Call for Abstracts

Our membership is full of creative, talented people. Here’s your opportunity to share your editing innovations and ideas with other editors at the annual meeting of INANE in 2016.

The 2016 Planning Committee welcomes your submission for breakout and for poster presentations beginning August 8, 2015 and continuing until January 15, 2016. Presenters will be notified of their acceptance by February 16, 2016. The final, complete program for INANE 2016 will be published on March 16, 2016.

Please review the general information below before submitting your abstract. When you are ready, use our convenient online abstract submission form!

Details: Posters will be presented on a table. All meeting rooms will be equipped with wi-fi access and standard audio-visual equipment. The presenters of all breakout sessions will be asked to submit their PowerPoint presentation two weeks before the conference to facilitate planning.

Attendance and Honorarium: At least one presenter is expected to be on-site for the poster or breakout presentation. No honorarium will be offered, however, discounted conference rates will be in effect until April 30, 2016. Presenters are encouraged to register early.  After May 1, all attendees will be expected to register at the full conference rate.

Breakout Presentations will be presented during breakout sessions that are scheduled for 50 minutes in length. We request that presenters make their session interactive, with at least 15-20 minutes of the session scheduled for questions, discussion, and participation with the audience. In the abstract, please specify the interactive activities that will be included in your presentation.

Posters will be table-top displays for convenient casual viewing throughout one of the conference days, with at least one viewing session for participants to see the posters and interact with the presenters. You can use the table top in any way you wish.

Presenters may be anyone who shares the essential purpose of INANE: to promote best practices in publishing and high standards in the nursing literature. Nursing journal editors, associate editors, members of editorial boards, peer reviewers, authors, publishers, interns, and all interested colleagues are invited to submit an abstract for consideration. As INANE is a global initiative, we welcome abstracts from our international colleagues as well as those based in North America.

Topics are limited only by the presenter(s)’ imagination. However, based on past experience, topics that are of ongoing interest to the INANE membership include: generating content; peer review; scientific and technical writing; linking research, education, and practice; running the editorial office; working with publishers; connecting with readers; developing authors; developing peer reviewers, ethical issues; Open Access; impact factors; stewardship; succession planning; online publication; social media.

Specific suggestions from 2015 include:

  • The small specialty association journal – filling a unique niche.
  • What is the role of editors in advancing nursing science? In assuring or improving nursing care? How does this play out in journals with different types of readers?;
  • Are any resources available for international writers other than English-language editing? What makes an article from X country be relevant to a largely U.S. or North American audience? 
  • Recruitment of peer reviewers.
  • Optimal editorial board make up.
  • Session on emerging metrics other than Web of Science/Impact Factor (e.g. Altmetrics, etc.).
  • The rise in Institutional Repositories and how to deal with them from a copyright standpoint (and other copyright issues).
  • More on online and social media practices.
  • Overall best practices from all parties (editors, authors, editorial boards, reviewers, etc).
  • We will add to this list if we receive more suggestions!

Click here to submit your abstract!