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JONA Column Editor

The ALSN column editor is our liaison to the Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA). The column editor coordinates the development and timely submission of quarterly columns. This position requires attention to detail to ensure we submit a column that is well-written; bridges both the ALSN mission and the JONA mission; addresses topics of interest to the JONA readers; and is formatted according to the journal guidelines. The JONA-ALSN liaison will also serve as a facilitator between authors and JONA, supporting them through the publication process.


  • A record of academic publications in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Willingness to connect with thought leaders in ALSN to develop JONA columns;
  • Ability to meet deadlines as set by JONA; and
  • Membership in ALSN for at least one year.

The candidate must be a published author in JONA and ideally, will have served as a reviewer with JONA. The person identified by ALSN for this position must be approved by Dr. Karen Hill, Editor-in-Chief of JONA.


  1. Serves as the primary point of contact between the JONA editorial staff and the ASLN board. The column editor receives the column submission due dates and coordinates the submission process with the column authors to ensure on-time submission of ALSN columns.
  2. Determines quarterly column topics in collaboration with the ALSN board president. The column editor is invited to attend the ALSN board meetings as a non-voting member.
  3. Reviews and approves the column from the authors prior to submission. If the article is not ready for publication, the column editor returns the column to the authors with revisions needed.
  4. Updates the ALSN members of published columns through the monthly President’s Message electronic newsletter.

Application Process:

Dr. Angela Prestia has been serving as the column editor for the past year but is moving into the President-elect position. To assure a smooth transition, she would like to mentor our incoming editor to the process. If you are interested, please submit the following:

  1. Focused Curriculum Vitae (Limited to ten pages).
  2. A published manuscript.
  3. A list of your scholarly publications - highlighting those as first author.
  4. A short paragraph expressing your interest and highlighting your specific qualifications (Limit: 300 words).

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