Month: August 2014

Brain Pickings: The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

Maria Popova, writing for the online Brain Pickings, summarizes the literature on developing an effective writing habit, which includes establishing a place, time of day, and time to write regularly. Details here: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/08/25/the-psychology-of-writing-daily-routine/ 

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CFS: Alternative and Complementary Therapies

Alternative and Complementary Therapies seeks manuscripts. The journal's coverage includes: Integrative approaches for preventing and treating chronic illness Herbal alternatives to prescription drugs Nutraceuticals and their applications in clinical care Food as medicine The biochemistry of natural medicine Practical approaches to creating and expanding a holistic practice Legal matters Medical literature review Acupuncture Clinical applications … Continue reading CFS: Alternative and Complementary Therapies

CFS: Point-of-Care Research Series (Nursing Research)

Nursing Research invites papers reporting findings from original point-of-care research studies. Topics include but are not limited to use of devices and information technology at the point-of-care, patient safety issues, m-health, telehealth, system interoperability, design and evaluation of “smart” environments across the health-illness continuum, learning health systems; communication and decision making  in emerging technology-supported point-of-care … Continue reading CFS: Point-of-Care Research Series (Nursing Research)

CFP: ENRS 2015

Call for Abstracts: ENRS 27th Annual Scientific Sessions Nursing Science, Evidence, and Policy: Creating a Culture of Health April 15 - 17, 2015, Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC Deadline: Friday, September 26, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST The Eastern Nursing Research Society invites the submission of abstracts representing original contributions to the field of … Continue reading CFP: ENRS 2015

CFP: International Perspectives on Science, Culture & Society (Book Series, Pickering & Chatto)

Fern Elsdon-Baker (Coventry University), Salman Hameed (Hampshire College) and Ignacio Silva (University of Oxford) are actively seeking proposals for innovative monographs and essay collections for their series: International Perspectives on Science, Culture and Society http://www.pickeringchatto.com/ipscs.This series brings together insights from historians, philosophers and social scientists and seeks to build an understanding of the social and … Continue reading CFP: International Perspectives on Science, Culture & Society (Book Series, Pickering & Chatto)

Predatory Publishing: It’s a Jungle Out There in the Wild West

OK, so I’m mixing metaphors here, but the new landscape of online publications does invite both the image of the predatory jungle ("Nature, red in tooth and claw," as the poet Tennyson wrote) and the lawless American frontier West. Compliments of Edie Brous, nurse attorney—EdieBrous.com—a compilation of recent reports on predatory open-access journals and scholarly … Continue reading Predatory Publishing: It’s a Jungle Out There in the Wild West

LAP Dancing

Please forgive the naughty (but, I hope, attention getting) subject line, but I want to draw your attention to a book publishing scam: LAP (Lambert Academic Publishing). One of our recent doctoral graduates received a solicitation from LAP to publish in book from her dissertation. Here is what Jeffrey Beall had to say about LAP … Continue reading LAP Dancing