The Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of Hull is honoured that some of its staff carry out editor roles in a number of nursing journals. One of these is Julie Santy-Tomlinson who is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing (IJOTN)
This week it has been announced that IJOTN has been sucessful in its applicaiton to be indexed in Medline. This is exceptionally good news as it means that the journal and its authors will now receive full exposure in medicine and healthcare's largest literature database. This has potential to increase both the journal's readership and the number and calibre of papers which are sumbitted. This will help to future-proof this important nursing publication and ensure its sustainability for many years to come.
Many people contribute to the sucess of a journal. This includes its authors and reviewers without whom there would be nothing to publish. Significant work is carried out by passionate and hard working committee and board members as well as those who develop and lead special sections of the journal. All this work takes a great deal of effort and enthusism as well as skill, often in time that people should be relaxing during a break from their 'day jobs'. The editorial team also work alongside highly skilled individuals who beaver away in the journal office and whose dedication and hard work ensures the quality of each issue of the journal. Much of this work goes on quietly and is almost invisible to readers of the journal.
We would like to convey our utmost gratutide to everyone who has, and does, support the International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing in its aim of bringing knowledge and ideas to practitioners, researchers and leaders around the world.
With warmest best wishes
Julie & Sarah
Julie Santy-Tomlinson & Sarah DaviesEditor-in-Chief & Senior Publisher