  or telephone 202-994-4184.

CFS: Am J Kidney Diseases (personal narrative)

American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) publishes a regular feature, “In a Few Words,” in which AJKD hopes to give voice to the personal experiences and stories that define kidney disease. They will accept for review nonfiction, narrative submissions up to 1,600 words, regarding the personal, ethical, or policy implications of any aspect of kidney disease in adults and children (acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, transplantation, ethics, health policy, genetics, etc). Footnotes or references are discouraged. Any submission which refers to real patients must be either unidentifiable or approved by the patient(s) described. Submissions from physicians, allied health professionals, patients, or family members are welcome. Items for consideration should be submitted via AJKD’s outline manuscript handling site:  Questions or requests for assistance may be directed to the editorial office staff at:

NLN Scholarly Writing Retreats

NLN Scholarly Writing Retreats

  • Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, March 9-11, 2012, Leader: Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF,
  • San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, March 23-25, 2012, Leader: Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN, BC

Registration Fee: $850 (Registration includes tuition, meals, and two nights’ accommodation at the host site.)

Thanks to a generous five-year grant from Pocket Nurse Enterprises, Inc., the National League for Nursing and the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education are pleased to continue the expansion of the NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat, now in its fifth year. We are excited to bring the retreat to two locations: Indianapolis, at the Indiana University School of Nursing, and San Francisco, at San Francisco State University.

If you have recently completed a research study or innovative project but have not had the time to craft an article for publication, this workshop is for you. The NLN Scholarly Writing Retreat is designed to help nurse educators enhance writing skills and disseminate research findings and other work in scholarly publications. By the end of the retreat, our goal is for each participant to have a complete, edited paper ready for submission to a scholarly journal.

Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, professor and division chair at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, will lead the retreat at Indiana University. Dr. Oermann has contributed to nursing education through her many books and articles that guide faculty practice. Her books include Writing for Publication in Nursing, Evaluation and Testing in Nursing Education, Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing, and the Annual Review of Nursing Education.

Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN, BC, principal and owner of Maine Desk LLC, a provider of professional editorial services, will lead the retreat at San Francisco State University. A former associate research professor at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, University of Southern Maine, Dr. Nicoll is editor of CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing and The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing.

Joining both Dr. Oermann and Dr. Nicoll will be Leslie Block, managing editor of Nursing Education Perspectives, the NLN’s research journal. Ms. Block was previously the managing editor of Nursing Research and senior editor of MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing.

Full information at:

 Registration is very limited and the deadline for submission is December 16, 2011. Applications emailed after that date will not be considered.

Google Scholar Citations Now Open

Google has announced that its Google Scholar Citations application is now open to all:

In addition to automatically identifying your publications available via the Web (including Google Books), Google Scholar Citations allows you to customize your own database, adding conference papers or publications that might not be readily available otherwise.

Google Scholar Citations tracks who and how often your published work is cited. These data may be useful in your developing a research agenda.

You can choose to make your profile and citations index public (extending your international reach) or to keep it private.

CFS: Place of Birth (Midwifery)

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Midwifery: Place of Birth Submission deadline: 30 January 2012

Place of birth affects outcomes and life chances for women and families throughout the world and is an enduring topic for debate and challenge. As we move towards 2015, the year in which the 1990 Millennium Development Goals (MDG) are set to be achieved, research and evidence about place of birth is highly relevant. The international journal Midwifery is publishing a Special Issue in October 2012 which will broaden the scope of existing approaches to place of birth and is inviting papers which report on research that may range from comparative policy analysis to a focus on frontline provision and embrace approaches from a range of disciplines outside maternal health care such as political sciences, law and ethics, cultural studies, geography and economics. For more information see the Editorial at (R McCandish & J Sandall, Vol 27, Issue 2, p. 113)