JAN Seeks Editor

Journal of Advanced Nursing (JAN)

Because one of the current team of editors, Lin Perry, will be stepping down in 2015, JAN is seeking applications for the position to complete a team of five editors within one of the leading international nursing journals.

For further information please follow this link:

Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers

Director of the Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communication at Duke University, Kevin Smith has published Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers. Published by the Association of College and Research Libraries and available in an open-access PDF version, the book provides scholars with a primer to intellectual property issues in the digital age:



Poetry Competition

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Section on Medicine and the Arts) is pleased to announce a POETRY COMPETITION in Celebration of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of National Poetry Month, April 2015.

The competition is open to students, health care practitioners, educators and the general public. Members of the Section on Medicine and the Arts with advanced degrees in English Literature will initially assess the poems; final judging will be by prominent physician-poets who are College Fellows and members of the Section: Jack Coulehan, MD, who will lead the effort, Kelley Jean White, MD and Wynne Morrison, MD.
Entries must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2015.
● Participating poets are permitted one entry only.
● The poem must be written in English and be relevant to medicine, health, or health care.
● The poem is not to exceed 750 words.
● The poem must be original, not published or under consideration for publication, and must not have won a contest at the time of submission.
● The poem must be typed on 8.5 x 11 inch paper and submitted in five (5) print copies, as well as emailed to Rhonda L. Soricelli, MD, Chair of the Section:  RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net<mailto:RLSoricelli@comcast.net>>>.
● All entries will undergo blind review and should contain no identifying information other than the title of the poem. When submitting a poem, a separate cover page should include poet’s name, current address and phone number, email address, and the title of the work.
● Winning poetry will be selected on the basis of craftsmanship, originality and content.
● Winning poets will be announced on The College of Physicians Web site: www.collegeofphysicians.org by April 1, 2015 and will also be notified by email.
● The top three poets will be awarded $500, $250 and $100 respectively and will be invited to read their poems at The College of Physicians on April 21, 2015. Unfortunately, travel funds are not available.
● In addition, winning poems will be published on The College of Physicians Web site and in a Chapbook that will be available through The College store. The College will retain copyright.
● Entries should be mailed to:  Rhonda L. Soricelli, MD, Chair, Section on Medicine and the Arts, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 South Twenty-Second Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3097
● Please direct inquiries by email to Dr. Soricelli: RLSoricelli@comcast.net

Are You NINR’s Next Graduate Partnerships Program Fellow? Apply for GPP 2015 Today!

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) is an unparalleled doctoral fellowship training opportunity that combines the academic environment of a university and the breadth and depth of research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Financial support and other benefits are provided for up to three years. NINR Division of Intramural Research Training Program Director Dr. Mary B. Engler encourages PhD nursing students interested in basic or clinical research to apply, noting “the GPP offers qualified students a chance to boost their research careers, working with world-class resources in the NIH labs of renowned scientists and enjoying a rich array of outstanding educational, career, and networking opportunities.”

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have completed all doctoral coursework as of August 2015 to be considered eligible. The application period for NINR’s 2015 GPP will close on December 1, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Recommendation letters are due on December 8, 2014, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

For more information, visit http://www.ninr.nih.gov/GPP.

Int’l J of Nursing Practice Seeks Editor

Applications are invited for the position of Editor-in-Chief

The current Editor-in-Chief, Professor Alan Pearson, has retired and stepped down after founding and leading the journal for 20 years. We are therefore seeking applications for this prestigious position with one of the world-leading international nursing journals published by Wiley-Blackwell, part of John Wiley & Sons. Ideally, the successful candidate would take over this position from January 1st 2015.

IJNP is a fully refereed journal publishing original scholarly work that advances the international understanding and development of nursing both as a profession and academic discipline. The Journal focuses on research and professional discussion papers with a sound scientific, theoretical or philosophical base.

For detailed information follow this link.

The successful candidate for the position of Editor 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. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and knowledge:

  • Leadership qualities
  • Professional standing
  • Sound scientific judgment
  • Broad knowledge of nursing on an international level
  • Awareness of trends and standards within knowledge dissemination
  • Awareness of international ethics and standards for journal publishing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Previous experience in Editor-type role

The main functions within this role are: leadership, manuscript handling and quality control, strategic development, and journal promotion. The post involves working closely with the Publisher and the Associate Editors.

Applicants should note that this position requires a weekly commitment of time, with additional days required for meetings. The Editor can be based in any international location but preferably in Australia or the Asia-Pacific region. The successful candidate will start work on the journal in January 2015 or sooner depending on commitments.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a short assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of IJNP, and an accompanying letter outlining the skills you would bring to this position and your vision for this Journal and how you would like to see it develop in the future.

A description of the role and information about the journal is available on request. Please send your application, in confidence, to: Sophie Suelzle, Wiley, Cremorne Street, Richmond Victoria 3121, Australia. Email to: ssuelzle@wiley.com

Applications to arrive no later than 21st November 2014.

Search for Editor: Clinical J Oncology Nursing


Serves as the editor-in-chief of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON), ensuring that the content supports the CJON mission, is appropriate, and is valuable to its readership. Reviews all submitted manuscripts, and edits content from a technical, oncology nursing perspective. Mentors authors and editorial and peer review board members. Recruits and mentors associate editors. Works collaboratively with ONS to ensure adherence to all publication deadlines. Is a strong representative of the journal as well as ONS.

Essential Duties

  • Renders decisions on the content that will appear in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON), including supplements and special issues, ensuring that articles and features support the CJON mission and are appropriate and appealing to readers interested in clinical content and evidence-based practice.
  • Reviews all submitted manuscripts, deciding on the acceptability of content based on journal guidelines, quality, and needs.
  • Works collaboratively with ONS Publishing Team staff
  • Edits content from a technical perspective after acceptance.
  • Mentors authors and editorial board members.
  • Provides timely responses to queries from potential and current authors, editors, etc.
  • Selects, provides training and guidance for, and assigns peer reviewers to manuscripts.
  • Identifies and selects associate editors, ensuring their active participation, deadline adherence, and quality.
  • Leads effective editorial board meetings and journal programs and activities.
  • Adheres to all deadlines from the review process through post-publication.
  • Engages audiences via social media.
  • Is a strong representative of the journal as well as ONS, whether during meetings or potential presentations on ONS’s behalf.


  • 10 years of experience in nursing and five years of experience in oncology or a comparable combination of experience
  • A registered nurse and a master’s degree in nursing, but a doctoral degree and certification from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation are preferred
  • Experience as an editor or assistant editor of a peer-reviewed journal and a working knowledge of nursing publications and publishing
  • A thorough understanding of the topics of interest to oncology nurses who are involved in clinical and evidence-based practice
  • Excellent leadership and consensus-building skills
  • Strong writing, editing, planning, communication, and meeting facilitation skills
  • A wide network of colleagues in oncology, nursing, and publishing
  • Mentoring experience
  • A demonstrated ability to adhere to production schedules and deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of computers and the ability to learn and work on manuscripts exclusively in CJON’s Web-based peer-review software program
  • Ability to travel up to three times a year and participate on up to 10–12 conference calls per year.

To learn more and begin the application process online, click here.

Directory of Nursing Journals

The online publication Nurse Author & Editor has updated its listing of nursing journals. A link to this list has been added to the “blinks” section of NursingWriting.

Visit here: http://nursingeditors.com/journals-directory/


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