The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Blackwell Publishing announce partnership

01/25/05

Boston, MA--January 25, 2005--The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and Blackwell Publishing are pleased to announce a new publishing partnership. The AANP has chosen Blackwell to publish its peer-reviewed monthly publication, The Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners which has a current circulation of over 19,000.

With approximately 18,000 individual members, AANP is the oldest, largest and only full service professional organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. Through its various membership categories, AANP provides representation for over 90,000 in the U.S. and worldwide. Its premier publication, the Journal of the Academy of Nurse Practitioners is a highly regarded resource used by practicing NPs to stay abreast of clinical practice, clinical research, and current issues. "After years of self-publishing, we wanted an experienced publisher who would work with us to further develop the quality of our publication and provide international exposure for the journal and our society, said Judith Dempster, Executive Director of the AANP. "We have found a true partner in Blackwell."

Gordon Tibbitts, President of Blackwell Publishing, Inc, said "Blackwell Publishing is delighted to work with the AANP. Our reputation to deliver services that exceed expectation is just one reason why more societies choose Blackwell as their publishing partner." Blackwell publishes on behalf of more than 600 academic association and professional societies world-wide. The company is a recognized leader in the publication of nursing titles that include the Journal of Nursing Scholarship on behalf of Sigma Theta Tau International, and the international research publication, the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Published since 1989, The Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners leads the field in publishing topics of interest to NPs. It is designed to serve the needs of NPs and other healthcare professionals who have a major interest in primary, acute or long-term healthcare. The Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners publishes timely original, peer-reviewed articles addressing clinical practice, clinical management, research, education, health policy, and other issues affecting NPs and healthcare providers. The journal is edited by Charon A. Pierson, PhD, FAANP who is located at the University of Hawaii.

About the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Formed in 1985, the AANP is the oldest, largest and only full-service professional membership organization for NPs of all specialties. AANP has steadily expanded services to meet its mission to: promote excellence in NP practice, education and research; advance health policy for access to high quality, cost effective healthcare for all; serve as a resource for NPs, the healthcare community and consumers; be a leader in the national and global community. The Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP) is the organization's monthly peer-reviewed publication. For more information on the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, visit www.aanp.org.

About Blackwell Publishing

Blackwell Publishing is the world's leading society publisher, partnering with more than 600 academic and professional societies. Blackwell publishes over 750 journals and 600 text and reference books annually, across a wide range of academic, medical, and professional subjects. The company remains independent with over 900 staff members in offices in the US, UK, Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, and Japan. Blackwell's mission as an expert publisher is to create long-term partnerships with our clients that enhance learning, disseminate research, and improve the quality of professional practice. For more information on Blackwell Publishing, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com or www.blackwell-synergy.com.

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