NADONA/LTC's Peer-Reviewed Journal Indexed in the Google Scholar Database

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Springdale, OH – August 10, 2016 – The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration (NADONA/LTC) announces that The Director: Journal of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration/LTC has been officially indexed in the Google Scholar database, which is the first time that the publication has been listed in the peer-reviewed literature. This advancement is critical for recruitment of professional authors and allows authors to share their professional work through a variety of academic and professional networks. In addition, the journal issues and specific articles will now be accessible via the Google search engine.

In addition to the new addition of Google Scholar Indexing, the journal has a new author portal that contains all of the necessary information for prospective authors to successfully submit an article idea or manuscript for review. NADONA/LTC has partnered with an industry leading third party vendor focused on providing professional peer review capabilities, Scholastica, and is pleased to launch this new online portal for both authors and NADONA/LTC members. New, revised author guidelines for manuscript submission are now available line, along with a listing of the current Editorial Advisory Board, and also access for current and past issues and articles. The new peer reviewed process allows for double-blind, expeditious reviews of manuscripts, providing the submitting author with feedback within 14 business days, which is significantly quicker than the industry standards for similar journals. The Director: Journal of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration/LTC is now also listed in the CrossRef service. Crossref Digital Object Identifiers (Crossref DOI) are tagged to article metadata supplied by the participating publishers. The end result is an efficient, scalable linking system through which a researcher can click on a reference citation in a journal and access the cited article.

"NADONA/LTC is continuing to demonstrate its thought leadership through the evolution of our professional journal by taking the publication to a higher level and ensuring the scholarly work of our members and authors is fully recognized in the peer reviewed literature." says J. Hudson Garrett Jr., PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, PLNC, VA-BC, IP-BC, GDCN, CDT, CADDCT, CDONA, FACDONA, Editor-In-Chief.

To learn more about The Director: Journal of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration/LTC, vitsit https://NADONA/LTCthedirector.scholasticahq.com.

About NADONA/LTC
NADONA/LTC a nurse specialty organization has been the leading advocate and educational organization for nurse leaders, including those DONs, ADONs and nurses in long-term care since 1986. With 35+ state chapters, it continues to be the largest organization representing nurses working in long-term care/post-acute care settings. NADONA/LTC/LTC offers a wide array of services to its members, including educational materials; conferences; scholarships; Certification exams for Director of Nursing, Licensed Practical Nurse, Diabetic Geriatric Nurse, Infection Preventionist-Board Certified, and Assisted Living certification programs; a mentoring program; and a peer reviewed quarterly journal, The Director. Through its publications and programs, NADONA/LTC/LTC reaches approximately 20,000 nurses who are employed in long-term and post-acute care.

For more information regarding NADONA/LTC/LTC, please contact their offices at 800-222-0539 or visit their website at: www.NADONA/LTC.org.

About CrossRef
Crossref's goal is to be a trusted collaborative organization with broad community connections; authoritative and innovative in support of a persistent, sustainable infrastructure for scholarly communication.

Crossref's general purpose is to promote the development and cooperative use of new and innovative technologies to speed and facilitate scholarly research. Crossref's specific mandate is to be the citation linking backbone for all scholarly information in electronic form. Crossref is a collaborative reference linking service that functions as a sort of digital switchboard. It holds no full text content, but rather effects linkages through Crossref Digital Object Identifiers (Crossref DOI), which are tagged to article metadata supplied by the participating publishers. The end result is an efficient, scalable linking system through which a researcher can click on a reference citation in a journal and access the cited article.

At the beginning of 2000, the world's leading scholarly publishers joined to form the non-profit, independent organization, Publishers International Linking Association, Inc. (PILA), which operates Crossref.

Among the visitors to the Frankfurt Book Fair in October of 1999 who witnessed the demonstration of the DOI-X project, there were several representatives of the leading scientific, technical, and medical publishers. Recognizing that this prototype of a lookup system based on the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) held the key to a broad-based and efficient journal reference linking system, they took the unusual step of joining together as the non-profit, independent Publishers International Linking Association Inc. (PILA), which was incorporated in January 2000 and Crossref went live as the first collaborative reference linking service in June 2000.

For more information on CrossRef, please visit www.crossref.org.

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