A journal editor and a publisher talk about how journal publishing really works

A journal editor and a publisher talk about how journal publishing really works


– Hi, I am Donald Samulack, President
US Operations of Editage, and I am here today, at Wolters
Kluwer in Philadelphia talking with Dr. Anne Woods,
Chief Nurse, and Shawn Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief of American
Journal of Nursing. Welcome to you both! – Thank you!
– Nice, to be here. We are just going to sit down today and do sort of a little fireside chat about different aspects of publishing, and the journals in
Wolters Kluwer, and we welcome you
to sit and listen. And so, let me start with you, Dr. Woods? A little bit about Wolters Kluwer, as a publisher, the type of undertakings you do,
and with respect to your position in Wolters Kluwer…
What do you take care of? Sure! So, I’m the Chief
Nurse of Wolters Kluwer in the Health Learning, Research
and Practice Division. And Wolters Kluwer is a
large publishing house. We do other products as well. But on the publishing side,
we publish strictly in the – medicine nursing, and allied-health
arena of healthcare. We publish over 300 journals. The majority are medicine,
and we publish about 60 nursing and allied
health publications. – So, we have a large stable of medicine,
nursing, and allied health publications. I know that the
American Journal of Nursing is in fact one of the
journals in the portfolio. Can you give me a spectrum
of other types of Journals that are in the
portfolio, Wolters Kluwer? – Sure! Besides the American
Journal of Nursing, we publish the JONA, which is the Journal of
Nursing Administration. We publish Nursing Research. We publish nursing
management journals. We also publish quite a few
medical journals as well, such as all the American
Heart Association Journals, and all the American Academy of
Neurology Publications as well. And Wolters Kluwer has offices
obviously here in Philadelphia, but where are the
other major offices? We have offices in New
York, in Baltimore. We have offices in Sydney
Australia, in China, and other places
around the world. We’re truly a global publisher. I failed to mention London; we
have offices in London as well. So, our objective is to
have offices around all the main areas where
publishing is taking place; including, we have a large
publishing organization in India through our
Medknow organization. So, from an author’s perspective
in thinking of a large publisher and all these offices, some may
be journal production offices, others are sales offices,
but editors-in-chief, like Shawn, are in
their own hubs either universities or in
other situations. So, give a perspective
of how the work flows through Wolters Kluwer
as a publisher, and then we’ll talk about journal
specific work for later. Sure! So, how the majority
of the journals work is that the editorial office that is
housed usually outside of our main publishing offices, as you
said in academic institution or elsewhere, the Editor-in-Chief
and the Managing Editor would put manuscripts through
Editorial Manager, which is our manuscripts tracking system for
peer-review and submission. And then the Editor-in-Chief
is able to use that system to either accept,
reject, or ask for revision. Once the article is
accepted, then we actually put it through the
production process. Again, everything
is done through our main offices or offshored into different organizations
around the world, and we do the publishing
specifically around composition, making sure everything looks the way it
should, looks professional. We maintain that scholarly
edge for the publication, – and then the article is actually
published within the journal itself. Interesting! And as I mentioned
earlier, and as you mentioned, the American Journal of
Nursing is one of the Wolters Kluwer journals
and I’m wondering if, Shawn, you can talk
a little bit about your journal and the
scope of research that you attract to
the journal and the type of authors that
publish in your journal. Sure. AJN, the American
Journal of Nursing, is 115 years old, so
we have been around a long time in everybody’s
mailboxes and now the mailboxes
are bit different. They’re electronic as well
as print – hardcopies. AJN is a broad-based
nursing journal. We feel that we have
something for every nurse no matter where
he or she practices. We cover news written
by real journalists, we have original
research, and we look to publish translational
research that is research that clinicians
want to know. So, we may not publish something
on methodology or tools, but really focus on research that
affects clinical outcomes. So, bench to bedside is it…? Well, not bench – the
bedside part of it. Okay, understood.
-Yeah. So, it’s more clinical? Okay.
-Clinical research. And we publish original
research every month. We publish clinical reviews.
Quality improvement projects and reports are
very big right now. And we publish a lot
of them as many hospitals are journeying
on the Magnet status to get accredited to the
Nursing Magnet organization. But we also publish-if you think
of those as scholarly pieces, we also publish other aspects
that we feel important to nurses’ growth
and development. For example, we publish a
column called Reflections, which is a narrative form that
really allows the nurse to talk about the experience
of what has happened. So, it might be something
like that patient that sticks in the nurse’s mind
years and years later and what it has come
to mean to him or her. We also mentioned the news, but
we also publish Art of Nursing, which may include poetry and
photography and visual art. So, we feel we offer
a well-rounded snapshot of here’s
what some cutting-edge and important topics
that nurses need to know no matter
where they are. We’re monthly and we have an
impact factor; we’re the only broad-based journal that
does have an impact factor and ranking, we’re ranked
30 out of 106 journals. And we’re very proud
of that impact factor, because we don’t publish a
lot of research, just one piece a month as opposed
to the research journals that are publishing – you know,
that’s their whole journal. I believe I might be
the only full-time editor on site among
the nursing journals. So, I’m not a university
professor or a faculty or CEO or
Chief Nurse Officer. My whole job is
Editor-in-Chief. I work with a small staff
out of the New York office. We fact-check everything. Everything is peer reviewed.
Even editorials and viewpoints. So, everything gets
peer reviewed. So, we-we can talk about the
peer review process later. Okay. And obviously
the journal can be found online
at agnonline.com? That’s correct. And we also have
– we’re – we’re probably the leading journal on social
media – nursing journal. We have a very active
blog, award-winning blog, several years in a row, AJN Off
the Charts, at WordPress. Right now, we are up to about
280,000 Facebook fans. We are on Twitter. We are
on Pinterest and LinkedIn, and I hope they don’t come up
with any other sites to get on. Yeah, and so… That’s right. And I would just like to add.
So, Wolters Kluwer is not a well-known name in
publishing world. What is the more common
name is Lippincott, and the Lippincott brand allows
us to publish in our 300 plus journals different
types of journals. And as Shawn said, AJN is like
a hybrid where we publish some original research
plus review articles and news articles but within
the whole Wolters Kluwer Lippincott grouping of
journals, we have journals that are specific to bench
research, we have journals that are specific to
systematic reviews as well as journals that publish
literature reviews and more “how-to” articles for
healthcare providers. – And specialty journals. – Right. Yeah. So, when you look at
overall Wolters Kluwer in our publishing arm, we really
publish such a wider array of publications, so that
makes Wolters Kluwer a very nice entity to look
at when you’re looking to publish an
article, whether it be research or a
review article. So, it’s a wide stable
of types of ways that one can publish in a
Wolters Kluwer journal? – Right. – Um-hmm So, let’s talk –
change the transition little bit and talk
about the nursing profession as a whole and how
Wolters Kluwer looks and supports the nursing profession
and from the journal perspective, how the
American Journal of Nursing is looking to bring the best
out of the nursing profession. Well, I’ll start. So, right now,
in the United States, there’re 3.1 million nurses. Worldwide,
there’s 21.9 million nurses. It’s the largest
group of healthcare professionals in the world. Wolters Kluwer is dedicated
to making sure that all healthcare professionals,
specifically nurses in this case have the information
they need to provide the best care to their patients
and to improve practice. So, we – we produce in our
stable of nursing publications journals that are going to fit
into a variety of specialties that fit the needs of practicing
nurses, nurses who’re doing research, nurses that are in
administration and management roles, because we really feel
like you have to touch each of the different job descriptions
the nurse may have to really improve and optimize patient
outcomes, and in the long run, that’s what it’s really all
about in healthcare today. And from the spectrum
of nurse professionals who publish in Wolters
Kluwer journals, where are they and what
types, what range, what scope of nurse
professionals are publishing? Well, we publish all
different types of articles. So, the type of authors
we get range from staff nurses to nurses
that are researchers. And there are students.
And students as well as nurse managers, you know
chief nursing officers. It’s not so much about your
education level as a nurse. It’s really about do you
have the expertise or the knowledge to publish
on a particular topic. Because we have such a
wide variety of journals, then we have the ability to
have nurses that are doing all different roles being
able to publish with us, and we would work with
those – those nurses to make sure that they are
able to publish successfully. At Wolters Kluwer as
a whole, I think, gets really some of the top
nursing leaders in the field. AJN is a well-known name
since we have been around so long and just about every
library, a nursing school and university library uses AJN.
And when I go to the World – when I was at the World Health
Organization for a bit, people all know AJN
because that was the only journal for
many, many years. So, anybody who went
to nursing school that was the journal
that they read. And I think the
different formats, as Anne said, allows many
people to publish. I know for AJN because we
have such wide dissemination, we do get a lot of –
because of our format, we solicit viewpoints from
key nursing leaders as well as from staff nurses
and students sometimes. So, we have a variety, but
I think the dissemination piece for AJN and through
the rest of Wolters Kluwer, because sometimes AJN does
projects where we partner with other specialty
journals on a special issue. So, we can get the word out,
and I think we’re seen as – AJN as – if you want
to disseminate to the broad nursing profession,
that’s – come to us, and then we can also partner with the
other journals as well. So, by extrapolation, the broad
nursing profession really is an international audience?
-yes, of course. And so where are the
typical pockets of where you receive
manuscripts from? And the readership, are there signature geographics
for the journal? Yeah, we of course have
an online presence And then we have
iPad app as well and then as I mention
the social media. Now, we know from
our web trends data that about a quarter
of the people who come to our online website are outside of U.S. borders Heavy Canadian, but
also the Pacific Rim, we have a lot of people in Pacific Rim,
especially following us on Facebook and social media we have a big following
in the Pacific Rim area. Most of the manuscripts
by and large are from Western countries Canada, U.S., but we have
seen in the last few years a big jump in manuscript submissions, from
other countries. We publish cardiac manuscripts from India, Brazil, Taiwan. So, it’s the
manuscript and if the manuscript has
relation to something that is relevant to U.S. nurses or U.S. nurses can
learn from it. We kind of say that we’re
American Journal of Nursing, but we serve globally. Because today, you
can’t be nation centric because
everybody with travel, and certainly, we’ve seen Ebola
and SARS, and all these disease, it’s a global world
now, so we feel that nurses need
to know globally what’s happening. AJN has international
advisory board …nurses from
different regions… chaired by the former CEO of the
International Council of Nurses Because we feel we need to bring
all that back to our journal Because again if
we want to be the journal that provides
the snapshot of here’s what is
important in nursing now that’s what we want to present so, we need to have our fingers
our in all those areas. I think when you
look at nursing the scope of practice may
change country to country or region to region but the art in science of what
we do as nurses does not change. And getting articles
and different types of manuscripts
from the entire world is so important
to the nursing profession because
we need to inform the entire nursing
profession about what is the best evidence
from specific topics we’re seeing a lot of
great research as well as review articles
coming out of Australia, out of Japan, Taiwan,
Hong Kong , South Africa, certainly
South America, a lot coming from
Brazil, the middle East, certainly out of Europe so really, globally we’re
seeing this upsurge in great content in
articles that can really help to inform the
entire profession it’s as I said, “Art and
science doesn’t change. It’s just the scope
that changes.” So, hopefully, we can
level the scope as we bring more research
into our profession. So, as you look to broaden
the range, there’s going to be people
from around the world who are watching this
video, and they may be wondering whether
this is a journal they should be submitting to. So, from a broadening the reach perspective of Wolters
Kluwer in general and the AJN, and specifically
what regions of the world are you looking
to attract papers from specifically? Well, I would say that
it’s not specifically the region, as much it
is what kind of content are they doing that
is worthwhile to broaden, so that
everyone should know. The manuscript we published
from India from a cardiac surgical unit
was a fabulous piece on how they reduce
pressure ulcers with no cost, no added staff, and that’s something
that the U.S. hospitals are struggling with, and CMS has major initiatives
on reducing pressure ulcers. And what this group
of nurses did in this hospital in India certainly is
important for nurses not only in the U.S.
but everywhere because everybody is looking
at cost and quality. And this group of
nurses were able to shut down any pressure ulcer development for almost a year. So, it’s the content and it’s
not specifically a region, but we know that they are
great things happening in these other regions that
we need to know about. It’s not just about what we do
here and transmitting that. There’s a lot that’s
going on elsewhere that we need to look at here. We don’t know everything here. And I think too.
When you look at outcomes, because
everyone at healthcare, all institutions
have to measure healthcare outcomes
for their patients. And you really take a
look at the outcomes. They are pretty much the
same around the world. We’re all interested
in the same thing. And that is maximizing
quality of patient care, looking at patient
safety and making sure that we’re improving
patient outcomes. So, there’s a lot of
great work that’s being done in these
other countries, and a lot of countries are
farther advanced in their outcome measuring as well
as their being able to achieve quality outcomes, and we are here in
the United States. So, we encourage
authors from these different countries to
publish their work. If they are doing quality
improvement studies, if they’re doing secondary
research such as systematic reviews, if they are
doing original research. We really encourage
them to submit to any of the Wolters Kluwer-
Lippincott journals because it’s so important to get
their information out there because again, it’s about
what we do as a profession and we need to drive
outcomes across the world not just specifically
one country or another. I’d like to start to
explore the relationship between a publisher ,
a society, a journal, and how each interacts with
each other and someway support each other, and
also how they depend upon each other. What is the dynamic, and so
maybe we can start with that. Sure, in journal publishing,
it can be somewhat confusing. So, you have a journal,
and the journal may be owned by the
publishing group such as Wolters
Kluwer, and that’s called Proprietary Journal, or can be owned by a
society, and we’re being the publisher
for that society. In either case, the role of
the publisher is really to maintain the business
integrity of the publication, make sure that it has
the funding it needs, make sure that it is publishing
the right type of articles, making sure that it has a
healthy financial picture and that we are supplying
the society or the editorial office its
proprietary journal with what they need to
put out the best product. We also want to make sure that we’re attracting
the best authors. And we don’t want our authors to
be from one geographic location. We want them to be
international, so we get a nice rounded basis for everything
that is being published within each publication. And then we work with the
editor-in-chief of the journal or the society to make
sure that all those things are happening. So, in fact the society and
the journal are a stakeholder of the publisher and you
have that relationship. So from the journal
point of view what do you rely on the
publisher for? Well, AJN is a proprietary journal , so we don’t have a society partner, which can be good and in some cases. What I rely on Ann for, we work closely together looking at budget of course, my staffing needs for editors and freelancers or production needs if we want certain artwork, And I don’t go to Anne because
we have the processes set up at this point, but
I rely on the publisher – the publishing house to really support the intent and the mission of the journal. Most journals have a clear mission of whom they’re trying to serve, what they are going to publish, and it’s the editor-in-chief’s role really to make sure that happens along with the editorial board, And I see the publisher’s role as Anne said, that business side to help support
the mission and vision of the journal. And I also think that as the publisher, it’s my responsibility that the journal is in the place it needs to be. So, as healthcare is changed,
so has publishing changed. And what we know is that
information has to be where and when a healthcare professional needs it. So, one of the things that I do as a publisher is make sure that I can get the content online. Some journals we have in print. If they have an iPad app or some type of other app for a tablet, right now, there’s a big push for all journals to go responsive design so that no matter what type of device you’re reading the journal article on, it will fit that device. So, that’s where things what Wolters Kluwer really is looking at is moving to responsive design in the near future. It’s really, really important that me as a publisher works with the editor-in-chief to make sure the journal is out there it’s on the social media areas. For instance, with AJN, we have a really strong Facebook presence, Twitter presence, from other venues we have a blog. But it’s all about extending the journal brand beyond what most commonly used to be the journal, which is the print journal. Journals are not this print publication anymore. A journal has to be looked at as a brand and it’s the job of the publisher to make sure that brand is put out and discoverable by anyone
who wants to find that content. Certainly, discoverability is the key in current day and age with Internet and with online journals. And so, would it be fair to say that the publisher is more responsible for
platforms and dissemination and the journal is
responsible for content in relationship with
the stakeholders? I think that’s true, but I
also think that journals when the people that handle
the journal have to work collaboratively. And where I don’t get
involved in the editorial decisions or the publication
and Shawn needs to be part of my discussion when it
comes to the financials. So, if you don’t work together, your journal will have as much discoverability. There are many times that we will see our work with a content expert in a certain area and they will say, “Gee, you know, here’s an
area that nursing needs to really be more involved
in or really needs some focus content” and it becomes right for a special project or a special report. So, that’s where I will
work closely with Anne and say, “Look, you know, we
have this group and this group” and it’s this content
area, for example, we did one a few years ago on
cancer survivorship, the needs of cancer survivors, which
was a growing population. We did it on how to help diabetes patients better in self-managing their disease. So, these are all things that nurses really work with patients closely on. So, we wanted to do some
real focus content and special reports, convene a
group of thought leaders and clinical experts to come
up with recommendations for nursing and really
look at where we need to be doing research And what are the content areas
nurses need to be focused on. So, of course, that requires resources. So, then I will work with Anne to see where we can get those resources and how we best can partner perhaps with some of the
specialty journals like a diabetes journal or a cancer
journal and work with some of the other journals
within the whole publishing house to get this content
out to the readers or all nurses really. It’s not just our readers. The other thing we do is we
write a lot of grants together. So, if you can get grant
funding from some larger organizations, whether
they be pharmaceutical companies, whether
they be medical device companies or from
government associations If you get that or able
to garner that funding to help support whatever initiative you are doing, Then you can really
increase your dissemination of your content or your evidence And that’s one of the things that Shawn and I work very closely on is
being able to do that. And I think that it’s a key
component of the editor-in-chief and the publisher role to be able to do that. And that’s one of the things that I think we do well together. Yeah, I think for Wolters Kluwer, certainly, Wolters Kluwer because of the name and the branding Wolters Kluwer but AJN within
that branding – I mean AJN was for years its own company and just self-published as a freestanding company. It was bought by Lippincott in the early 1900s and then it came back into Lippincott and then Lippincott became part of Wolters Kluwer. So, the name is such a recognizable name that we are able to draw experts in these areas and to other Wolters Kluwer journals. So, we have the experts that can really speak with authority on many of these different areas. The other thing we do is some of our authors have great contacts with some of these companies or even within government associations. So, we will work with the author to help write the grant as well. And it’s really helped us be able to get funding that we may not normally been able to get And really then be able to disseminate that content And again, it’s a relationship between the editorial office and the publisher And then if there is a society involved, it would be that relationship as well. And let’s not forget that author. So, I think that it’s, you know, those four parts are equally as important to help drive discoverability of the content of any journal. So, I wanted to explore this because the average author does not necessarily think about the relationship between a journal, a society if there is a society associated with the journal and the publisher, and how those four stakeholders – the author, the journal, the society, and the publisher really are stakeholders that are in synergy with each other. The author has the content and ultimately the journal, society, and the publisher wish to project that content and give it the discoverability that it deserves. I, as an author, would be submitting a paper to a journal. But I may not really understand
what is happening to that paper throughout the whole journal editorial process. So, maybe if you walk me through that. First from the publisher perspective, the nuts and bolts of – the machinery behind the journal what is involved. Sure. So, I think the first thing that authors struggle with is how do you find the journal that you are going to submit to And certainly, I think, that all authors need to go on to different websites to find what journal is best for them On lww.com, you can come to that site and see a listing of all our journals that we have Every journal that we publish has its own website. And for instance, ajn.com is one of them. And for every journal website, we have machinery behind it to help make the process for the author pretty seamless So, on every website, you’ll find information for authors who will tell you what you need to do to submit an article how you should write it, what style you should write it in, how should your references be what are the different parts of the journal where you could fit for your article So, you immediately want to go
to the information for authors. Also, there, you’re going to find a link to submit a manuscript And it takes you to a website called Editorial Manager And every journal has an Editorial Manager site And the Editorial Manager site is your access into submitting your manuscript to be peer reviewed By specialists in that different content specially. So, you submit your manuscript and it will ask you for different information about yourself Some demographics It will ask you then to upload your publication And then what happens from
there is that the manuscript actually gets reviewed by the managing editor and the editor-in-chief And then goes out for peer review and the editor-in-chief actually
assigns the peer reviewers And it’s usually a blind peer review process that’s pretty much standard for all journals. Once the journal editors have the peer review process results back, then
they contact you to see whether or not you need to have
a revision or it’s accepted I would say normally you need to go through at least one to two revisions when you submit a manuscript. And I’m going to let Shawn talk more about that But once the journal article is accepted, then we actually pull that article out of Editorial Manager, Put it through a production process, And this is where the journal article is tweaked a little bit, cleaned up. So, we would change any – if
there is any copy editing issues, it’s a very light copy edit, would be taking place for the most part depending on the journal. Then, it’s actually
published from there. And when it’s published, it publishes to our journal website. It actually gets published then in Ovid, which is our content aggregator for Wolters Kluwer And then it gets published also to Lippincott’s Nursing Center so that the content then can be viewed through our general nursing portal. Now, of course, if it’s a medical journal or a physical therapy article or something allied health, It may not be on your Sync Center But the key thing about Wolters Kluwer – so, we have two separate platforms
that work to your advantage So, we have – your article will be in the journal on Ovid, so it will be found by people doing research And it’s also on the journal website as well, so if people do a search or they
want to browse the journal, they’re going to be come across it. So, from an author’s perspective, when they submit a manuscript and they push
a button, many do not realize what has happened
to the manuscript And you have – you have talked
a little bit about that In summary, basically, it goes in to a very large content management software… Yes. …backbone process, which you
referred to as Editorial Manager And that backbone is then
the content management system, which the journal interacts with and everybody interacts with so that this manuscript is escalated through the process Once it goes through the full process and has been vetted and peer reviewed and accepted, Then it is placed on multiple platforms, either the journal platform or other platforms. So, the key to the author’s
understating in this regard is that the submission
process is somewhat arduous sometimes simply because
they are the point of entry into a
very large machine And so maybe we can take
the steps from the journal perspective of how the
journal works with the manuscript within this
content management system. Sure. Well, once the journal
receives the manuscript and it gets screened,
the first screening I do the first screening on
almost all the manuscripts And if we feel we’re going to
send it out to peer review, we either reject it right
away because it’s – it might not be a bad manuscript, It might just be not a good
fit for our journal or we just covered that in several
issues before, so we may not be interested in another
– yet another manuscript. So, it may not reflect any
egregious problems with the manuscript but just it’s
not working for us at this time. So, if it passes through that
first screening and goes out to peer review, there
is a step where we put it through plagiarism software. Some people do it
after peer review. I like to do it before peer
review because I protect my peer reviewer’s time, they
are very valuable to me. So, I want to know if it’s even more extending to
peer reviewers. So, we will run the
plagiarism software. Then if that comes back
okay, we send it out to at least three, sometimes
more, peer reviewers. The peer reviewers make their
comments from their perspectives And then it comes back
and the other two nurse editors and myself
review all the comments And then we discuss – well,
sometimes we disagree with one reviewer who
we thought, well, they missed the boat on this one Or look at another
reviewer and say this reviewer has
it right on target So, then we will edit a bit
the reviewer’s comments to give the author the
comments that we feel they need to address And it goes back as a revision And I would say with the
manuscripts, we receive almost 600 manuscripts a
year, I would say 95% always go through revision – at
least – as Anne said at least 1. Um-hmm [Nods Head] When it comes back from
revision, if the revisions were substantive, we will
send it out to the reviewers again. If it’s not and there were
just a few small things or it’s minor things that need
to be added or clarified, we will just look at that
in-house among us to see if they address the
revisions appropriately. And if so, then
we may accept it. If there’re still problems,
we may send it back. Sometimes what we do, and I
have talked with some of the other editors and they
were like, “Oh, that’s a great idea.” What we do is what we call
‘accept with conditions’ where sometimes the
manuscript – the author is not understanding what
we want them to do. We can see they’re really kind
of – it’s a good manuscript, the author is willing to
work, but there’s some miscommunication to the
whole process, so we will just call the author and
say, “Look, there’s a couple of things that you’re not
getting, so we’re going to accept it with the condition
that you will work with our editor to fix
these few problems.” So, we will do that and if they
agree, we will work with them. And AJN does get a lot
of first-time authors and we are getting more
international authors. So, we realize that
sometimes things are literally lost
in translation And so that’s where
communicating more directly with the author, with the
editor to clarify certain points really pays bonus Because then we have a
great manuscript on content that we really
want to present. So, we work hard
with the authors. And then once the manuscript
is accepted, once the author signs off on it,
we have what we call a clinical edit. We actually get all the
references that the author cites And we do a reference check
to make sure that the references indeed support
what the author says they support. And then once it’s cleared
by our editors – clinical editor and fact checked, then
it goes to a senior editor who works with the author
to really make sure the language is clear, concise,
that the same message is understood by everyone
no matter where they practice or what language
they are speaking. So, once that’s all set,
then it goes to the copy editors who then
work to get it on page. And then once it’s in page
layout with tables and art and – and sometimes
we do check – check the statistics and
research manuscripts do get a statistical review. Then, the author will see the
pages and sign off on them. But it’s a – our
process is a bit more arduous than
some other journals And – and sitting and
listening it’s very clear that there is
a – a very, very… [Laughs] People who published
elsewhere said, “I never went through this
with other journals,” and I said, yeah, but if you –
if they have done research on the most accurate
references and we always come out on top Because we do check
everything and we feel that, you know, we are fortunate
and that we do have the resources to be able to do this And that’s been –
that’s been our standard and it’s
worked well for us We are the number 1 nursing
journal viewed on Ovid And I think our – our
legacy of – if it’s in AJN, you can trust it and that’s
what we want to keep. And that – that rigor
turns into value and turns into
brand and that’s… Exactly [Nods Head] …that’s the impact what the
authors are looking for. So, this is one of a series
of video vignettes and so I encourage you to look for
the others and I thank you today for talking and we will… Welcome.
Our pleasure. …continue our discussion

2 thoughts on “A journal editor and a publisher talk about how journal publishing really works

  1. Listening to this process is good and helpful. I am a Zambian Nurse just completed my Master of Science in Nursing Sciences with a Major in Maternal and Child health. Please guide me on how i can publish my work in the International Journal of Nursing from this end.

    Himaubi RN, RM, BSc. Nrs.

  2. Hello, thank you very much for all this important information about scientific publishing. I am a student in nursing and health care. I want to publish in the health leadership field. Can you advise me and send me the link to the publication process and what is the influence factor of your board? Thank you very much.

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