It's said that Shakespeare wrote many of his most famous plays while isolating in the English countryside during a pandemic. I hope that you, my fellow NPs, have been just as productive! I've been taking my time at home to develop a fully online academic journal for nurse practitioners. The Nurse Practitioner Open Journal. http://np-open-journal.npglobalinitiatives.com/index.php/npoj
It's SO important for NP work and impact to be visible. For the 2 decades + I've been an NP, I've struggled to find articles by NPs, about NPs, free on the internet. The focus always seems to be medicine or nursing. Both important professions, but, as we know, NPs are different. We have unique education and policy issues. We also have clinical expertise that should be highlighted! In addition, I haven't always had the funding available to pay the Article Publishing Costs (APC) for other journals, which typically ranging from $1500-$5000 USD (add 30% for those of us in Canada).
Knowing these issues, NPs who publish in this journal will be able to disseminate their work in ways that just isn't possible with subscription journals. Publication is a realistic goal with the lowest possible ACP.
Just a search and a click on the internet is all it takes to promote your research, and provide evidence to other NPs, students and policy makers. NPOJ is accepting articles for peer review related to NP education, practice and policy.
We hope that you'll take the opportunity to submit an article to NPOJ's inaugural issue.
I'm excited to about this journal and what the future holds for NPs!
Roberta Heale @robertaheale @NP_Initiatives