History of the Journal “Nursing Inquiry”

Contributor: Sally Thorne, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAHS, FCAN Mysteries of PublishingHistory of Nursing Journals Nursing Inquiry is an international peer-reviewed Journal of interest to nurses, health care professionals, social scientists and health policy makers on ideas and issues pertaining to nursing and healthcare. Established as a vehicle for critical reflection and substantive dialogue on topics … Continue reading History of the Journal “Nursing Inquiry”

Thoughts on Peer Review from an Associate Editor

Mysteries of Publishing I have served as an Associate Editor for two different journals and have quite a bit of experience recruiting, assigning, and harassing (I mean, following up with) peer reviewers. I will only be writing about one of my Associate Editor experiences, because with the second one I had a lot of support … Continue reading Thoughts on Peer Review from an Associate Editor

The Mysteries of Publishing: An Author’s Perspective

Mysteries of Publishing Writing for publication in scholarly journals means a great deal to me because I am invested as part of a larger community of people, in advancing discipline specific knowledge in nursing.  I am aware that dedication to this form of dissemination rests within a Eurocentric, Northern Hemisphere, white view of the world … Continue reading The Mysteries of Publishing: An Author’s Perspective

Guidelines on Inclusive Language and Images in Scholarly Communication

The Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications has published their latest toolkit - this one focusing on language! This is a must-see toolkit for everyone, but it is particularly essential for nurses who are writing anything, anywhere - from nurses notes, to clinical summaries, to presentations, to reports, and any form of scholarly … Continue reading Guidelines on Inclusive Language and Images in Scholarly Communication

History of the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Contributor: Kim Curry, PhD, FNP-C, FAANP Editor, JAANP Mysteries of PublishingHistory of Nursing Journals About the Journal The Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP) is a monthly, scholarly, peer-reviewed journal for nurse practitioners (NPs) and is the official journal for all members of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). JAANP supports … Continue reading History of the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Nursing Journals: History and Significance

By Leslie Nicoll and Peggy Chinn Mysteries of PublishingHistory of Nursing Journals As part of our series on the “Mysteries of Publishing” we are introducing what can be considered a “subseries” focusing on the history and significance of nursing journals.  We (Leslie and Peggy) are actively involved in the International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE) … Continue reading Nursing Journals: History and Significance

Responding to Peer Review

Mysteries of Publishing* Peer review is of such importance in scholarly publishing that there is now an annual global "Peer Review Week"! This year's event is coming up - September 19-23 - with the theme  “Research Integrity: Creating and supporting trust in research.” The week will feature online events, live events in many different locations, … Continue reading Responding to Peer Review

The Joyous Privilege of Peer Reviewing

Mysteries of Publishing I have served as a peer reviewer for several journals for almost all of the 58 years of my academic career. I consider peer reviewing a joyous privilege, albeit sometimes a bit of a burden. Source Joyous privilege is in being at least a small part of shaping what gets published. I … Continue reading The Joyous Privilege of Peer Reviewing

What do publishers do?

Mysteries of Publishing* To publish means "to make public." Any form of writing that is intended for other people to read beyond a single correspondent, has to have a way to reach whatever audience is intended - it has to be published. There are now many different ways for this to happen, but regardless of … Continue reading What do publishers do?

Professional Literature – How as a Reader You Shape the Future

Note: this post begins a series on "Mysteries of Publishing" in which we will cover many topics related to the production of scholarly literature. If you have questions or suggestions for this series, please contact us using our contact form! When I was an undergraduate student at the University of Hawaii in the early 1960's, … Continue reading Professional Literature – How as a Reader You Shape the Future