CFS: Alzheimer’s Care Today: Best Practices in Dementia Care

Alzheimer’s Care Today: Best Practices in Dementia Care welcomes the submission of manuscripts that address best practices in dementia care. We are currently seeking submissions that fit into one of the following sections.

Research Articles. Qualitative and quantitative manuscripts that present original research on practices or policies related to Alzheimer’s disease and best practices in dementia care. The desired page limit is 25-35 pages.

Best Practices. Original presentations of policies or practices that provide meaningful advancements to dementia care. These manuscripts must connect the targeted strategy or practice to a theoretical base and provide explicit discussion that reflects the most up-to-date information about Alzheimer’s disease and memory impairment. Manuscripts that address issues of quality diagnostic evaluations, latest treatment options, care management, psychosocial support and education are appropriate. The desired page limit is 10-15 pages.

Personal Perspectives. Original presentations that present a personal perspective of being a primary caregiver or living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The desired page limit is 3-10 pages.

Special Topics of Interest Include:
Palliative Care Issues in Dementia
Ethical Issues in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Update on Neuropsychological Testing
Update on Diagnostic Procedures for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
Identification of Possible Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia in Clinical and Community Care Settings
Update on Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease
Best Practices for Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease
Best Practices for Alzheimer’s Care Management
Health and Prevention Strategies
Brain Healthy Lifestyles

Please contact the Peg Gray-Vickrey Editor of Alzheimer’s Care Today, at  with your proposed contributions. Additional information for authors can be found at:

CFS: UConn ATHENA Conference

ATHENA Research Conference – April 23, 2009
University of Connecticut School of Nursing & University of Connecticut Health Center Department of Nursing
• UConn BS, MbEIN, MS & PhD students and PhD nursing students from
New England and New York Schools of Nursing
• UConn Health Center nurses
• UConn School of Nursing faculty & alumni
• Sigma Theta Tau International, CT Chapter members
• Capital Area Alliance for Nursing Research and Research Utilization members

Details at the ATHENA Conference Web site.

CFS: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal

The Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal (AENJ) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal designed specifically to meet the needs of clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, experienced clinicians, and clinical and academic educators in emergency nursing. The focus is on in-depth, evidence-based, state of the science content. Practical information to help advanced practice nurses integrate the information into clinical care and implement system changes is also emphasized. Ongoing columns include Cases of Note, Applied Pharmacology, Evidence to Practice, and Radiology Rounds. As a relatively new journal (2 years old) AENJ can usually publish articles more quickly than other journals who have a backlog. Visit the Journal’s Web site for further information and author instructions:  
K. Sue Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CEN, FAEN
Emergency Nurse Practitioner
St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, California  
Jean A. Proehl, RN, MN, CEN, CCRN, FAEN
Emergency Clinical Nurse Specialist
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

CFS: International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications

International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications would welcome manuscripts related to nursing languages and classifications. Please contact the editor with any related papers or questions: Georgia Griffith Whitley, EdD, RN, Executive Editor, International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications, Professor Emerita, Northern Illinois University, Phone: 815-436-3052,


The 14th Annual Connecticut Collaborative ΣΘΤ Research Conference
April 3, 2009 ~ Hartford-Rocky Hill Marriott

Conference Theme: Restoring the Heart and Soul of Nursing
Keynote Speaker: Jean Watson, PhD, AHN-BC,RN, FAAN

Conference Objectives: 1. Explore the impact of caring in nursing; 2. Analyze the juxtaposition of caring and healing in supporting global health; 3. Examine the contemporary knowledge on caring and healing for application to nursing care.

Please send your abstract of 300 words or less by email to Abstracts should relate to conference theme and objectives. Please submit 2 copies of abstract (one without identifying information, and one with name, credentials, contact information, and STTI chapter), formatted with 12 pt., Times New Roman font and one inch margins. Additionally, include two measureable learning objectives with your abstract and specify preference for podium or poster presentation. Research may be quantitative, qualitative, or philosophical (ethical, theoretical).

CFS: Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research

Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research will have several special issues upcoming, and also accepts author-initiated manuscripts. You can find them at the Southern Nursing Research Society Web site,  and click on “About the Journal.” The Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research (SOJNR) was launched in 1999 as a peer-reviewed electronic research journal of the Southern Nursing Research Society. The Board of Directors of SNRS recently evaluated the current journal and responded to the changing needs of the organization. During the next year, 4 issues of SOJNR will be distributed one of which will be abstracts form the Annual Meeting. SOJNR will continue to provide the membership a high quality journal that contributes to the knowledge base of nursing and present scientific evidence, clinical evidence based practice, clinical manuscripts, integrative and systematic reviews, and theoretical papers that improve the practice of nursing with each issue featuring topics of interest specific to one of the Research Interest Groups (RIGs).

CFS: Diversity in Health and Social Care

Diversity in Health and Social Care (a peer reviewed journal published by Radcliffe Medical Press) is now seeking papers for Volume 6: (2009) They invite papers on the following range of topics
• social care issues including gender, sexuality, disability and social inclusion from the perspective of clients, service providers or managers;
• debate papers that address key issues in diversity or that focus on under-researched topics;
• research papers that address any aspect of diversity, including evaluative studies and methodological debates;
• practice papers that provide examples of multi-professional practice or which address the practicalities, policy or managerial aspects of delivering services to members of diverse groups;
• knowledge-sharing reports, book reviews, initiatives to improve practice, and tools and resources for practitioners.
All papers will be peer reviewed. Please send all contributions via email to the editors
Professor Paula McGee, Faculty of Health, Birmingham City University , Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU.
Tel: 0121 331 5340 Email
Professor Mark Johnson, Mary Seacole Research Centre, De Montfort University, 266 London Road, Leicester LE2 1RQ
Tel: 0116 201 3906 Email
Instructions for authors, past issues, and other details can be found on the website:

Publishing Tips: Froman on What Editors Want (Research in Nursing & Health)

Featured in Research in Nursing & Health, 2008, 31, 399-401, Robin Froman (an editor and the interim director of the UConn Center for Nursing Scholarship) counsels researchers and scholars on “Hitting the Bull’s Eye Rather Than Shooting Yourself Between the Eyes” (what editors want and don’t want). Among her observations about things that editors have told her drive them crazy:

  • Ignoring format, style (e.g., American Psychological Association), and construction guidelines (e.g., omitting required abstracts).
  • Ignoring submission routes (hard copy or on line), length restrictions, submission deadlines, and required materials (e.g., authorship statements).
  • Ignoring the journal’s audience and goals, such as practitioner journals being more interested in clinical manuscripts than articles on administration. (Froman 2008, 399)

Simple advice? Scholars and researchers should find a journal’s submission guidelines (almost invariably available on the journal’s Web site) and follow those guidelines before submitting their work. The issue of Research in Nursing & Health and Robin’s article are available on line to subscribers; DOI: 10.1002/nur.20296

Chronicle: New NIH Grant Rule: 2 Strikes and You’re Out

Reported today in The Chronicle of Higher Education:

The National Institutes of Health announced today that it would allow researchers only two chances instead of three when they submit proposals for research grants.

In the past, if a proposal failed during its first trip through the peer-review process, the scientist could amend and resubmit it a total of two times. Limiting the process to one resubmission, the agency said, “will help ensure earlier funding of high-quality applications and improve efficiencies in the peer-review system.”

After the doubling of the NIH budget, from 1998 to 2003, the number of grant applications doubled, and the number of researchers seeking grants surged by 75 percent. “This has led to scientists’ spending more time rewriting their applications and undue delays in the funding of outstanding projects,” said Elias A. Zerhouni, director of the NIH, in a written statement.

To justify the change, the agency noted that in 2002, 17 percent of research proposals received support after going through the first submission. In 2006 that proportion had dropped to 7 percent. -Richard Monastersky

The NIH announcement can be found at: 

CFS: Aporia

Aporia, a new international peer-reviewed journal  is dedicated to scholarly debates in nursing and the health sciences. The journal is committed to a pluralistic view of science and to the blurring of boundaries between disciplines.

Therefore the editorial team welcomes critical manuscripts in the fields of nursing and the health sciences that include (but not limited to) critique of dominant discourses related to the evidence-based movement, managerialism, nursing and health care practices, risk, ethics, politics of health care and policies, technology, bioethics, biopedagogies, biopolitics etc. Cutting-edge research results in nursing and health-related disciplines are also welcome. Aporia encourages the use of a wide range of epistemologies, philosophies, theoretical perspectives and research methodologies.

Aporia is an open access online journal and guidelines for authors are available at . The first issue will be available in January 2009. There will be four issues per year.


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