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DEPARTMENTS: A Closing Word: Thank You 2018-2019 Peer Reviewers

Thank You 2018-2019 Peer Reviewers

Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: 11/12 2019 - Volume 38 - Issue 6 - p 337-339
doi: 10.1097/DCC.0000000000000390
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As we wrap up the last issue of 2019, Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing we would like to thank our peer-review team. This group of health care professionals continues to give their time and expertise to review manuscripts for our journal. This work makes the journal stronger and supports the value and integrity of the peer-review process.

Peer review continues to serve as the foundation for scholarly publication. Combined with talented and committed clinical experts, researchers, educators, and leaders, this practice truly moves our science forward. Dr Rita Pickler, editor of Nursing Research, reminds us that there really is no better system for ensuring the publication of high-quality science.1

It is this concept that inspires such gratitude for the work of our review team. DCCN reviewers are generous with their knowledge and advice. Each comment, suggestion, or question is directed toward helping the author revise the manuscript. Reviewers also offer much needed encouragement, reminding the authors that their work is important, the topic is timely, and the work will add to our science. If major revisions or a rejection is suggested, it is put forth with professional and supportive language that inspires continued effort.

Peer review encourages nurses to grow and learn exponentially. Reviewers refine their own writing skills and often gain new knowledge. Many direct authors to tools, guidelines, and other resources that will help authors strengthen their manuscript. Reviewers receive copies of all decision letters and are able to review the recommendations of other reviewer and editors. Often, we share the author's detailed responses to reviewer's comments, which are included in each revision. This allows the reviewers to see the value and utility of their recommendations.

To support this work, we are pleased to offer continuing education credits to reviewers through out editorial manager site. Reviewers are required to indicate that they are interested in receiving credit and may be required to answer a few additional questions. The editorial staff scores each review, and credits are awarded if scores are suitable.

Recently, Wolters Kluwer developed a peer reviewer training course, which includes interactive e-learning courses and discussion forums. There are 2 options: a basic, free course and an advanced option available at a discounted price for Wolters Kluwer authors and reviewers. The course includes a 3-hour interactive e- learning course comprised of 6 modules, which include video content and quizzes. A discussion forum allows for questions and answer sessions. Additionally a downloadable peer-review report template is provided. Both versions of the course have been curated by Editage Insights, leaders in publication education for Wolters Kluwer. The advanced version includes some valuable pointers from academics who have decades of experience as peer reviewers. Apart from the basics of peer reviewing, you can also gain perspectives on how expert research methodologists and statisticians approach peer reviews.

We welcome all reviewers and authors to complete this program.

Thank you 2018-2019 Peer Reviewers

Michael D. Aldridge, MSN, RN, CNS, CNE

Austin, Texas

Katherine Alford, MSN, RN, CCRN, PCCN

San Antonio, Texas

Linda Baas, PhD, RN, ACNP, CCNS

Harrison, Ohio

Stefano Bambi, PhD, RN, CCN

Florence, Italy

Cathy Bays, PhD, RN

Louisville, Kentucky

Ashley Blatchley, MSN, RN, CNML

Portland, Oregon

Shannon Johnson Bortolotto, MS, RN

Aurora, Colorado

Teresa M. Buchanan, MBA, RN

Gloucester, Massachusetts

Glen Carlson, MSN, RN

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Rose Constantino, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN, FACFE

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Kathleen Costello, BSN, RN

Boston, Massachusetts

Janet T. Crimlisk, DNP, RNCS, NP-C

Boston, Massachusetts

Sherill Cronin, PhD, RN, BC

Louisville, Kentucky

Brigitte S. Cypress, EdD, RN, CCRN

Pocono Summit, Pennsylvania

Susan DeSanto-Madeya, PhD, RN, CNS

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Julianne Evers, DNP, RN, APRN, AGACNP-BC

Louisville, Kentucky

Kathleen Ahern Gould, PhD, RN

Duxbury, Massachusetts

Angelica Nicolina Ferrazzi, MSN, RN-BC, CMSRN

Washington, DC

Judy M. Hayes, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Boston, Massachusetts

Carolyn Hayes, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Yarmouth, Massachusetts

Kathleen Haubrich, PhD, RN

Hamilton, Ohio

Elizabeth K. Herron, PhD, RN. CNE

Harrisonburg, Virginia

Rosemary Hoffman, PhD, RN

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bonnie Holaday, DNS, RN, FAAN

Clemson, South Carolina

Susan Hurst, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN

Phoenix, Arizona

Jen Hershey, DEd, MSN, RN, CNE

Lancaster, Pennsylvania


Winter Haven, Florida

Chad Johnson, RN, MSN

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Melissa Bailey Johnson, MSN, RN

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Linda Jean Josephson, MS, RN

Worcester, Massachusetts

Donald Kautz, PhD, RN

Greensboro, North Carolina

Beth R. Keely, MSN, PhD, RN

Long Beach, California

Linda Kramer, MSN, RN, CCRN

Louisville, Kentucky

Kholoud Khalil, PhD, RN, CCRN

Long Beach, California

Stacy Kram, MS, RN

Queen Anne, Maryland

Ann Harrington Lalor, BSN, RN

Tacoma, Washington

Jennifer Lanter, RN, MSPH

Columbus, Ohio

A. Renee Leasure, PhD, RN, CCRN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Judith Lindsay, PhD RN

Round Rock, Texas

Robin Lockhart, MSN, RN

Wichita Falls, Texas

Alberto Lucchini, RN

Monza, Italy

Marta Makielski, MN, RN, CCRN Alumnus

South Bend, Indiana

Mary E. Mather, MSN, RN

Castroville, Texas

Virginia Mason, PhD, RN

Milton, Massachusetts

Vickie A. Miracle, EdD, RN, CCRC

Louisville, Kentucky

Jen Manganello, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Farmington, New Mexico

Marthe Moseley, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS

San Antonio, Texas

Angela Wang Nguyen, MSN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sharon C. O'Donoghue, DNP, RN

Boston, Massachusetts

Darlene Petersen, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS

Gulfport, Mississippi

Kelly Powers, PhD, RN

Charlotte, North Carolina

Donna Pineau, PhD, RN, CNE

Duxbury, Massachusetts

Ellen Redick, MSN, MEd, RN, CNA, CPHQ

Miami, Florida

Ruthie Robinson, PhD, RN, FAEN, CNS, CEN

Beaumont, Texas

Patricia Reilly, RN, MSN

Centerville, Massachusetts

Lisa Ruth-Sahd, DEd, RN, CEN, CCRN

York, Pennsylvania

Marilyn Sawyer Sommers, PhD, RN, FAAN

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Erica Sciarra, DNP, RN, APN-C, CCRN

Howell, New Jersey

Carol S. Smith, PhD, MSN, RN

Crestwood, Kentucky

Amanda Shrout, MSN, RN, CCNS, CEN

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Gayle Sturgis, RN

Paul's Valley, Oklahoma

Marion Taylor, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Los Angeles, California

Linda Teplitz, PhD, RN, CCRN

Palos Park, Illinois

Elizabeth Thompson, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Patricia Tuite, MSN, RN, CCRN

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Linda Weston Tuttle, MSN, RN, CCRN

Louisville, Kentucky

Reba A. Umberger, PhD, RN, CCRN-K

Memphis, Tennessee

Mary Lou Warren, DNP, RN

Houston, Texas

David Woodruff, PhD, APRN, CEN, CCRN-K, FNAP

Downers Grove, Illinois

John J. Whitcomb, PhD, RN, CCRN, FCCM

Clemson, South Carolina

Marlot Wigginton, MN, RN, ARNP, CCRN, CCNS

Louisville, Kentucky

Nancy York, PhD, RN

Louisville, Kentucky


1. Pickler RH. Evaluation of science through peer review. Nurs Res. 2019;68(4):255–256.
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