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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Introduces The Editors Handbook: An Online Resource and CE Course

PHILADELPHIA, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), one of the country's leading publishers of medical and health journals, today announced the release of "The Editors Handbook: An Online Resource and CE Course," providing expertise in healthcare journal editing, with a particular emphasis on nursing journal content. LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for practitioners, students, and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, and pharmacy.

"The Editors Handbook is a natural extension of the Lippincott Williams & Wilkins medical publishing resources.  Our teams are constantly developing strategies for enhancing impact factors and ensuring compliance with the ethical standards of our journals, and we're able to tap into our expertise and strength in publishing to provide nursing and healthcare practitioners with best practices in developing editorial content," according to Jennifer Brogan, Vice President of Publishing for Lippincott's nursing program.

The Editor's Handbook covers critical topics for journal editors, including impact factors, journal indexing, budgeting, journal development, editorial board composition, and the peer review process.  This resource is available online exclusively at Lippincott's, LWW's premier nursing website for clinical and professional information needs. The new online publication is available for download and purchase in full or on a per-chapter basis.  To purchase and download, go to .  

The book is co-authored by Dr. Freda and Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN. Dr. Freda is the editor of MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, and Dr. Nicoll is the editor of CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing.  

"As experienced editors affiliated with the publisher of over 300 professional journals, my co-author and I are in a unique position to share expertise on the specialized field of health care editing," said co-author Margaret Comerford Freda, EdD, RN, CHES, FAAN.  "The Editors Handbook from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins will be helpful to journal editors at every level, along with editorial boards and nurse educators and researchers who are published in professional journals."  

"We offer insights from our work as editors of leading scholarly nursing journals," said Nicoll.  "Our online format enables readers to link to helpful web sites and online articles, along with the opportunity to earn up to 14 hours of continuing education (CE) nursing credits."  


Lippincott's, powered by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) , provides over 1,100 peer-reviewed continuing education activities and free access to 11,000 articles from more than 50 leading nursing journals. This is the primary site for online nursing continuing education and peer reviewed content.  

About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher for healthcare professionals and students with nearly 300 periodicals and 1,500 books in more than 100 disciplines publishing under the LWW brand, as well as content-based sites and online corporate and customer services.  

LWW is a part of  Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins  and Facts & Comparisons(r); and electronic information providers, such as Ovid(r), UpToDate(r), Medi-Span(r),  and ProVation(r) Medical.

Wolters Kluwer Health is a part of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer had 2009 annual revenues of  EUR3.4 billion ($4.8 billion), employs approximately 18,2000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Visit for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization

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