CFS: LGBT Health: The Peer-Reviewed Journal Identifying Critical LGBT Healthcare Needs

LGBT Health is the quarterly peer–reviewed journal dedicated to promoting optimal healthcare for sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) minority people worldwide. Recent progressive developments have created an extraordinary window of opportunity in many nations to lower the barriers to access to quality healthcare for LGBT-identified people, to research the most important health needs of each segment of the LGBT community, and to train clinicians in the best practices to meet those needs.

LGBT Health publishes original research, reviews, short communications, and legal and policy perspectives that address the full range of healthcare, health research, and policy concerns relevant to LGBT health.
We are currently seeking submissions in all areas within our scope but are especially encouraging articles that address the direct clinical care of sexual orientation and gender identity minority people of all age groups. Example topics of particular interest include:
• Primary care health maintenance for one or more SOGI populations
• Aging and older adult health concerns in individual SOGI populations
• Reproductive services for LGBT people
• Hormonal and surgical gender transition including best practices and areas of emerging research
• HPV infection, sequelae, screening, treatment, and prophylaxis in one or more SOGI populations
• Pre- and post-exposure HIV prophylaxis
• Psychopharmacological treatment for those living with HIV in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)
• Management of clinical data regarding sexual orientation and gender identity, confidentiality, and research practices

LGBT Health prides itself in being a truly international publication and is accessible in over 1,700 libraries in 136 countries around the world. The Editorial Board comprises an impressive professional team of global experts in the field of LGBT health. Our mission statement, published articles, and Instructions for Authors can be found on our website. We look forward to your submissions:


J Nurse Practitioners Seeks Assoc Ed

Applications are invited for the position of Associate Editor

JNP: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners offers high-quality, peer-reviewed clinical articles, original research, continuing education, and departments that help practitioners excel as
providers of primary and acute care across the lifespan. JNP supports advocacy by demonstrating the role that policy plays in shaping practice and influencing outcomes. The
journal is an official publication of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is affiliated with the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners.
The successful candidate for the position of Associate Editor will be recognized for his or her academic and research achievements and will have an impressive track record of publications or presentations. The ideal candidate will possess the following traits:
 Solid professional standing
 Sound scientific judgment
 Strong publications history
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 Ability to work to tight deadlines
The main functions within this role are:
 Oversee departments to ensure prompt publication of high-quality, clinically relevant content and work with department editors to select topics and contributors
 Collaborate with the editor-in-chief to solicit, develop, and review content for case challenges
 Support the editor-in-chief in overall journal management, including soliciting manuscripts, authors, and reviewers
 Attend editorial board meetings
 Write two editorials a year

The paid post also involves working closely with the Publisher and the Editorial Board and requires a consistent, weekly commitment of time, with additional time for meetings or
conference calls. Appointment initially will be for a 2-year term.  Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a letter outlining the skills the applicant
would bring to this position. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place by telephone. Applications should be sent to Managing Editor Dawn Nahlen at by May 15, 2014.

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CFS: MedSurg Matters!

MedSurg Matters!, the newsletter of the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses and is included in the scholarly journal MEDSURG Nursing, seeks short, newsworthy, news type items in the world of medical surgical nursing. Instead of long scholarly research papers, it seeks quick informative information such as new drugs or drug interactions, the latest evidence based practice updates, current trends, unique or interesting nurse or patient stories. Contact Molly L McClelland


American Journal of Nursing – ranks 18/101 of nursing journals. AJN reaches more nurses than any other nursing journal through our robust print, digital, iPad, 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 5,000 to 8,000 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:

  • Community acquired pneumonia
  • Treatment options for acute and chronic pain (just about anything on pain management)
  • Most pediatric topics – but especially pain, scoliosis
  • Acute and chronic neurological topics (epilepsy)
  • Current best practice in managing lung or ovarian cancer; side effects from therapies
  • Best practice in anticoagulant therapy
  • Rosacea (and complex wound care)
  • Orthopedic topics
  • Progressive mobility
  • Acute/critical care topics: heart failure, sepsis update, alarm fatigue
  • Autoimmune disorders (lupus, RA)
  • Pediatric mental health
  • Migraines (What works and what doesn’t; triptans, botulinum toxin, ergot derivatives)

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 related to nursing, health and the human experience. (Art of Nursing).

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