Warning: Predatory Conference Organizers

If you thought it was difficult to assess whether or not a solicitation to submit a manuscript to an online open-access journal is legitimate, now comes the spawn of predatory journals: predatory conferences. To help us sort out the claims of conference participation solicitations, Jeffrey Beall’s ScholarlyOA web site provides a draft of criteria for identifying predatory conferences, written by James McCrostie, a full-time associate professor and part-time journalist in Japan who has written about such conferences.

https://scholarlyoa.com/2016/06/23/proposed-criteria-for-identifying-predatory-conferences/

Best Wishes for the Holidays

NursingWriting goes on holiday hiatus, but we wish our readers the greetings of the season and best wishes for the new year!

ANF 10,000 Nurses on Boards Coalition

Visibility and voice are important themes in the history of nursing. Nursing silence and invisibility doesn’t just impair the profession of nursing; it also deprives health professions and society in general from important insights and advocacy.

The 10,000 Nurses on Boards Coalition with the American Nurses Foundation is a national initiative to promote, prepare, and monitor nurse engagement on boards of directors in the United States. This is an important role for nurse leaders to engage in decision making for healthcare transformation as recommended in the 2010 IOM report, The Future of Nursing. Nurses’ voices must be heard at the table!

We now announce the 10,000 Nurses on Boards database. This database will be used to monitor the number of nurses on boards and collect information about nurses who are searching for boards on which to serve. Please take the time to peruse the website and enter your information if this is relevant for you. Also please feel free to pass the link along to your colleagues.

http://nursesonboardscoalition.org/

Call for Comment: NIH-wide Strategic Plan

National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director
Bethesda, MD 20892

Date: July 22, 2015

Dear NIH Stakeholders:

In order to advance the NIH mission, we are developing an NIH-wide Strategic Plan. The goal of this 5-year plan is to outline a vision for biomedical research that ultimately extends healthy life and reduces illness and disability. NIH senior leadership and staff have developed a proposed framework for the Strategic Plan that identifies areas of opportunity across all biomedicine and unifying principles to guide NIH’s support of the biomedical research enterprise. The aim is to pursue crosscutting areas of research that span NIH’s 27 Institutes, Centers, and Offices.

I invite you to review the framework in our Request for Information (RFI: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-118.html) and on the NIH website (http://www.nih.gov/about/strategic-plan), and to provide your feedback via the RFI submission site (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/rfi/rfi.cfm?ID=46). I encourage stakeholder organizations (e.g., patient advocacy groups, professional societies) to submit a single response reflective of the views of the organization/membership as a whole. We also will be hosting webinars to gather additional input. These webinars will be held in early to mid-August.

Your input is vital to ensuring that the NIH Strategic Plan positions biomedical research on a promising and visionary path. I appreciate your time and consideration in assisting us with this effort.

Sincerely,

Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Principal Deputy Director, NIH

IJMHN Seeks Editor

​​Call for EOI Editor
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Call for expression of interest (June 2015)

 The International Journal of Mental Health Nursing (IJMHN) is currently seeking a new Editor with expertise in statistical methods. The new Editor will assume responsibility for assisting the EIC from July 2016. The term of office will last two years, subject to agreement. The journal uses the electronic peer review management system, ScholarOne.
The International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, an international, peer-reviewed scientific journal that contributes to the evidence base of mental health nursing is the journal of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN). The journal is ISI-listed. The IJMHN is published in conjunction with the ACMHN and Wiley Publishing.
Detailed information about the journal can be found at: www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/ijmhn

The successful candidate for the position 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 candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:
  • Sound scientific judgment
  • Theoretical and practical experience of experimental research designs and statistical tests/analyses
  • Broad knowledge of mental nursing at an international level
  • Awareness of trends and standards within knowledge dissemination
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Relevant experience in journal editing and/or through membership on editorial boards is desirable

Responsibilities of the Editor

The Editor will assist the EIC to manage and organize review for manuscripts submitted to the journal. In particular, the editor will provide expertise in regard to manuscripts that contain statistical methods and designs.

To Apply

Applications should include curriculum vitae, and an accompanying letter outlining the skills you will bring to this position and addressing the key selection criteria.

Please send your application, in confidence, to:
Sadira Campbell, Wiley: scampbell@wiley.com
Applications to arrive no later than 30 June 2015

A description of the role is available on request. Strict confidentiality will apply to all correspondences.

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:
http://bit.ly/JANEd15

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:

http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/publications/booksanddigitalresources/digital/9780838987483_copyright_OA.pdf