Call for Applicants CJNN Editor Position

CJNN Editor Advertisement

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN) is now inviting applications for the position of Editor for the Canadian Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (CJNN), the official journal of CANN. CJNN is a peer-reviewed journal published three times per year, which focuses on the practice, research, and education of nurses caring for pediatric and adult patients and families experiencing neurological illness. Reports of original work, research, reviews, and clinical case reports focusing on neuroscience nursing are published. CJNN is published by Pappin Communications and follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines for integrity in research publication.

Job Description

The Editor of the Canadian Journal of Neuroscience Nursing (CJNN) is appointed by the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nursing (CANN) Board of Directors and the outgoing journal editor. This is a volunteer position with a flexible term of appointment. The Editor works closely with CJNN’s Journal Editorial Board, its co-Editor and the publisher, and is responsible overall to CANN’s Board of Directors.
  • The editor must be an RN with a minimum of a master's degree and at least three years' recent clinical experience and skill in interpreting research.
  • PhD preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Must have the technical capacity to work in a fully electronic environment; knowledge of HTML, web accessibility standards, platforms such as WordPress and online publications a plus
  • Editing experience in publishing or journalism, with ability to quickly edit articles for content, grammar, and style and to work with writers to ensure CJNN content meets high editorial standards. Experience with APA formatting particularly helpful.
  • Experience in conducting and writing research, sufficient to enable the individual to solicit and select research that will result in a high-quality publication that addresses the diverse interest of the readership
  • Dynamic, self-motivated individual
  • Ability to delegate
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to set and meet firm deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Membership in CANN
  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Deliver to CANN a final set of copy for each issue according to previously set deadlines, satisfactory to CANN in content and form and ready for publication on the journal’s website.
  • Set the scope and tone of the journal both textually and visually.
  • Collaborates with CJNN’s Editorial Board to develop a yearly editorial calendar, to solicit content for the journal and to facilitate the refereeing process.
  • Collaborate with the Journal Editorial Board to aggressively encourage the submission of high-quality content according to current issues and interests in the field and maintain and develop positive relationships with authors and potential authors. Complete a review of all submitted content in light of the philosophy, purpose and general style of the publication. Oversee the refereeing process. Peruse manuscripts and reject papers that are clearly outside of the scope of the journal. Work with co-Editor to send manuscripts within the scope to at least two reviewers.
  • Correspond in a timely manner with all contributors regarding acceptance, rewriting, or rejection of manuscripts.
  • Supervise the editing of manuscripts according to the APA formatting (including rewriting, reorganizing, validating information in content, etc.).
  • Work with CJNN’s publisher to determine schedules for publication.
  • Thoroughly review and edit online drafts for both first and second passes.
  • Communicate regularly with CANN’s Communications and Marking Web Administrator.
  • Attend CANN’s Annual Conference and Mid-Year Meeting, including any meetings of CJNN’s Journal Editorial Board, to solicit manuscripts and to assist CANN with promoting the publication.
  • Prepare bi-annual reports for CANN’s Board of Directors, to be turned in one month before CANN’s Mid-Year Meeting and Annual Conference.
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards at all times and avoid situations that could lead to a conflict of interest.
  • Answer questions and inquiries about the journal.
  • Perform other relevant duties as needed.

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