Announcement: From the Editor

Leslie H. Nicoll

nurse author & editor, 2015, 25(4), 1a

Dear Nurse Author & Editor Reader,

First, thanks for your support. It’s been a very exciting re-launch over the past week, and I am extremely pleased with how Nurse Author & Editor looks and the enthusiastic reception I have received from the community of readers and authors. Your positive comments and feedback are greatly appreciated!

Behind the scenes, the staff at Wiley (the publisher) are moving the content from the old site to create archives here at the new site. When that process is complete–I hope within a week or so–all content (back through 2006) will be located here. The archive will be fully searchable and every article will contain a downloadable PDF. When the archive is finished, it will be a very useful resource for readers. Unfortunately–while this is in process, if you are a subscriber, you may get multiple emails announcing all the new posts. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience. As I said, this should be finished in a week, so it is just a few days of hassle. Please be patient and bear with us as we make this change.

One feature that I am extremely excited about–all articles (past, present, and future) have been optimized with citation meta-data. This means that search engines, such as Google Scholar, will be able to find the content from Nurse Author & Editor and recognize the posts as articles. It also means that if you use bibliography management software (BMS), such as Zotero or Mendeley (Frith, 2013), you will be able to import citation data directly into the program. My latest favorite is Paperpile,* which, to use an old expression from my grandmother, I think is “slicker than paint”! If you have Paperpile installed on your computer, all you need to do is click the grey “P” on your toolbar to have the program search the current page (article) you are reading. It will recognize the meta-data, import the citation into your Paperpile account, and also import the attached PDF. After years of fighting using a certain legacy BMS program (which shall remain nameless), I cannot believe how easy Paperpile is to use. It makes the process of citing references and creating a reference list almost painless.

And if you are not using a BMS yet, please use this as your invitation to get started. The process of citing references has become extremely complex. Ebooks, online journals, websites, white papers, technical reports, fugitive literature–the type of information available to us increases exponentially every day. Trying to keep track of all this data coupled with knowing how to cite it correctly–it’s enough to give even the most casual scholar a massive headache. Why not use resources that are available to make the job easier? Add to that the fact that Paperpile is intuitive and easy-to-use (compared to its legacy BMS counterparts) as well as affordable (30 day free trial, then only $2.99/mo USD)–you really don’t have any excuse not to give it a try.

Thanks again for your support of Nurse Author & Editor. Questions or comments? Leave them at the bottom of this post or write me privately using the Contact Form. I look forward to hearing from you.

Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Editor-in-Chief, Nurse Author & Editor


  1. Frith, K. H. (2013). Bibliographic management software is an author’s best productivity tool. Nurse Author & Editor, 23(4), 4. Retrieved from

Disclosure: I have no business interest in or financial relationship with Paperpile. I am just a regular user, like everyone else.

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