The Intima is an electronic journal dedicated to promoting the theory and practice of narrative medicine, an interdisciplinary field aiming to enhance health care through the development of effective communication and understanding between caregivers and their patients. By providing an online venue for the expression of personal experience within the medical arena, The Intima creates space for caregivers, professionals, patients, and families to share their narratives in a format that fosters empathy, reflection, and deeper understanding of the diversity inherent in effective delivery of care. Find out more here: http://www.theintima.org/index.html
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NURSING (circ. 120,000), seeks poems and visual art related to health or health care for its Art of Nursing department. Authors need not be health care professionals. Original perspectives and clear, unsentimental writing are preferred. $150 honorarium paid upon publication. Query Art of Nursing coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies now accepts original articles
If you are looking to publish a paper in the field of alternative and complementary medicine, Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies can provide you with a global forum to share your work. The journal is seeking good evidence-based original research papers, reviews and perspective papers. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies is a quarterly review journal that aims to present the evidence on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in an analytical and impartial manner.
Topics covered include:
- Herbal Medicines
- Nutritional therapies
- Hypnotherapy Acupuncture
- Manipulative therapies
- Mind Body therapies
- Other CAM therapies
Narrative Med Essay Contest from the Intima
For more information and submission forms visit : http://www.theintima.org/essay-contest.html
Vision of Contest: The medical institution is often criticized as too distant from the patient, too cold, too atomistic. Many claim that the more sophisticated our diagnoses, tests and treatments become, the less attention is given to the patient’s narrative, a story of which health and disease are mere chapters. A patient’s chart commonly contains the patient’s history, describing the patient’s complaints, past and current conditions etc., but usually, it lacks a description of the patient’s narrative, the patient’s inner world, the patient’s values and fears. This essay contest aims to bridge the alleged gap between the patient’s medical history and his or her narrative. The contest is meant to bring together students of the medical sciences and humanities, medical practitioners, medical humanists and bioethicists, patients, and the wider public who believe and are interested in the power of narrative in medicine. Every year, we will examine a different theme linking the science of medicine to the art of medicine. Our aim, however, will remain the same: to improve healthcare, to make medicine more holistic, to amplify the patient’s voice and to bring patients and medical professionals together into an instructive dialogue. Every year we will designate a referee who is independent of the Intima’s editorial team to choose his/her favorite essay from a shortlist selected by the editors.
Theme For This Year’s Contest: In “Being Ill,” Virginia Woolf writes: (sic) “There is, let us confess it (and illness is the great confessional), a childish outspokenness in illness; things are said, truths blurted out, which the cautious respectability of health conceals. About sympathy for example- we can do without it.”
Purpose of Contest and What We Are Looking For: The purpose of the contest is to provide a space for people to offer their interpretation of these beautiful words. We are looking for essays or poems that would address the following questions: how does the sentence relate to your own personal experience? In what ways can the quote ameliorate patient care and broaden our understanding of disease? How would you deconstruct these words? We encourage non-fictional personal experiences as well as fictional essays/ poems. We will evaluate essays/ poems by their clarity of writing, originality, potential practical benefits and relevance to the topic.
Referee Information: This year, our referee will be Ms. Susannah Cahalan. Susannah Cahalan is an award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times bestselling author of “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.” She currently oversees the books section of the New York Post’s Postscript section. Her work has appeared in Scientific American, Glamour, the New York Times, and others.
Prizes: The best five essays/ poems will be published in the next issue of Intima. The referee will grant a signed copy of one of her books to the author of the essay/poem that will be selected as first place.
Who Can Apply: The contest is open to healthcare professionals and students, medical humanists, caregivers, patients and the wider public.
Guidelines For Submission: Manuscripts should be 1.5 line-spaced, written in font 12, Times New Roman, and limited to 3000 words. A maximum of 5 references may be used. The main text of the manuscript should be numbered and titled in bold, without the name of the author. The title should also appear in the file’s name, without the name of the author. Deadline for submissions is December 30th, 1pm eastern time.
Call for Papers: Biology Reviews for Nursing Research
Nursing Research invites integrative reviews of current advances in basic biological sciences and translational research relevant to emerging areas of nursing science. Areas of interest include but are not limited to topics in: genetics, genomics, and epigenetics; systems biology/integrative physiology; neuroscience and imaging; computational biology; microbiology and the human microbiome; nanoscience; physiology in situ and mobile health devices. Biology Reviews for Nursing Research will provide up-to-date information about advances in these thematic areas to the global community of nurse scientists, with the aim of infusing new biological and “omics” knowledge into nursing research.
Reviews should summarize and critically evaluate the current state of knowledge. Implications for nursing research in relevant areas should be addressed, especially with respect to the priority research addressing prevention and treatment of disease and disability; symptoms and symptom management of acute and chronic illnesses; interventions for compassionate end-of-life and palliative care; infectious disease and global health; and integration of biological and behavioral perspectives on health over the lifespan across priority areas.
Papers accepted for Biology Reviews will be published as features in regular issues of Nursing Research. This is an on-going, open call with no submission deadline. Queries are encouraged and should be sent to Dr. Susan Henly, Editor (email@example.com). Information for Authors is available at: http://journals.lww.com/nursingresearchonline/_layouts/1033/oaks.journals/informationforauthors.aspx
Nursing Research is indexed or abstracted in Medline, CINAHL, JCR Science Citation Index, PsychInfo and Thomson Reuters Web of ScienceSM.
American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Call for Papers- Fall 2013
AJN – ranks 18/101 of nursing journals with Impact Factor of 1.389. AJN reaches more nurses than any other nursing journal through our robust print, digital, iPad, institution, 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 6,000 to 10,000 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, http://www.ajnonline.com<http://www.ajnonline.com> .
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
- Acute and chronic neurological topics
- Current best practice in managing prostate & ovarian cancer; side effects from therapies
- Best practice in anticoagulant therapy
- Rosacea (and skin and wound care; skin care in the elderly)
- Scoliosis and other orthopedic topics
- Progressive mobility
- Acute/critical care topics: heart failure, sepsis update, alarm fatigue
- Autoimmune disorders
- Adolescent mental health
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 (Art of Nursing).
We encourage queries: Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage all prospective authors to review AJN articles at www.ajnonline.com prior to submitting.
For Author Guidelines and submission information: www.editorialmanager.com/ajn.
ARS MEDICA: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts and Humanities is an international literary magazine published in Canada, exploring illness, the body, healing, and the culture of medi-cine. Fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, and art-work are preferred. For submission/subscription info, see www.ars-medica.ca
Research and Theory for Nursing Practice focuses on issues relevant to improving nursing practice, education, and patient care. The articles strive to discuss knowledge development in its broadest sense, reflect research using a variety of methodological approaches, and combine several methods and strategies in a single study. Because of the journal’s international emphasis, article contributors address the implications of their studies for an international audience.
HOSPITAL DRIVE http://www.hospitaldrive.med.virginia.edu an online journal of literature and the arts at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, publishes original creative work that examines themes of health, illness, and healing. The journal welcomes new voices. Poems, short fiction, personal essays, reviews, and photography and visual art (painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media) will be considered. To submit: http://hospitaldrive.med.virginia.edu/submit.html.
Every issue of American Journal of Bioethics contains peer-reviewed Target Articles that zero in on tough questions, answered by Open Commentary articles from scholars across disciplines and cultures. The American Journal of Bioethics provides an authoritative, annotated conversation that has been used by judges, Senators, journalists, scholars, schoolteachers, and millions of others as the key source on thousands of topics in the health sciences. AJOB leads the way in bioethics publishing. Hundreds of thousands more readers have discovered bioethics through InFocus articles and other features of bioethics.net. Our readers include faculty and students at virtually every graduate and professional school in the world, thousands of elected officials and judges, and most health news journalists. The American Journal of Bioethics has followed through on the innovative vision that built bioethics: serious discussion of the social implications of biomedicine. For more information: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/UAJB