CFS: Genetics & Genomics (Biological Research for Nursing)

Deadline: September 15, 2008!
BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH FOR NURSING, Integrating Biobehavioral Research into Health Care
Editor: Carolyn Yucha, RN, PhD, FAAN, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Managing Editor: Marnie Wiss, BA, Gainesville, FL
Substantial progress has been made in our understanding and characterization of the genomes of many organisms, while simultaneously powerful techniques and databases have been developed to facilitate genomic research. These advances have been and will continue to be instrumental in increasing our understanding of the biobehavioral aspects of disease, susceptibility to disease, response to environmental and lifestyle factors, and variability in clinical outcomes and response to therapy. Genomic components are increasingly being incorporated into nursing research; however many opportunities are still being overlooked. The goals of this special issue are to 1) demonstrate the impact that genetics and genomics have on clinical problems and outcomes and 2) promote the incorporation of genetic and genomic components into nursing research and practice. Submissions of basic science, clinical and applied research and theoretical-research-practice linkages from multiple disciplines are encouraged as long as they address translational relevance to nursing practice. Biological Research for Nursing is the only journal specifically intended to deliver basic, clinical, and applied research about biological changes in healthy and unhealthy populations to nurses. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles that address issues such as:
 Theoretical foundations that increase understanding of biological and physiological changes in health and illness
 Enhancements in health care interventions developed through biological and physiological research findings
 New methods, instruments, and techniques for biological and physiological research
BRN is abstracted or indexed in the Thomson Scientific Web of ScienceTM, CINAHL, and MEDLINE.
Author Guidelines: Complete manuscripts (including illustrations, figures, etc.) should be submitted electronically at . Authors will be required to set up an online account on the SageTrack system powered by ScholarOne. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Concurrence of all listed authors is assumed. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal; nor should uthors submit manuscripts that have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or
with substantially similar content.
Genetics and Genomics in Nursing Research
Guest Editor: Yvette P. Conley, PhD
Now indexed in Thomson Scientific Web of Science®!
Manuscripts should be written in English, and all copy should be double spaced. Style should conform generally to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition). Manuscripts submitted should consist of the following: 1. A separate file containing a title page, including the title and a short running title, all authors’ names (indicate which author will serve as corresponding author), and the institution(s) from which the paper originates. Include also affiliation and e-mail address for each author and a current mailing address and phone and fax numbers for the corresponding author. Indicate total number of pages, illustrations, and tables. Any funding or other acknowledgments should also be included in this file. This material will be kept separate from the rest of the manuscript throughout the double-blind reviewprocess.
2. A manuscript file containing the following:
a. An abstract, not to exceed 250 words, followed by three to six keywords.
b. For reports of empirical studies: An introduction, a materials and methods section, a results section, and a discussion section that includes a statement of the findings’ significance, including relevance to nursing practice.
c. For theoretical/methodological and invited papers: The papers should be organized in an appropriate, logical format for the material being addressed.
d. For reviews of literature: The papers should address a focused, scientific question and display a logical organization. The criteria and search strategy used for selection of articles to include in the review should be made explicit.
d. References.
e. Tables and illustrations should be submitted on separate pages in a form appropriate for direct reproduction. These pages may be embedded at the end of the main manuscript file or may be submitted as a separate file.
f. A list of figure captions should follow the references. These are to be typed consecutively on the same page(s).
For more detailed author guidelines, please go to
Editorial Contact Information: Contact the guest editor with queries about appropriate topics or works in progress for the special issue:
Yvette P. Conley, PhD
Assistant Professor of Nursing and Human Genetics
University of Pittsburgh
3500 Victoria Street
440 Victoria Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Tel: 412-383-7641
Fax: 412-624-8521
Contact the managing editor with questions about the manuscript-submission process:
Marnie Wiss, Managing Editor
Tel: 352-335-4195
Fax: 352-378-2731


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