Publishing Roles: A Career Road for You
Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek
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Session presented on Friday, July 24, 2015: Purpose: There are many benefits to pursuing a career path in the publishing world, including opportunities to keep abreast of the latest knowledge, research, developments and innovations in your field and be recognized as an expert in your area. The purpose of this presentation will be to describe how to develop a career path in publishing and highlight both the benefits and challenges associated with various publishing roles. Target Audience: The target audience for this presentation is nurses with an interest in career roles in publishing, whether in the clinical or academic arena. Methods: This session, conducted by the editors of Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing and the JouRN of Nursing Scholarship, will highlight various career roles in publishing as well as the benefits and challenges associated with each of them. First, the benefits of being a reviewer for jouRNs will be discussed along with tips for conducting outstanding manuscript reviews. Second, the role and responsibilities of serving on an editorial board will be described. Third, the benefits and challenges of being an associate editor and editor will be highlighted. The editors also will discuss how using and going beyond publishing to impact positive changes in clinical practice and health policy is necessary to improve quality of care and health outcomes. A lively interchange among both editors and the audience will provide participants with ample time to have their questions answered regarding all aspects of career roles in publishing. Conclusions: This session will equip participants with the needed knowledge necessary to be successful in pursuing a career path in publishing, including the role of manuscript reviewer, being on an editorial board, and assuming the roles of assistant/associate editor or editor. Open dialogue with the editors of Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing and the JouRN of Nursing Scholarship will facilitate a lively session where participants will have the opportunity to receive answers to a variety of their buRNg questions.