CFS: MedSurg Matters!

MedSurg Matters!, the newsletter of the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses and is included in the scholarly journal MEDSURG Nursing, seeks short, newsworthy, news type items in the world of medical surgical nursing. Instead of long scholarly research papers, it seeks quick informative information such as new drugs or drug interactions, the latest evidence based practice updates, current trends, unique or interesting nurse or patient stories. Contact Molly L McClelland


American Journal of Nursing – ranks 18/101 of nursing journals. AJN reaches more nurses than any other nursing journal through our robust print, digital, iPad, and social media channels. AJN publishes original research, QI and review articles as primary feature articles and CE articles. We also publish shorter, focused columns. Submissions must be evidence-based and are peer-reviewed.

Clinical Features should cover epidemiology, pathology, current research/ “what’s new” in knowledge and/or treatment, nursing implications. There is no specific limit for word count, though feature articles usually are in the range of 5,000 to 8,000 words. (We have done two-part and three-part series for larger papers.) For examples of feature articles, see any of the CE articles on our web site, .
Specific clinical topics we currently seek:

  • Community acquired pneumonia
  • Treatment options for acute and chronic pain (just about anything on pain management)
  • Most pediatric topics – but especially pain, scoliosis
  • Acute and chronic neurological topics (epilepsy)
  • Current best practice in managing lung or ovarian cancer; side effects from therapies
  • Best practice in anticoagulant therapy
  • Rosacea (and complex wound care)
  • Orthopedic topics
  • Progressive mobility
  • Acute/critical care topics: heart failure, sepsis update, alarm fatigue
  • Autoimmune disorders (lupus, RA)
  • Pediatric mental health
  • Migraines (What works and what doesn’t; triptans, botulinum toxin, ergot derivatives)

Columns are shorter, focused papers of 2,000-3,000 words. Columns include:

  • Infectious diseases, Disaster, Emergency, Environments and Health, Correspondence from Abroad (international topics/visits), In Our Community, Politics and Policy, Wound Care, Diabetes, Professional Development, Acute Care Review (new research for practice or treatment topic or could be drug update in specific areas), iNurse, Mental Health Matters
  • Cultivating Quality is the section for QI reports (authors should follow the SQUIRE guidelines as detailed in Author Guidelines.)
  • In addition, we publish opinion pieces (Viewpoint), narratives (Reflections), and poetry and visual art related to nursing, health and the human experience. (Art of Nursing).

We strongly encourage queries: We encourage all prospective authors to review AJN articles at prior to submitting.
For Author Guidelines and submission information:

CFS: Academic Medicine’s “Last Page”

Call for Academic Medicine “Last Page” Submissions

Can you explain in a single page an issue or phenomenon important to those who work at medical schools and teaching hospitals? Academic Medicine seeks original submissions for its AM Last Page feature. This feature is designed to make the journal’s content more accessible to more people by promoting a general understanding of issues important to the academic medicine community. A Last Page tells a story, visually and succinctly, through tables, graphs, images, and/or other presentations of concepts, trends, policies, programs, persons, or events. A Last Page may cover any topic related to Academic Medicine’s focus areas: education and training issues, health and science policy, research practice, institutional issues, or clinical practice in academic settings. An AM Last Page should not be a condensed poster presentation or a promotional piece. Although an AM Last Page may be related to an article published in the journal, the Last Page should not be a figure or table that belongs in the article.

Examples of published Last Pages include:

  • The Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Generalizability in Medical Education Research
  • The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) Degree
  • Understanding Title VII
  • Sir William Osler’s Major Contributions to Medical Education

AM Last Page is an ongoing feature of the journal with no deadline and may be submitted at any time.


CFS: Spontaneous Generations (Philosophy, History, Science)

Spontaneous Generations is an online, peer-reviewed academic journal established to provide a platform for interdisciplinary discussion and debate about issues that concern the community of scholars in the history and philosophy of science and related fields. A unique feature of the journal is a Focused Discussion section consisting of short peer-reviewed and invited articles devoted to a particular theme that alternates every issue. The journal also publishes original peer-reviewed research papers, opinions pieces and book-reviews.

Further information:


CFS: Clinical Nursing Research

Submit your research to Clinical Nursing Research

When you publish in Clinical Nursing Research, you will benefit from:

  • Rigorous peer review of your research
  • Prompt publishing
  • Targeted audience focusing on nursing research
  • High visibility for maximum global exposure

About the Journal
Clinical Nursing Research (CNR) is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal that addresses issues of clinical research that are meaningful to practicing nurses. CNR provides an international forum to encourage discussion among clinical practitioners; enhances clinical practice by pinpointing potential clinical applications of the latest scholarly research; and disseminates research findings of particular interest to practicing nurses.

You are invited to submit your manuscript and articles on clinical nursing research topics, including (but not limited to):

  • Research that focuses on assessment and/or measures of intervention effectiveness
  • Research that focuses on tool development for application in practice settings
  • Internationally refereed feature articles
  • Research briefs
  • Replication studies

CFS: Examined Life

The Examined Life: A Literary Journal of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine is a new print journal published biannually by the Writing and Humanities Program at the Carver College of Medicine.

A forum devoted to literary prose and poetry, the journal intends to deepen and complicate our understanding of healthcare and healing, illness, the human body, and the human condition. Submissions should be previously unpublished works of non-fiction, fiction, or poetry, generally less than 5000 words, concerned with any aspect of healthcare and healing, illness, the human body, the human condition.

For more submission information: 

CFP: Public Health Interventions for Non-Communicable Diseases

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Ethnicity & Health: Public Health Interventions for Non-Communicable Diseases: Process and Outcome Evaluations in Resource Poor Settings and Vulnerable Populations

The deadline for submissions is 30th June 2014.

Editors: Professor Seeromanie Harding, University of Glasgow; Professor Gbenga Ogedegbee, New York University; Professor Rainford Wilks, University of the West Indies; Dr Ursula Read, University of Glasgow

Social inequalities have either widened or stayed constant in developed countries and global inequality has increased with the rising burden from non-communicable diseases in low and middle income countries. There is increasing emphasis on tackling these inequalities with the translation of evidence-based public health interventions in community settings. Whilst there has been much theoretical development and the need to recognise complexity of the real world in implementation science, the focus of trials is often more on the complexity of the intervention than the complexity of the context. The latter is important given that behaviour change, access to health and social care, and sustainability of positive outcomes in the long term are influenced by the social, economic and political context.

Ethnicity & Health invites you to submit reviews, feasibility studies, pilot trials and full trials that target disadvantaged populations in low, middle, or high income countries; qualitative research with stakeholders and communities exploring the cultural context for a public health intervention; quantitative, qualitative, participatory or mixed method evaluations; innovative and cost effective methods of intervention delivery; prevention or treatment trials; and reports on evaluation of both process and outcome measures. Studies should interrogate the dimensions of vulnerability and their interactions with one another (e.g. gender, ethnicity, legal status).

This Special Issue is relevant to a range of disciplines and interests, including Social Sciences, Public Health, Social Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Chronic Diseases, and Community-based Trials. The publication of the Special Issue is scheduled for March 2016 and will be accompanied by a symposium to be held in collaboration with the New York University’s Global Institute of Public Health. Guidance for authors can be found on the journal’s website:

Please send any queries regarding the Special Issue to Professor Seeromanie Harding at:


CFS: Poems, Short Narratives

“Poetry” and “55-Word Stories” sections of Families, Systems, and Health.

We’re pleased to announce that we’re now accepting submissions for both of these sections.

While the journal’s call for poetry submissions is not unusual these days for a professional journal, the rationale behind soliciting 55-word stories may not be so obvious. In the words of Colleen Fogarty, one of the journal’s editors: “55-word stories are brief efforts of creative writing that utilize elements of poetry, prose, or both to capture key experiences of healthcare.” Fifty-five word stories challenge the writer to carefully weigh the meaning and emotional impact of every word and every way of speaking. At a time when so many of our words in healthcare are mass-produced—copied and pasted forward as they are in the electronic medical record—we find the concept of the 55-word story refreshing, and hope you will, too. You can learn more about 55-word stories here []. True to their name, 55-word stories must contain exactly 55 words, excluding the title, which should not exceed 7 words. Submissions to the “Poetry” section may represent any style of verse, including free verse, and should be no longer than 50 lines. Both 55-word stories and poems will be peer reviewed based on fit with the journal mission, use of well-crafted language, and impact of the narrative. For more information, please read the “Poetry and 55-word stories” section on the “Instructions to Authors” page. Also, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at and


CFS: ANS Special Topics

Forthcoming Advances in Nursing Science issue topics are announced at least a year in advance of the manuscript due dates. These are always shown on the ANS web site main page:

But to be sure you don’t miss them, here are the topics, and the submission dates for each:

37:4 – Post-Hospital Nursing

Manuscript Due Date – April 15, 2014

 38:1 – Patterns of Health Behavior

Manuscript Due Date – July 15, 2014

 38:2 – Models of Care for the Future

Manuscript Due Date – October 15, 2014

 38:3 – Translational Scholarship

Manuscript Due Date – January 15, 2015

 For descriptions of each of these issue topics, visit the ANS web site “Future Issue Topics” page.


CFS: Health Emergency and Disaster Nursing

Call for Papers:  Health Emergency and Disaster Nursing Journal 

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new journal devoted to the field of disaster nursing. Health Emergency and Disaster Nursing (HEDN) is the first dedicated, international, peer-reviewed academic journal that supports and contributes to disaster prevention and regeneration by bringing the wisdom of nursing science together. It is also the official English-language journal of the Disaster Nursing Global Leader Program (DNGL).The journal is an online, free-access journal, along with a limited paper publication. There are no publication fees associated with this journal. The journal provides publishing opportunities for established scholars inside and outside the field of nursing, and for students and young scholars who are in the early stages of their professional careers. The HEDN editors are currently seeking papers for publication. Click here to submit a manuscript. All submissions are welcome which report scholarly work on the art and science of disaster nursing. The journal will publish original manuscripts (empirical or qualitative studies, historical studies, review articles, brief reports), editorial, Letters to the Editor, reports on practice at disaster settings, case studies, position papers, commentaries and book reviews.

To submit a manuscript, click here.
To learn more about HEDN, click here.

To email the HEDN Editorial Office, click here.


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