I hope the start of 2021 is holding promise for everyone as a healthy, safe, and productive year to come. We are planning to continue to provide you with a broad selection of outstanding articles in six issues of the journal this year.
I also want to recognize the many individuals on our Women’s Healthcare team who helped us deliver six excellent issues in 2020. We have reason to celebrate what we have accomplished. This team includes editors, authors, peer reviewers, editorial advisory board members, journal publisher and publishing staff, and NPWH CEO Heather Maurer.
I’ll start by thanking all the authors of articles published in 2020. They brought us high-quality, interesting, and helpful information we can use in clinical practice. The wide variety of content provided something for every reader.
Further, as special recognition, we invited our readers to choose their favorite article from each of our 2020 journal issues. Congratulations to these winners:
I also extend a special thank you to all those who peer reviewed manuscripts for us in 2020. They are:
We rely on these reviewers’ expertise and thoughtful feedback to ensure the articles we publish are the very best.
Our editorial advisory board (EAB) members provide guidance on potential topics for the journal by reviewing feedback from readers on what they want and by keeping abreast of contemporary issues in the women’s health arena. Our EAB members also contribute by peer reviewing manuscripts, submitting manuscripts of their own, and encouraging colleagues to submit manuscripts on relevant topics. I want to recognize and thank Helen A. Carcio, Caroline M. Hewitt, Amy Levi, Susan Rawlins, and Mary Rubin for their important contributions as they complete their terms on the EAB. At the same time, I am pleased to welcome Angela Alston, Ginny Moore, Paul Quinn, Ludrena Rodriguez, and Kendra Roloff as new EAB members. To learn more about our new EAB members, please visit here.
The HealthCom Media publishing team is outstanding. They bring together diverse talents that keep us moving forward and looking our best. Their commitment to publishing a journal and creating a social media presence we can all be proud of is evident in all they do.
Beyond the journal itself, I want to thank the individuals who participated on writing groups for NPWH position statements created and approved by the NPWH board of directors in 2020. The writing group members bring expertise and dedication to a process that takes time, discussion, and willingness to interact in a meaningful way to create position statements that reflect the NPWH mission and values. In 2020, the NPWH board of directors approved three new position statements and three updated ones, including:
As always, we invite you to submit manuscripts of your own in the multiple formats we offer. Click here to access our Guidelines for Authors. We welcome query letters regarding the topic and article format you are considering. You can reach Gretchen L. Schwenker, journal managing editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or me at email@example.com.
Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP