CFS: Disasters & Emergencies (Nursing & Health Sciences)

Special Edition of Nursing & Health Sciences, December 2009

Disasters and Emergencies: Preparing, Managing, and Experiencing

Submissions are invited for a special edition of Nursing & Health Sciences in December 2009 when we will devote space to this critical and contemporary theme. We hope to assist health professionals, policy makers, governments and non-government agencies around the world to help communities and countries be better prepared to avoid or manage disasters and emergencies, either man-made or natural. Many countries are working to learn how to evaluate actions, policies and procedures in the aftermath of emergencies or disasters, and to research health effects of these on people and communities. So we want to raise awareness, stimulate debate, encourage research, and learn from one another about how to educate and prepare well for the future. Contributions can include research, review and student papers, book reviews, special reports, and short stories from the field. Content should focus directly on some aspect of the theme in relation to nursing and the health sciences. Remember to comply with all Author Guidelines available on our homepage http://blackwellpublishing/com.NHS

 Research articles should be no longer than 4,000 words; review articles 6,000 words; special reports 2,000 words; and book or video reviews on material related to the theme, 750 words. Short stories from the field are also welcome (1500 words), describing personal accounts of work in a disaster or emergency situations, or survivor accounts that have a focus on learning for the future. Photographs are welcome, but the cost of printing color photos will be the responsibility of the author(s). Manuscripts must be submitted online at  no later than June 15, 2009. For survivor accounts submitted from those without internet access, you can post these to:

NHS Editorial Office, Faculty of Health Sciences, Yamaguchi University, 1-1-1 Minami-Kogushi, Ube, Yamaguchi, 755-8505, Japan

or Fax +81 (0)836 22 2812

If you have any queries about your submission for this Special Edition, please email the journal’s editorial office:


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