WKH and the International Nurses Society on Addictions Announce Partnership

    Wolters Kluwer Health and International Nurses Society on Addictions(IntNSA) are pleased to announce a partnership agreement to publish Journal of Addictions Nursing(JAN), the official journal of IntNSA. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), part of Wolters Kluwer Health, will be the publisher of record for Journal of Addictions Nursing (JAN), beginning with the October 2012 issue.

    The only international nursing journal focusing exclusively on addictions, JAN will join LWW’s roster of more than 60 leading general and specialty nursing publications. The quarterly, peer-reviewed journal presents original research, clinical perspectives, reviews, and commentary related to the field of addictions, primarily from a nursing standpoint.

    “The respected reputation, global reach, and marketing capabilities offered by LWW will enhance the visibility of JAN,thus promoting its growth as a premier nursing journal,” said IntNSA Executive Director Monica Evans-Lombe. “By increasing the reach and accessibility of JAN, our collaboration will help to further IntNSA in its mission to be a global leader in addictions nursing.”

    “We are delighted to be named publisher of Journal of Addictions Nursing by the International Nurses Society on Addictions,” said Karen Abramson, President & CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research. “JAN’s focus covering addictions from an international nursing perspective brings important content to our global customer base and complements our extensive portfolio of health care content.  We look forward to partnering with the IntNSA to develop and extend the JAN brand globally.”

    “We are excited about the possibility of publishing collaborations with many of the other health care journals published by LWW,” said Christine Vourakis, DNSc, RN, CARN, of California State University, Sacramento, Editor-in-Chief of JAN. “This opportunity is of special value since addictions crosses the health care spectrum and often co-occurs with other health related problems.  Nurses working in non-addiction-specific treatment and clinical settings encounter patients with substance abuse and addictions problems on a daily basis and often lack skills and knowledge that would be useful in addressing these problems in concert with the patient’s primary reason for seeking health care.”