Month: June 2013

Impact Factor Update

Impact factor -- the metric that purports to calculate a journal's and an article's scholarly influence by measuring the frequency of citation -- has come under scrutiny for many reasons (not the least, its use as an outsourced proxy for tenure and promotion decisions), but ethical questions have been raised about some journals' requiring their … Continue reading Impact Factor Update


CFP: Health Care Ethics: Local, Global, Universal (Feminist Approaches)

Call for Proposals: The International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics is pleased to invite proposals for panels and papers for presentation at the 2014 World Congress in Mexico City, 22-24 June 2014. The Congress theme is Health Care Ethics: Local, Global, Universal. While FAB encourages submissions on this theme, submissions on any topic in … Continue reading CFP: Health Care Ethics: Local, Global, Universal (Feminist Approaches)

Impact factor: Imperfect but not yet replaceable

Newly published article of interest to nurse researchers: Brody, S. (2013). Impact factor: Imperfect but not yet replaceable. Scientometrics, 96, 255–257. DOI 10.1007/s11192-012-0863-x Abstract A recent critique of the use of journal impact factors (IF) by Vanclay noted imprecision and misuses of IF. However, the substantial alternatives he suggested offer no clear improvement over IF as a … Continue reading Impact factor: Imperfect but not yet replaceable

Editor Search: Home Healthcare Nurse

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is seeking an Editor for Home Healthcare Nurse. Home Healthcare Nurse is an essential publication for the nursing community with a long and distinguished history. The Editor provides the vision, energy, and leadership to produce a Journal that provides practical, hands-on information for all nurses working in home care. Home Healthcare Nurse … Continue reading Editor Search: Home Healthcare Nurse

Attentive Writers Conference/Workshop

‘Attentive Writers’: Healthcare, Authorship, and Authority Medical Humanities Research Centre, University of Glasgow, 23-25 August 2013 From nurses, physicians and surgeons to administrators, caregivers, technicians, veterinarians and voluntary sector workers, this conference adopts the term ‘attentive writers’ as evocative of the multitude of both non-professional and professional caregivers – clinical and non-clinical healthcare workers – … Continue reading Attentive Writers Conference/Workshop

Rachel Toor: “I Don’t Write Enough Because”

Writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education's "Do Your Job Better" feature, Rachel Toor lists common (and some uncommon) excuses that people use to explain why they don't get any or more writing done. She proposes the following remedies: Make writing routine. Give yourself interim deadlines. Have a goal. Don't buy into your own neuroses. … Continue reading Rachel Toor: “I Don’t Write Enough Because”

CFS: 21st C Nursing (Nursing Philosophy)

Nursing Philosophy: Submission deadline extended to 25th July 2013 Call for papers for Special Issue: Nursing in the 21st Century, Guest Editor: Janet Holt The practice of nursing has changed in response to a number of external and internal drivers such as government policy, professional body requirements, the impact of globalisation and economic upheaval. Advanced … Continue reading CFS: 21st C Nursing (Nursing Philosophy)