A New NA&E!

Welcome to the New Nurse Author & Editor!

Leslie H. Nicoll

nurse author & editor, 2015, 25(3), 1

October, 2015

Dear Nurse Author & Editor Reader,

Big changes are ahead for Nurse Author & Editor! After more than a year of work, I am pleased to announce the totally new, totally redesigned Nurse Author & Editor. The publication, of which I am very proud, is moving to a new WordPress platform. What does this mean for you? More engaging articles because we now have the ability to add enhanced content including pictures, videos, and links. More engaging, too, because, you, as a reader will have the opportunity to interact with authors by adding comments to their articles. We will also be changing the model of publication so you will receive content more frequently—26 times/year instead of quarterly. But, even with these changes one fact remains the same: I am committed to publishing high quality, reviewed articles that present current, enlightening, and useful information for those engaged in scholarly publication in nursing, whether authors, reviewers, editors, publishers, or readers.

Let’s start with some of the changes.

  • This editorial will be the last article published on the old site (as it currently looks). It is being published concurrently on the new site. Within a few weeks, nurseauthoreditor.com will direct to this website.
  • A new article will be published every two weeks, on the 5th and 20th of each month.
  • Issues will build from content and be collated quarterly. So, starting on October 20th, the first article for the December 2015 issue of Nurse Author & Editor will be posted. This will be followed with postings on November 5 and 20 and December 5 and 20. These five articles, plus this editorial, will comprise the December 2015 issue, which will then be listed on the Past Issue page.
  • The process will begin anew on January 5, 2016, when the first article for Volume 26, No. 1, 2016 will be posted.
  • Readers can leave comments on posted articles—take advantage of the opportunity to interact with the author and me! (Note—if you want to leave a comment on this Editorial, please feel free to do so at naepub.com. I look forward to hearing from you!)

To be notified of new articles posted on the site, you need to subscribe and I encourage you to do so. There is no charge to receive Nurse Author & Editor and subscribing is not required—but if you take a minute to do so, you will be guaranteed to receive a notification each time a new article is posted on the site. I have some exciting articles lined up, so signing up for email notifications is a very good idea!

What hasn’t changed?

  • Nurse Author & Author will continue to publish high quality, informative articles that cover the scope of scholarly writing and publishing for nurses. This has been the hallmark of the publication since its inception in 1991 and that mission is not changing.
  • Anyone with an interest in producing and disseminating knowledge in the scholarly nursing literature is invited to be part of Nurse Author & Editor—the publication is open to all. I encourage readers to become authors and submit manuscripts to Nurse Author & Editor for publication consideration.
  • Articles will be archived at the site. Content from Nurse Author & Editor back to 2006 will be available on the new site.
  • Archived content will be fully searchable.
  • The Directory of Nursing Journals, which is now a cooperative venture between the International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE) and Nurse Author & Editor, will continue to be maintained at the INANE website.

When is this happening?

  • It is happening now! The new site is live at naepub.com. Please visit, bookmark the site, and subscribe to receive announcements when new articles are published.
  • Content for 2014 and 2015 is already posted at the site. The archives for past articles are being created.
  • The Information for Authors is live,  as well as the process for online manuscript submission. Please consider sharing your knowledge with Nurse Author & Editor readers in the form of an article. I want to hear from you!

When I became Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Author & Editor in 2014, I had a goal, right from the start, to modernize the publication. Hard work and support from the publishing team at Wiley-Blackwell has made this a reality. Nurse Author & Editor is embarking on its next quarter century of existence. It is a venerable and well-respected publication in the nursing literature. I look forward to being the leader as we move into this next stage of growth.

With very best regards,

Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN

NAE 2015 25 3 1 Nicoll

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



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