Editor, CIN Plus

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    Position Announcement
    Editor, CIN Plus

    Overview: This is an exciting new opportunity for a nurse with expertise in
    informatics who is interested in broadening his/her knowledge to include
    editing and publishing a professional nursing journal. The Editor, CIN Plus
    will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief of CIN: Computers, Informatics,
    Nursing, with responsibility for producing the content for CIN Plus (36
    pages in the journal). Recent research on the role of nursing editors
    indicated that there are very few opportunities for learning and acquiring
    experience to assume an editorial position for a nursing journal. The
    position of Editor, CIN Plus is unique in that it will provide this
    experience, under the guidance and tutelage of a seasoned and experienced
    Editor-in-Chief.

    Position Description: CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing (CIN) is the
    leading nursing informatics journal in the world specifically written for
    nurses and other healthcare professionals. CIN Plus is 36 pages of devoted
    content, featuring quick access articles, current information, and in-depth
    special features. At present, CIN Plus is published within CIN in three
    issues per year (Jan/Feb, May/Jun, Sep/Oct), with 12 pages per issue. This
    design could change, depending on the direction in which the Editor, CIN
    Plus, chooses to take the feature.

    Duties will include:
    1. creating the vision and scope for each issue;
    2. soliciting manuscripts;
    3. supervising the peer review process;
    4. editing and preparing selected manuscripts for production;
    5. reviewing and approving final page proofs prior to publication;
    6. maintaining ongoing communication with the Editor-in-Chief, authors, and
    reviewers.

    Depending on personal preference and need, the Editor may opt to write
    articles or editorials for CIN Plus.

    Professional Qualifications:
    1. Active, current registration as a professional registered nurse
    2. Master of Science degree in nursing (required); doctoral degree
    (preferred)
    3. Expertise in nursing informatics; board certification in nursing
    informatics is desirable, but not required
    4. Experience as a peer reviewer and author in professional nursing
    publications; prior editorial experience is desirable, but not required
    5. Prior experience with Lotus Notes is desirable, but not required

    Personal Characteristics:
    The ideal candidate will be a nurse who is highly motivated and a
    self-starter; has strong organizational skills and an extreme level of
    attention to detail; has a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work
    under time constraints; and has the knowledge and skills to effectively use
    computers, email, and related technology for communication and production
    of manuscripts.

    Location:
    The Editor, CIN Plus will be an Independent Subcontractor to Maine Desk,
    LLC (see below) and as such, may work from any location that is personally
    convenient. To be able to fulfill the requirements of the position, the
    selected candidate must have access to a Windows-based personal computer
    with Internet access and email as well as normal office equipment including
    photocopier, phone, and fax. The selected candidate will be provided with
    use of a manuscript tracking system (named Editor’s Choice) and access to
    the web-based manuscript submission and review system (when available;
    currently under development).

    Compensation:
    1. The Editor, CIN Plus will receive an honorarium of $1000 per issue, paid
    on the 15th of the month in which CIN Plus is published (Jan, May, Sep).
    2. In addition, a maximum of $1000 will be available to the Editor, CIN
    Plus to help defray costs to attend the INANE (International Academy of
    Nursing Editors) conference, held annually in August. Actual expenses only
    will be reimbursed.
    3. The Editor, CIN Plus will receive three (3) complimentary subscriptions
    to CIN; one (1) for the Editor and two (2) additional subscriptions that
    may be used at the Editor’s discretion.
    4. The Editor, CIN Plus will be listed on the masthead of CIN in every
    issue.

    NOTE: The Editor, CIN Plus will perform as an Independent Subcontractor
    with Maine Desk, LLC, Editorial Office for CIN and CIN Plus. As an
    Independent Subcontractor, no Federal or State income tax will be deducted
    by Maine Desk,LLC, and no retirement benefits, Social Security benefits,
    group life insurance, accrued time, Workmen’s Compensation, and similar
    benefits available to Maine Desk, LLC employees will accrue. The
    Independent Subcontractor will be responsible for compliance with all
    applicable laws, rules, and regulations involving, but not limited to,
    employment, labor, hours of work, working conditions, payment of wages,
    payment of taxes, such as unemployment, Social Security and other payroll
    taxes including other applicable contributions from such persons when
    required by law. Maine Desk, LLC will file annual information returns
    required by the Internal Revenue Code and Maine’s Income Tax Law; copies
    will be sent to the Independent Subcontractor.

    Application Process:
    A complete application will consist of the following documents:
    1. Cover letter, describing your interest and qualifications for the
    position; please make sure to address informatics and publishing/editorial
    experience.
    2. Professional resume or CV
    3. Evidence of professional licensure
    4. Evidence of educational qualifications (transcript or photocopy of your
    degree)
    5. Name and complete contact information for two (2) professional
    colleagues who have agreed to provide a professional reference
    6. Examples of selected publications
    7. A two page “Statement of Vision” describing your vision and plans for
    CIN Plus; this document should be specific and detailed.

    Submit your complete application to (mail or express mail; no faxes):
    Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN, BC
    Editor-in-Chief, CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing
    Maine Desk, LLC
    10A Beach Street, Suite 2
    Portland, ME 04101

    Incomplete applications will not be considered. All application materials
    will be destroyed after the position is filled, so please do not submit any
    originals or materials that cannot be replaced. Photocopies for the items
    in 3, 4, and 6 are acceptable.


    Application Deadline: January 15, 2005. Applications will be reviewed and
    selected candidates will be interviewed by telephone during late January.
    The goal is to have the position filled by February 15, 2005 with the
    Editor, CIN Plus assuming responsibility beginning with the May/June 2005
    issue.

    Questions:
    If you have questions or would like more information, please feel free to
    contact the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Leslie Nicoll at 207-553-7750 between the
    hours of 10 am and 3 pm (EST) or by email at Leslie@medesk.com

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    Colleagues,

    I am very pleased to announce that I have a new Editor for CIN Plus: Dr. Linda Q. Thede. Linda officially came on board on February 1. I am sure many of you know Linda from her involvement in informatics organizations and education, plus her book, Informatics and Nursing: Opportunities and Challenges. Linda has some terrific ideas for CIN Plus and I am sure you will see it grow and flourish under her editorship. Linda is busy compiling articles for the May/June 2005 issue which will be the first one for which she is responsible.

    CIN Plus is a special 12 page section published within CIN three times per year (Jan/Feb, May/Jun, Sep/Oct). It features practical articles, current information, updates and the like. Linda is looking to develop special theme issues, too, similar to the one we published on informatics education and organizations in Sep/Oct 2003.

    If you have article ideas to pitch to Linda, you can write her directly at lqthede@alltel.net. If you have an article to submit, send it to the Editorial Office (edit@medesk.com with a copy to medesk@medesk.com). We will be maintaining all manuscripts in our database in the usual way.

    Author guidelines and information for CIN can be found at www.mainedesk.com --> click on the CIN link

    Once again, a warm welcome to Linda!

    Leslie

    Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN, BC
    Maine Desk, LLC -- Professional Editorial Services
    Editorial Office for CIN and JHPN
    10A Beach Street, Suite 2
    Portland, ME 04101
    Visit our website ---> http://www.mainedesk.com
    207-553-7750
    207-553-7751 (fax)
    Leslie@medesk.com
    ----------------

    If you are not familiar with Dr.Thede's book: Informatics and Nursing: Opportunities and Challenges you may want to check out her web site.

    http://dlthede.net/Informatics/Informatics.htm

    A great source for those practicing in nursing and nursing informatics.


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