Okay this is ace, glad there's so much enthusiasm and ideas around this. I mentioned elsewhere in the forum that Phase 3 for LISNPN included some kind of journal thing, so maybe it's time to bring that forward!
The idea was to have something useful for New Professionals that also gave NPs a chance to add stuff to their CV - not just getting stuff published, but all the other things associated with putting together a journal too. Logistics and costs of printing and distributing a paper publication mean that it really has to be e-only - but that's cool, it's forward thinking, and as has been mentioned above there's a lot of options for self-publishing online these days: I was thinking issuu but there may be more appropriate platforms out there.
My initial idea was for just a LISNPN Journal, but a New Professionals Handbook with regular issues is a much better idea. What about having it as a quarterly publication, free obviously, initially published here each time on the network but then made more widely available as well? The great thing about this is it could easily lead to a book - if we get good enough pieces submitted, we'll have a pool of stuff to choose from already if we pitched a book to Facet at a later stage. It should be quickly apparent from just asking people on the network, what kinds of articles people could see themselves benefiting from reading. It also feeds into the book reviews idea someone else suggested - if we make a good product, people will send us stuff to review.
So the question is, who is willing to step up and run this? I don't want to control everything on this site, I'd much rather people took stuff on themselves (I've got neither the time nor anything like the skills needed to edit a journal anyway!) so if there's a budding editor out there, and someone who can lay-up a publication and has access to suitable software, and any other roles you can think of other than just contributing content (I suspect there'll be no shortage of that!) then let's make it happen! Let us know if you're interested.
I'd love to see a space for one proper serious article per issue. It's hard to find somewhere to submit something properly meaty - regional newsletters tend to be very short, Gazette and Update can't take longer pieces, and even Impact, the CDG journal, doesn't give you enough space to go into something in depth. So maybe we can have one mega-article, with mega-references and mega-research, per issue!