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Nursing faculty launch online journal

Last week, the “International Journal of Nurse Practitioner Educators” published its first issue. This journal was created by UNCG nursing faculty with the help of University Libraries staff and the use of OJS software.

In 2010, the University Libraries announced the availability of Open Journal Systems (OJS) software. This open-source software is specifically designed to assist faculty and researchers in publishing peer-reviewed open-access journals, and it supports journal management through every stage of the peer-review and editorial process, from the submission of each manuscript to the final publication of each issue.

With Ellen Jones serving as Editor-in-Chief and Laurie Kennedy-Malone serving on the Editorial Board, the “International Journal of Nurse Practitioner Educators” published its first issue on April 8.

On the Libraries’ OJS web site, http://libjournal.uncg.edu/ojs, are three other professional journals that have been published — “Journal of Backcountry Studies,” edited by Robert Calhoun; “The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy,” edited by Leila E Villaverde; and the “Journal of Learning Spaces,” edited by Joe Williams. Others are in the early stages of development.

Any faculty member interested in the possibility of using OJS should contact Stephen Dew.