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The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes the health of women and newborns.




Associate Editor: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN)

The Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing is seeking candidates for an Associate Editor. JOGNN presents the scholarship that is the driving force behind nursing practice and trends in the care of women, childbearing families, and newborns.


Associate Editor Responsibilities

The Associate Editor is responsible for manuscripts submitted in the Practice Improvement and Evaluation category of JOGNN from submission through peer review and publication. Papers published within the Practice Improvement and Evaluation category address innovations and trends in clinical practice, care delivery systems, education programs, and public policy, including reports of quality improvement.


Specifically for papers in this category, the Associate Editor

  •  Manages peer review
  • Makes editorial decisions based on the editor’s personal evaluation and the recommendations of peer reviewers
  •  Provides constructive feedback to authors
  •  Adjudicates discrepancies in reviewer feedback
  • Provides substantive editorial review for revised manuscripts before acceptance
  • Provides substantive editing, as may be needed, in support of excellence in the publication of scholarly papers
  • Reviews page proofs
  •  Maintains regular communication with the journal managing editor, the editor, and the director of publications
  •  Works in collaboration with the editor to promote JOGNN’s excellence and growth
  •  Attends EAB meetings and the annual AWHONN convention
  • Other duties as may be determined


Candidates Qualifications

  • Registered nurse holding a doctoral degree with  knowledge and expertise regarding the nursing care of women, childbearing families, and newborns
  • Significant record of scholarly contributions
  • Experience with clinical trends, innovation, and quality improvement/program evaluation processes and reporting standards
  • Strong organizational and management skills, particularly related to scholarly content
  • Familiarity with peer review processes
  • Availability to provide timely editorial consulting services to JOGNN as papers within this category are submitted to the journal (rolling basis)


Application Process

The Associate Editor role is a part-time contract consulting position with the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). The Associate Editor serves under an initial two-year consulting contract that can convert to an annually renewable consulting contract thereafter. The role shall commence upon contract and by no later than January 1, 2018.


To apply, please email the following in a single PDF document to Carolyn Davis Cockey, MLS, LCCE, AWHONN Director of Publications, at

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Description of involvement with scholarly publishing processes
  • Description of specific knowledge and engagement with clinical practice trends and innovations, care delivery systems, and quality improvement processes
  • Candidate’s goals for an associate editorship


Applications are being accepted through Friday, November 24, 2017.


Questions about the role may be sent to JOGNN Editor Nancy K. Lowe, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, at



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