Beall’s 2016 List: Predatory Open-Access Publishers

Librarian Jeffrey Beall has posted his updated list of predatory online open-access publishers, now in a new format: http://scholarlyoa.com/2016/01/05/bealls-list-of-predatory-publishers-2016/

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!

The Wisdom of Robert Boice

Writing for Inside Higher Ed, Madeleine Elfenbein offers a tribute to Robert Boice, whose wisdom she gleans: https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/take-it-easy-wisdom-robert-boice 
 
The research of Boice has provided an extensive evidence base for how scholars and researchers work (or don’t work) when it comes to writing and publishing.

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/

CFP: Advances in Nursing Science

Given recent history of international conflict and violence, the health and well-being of those who have served the military of any country world-wide has become a major challenge that influences the well-being of families, communities and nations. This issue of ANS includes four articles that address the health of veterans and their families, and a guest editorial that provides information about the U.S. military research programs that are addressing these significant challenges. In addition, this issue includes a number of “General Topic” articles that extend the discourse in a number of areas of important nursing scholarship. Each article in this issue will be featured on the ANS blog, so I invite you to visit and follow the blog to stay informed about the latest in ANS! Visit our ANS Blog to share your comments.
 
Peggy L. Chinn, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor Emerita, University of Connecticut
Editor, Advances in Nursing Science
 
UPDATED!
 
The primary purposes of Advances in Nursing Science (ANS) are to advance the development of nursing knowledge and to promote the integration of nursing philosophies, theories and research with practice. While the journal provides scholarly articles that have relevance for all health-related disciplines, we are particularly committed to claiming nursing’s rightful place in the development of health knowledge. We expect high scholarly merit and encourage innovative, cutting edge ideas that challenge prior assumptions and that present new, intellectually challenging perspectives. We seek works that speak to global sustainability and that take an intersectional approach, recognizing class, color, sexual and gender identity, and other dimensions of human experience related to health. Manuscripts can be based on any methodology, including scholarly inquiry/research, philosophic and theoretic analysis/synthesis, integrative reviews, and original exploration of diverse approaches to creating nursing knowledge. All submissions must include a statement that addresses the significance of the work for the evolution of the discipline of nursing.
 
Our future issue topics manuscript submission timelines:
 
39:4 – Palliative Care
Manuscript Due Date – April 15, 2016
 
40:1 – ANS Retrospective – March 2017
Manuscript Due Date – July 15, 2016
 
40:2 – Toxic Stress- December 2016
Manuscript Due Date – October 15, 2016
 
Always available!
 
ANS General Topic
Submissions open any time

What Do Authors Want from Peer Review?

Author Services of Taylor & Francis has undertaken a study of researchers’ views and has published Peer Review in 2015: A Global View. Background here: http://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/peer-review-in-2015/
Topics include: The purpose and benefits of peer review; peer review ethics; the mechanics of peer review; alternative models of peer review.

CFP: CANS 2016

Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science 2016 State of the Science Congress

PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS DUE by DECEMBER 1st, 2015

As part of the celebration of the 15th Anniversary of Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS), teams of experts will have an opportunity to present a synthesis of evidence in an area consistent with the State of the Science (SOS) theme “Determinants of Health”. CANS believes that determinants of health are more than social factors. Determinants include social/environmental, behavioral/life style, and omics. Each presentation will be 1 hour in length and should synthesize the evidence, briefly describe the policy implications, and recommend initiatives to further advance the science in the area of the review.  An opportunity to publish in Nursing Outlook is anticipated.

If you have questions, contact 15th Anniversary Task Force Chair: Patricia Underwood at pwu@case.edu or 216-905-5903.                

Interested parties are invited to complete the following proposal and submit it via email by December 1, 2015 to Holli DeVon, Science Committee Chair, at hdevon1@uic.edu.

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS

FORMAT

One inch margins, single spaced, size twelve font

CONTENT

1. Focal area – one sentence identifying focal area of the synthesis

2. Relevance – One paragraph that describes how this area relates to the theme, “Determinants of Health.”

3. Team Members – List the team members including names, credentials and email contacts. (Teams should be led by a senior scientist with recognized expertise in the topic area.) NIH biosketches for each team member directly involved in the project must also be attached.

4. Justification – Briefly (1-2 paragraphs) describe the ability of the team to complete the synthesis by August 15, 2016 based on the expertise and resources available.

Proposals will be reviewed by the CANS Science Committee.

http://www.nursingscience.org/

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