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.