A growing number of reports in a variety of media point to problems with pre-publication peer review. Now anonymous group has created a mechanism for post-publication peer review. A wave of the future? They are interviewed here: http://www.vox.com/2015/3/14/8203595/pubpeer (“Why you can’t always believe what you read in scientific journals”). Their web site, PubPeer: The Online Journal Club can be found here: https://pubpeer.com/
American Journal for Nursing Call for Papers for 2015
AJN – ranks 30/106 among nursing journals with Impact Factor of 1.319. AJN reaches more nurses than any other nursing journal through our robust print, digital, iPad, institution, and social media channels.
AJN publishes original research, QI and review articles as primary feature articles and CE articles. We also publish shorter, focused columns. Submissions must be evidence-based and are peer-reviewed.
Clinical Features should cover epidemiology, pathology, current research/ “what’s new” in knowledge and/or treatment, nursing implications. There is no specific limit for word count, though feature articles usually are in the range of 5,000 to 8,000 words. (We have done two-part and three-part series for larger papers.) For examples of feature articles, see any of the CE articles on our web site, www.ajnonline.com .
Specific clinical topics we currently seek:
- Community acquired pneumonia
- Treatment options for acute and chronic pain
- Acute and chronic pediatric topics: pain, scoliosis;
- *Acute and chronic neurological topics – revisiting stroke; migraine management
- Current best practice in managing ovarian cancer; managing side effects from therapies
- Best practice in anticoagulant therapy
- Skin and wound care
- Acute/critical care topics: heart failure, sepsis update, respiratory failure
- Autoimmune disorders (lupus)
- General MCH topics
Columns are shorter, focused papers of 2,000-3,000 words. Columns include:
Infectious diseases, Disaster, Emergency, Environments and Health, Correspondence from Abroad (international topics/visits), In Our Community, Politics and Policy, Skin/wound Care, Diabetes, Professional Development, Acute Care Review (new research for practice or treatment), Mental Health Matters, A Question of Practice (relooking at care procedures/techniques)
Cultivating Quality is the section for reporting QI projects (authors should follow the SQUIRE guidelines as detailed in Author Guidelines.)
In addition, we publish opinion pieces (Viewpoint), narratives (Reflections), and poetry and visual art (Art of Nursing) and photo essays.
We encourage queries: Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage all prospective authors to review AJN articles at www.ajnonline.com prior to submitting.
For Author Guidelines and submission information: www.editorialmanager.com/ajn
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:
Call for Abstracts – Due March 16th
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) is calling for abstracts for its 33rd Annual Conference (September 24-26, 2015) in Portland, OR.
GLMA’s Annual Conference is the premier, interdisciplinary LGBT health conference and the world’s largest scientific gathering devoted to LGBT health issues and concerns. The conference educates practitioners, policy advocates, educators, administrators, researchers and students—from across the health professions—about the unique health needs of LGBT individuals and families.
Conference Theme: Reaching New Heights in LGBT Health (e)Quality will highlight opportunities to improve quality and patient/client outcomes and advance LGBT health and access to care through technology. In addition to exploring the ways technology is helping to advance LGBT health quality and equality, this year’s conference will also address the digital divide and how technological inequities contribute to LGBT health disparities. Abstracts related to the conference theme may include:
Innovative uses of technology (including mobile phones and apps) and/or social media to improve patient/client outcomes
Strategies for integrating technology into clinical practice and/or patient outreach
Best practices in LGBT-inclusive electronic health records (EHR) use, data collection and outcomes-based research
Role of technology in improving and/or impeding health outcomes for LGBT people with disabilities
Strategies for bridging the digital divide—ways technology can be used in low-resource or low-connectivity settings and strategies for addressing technology literacy in LGBT communities
Using technology to improve LGBT health research
Special Topic: Bisexual Health. In addition to the general topics detailed online here, this year, GLMA is issuing a special call for abstracts addressing various topics related to the health and well-being of bisexual individuals.
*GLMA encourages the submission of clinically-focused, evidence-based abstracts. Abstracts do not need to address the conference theme or special topic to be considered for acceptance.
Please click here for more information on the Annual Conference and how to submit an abstract. Abstracts due by March 16, 2015.
If you have any questions about the Call for Abstracts, please contact us at email@example.com.
Alternative and Complementary Therapies welcomes the submission of clinical, practical papers for healthcare providers involved in integrative medicine and CAM. If you would like to submit a paper for consideration for publication, please contact Dawn Costa: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current ongoing calls for papers at Nursing Research are available at this link:
Editors are interested in manuscripts for Biology Reviews Series, Health Equity Research Series, and Point-of-Care Research Series.
Kent Anderson writing for the Scholarly Kitchen (“What’s Hot and Cooking in Scholarly Publishing”) asks, “Why is science suffering in the modern age?” Among the causes of the crisis of public confidence in science:
- Political and societal dysfunction.
- Economic dysfunction.
- Mass media dysfunction.
- Scientific dysfunction.
Admitting the complexities of the first three, Anderson observes of the last: “Scientists need to become better communicators.”
The article is available on line: http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2015/02/17/taking-our-eye-off-the-ball-why-is-science-suffering-in-the-modern-age/