Session 3D: One Specialty Organization’s Journals: Opportunities for Cooperation, Collaboration, & Competition

Session 3D: One Specialty Organization’s Journals: Opportunities for Cooperation, Collaboration, & Competition

Presenters: JoAnn Grif Alspach, RN, EdD, FAAN, Editor of Critical Care Nurse and Consultant, nursing and staff development, preceptor preparation & competency assessment prograsm. Associate Faculty, Graduate School of Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.
Cindy L. Munro, ARNP, ANP-BC, PhD, FAAN, Nurse Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Critical Care and Associate Dean of Research and Innovation, University of South Florida College of Nursing, Tampa, FL.
Mary Fran Tracy, RN, PhD, CCNS, FAAN, Editor-in-Chief, AACN Advanced Critical Care. Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN.

Moderator: Elaine Miller, PhD, RN, CRRN, FAAN, Editor, Rehabilitation Nursing

Date and Time: Wednesday, August 6, 10:30 am to 11:20 am.
Location: Portland Room


1. Identify a variety of opportunities for cooperation, collaboration and competition that may evolve from a single specialty nursing organization having multiple journal publications.
2. Describe strategies designed to optimize collaboration and cooperation and minimize competition among journals belonging to the same specialty organization.


The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) may be unique among specialty nursing organizations (SNO) in providing three official journals to its membership and interested readers throughout the world. As any nursing journal editor might envision, having this largess of publications under the same roof can afford not only numerous opportunities for cooperation and collaboration, but also the potential for competition.  Join the AACN nursing journal editors at this session for a description of how all of this plays out. We will look forward to sharing our stories and to hearing the experiences and lessons learned by our colleagues affiliated with other SNOs.

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Powerpoint: INANE 2014 Alspach-Munro-Tracy

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