Writing for NA&E

Writing for Nurse Author & Editor

Leslie H. Nicoll

nurse author & Editor, 2015, 25(2), 1

Do you enjoy reading Nurse Author & Editor? I certainly enjoy putting each issue together and hope that the information is beneficial to my readers!

Nurse Author & Editor has a panel of authors-in-residence that I regularly turn to for articles that reflect their particular expertise, but authors for this publication are not limited to that group. In fact, of the six articles in this issue, four were written by non-authors-in-residence authors (wow, that’s a mouthful!). The article on Writing for the Web by Catherine Spader was solicited by Cynthia Saver—but the other three (which can be read here, here, and here) came to me “over the transom,” to use an old expression from the publishing world. And I am glad they did because I think they are excellent articles with extremely useful information that you can put to work right now.

My point? If you enjoy the publication and are writing for your job or personal enjoyment, please consider authoring an article for Nurse Author & Editor. I welcome all submissions!

To make your job a little easier, I have created an online web page for manuscript submission. The site includes a completely revised Information for Authors page with updated information about manuscript format, style for references (which are not always required), and topics that are always of interest to Nurse Author & Editorreaders. However, don’t feel like you must be limited to those topics. If your idea has to do with writing, reviewing, or publishing in the professional nursing literature, it is likely a candidate for publication in Nurse Author & Editor.

To submit a manuscript, I ask that you please use the online submission page. When you use this form, submitted manuscripts will go into a dedicated folder, which makes my job a little easier in terms of keeping track. At the time you submit your manuscript, you will also need to include a signed copyright transfer form. This version of the CTF has interactive fields which you can complete with the professional version of Adobe Acrobat. You can also print, complete by hand, scan, and upload. If those two options don’t work, send me a message and we can sort out the problem!

The online submission is a work in progress, so please let me know if you have problems or need help with the process.

Do you have an idea but aren’t sure if it would be right for Nurse Author & Editor? Then send me a query, also through the website, using the contact form. Queries are not required but I am happy to converse with potential authors and to help you develop your ideas into an article that would be appropriate for Nurse Author & Editor.

With this issue, I am celebrating my one-year anniversary as Editor of Nurse Author & Editor. I am excited about this innovation for online manuscript submission and I hope that it will encourage you, dear reader, to write for the publication. I look forward to hearing from you!

About the Author

Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN is the Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Author & Editor, a position she has held since May, 2014. She is also Editor-in-Chief of CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. She lives in Portland, Maine.

Copyright 2015: The Author. May not be reproduced without permission.
Journal Complication Copyright 2015: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

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