CFS: Research, Theory/Philosophy (ANS)

The primary purposes of Advances in Nursing Science (ANS) are to contribute to the development of nursing science and to promote the application of emerging theories and research findings to practice. Articles deal with any of the processes of science, including research, theory development, concept analysis, practical application of research and theory, and investigation of the values and ethics that influence the practice and research endeavors of nursing sciences. Acceptance or rejection of an article is based on the judgment of peer reviewers. Each issue is focused on a general topic, and manuscripts must be submitted by the date indicated for an identified issue topic. Forthcoming issue topics are provided for the upcoming 4 to 6 issues. A general description of the focus and suggested content for different types of articles follows:

Research articles: Empirical research (descriptive, quasi-experimental, experimental, basic) should include a clear and concise summary of the purpose and problem, a statement of the hypothesis (when applicable), background and significance, theoretical framework, design, methods and procedures, analyses of data, findings, conclusions, and implications for further research and nursing practice. All research approaches are welcome, including all qualitative methods and historical research articles dealing with the history of nursing practice or nursing science.

Theory and philosophy articles: Development of theory and philosophy are considered foundational for the development of nursing knowledge, and should include a review of literature upon which the work builds. Implications for nursing research and for development of nursing theory should also be included. Theory analyses and development is an in-depth analysis of existing theory and development of extensions or alternative theory based on the existing theory; comparative analyses of different related theories. A summary of implications for nursing research or nursing practice should be included.

Beginning in June of 2006, each issue ANS includes paper and on-line articles. All articles are listed in the Table of Contents for both the paper and on-line sections. The Table of Contents in the paper volume includes the titles of all on-line articles, the names of all authors, and a condensed abstract. A link directly to the article online is provided at the end of the abstract. All articles are available on Ovid and are indexed with CINHAL, ISI, and all other indexes in which ANS appears.

Further information at: http://journals.lww.com/advancesinnursingscience/_layouts/1033/oaks.journals/informationforauthors.aspx

CFS: Contemporary Nurse

Contemporary Nurse (ISSN 1037-6178) is the preferred Asia-Pacific forum for nursing educators, researchers and practitioners who require high-quality, peer-reviewed articles, literature reviews, clinical papers & protocols, and cross-cultural research. Special issues dedicated to Advances in topic areas of central interest to contemporary nursing appear twice annually. Indexed/abstracted/listed in: Thomson ISI Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE – SciSearch), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Social Scisearch, Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition; NLM Medline, EmCare, Scopus, PsycINFO, Meditext, CINAHL, EBSCOhost, International Nursing Index, DEST Register of Refereed Journals and Ulrich’s Periodicals’ Directory. Contemporary Nurse appears on a July-June subscription cycle in 3 volumes comprising 6 issues averaging 128 pages. General issues with feature articles on nurse education and research are alternated with special issues on topics of emerging interest. Special issues are also available as a subseries of Contemporary Nurse in annual boxed sets of 4 volumes: Advances in Contemporary Nursing. Contemporary Nurse features:

  • International editorial board of high calibre
  • East Asian, North American, European and Australasian perspectives
  • Guest Editorials in each issue in topical subjects
  • Regular literature reviews
  • Book reviews in each issue
  • Feature research articles and clinical papers
  • Methodology articles in each issue
  • Clinical vignettes, student papers, exemplars and polemical articles

Contemporary Nurse: Healthcare Across the Lifespan is an independently published, peer-reviewed journal designed to increase nursing skills, knowledge and communication, assist in professional development and enhance educational standards by publishing stimulating, useful and interesting articles on a range of issues influencing professional nursing. More information on its Web site: http://www.contemporarynurse.com/

CFS: Aporia

Aporia: The Nursing Journal is a peer-reviewed, bilingual, and open access journal 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 are not limited to) critique of dominant discourses related to the evidence-based movement, best practice guidelines, knowledge translation, managerialism, nursing and health care practices, 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. In the critical analyses of health-related matters, Aporia advocates and embraces a wide range of epistemologies, philosophies and theories including but not limited to: cultural studies, feminism(s), neo-Marxism, postmodernism, poststructuralism, postcolonialism and queer studies. While the public already pays to fund health research, it is inconceivable that the public should be required to pay yet again, to gain access to research results. Subscription to scientific journals can sometimes reach up to thousands of dollars that are paid directly from public funds. Aporia inscribes itself along the margins of this practice by allowing for a definite fracture to take place within the current trends in the field of scientific publication, which constitute the dominant model for the diffusion of knowledge. Aporia is, therefore, a free online journal. Following the footsteps of Deleuze and Guattari, the Aporia team firmly believes that freedom is only made possible in the margin; an autonomous space that is controversial, sometimes polemical and without censorship that does not sacrifice scientific and academic rigor. As such, the objective is to encourage access to scientific knowledge and to give the reader an opportunity to actively position himself/herself regarding the written words in order to give a plurality of meanings to the text.

Therefore, Aporia adheres to the following principles:

  • Freedom of speech
  • Critical pedagogy
  • The role of the specific intellectual
  • Recognition of local knowledge(s)
  • Critique of dominant discourses
  • The right of both the author and the reader to dispose of themselves and their ideas
  • The role of the committed citizen

Research manuscripts, theoretical and philosophical pieces must not exceed 7,000 words. Commentaries and responses related to published articles must not exceed 3,000 words. Manuscripts and the cover letter should be submitted to: aporia@uottawa.ca

More information at: http://www.oa.uottawa.ca/journals/aporia/

CFS: Am J Nursing

The American Journal of Nursing is seeking high quality writing on a variety of topics. The leading voice of nursing since 1900, AJN is a peer-reviewed and evidence based journal.  Among the types of manuscripts that AJN seeks:

• Clinical best practices – We continually seek cutting-edge, evidence-based clinical manuscripts on a wide range of topics across settings. Such manuscripts should have a focus that can be handled in depth in about 5,000 words (excluding references and figures) and include a synthesis of relevant research. Nursing implications and perspectives must also be included. Manuscripts can focus on specific diseases, treatment options, procedures, or dimensions of nursing care that are evolving from research and best practice work. We welcome queries from expert clinicians and clinical researchers that focus on their areas of expertise.

• Acute and critical care shorts –We seek manuscripts of 1500 to 3000 words on clinical topics relevant for nurses in the acute care setting. These may be quite narrowly focused and should include evidence based practical applications.

• Original research – AJN seeks to publish original research that is compelling for a broad nursing audience. The focus of the research can be on clinical or professional issues. Peer reviews of research manuscript include methodological and statistical reviews. AJN conducts media outreach for the original research it publishes when it would be of interest to a public or broader health care audience. Thus, the original research we publish gets wide dissemination. Potential authors should query AJN with an abstract.

• Viewpoints – Viewpoint is a column for timely, provocative commentaries. These are about 650 words in length and are written in a conversational style. The author should grab the reader’s attention in the first two sentences, identify the problem or issue, make a compelling argument supported by anecdotes and/or statistics, and leave the reader with a challenge to think or behave differently. While references are not included in this column, authors need to include their sources for fact-checking by the AJN staff.

• Reflections – Reflections are stories about nursing, health or health care that cause the reader to reflect on their own practice. Reflections are 850 words in length.

• Art of Nursing – This monthly column publishes poetry and art work, not necessarily by nurses. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of artists and poets, most of whom are also nurses.

View AJN articles at http://www.ajnonline.com/ . Review author guidelines at www.editorialmanager.com/ajn . Prospective authors are encouraged to email query letters to Alison Bulman at alison.bulman@wolterskluwer.com .

CFS: Am J of Nursing

The American Journal of Nursing is seeking high quality writing on a variety of topics.

• Clinical best practices – We especially seek cutting-edge, evidence-based clinical manuscripts on a wide range of topics across settings. Such manuscripts should have a focus that can be handled in depth in about 5,000 words (excluding references and figures) and include a synthesis of relevant research. Nursing implications and perspectives must also be included. Manuscripts can focus on specific diseases, treatment options, procedures, or dimensions of nursing care that are evolving from research and best practice work. We welcome queries from clinicians and clinical researchers that focus on their areas of expertise.

• Acute and critical care shorts –We seek manuscripts of 1500 to 3000 words on clinical topics relevant for nurses in the acute care setting. These may be quite narrowly focused and should include evidence based practical applications.

• Original research – AJN seeks to publish original research that is compelling for a broad nursing audience. The focus of the research can be on clinical or professional issues. Peer reviews of research manuscript include methodological and statistical reviews. AJN conducts media outreach for the original research it publishes when it would be of interest to a public or broader health care audience. Thus, the original research we publish gets wide dissemination. Potential authors should query AJN with an abstract.

• Viewpoints – Viewpoint is a column for timely, provocative commentaries. These are about 650 words in length and are written in a conversational style. The author should grab the reader’s attention in the first two sentences, identify the problem or issue, make a compelling argument supported by anecdotes and/or statistics, and leave the reader with a challenge to think or behave differently. While references are not included in this column, authors need to include their sources for fact-checking by the AJN staff.

• Reflections – Reflections are stories about nursing, health or health care that cause the reader to reflect on their own practice. Reflections are 850 words in length.

• Art of Nursing – This monthly column publishes poetry and art work, not necessarily by nurses. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of artists and poets, most of whom are also nurses.

Review author guidelines at www.editorialmanager.com/ajn . Prospective authors are encouraged to email query letters to Alison Bulman at alison.bulman@wolterskluwer.com .

CFS: Hispanic Health Care International

Hispanic Health Care International (The Official Journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses)

This peer-reviewed journal serves as an interdisciplinary forum for the dissemination of information for clinical practice, education, research, and policy on issues concerning Hispanic/Latino populations in the United States. A unique feature of Hispanic Health Care International is the availability of all abstracts in both English and Spanish. Each article is reviewed by at least two experts on the topic. The interdisciplinary editorial board comprises experts in a variety of clinical, policy, and research areas.

As the official journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, the journal strives to:

  • Serve as an interdisciplinary state-of-the-art resource for educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and health care providers on Hispanic/Latino health care.
  • Disseminate research findings and policy perspectives on Hispanic/Latino health care.
  • Provide an interdisciplinary forum to analyze and evaluate the current and future health care needs of the Hispanic/Latino community.
  • Examine barriers to the delivery of health services to Hispanic/Latino consumers.
  • Promote culturally competent models of intervention that provide effective health care to eliminate health disparities for Hispanic/Latino communities.

Visit Hispanic Health Care International Online to view recent issues or subscribe: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/springer/hhci

CFS: J Gerontological Nursing

The Journal of Gerontological Nursing, the only monthly publication in the field, provides a forum for all aspects of gerontological nursing with original clinical articles and the latest research in a full-color magazine format. JGN offers researchers and scholars:

  • Time from acceptance to publication of 3-6 months.
  • Publication in a journal accepted by ISI Web of KnowledgeSM, Journal Citation Reports® in 2006, and an impact factor is expected to be released in 2009.
  • Readers who want more information on innovative and evidence-based ways to assess, treat, and care for older adults.

Journal of Gerontological Nursing is looking for original articles as well as submissions to its Geropharmacology, Legal Issues, Public Policy, Research Briefs, and Technology Innovations sections. Information for Contributors is online at www.jognonline.com . For more information, contact the editorial office at jgn@slackinc.com .

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