CFS: Am J of Nursing

American Journal of Nursing (AJN) – ranks 29/95 of nursing journals with Impact Factor of 1.119. AJN reaches more nurses than any other nursing journal through our robust print, digital, iPad, institutional, 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. All 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, .

Specific clinical topics we currently seek:

  • Pleural effusions, pneumonia
  • Treatment options for chronic pain (most anything on pain management)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Most pediatric topics
  • Epilepsy and other neuro topics
  • Current best practice in managing prostate & ovarian cancer; side effects from therapies
  • Coagulation conundrum: best practice in anticoagulant therapy
  • Rosacea (and skin and wound care)
  • Scoliosis and other orthopedic topics
  • Progressive mobility

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 (in-depth look at new research or treatment topic or could be drug update in specific areas), iNurse

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

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