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Nursing Journal Editors’ Conference in San Francisco!

Last week was the annual conference of the International Academy of Nursing Journal Editors (INANE) in San Francisco!  You might wonder about the choice of our name! I don’t have an accurate historical account about this, but I do know that this name helps us all to remember theLogo for the International Academy of Nursing Editors pitfall of taking ourselves too seriously!  We are probably one of the most talented and knowledgeable groups of  nurses anywhere, and we remain mindful that we are the keepers of one of the most precious resources of the profession.  Several times during the conference I heard one person after another comment on the awe they felt just being in the company of this group of nursing professionals.  At the same time, each of us realizes that we all face challenges and problems that reduce our daily realities to the mundane/inane.  Each day we ride a roller coaster of concerns that range from such basic details as punctuation, format and style, to concerns of substantive content with life-changing proportion.

I had the honor of hosting the conference along with a dynamic team of other editors and publishers.  We had a record attendance of 135 people from all over the world.  This is a conference where everyone attends every session, despite the temptations that lie beyond the conference venue.  The reason?  Each and every attendee Read more

Nursing Editors to meet in San Francisco

In August, the International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE) is holding our annual conference in San Francisco at the Sir Francis Drake hotel.  Nursing journal editors worldwide attend this conference each year to discuss issues related to publishing nursing literature, to meet with other editors and publishers, and to learn the latest advances in publishing.  Our common focus, regardless of the nature of the various nursing journals, is how to improve the quality of nursing literature and enhance our service to the profession.

This year the conference will be focusing on social networking media, and how new networking tools on the internet can enhance the missions of each of our journals.  If you have been following the latest developments related to ANS, and if you are reading this blog, you will already be aware Read more

Social Media for Researchers

Here’s a well-kept secret — there are actually many nurses using all forms of social media for a host of different purposes!  And, I am aware that the “internet” in general has become a very useful tool for nurse researchers.  But have we tuned in to what social media can really offer?  I am actually not sure!  This resource – “Social Media for Researchers” came to my attention today on Twitter!  Check it out …. even if you do not consider yourself a “researcher” (yet), this is a resource you will not want to pass up.  Check it out –

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